One of the better 5/5
By Dono Van Boomba
One of the better meditation apps. The combination of instruction and application are what really set this app apart from others. Very versatile.
Love it 5/5
Regular practice helps. It does. It seems a bit mysterious how ten minutes of quiet, still focus on one's breath can improve one's life, but it does. The guiding voice is very pleasant. Not sing-song in the delivery. Easy to listen to.
Extremely valuable app and subscription 5/5
UPDATED REVIEW: Subscription does not disappoint. There are new daily meditations and then periodically new sleep stories and sleep music. This feature is fabulous. There is something for everyone. Some stories are fiction, classic stories, folklore, and some are nonfiction covering everything from John Muir's writing to modern descriptions of places and memoir. Lengths vary as do readers.
While all the below written info remains true, and my work life has improved immensely, so I'm far more relaxed and happy, I still use this app daily. I work through its programs. I find that over time there have been subtle yet recognizable changes in my life as the result of regular meditation practice--just like all the claims out there in article after article. It isn't like I never get angry or frustrated or have a bad day. I just see a shift ever so slightly in the way I deal with adversity and strife. If you stick with it, which this app helps you do easily with changing daily meditation guidance, it is amazing to be aware of these changes and growth.
The free portions of this app are useful, helpful, and awesome. They are enough if you are on a budget and need to wait to subscribe. The subscription is totally worth the money! I use the daily guided meditation every single day. It isn't overly instructive and gives long silences so you are able to have time to (literally) just breathe and focus on the moment. Sure, you catch yourself thinking and the mind wandering, then bring it back, and the silent portions of each approximately ten minute daily meditation are long enough most often for that to happen. This helps you really get what meditation is actually about.
The sleep stories are amazingly effective! I had a super stressful job recently that I was finally able to leave. However, in the months leading to that point, I'd awaken in the middle of the night or too early with worry and dread. The sleep stories helped me get back to sleep and even if I couldn't sleep, I was able to relax and so felt rested enough to get through the day.
All the segmented guided meditations that focus on things like concentration, stress, anxiety, etc., are also useful and helpful. Moving through one segment over a week or a few weeks is another way to incorporate mindfulness.
I love that this program is really about being for real. It isn't about zoning out or isn't overly woo woo about having some enlightened fairness. It is about being. About being human. About being calmer, more relaxed, more resilient. You can definitely handle stressors better when you've been doing even ten minutes a day of meditating for a month or so.
I see an enormous difference in my life and self. As a person used to speaking before large groups, who has never been the "nervous" type, I began to experience anxiety and panic attacks due to my work stress. Since using this app/subscription, I haven't had those feelings in over a month now. I've been a subscriber for over three months and had the app for a month prior to subscribing. I'm not saying this is a substitute if you have a mental health issue. I'm merely reporting my own experience and that this app and subscription really helped me personally.
I recommend this app and subscription highly to anyone who wants to meditate or learn about mindfulness practices. There are options like silent timed meditation that I haven't even used yet. There is a lot in this app and subscription for the money, which does seem expensive at first. I attest that it is worth it! Try the free parts, and trust that if you like those, you will love the rest available with the subscription. Calm even helped me change from Android to Apple maintaining the subscription. Their customer service is fantastic!
My morning app
Calm has changed my life! 5/5
I've been looking for a meditation app and this is one of the best that I've found! Love it and I've enjoyed the benefits of greater awareness to myself!
Great app! 5/5
This app has helped me get my meditation practice going. I have recommended it to many friends and clients as well!
I am really enjoying this app. It is helping me to relax and sleep better. Wonderful program.
This app is vital for my daily meditation routine. I try to stick to it every single day, it has tracks that one can follow, or it also does a great job with a new daily meditation that the app releases. I highly recommend using this - keeps you on the track to mindfulness. Beginning with an intro version for free which teaches you the basics. The full version is even better though. Shares daily practices that are grounding and helpful. Also has many training programs depending on what meditations and intentions you're looking to focus on/strengthen/develop.
Even now 5/5
Time and time again,...I'm gaining a clearer perspective through taking a calm approach to each situation that crosses this journey called life. Calm continues to challenge me in new and thought provoking ways.
I have a very stressful job & i'm a wife and mom. This app helps SO much after a hard day. Recommended to my coworkers after the 1st use. Love it👍🏽
Well done! 5/5
I always think it will take me a while to get to sleep, then I put on Deep Sleep Release or one of the others, and I am out in less than two minutes. Seriously. I have never heard the end of the five minute meditation. Boom. I am out. I use the meditations during the day as well but I will purchase again for just the sleep recording.
Love this App. 5/5
By Noodle mama
I look forward to my daily experience with the Calm app. It has made a big difference in my life. Thank you
So beautiful and useful 5/5
I love this app. The daily meditations are mindful and beautiful. I recommend this app to so many others. My son and I love the sleep stories. Thank you!
Anxiety be gone! 5/5
This is a fantastic app to help with anxiety and just mindfulness in general. It was recommended to me by my therapist and she absolutely was right about it! The woman who leads the meditations has a wonderful voice and the content to the narration helps me to focus while also teaching me different / better ways of interpreting my thoughts. My husband and I both enjoy the Sleep Stories to help us fall asleep. They really work! I would recommend this App to my friends!
Love this app! The reminders have helped me so much!
Use Daily 5/5
Love this app! I like being able to select my own music for the meditations. I do the Daily Calm every day. I do wish other meditations were added more frequently and that we could access more of the previous Daily Calms. It's still my favorite meditation app!
Self actualization 5/5
An essential core of Buddhism is to live life with skillful actions rather than unskilled actions. This app allows me to reframe, reflect, and entice my mindsets toward an incremental alignment with actions that push me closer to my goals. Pay for this app!
By Fraud 2
I'm a in believer who finds this helpful
Use it daily, free is great but full version is worth it
Must have app 5/5
This app really helps you breathe sleep. When I used the sleep stories I never slept so good in my life and the breathing helps you with stress. A MUST HAVE APP!
Love Calm but hate the fee every month. 2/5
I need meditation and I actually look forward to my practice every day. But, it only gives you 7 days, then you have to pay a lot every month!!! Such a let down.
All about that Calm Life 5/5
Whether I'm using guided or unguided this app is a great tool to help center and keep myself present.
A long overdue update and apology 5/5
By God Lord the guide is a moron
Long ago, I left a very negative review of this app because I was frustrated. I knew my life needed what meditation could provide, but repeating the free sessions over and over had become counterproductive and I blamed the app.
I tried another free app, and for a while switched back and forth between the two, one week at a time. This helped some, but eventually it became clear that I needed further guidance to make any progress.
In the meantime, the wonderful people at Calm directly addresses the concerns in my negative review in an update that seemed tailor for to me, and was available to non paying users. My review, in hindsight, was embarrassingly hostile, but the creators of this app still went out of there way to address my complaints. Their responsiveness made it an easy decision where to buy my subscription.
Calm has helped me sleep more, helped me manage ADHD, helped me feel like myself again, and probably saved my relationship. I recommend Calm without reservation as an essential daily utility.
Love this App!!!! 5/5
By Joyous One 13
This is just what I needed to get started on my meditation journey! Thank you to all of you working at making Calm the best meditation app out there, and for always keeping it interesting.
Great app for guided meditation and breathing 5/5
Pleasant woman's voice for guided meditation. Breathing routine is adjustable with graphic and musical cues. Haven't explored the additional components yet (in-app purchases).
Life changing! 5/5
Since downloading Calm I have learned so many lessons about myself and the world. All of these are kind and loving. I am going strong at almost 90 days straight and recommend Calm to anyone who will listen. Cant sleep? Me either. Love the Sleep Stories included with my membership. Facebook group is wonderful as well. Nothing not to like here!
Daily Break 5/5
I am a naturally high-strung person but after spending just ten minutes per day with this app over the last week or so I've already noticed a difference in my stress levels and overall ability to deal with daily frustrations and stressors. Would recommend to anyone.
Healthy practice 5/5
This app is very user friendly. I love that i can use the meditations that are mostly helpful again and again. I am thankful that it turns itself off which gives me the freedom to fall asleep when I need to. The only change that I would like is the ability to save the Daily Calms that are most helpful to me.
Amazing app 5/5
I love calm so much and especially those little messages and quotes that they give you after a session of meditation.
Easy introduction 5/5
I am only so far making my way through the seven days of calm, but I am enjoying them. I want to use this app to continue this practice.
Love this app 5/5
I have had it on my heart to add meditation to my morning routine of exercise, yoga and quiet time reading and working on my relationship with God for some time. I felt the need to be still and quiet my brain each morning so I could then start anew and fresh. I looked into several programs. None seemed quite right. Then I came upon Calm. Tried the 7 days and now have bought the 1 year subscription. The careful, quite, forgiving guidance is just what I need as I begin and grow my practice.
One update/change I would like to see is the ability to back up to replay something missed and to be able to replay a session I need additional time in or a repeat session of.
Simply the best 5/5
Quite simply the best meditation app I've ever used. Very much recommended.
Sweet little reminder 5/5
Very useful and calming. The breathing cue is excellent. Highly recommend for the able recovery from illness. Would be. Great tool for hospital use.
Simple. Direct. Effective 5/5
I appreciate this generous app with its basic timer, opt in or out nature sounds, and overall ease of use. I use over Headspace, which is great, but this feels more elegant and accessible. Thanks Calm team.
Perfect Meditation with Guidance 5/5
With calm Ive been able to successfully meditate 40 days in a row and going. The guided meditations are done very well and build on each other.
The best meditation app 5/5
By Buzzed Ninja
No other app stands a chance. I've used several others and the way Calm approaches meditation is on point. It's been over a year and I'm still going strong!
Tamara Levitt's voice is the best
Mindfulness is Important. Calm App is great! 5/5
I came to the Calm App to ease my anxiety. I have found a wonderful space that allows me at least 10 minutes to focus on my breathing, giving back to myself in such a personal and spiritual way. I truly believe that us millennials haven't been given nor seek the opportunity to find space to practice mindfulness as other generations may have naturally been given. Merely opinion, as most reviews are, but I wasn't aware of the power of mindfulness until one of my dear friends connected me to it. And when I talk about mindfulness openly to acquaintances, I'm met with interest mostly and many people admit that they don't practice it. Before I continue, I strongly recommend downloading the app and trying the seven days of calm! I also really enjoy the sleep meditations, as they help with relaxation before bed while simultaneously helping me become more aware of my body and presence in this world.
I've been amazed at the lifestyle changes I've made. Some days I really feel successful at staying mindful. Other days, I acknowledge I'm not present, but instead of beating myself up, I extend grace to myself and that compassion has leaked out into to my other relationships. I share all of this to hopefully inspire someone to download it and try it for seven days. I hope you find peace with it.
Love it! 5/5
My go to meditation app. The Daily Calm encourages me to listen to meditations on topics I would not normally pick. Thank you for all the hard work on this App!
Changing my life one day at a time 5/5
By Darth Nickname
Update June: I'm 2 months past my first review and still using the app. Mediation is now something I look forward to as part of my daily life. I also bought the Calm book and enjoy it greatly. I continue to love the Daily Calm and I've also explored some of the longer programs and new content like Breaking Habits. There's a lot of content here and you can always apply it to your daily experiences which I like. I continue to enjoy Tamara Levitt's guidance, it strikes just the right tone and balance for me.
I'm a 57 year old man and the last person most people who know me would picture meditating. However, I struggle to maintain a sense of well being and happiness in my life. After trying many things to improve my outlook, this app helps me believe meditation may stick. The app has rich and diverse content. It's logically and intuitively organized to deliver practice that specifically addresses emotions and challenges we all face, whether it's sleep, stress, etc. It even has practice for walking and commuting. I like to listen to the sleep stories at night to help me drift off. My favorite feature is the Daily Calm with Tamara Levitt. I look forward to her morning guidance, it's like starting off each day interacting with a good friend. Now when I struggle, I feel I have something that can help me regain balance. Thank you for making my life better one day at a time.
My favorite meditation app 5/5
Love calm and highly recommend!!
So helpful! 5/5
Glad to find an assist in learning to meditate! Grateful.
As good if not better than Headspace
The Best Yet 5/5
The title says it all. I've tried many apps, this is my fav thus far.
Great intro to meditation! 5/5
I have only just begun using Calm, but I love the different techniques that are being introduced each day!
I would give five stars if there were more free options.
Since the above review, I have purchased the app. Best purchase ever! I use the app almost every day. Deep breathing, meditating, a sleep story, or just ambient noise- this app is brilliant! Thank you Calm and Tamera Levitt!
Slowly working 5/5
I just finished day 6 , and I feel a change. Thank you
Love it 5/5
Bought the year subscription I loved this app so much. Forces me to practice. Has a lot of nice features.
My Favorite App! 5/5
I highly recommend the Calm app. I use it almost daily and love the simplicity, ease of use, and special features like the different sounds, how it tracks your meditations and encourages you to keep up the habit, and gives you beautifully designed quotes you can save or share on social media.
Changed my life 5/5
This app is amazing. So many meditations to choose from and a different 10 minute session everyday. The soundscapes you cam choose from helped me so much when i first started. Cannot rave enough about this app.
Great app 5/5
Really helps with my anxiety and stress. Good stories and the readers have great voices that promote calm and peace.
Great App 5/5
I use the Daily Calm every morning and various meditations and night stories in the evening. I think this is a fantastic site and it encourages my practice.