A “free” app 2/5
Most of the guided meditations are locked in the free app, and are only unlocked through a subscription. That is totally fine, but not particularly useful for people looking for free guided meditations.
Best Meditation App to Create a Daily, Sustainable Practice!!! 5/5
As others have said, 10% Happier is, by far, the best meditation app to help anyone create a long-term meditation practice. Many of us have tried other apps such as Headspace, Insight Timer, and Calm. These are all very good but Dan Harris’ 10% Happier creates the momentum to propel you forward to meditate more often and create a regular practice. The app includes entertaining videos and practical meditations not only for a traditional sit but for walking, cooking, standing in line, brushing your teeth, and many more. Most meditations can be customized by length from 1-60 minutes. Plus, the coaches are absolutely fabulous and respond to your questions and comments within one to two days. Try it out!! You will write the next ***** review:)
Well worth the investment of both time and money
Everything is premium 2/5
Few useful sessions on the free version. There are much better apps out there.
It’s a life saver. 5/5
I am so thankful for this amazing app, the access to coaches like Liz and the content, which is kept fresh and is easy to connect with. My life has been extremely hard as of late, and it always seems that there is a meditation that addresses exactly how I’m feeling that day. The new meditations from Dan and Jeff are perfect. The forgiveness meditation with Jeff allowed me to connect with my heart on a deep level, release the stagnant energy, and fill the void with light.
A few months ago, before the new update, I was wishing for brief descriptions of the meditations somewhere, anywhere, so I could preview “the vibe”. Low and behold, it was fixed. My other wish? For more content with Jeff, which always was delivered. I was so hesitant to purchase a subscription, as cost is always a factor for me, but I am so very glad I did.
Thank you, all of you at 10% Happier, for the guidance I needed to reclaim my emotions.
Total skeptic 5/5
By Tom Paine 66
The worst kind I will always say no! This time I took a chance. Well let’s face it Dan says it right up front. Skeptic! So I thought hey if he did it let me try.
I do notice the difference but also the battle of my skeptic side. I’ll keep practicing and if I get lost I’ll start over.
No convoluted language or religion. Just calming peaceful practice. Well done
By Recent App User 2018
I can’t believe Dan Harris is charging a $100 yearly subscription for this app. It makes all his talk of wanting to get everyone to meditate ring hollow. If that’s the goal, then just sell the app for $5 or even $20 and be done with it. It feels like being taken advantage of for money-making purposes and seems very disconnected from the great books he wrote.
Excellent way to begin meditation 5/5
I have never really understood meditation. Yes reading about the claimed benefits is enticing, but still doesn’t help you understand what it actually is.
The approach taken by this app is to first learn what meditation is and how it’s done. The doubts of “am I doing this right?” and “is that it?” are addressed quickly and allow you to feel better connected to understanding what you’re doing. The videos are short but interesting and make for an approachable way to meditation. Dare I say making it addictive?
Maybe even 20%... 5/5
By atrum sileo
This app is such an easy way to access meditation. The guides are so knowledgeable and the presentation really grounded. Thanks for putting this out there.
It has changed my life, more than the 10% happier as advertised.
Payment options 2/5
There should be a monthly payment option without having to commit to a year. I don’t know if I’ll still be using this or if there is enough content to keep me interested 3 months from now.
Good content, but over priced subscription 2/5
I like the meditations I tried, but a little over $8 a month is too high when I can find similar content for free across the web, and similar services with significantly more diverse content for the same price.
To the makers of this app 1/5
Don’t say it’s a free app when literally every meditation is locked and you need to pay for an upgrade to have access to them... there are way too many apps like this to just buy one without testing it.
Good app 5/5
Good app, thank you
Fabulous meditation! 5/5
By zimple and ez
I use this everyday. It’s simple and easy. For someone heavily conditioned to think and behave as if everything hs complicated overwhelming. And difficult, this is a very powerful mantra. Thank you a Joseph. Thank you. Thank you. Michael Harrison , Berkeley
Love this app and Joseph Goldstein 5/5
By KMK solstice
I have “meditated” for years and thought I knew how to “do it” but this app and training have taken me to a whole new level. I look forward to the daily teachings and meditations and Joseph Goldstein is my hero! The teachings are gentle and simple yet are deep and profound. I really enjoy the continuity of the teachings and am so very glad a I found this app!
Not good for beginners 1/5
By Mica Jay
I downloaded this app with the intentions to start meditating. However, it would not let me do basic meditation considering this is my first time ever!! I don’t not wish to pay a subscription without knowing if I can meditate! It’s all about money!! I will pass
Better and Better 5/5
I can’t believe how powerful meditation is and how accessible this app makes the practice. I’m a newbie, but I would not even had begun without Dan’s book, and I would not have continued without the app. Thank you to the whole team!
So beneficial for my well being & helping with mental health issues 5/5
Emphasis on helping, not curing. This is a really user friendly app with great resources on getting started with meditation or if you are feeling stuck on a certain day. I’m hoping to be able to buy the app once the free trial is done.
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Billed $100 after free trial. Won’t refund money. 1/5
I was billed over $100 for 12 months of this app. All I signed up for was 7 days for free. They automatically bill you if you don’t cancel. I’m sure this is in some fine print, but not ethical. 10% Happier will not refund your money. $100 taken, like that. I urge you to run from companies like this. Companies that mislead users and rob them blind. I’m 100% upset about this.
Best meditation app! 5/5
By Megan Teacher
I seriously love this app. I love Dan Harris’ humorous approach to to explaining meditation and how one minute counts. This app has so many meditations to choose from and the courses have a short video before each meditation. You can also send a message to a meditation coach if you are feeling lost.
You have to pay to use anything 1/5
This app is about someone making a profit off of meditation. And is anyone else annoyed by Joseph Goldstein voice and mannerisms? Nothing about this app makes me happy. It’s just someone trying to make money off the meditation concept. For some truly uplifting and positive messages, check out Jack Kornfield. Or get SoundCloud and look him up. They ask for donations but offer meditation counsel and guidance with an open heart, not an open wallet.
No free meditations 1/5
By Bickmandie ok
I’m reluctantly giving this app one star. I loved the book and was really excited to try the app. While I expected that a paid subscription would let me access a deeper library, I was not expecting that ALL of the meditations and lessons (except for the basic introductions) would require a paid subscription to access them. I’m so disappointed. I’ve been meditating for years and was eager to try a new app. If I liked it, I would gladly pay. But I won’t do so without trying some free meditations first.
I’m so disappointed as the book is really great.
Great content, needs a search feature 4/5
I love this app for the excellent content and the multipart courses. I’m learning a lot and that’s super valuable. The user interface needs a lot of work. A search function and the ability to sort and limit by teacher and category, at a bare minimum. I would also appreciate an intermediary screen after clicking on a meditation. The fact that it starts playing right away is frustrating. I want to be able to read a brief description of each meditation, and favorite/unfavorite. I paid for the subscription and am thrilled with the content, but I’d expect a better investment in a more feature-rich app.
Pay to use basically 1/5
99% of material is only for paid users and the trial is ridiculous short at only 7 days. I’d be nice if you offered some free “lite” material for people to try and/or for people who might not want to purchase a subscription. I guess it’s all about the money.
I’m Back! 5/5
I had this app for over a year and a half and really enjoyed it, but the size of the app (fixed now) on my phone was frustrating and I chose to end my subscription. I tried using other apps and it was never the same. The videos prior to the meditations are so helpful for me and the quality of meditations and coaches truly separate this app from all the others. When I subscribed this time I just went ahead and subscribed for the entire year! I’m definitely back!
Life changing 5/5
I have tried to establish a meditation routine for years to no avail. For some reason once I started using this app I developed a daily routine! I’ve been using this app for almost 2 years now.
The best part for me is that over time I began to notice myself becoming calmer during times when I would otherwise become extremely angry or agitated and I began to feel awareness when I would otherwise easily go through a day like a robot, doing the motions without being aware I was doing the motions. Day in day out......where the hell did my life go kinda thing. Flat zombie life.
Now when I feel a “negative” emotion I am aware of it and it passes quickly instead of getting stuck. You know, the obsessive mind loop that gets you no where?..... I also have moments now when I remember to be aware throughout my day. For me this has resulted in making each day more robust somehow?! The mundane no longer feels flat and zombie-robot like anymore.
A Little Sterile and Redundant 3/5
By Brandy Shea
As a notorious meditation sceptic, I was really drawn to the concept of this app. I’m thankful that it at least got me started with meditation, but have found it to be a bit boring. I know meditation isn’t supposed to be exciting or fun, but many of the guided meditations are just the same things being said in a different way. There’s talk of “awareness” in nearly each one, but no one really expands on what it means to be aware, or how to reach a state of awareness. The instructors are also a bit more sterile then I prefer — less of the relaxing, slow tone of voice and more scientific. Regardless, I’m still thankful that it got me going, but considering that it’s a bit more pricey than other meditation apps, I just don’t feel like it’s totally worth it.
Everything locked behind a paywall 1/5
I’m not going to pay for guided meditations before I even get to try them. There’s plenty of free mindfulness stuff out there. Move on.
All content is locked unless you pay! 2/5
I regularly meditate on my own or using apps. I downloaded this because I liked the book. When I logged in, it was an immediate sales pitch and the actual meditations are all locked unless you give them money. What a disappointment! I deleted it already.
Relax time 5/5
This really helps calm someone down it’s so relaxing and mindful the first thing i do when i get home is i pull up the app and start a new lesson everyday! You should try this really works 😃🎖❤️👍🏼🎉
"Free" app makes you pay for subscription 1/5
It tries to sell you a subscription. Deleted it.
Too expensive 3/5
By The great tom
The app offers a few really enjoyable meditations. However, most of their offerings are only available at an expensive monthly rate
By Please help me :( :( :(
My opinion is you should have to say nothing (other than basic) is free. And basic version makes you 10% sadder, No tracks or anything
An Essential Tool 5/5
This app, along with the podcast, clarifies what it means to meditate and why you should. There are so many misconceptions out there. You won’t stick with a lifestyle change if your expectations of what it is and what it does are skewed.
I’ve tried meditation countless times over the past decade, but never stuck with it more than a few days. Thanks largely because of the easy to understand courses in 10% Happier and podcast episodes, I’ve meditated daily for the past 6 months. My life has totally changed as a result. I’m way more than 10% happier.
Also, the teachers offered through the app are amazing. They give sincere, thoughtful, easy to understand answers to all of your questions. They’re an invaluable resource.
Thank you so much to all who are involved in creating and maintaining 10% Happier. You are doing so much good 🙏🏻
Nothing is free in life 1/5
It may be my shortcoming but I couldn’t find a single unlocked meditation to even attempt to look at whatever this app had to offer. If it is my shortcoming, the app may be worth more than a single star but perhaps it could be more user friendly to access those samples before frustration sets in an the app is labeled useless and deleted.
Practicing Meditation 5/5
By Loula B
Lighthearted approach that goes very deep. I’ve been a meditator for over 30 years and these instructions are very helpful in taming the mental circus animals and observing the freaky side shows, while keeping a gentle sense of humor. Recommended!
100% happier 5/5
I used to really deal with a lot of stress and isolation. My anxiety was off the charts. This app made mindful meditation so palatable. I am able to actively use it in my life.
Music never stops 2/5
One I downloaded the app the music didn’t stop until I deleted it. I closed the open applications an even power cycled the phone. The music just kept playing anytime i unlocked the phone.
That was a short lived time on my phone R.i.p
This will change your life 5/5
Just try it
Great app for meditator new and old 5/5
By Jolie from Maine
Lots of different lengths of meditations and good courses. Of course Dan’s light hearted approach and humor adds some fun to the app too!
Curated teachers makes the difference 5/5
I have tried many times to start a meditation practice, but have been unsuccessful, and quite frankly overwhelmed by, the amount of apps/meditations/books etc. to sift through. This app brings you the best teachers, and building a daily practice has quite literally changed my life.
Nothing for free users 1/5
By Rohn Patel
What's the point of the app, if the free version has only videos and no meditation at all to try? 🤦🏽♂️🤷🏽♂️👎🏽
Love this but there are some bad UX and other probs 5/5
By Stumbling Monk
Love the meditations and Dan and company’s take on meditation. Jeff Warren is the star of the app for me.
But there are inherent problems with the app. First video downloads. I off-lined one practice and somehow got 2.6 gigs of videos. Way more videos than the one course.
And the UX is clunky and restrictive. No search function (search by name, type, person leading it). There are categories but that’s a lot to scroll through.
And then categories are in reverse chronological order. As in newer come first, like a podcast. But some categories build off the earlier ones. The uncensored meditations for instance. So you really want to start with the first which comes up as the last on the category.
Simple changes would make this amazing but I still give it 5 because it helped me. I’m currently 6.7% happier. Hey dev team, I shot you an email about the changes. Find me. Let’s chat.
An essential to my daily routine, but... 3/5
The latest release crashes on my iPhone X as soon as the app is opened. I've contacted app support and received no response. It's hard to accept that level of service as a annual paying customer.
Update: going to 3 stars. I had to uninstall/reinstall which lost all my favorites. Releasing a bug of that magnitude says something about the QA/testing improvements needed. I do love the app though. The content quality is unparalleled.
Game changer 5/5
Everyone has told me that I need to meditate my whole life - but I had some discomfort with it - that it might be in some conflict with my faith - and I always felt Like I failed when I tried. This app makes it completely doable and secular and it has made me a better person in every way. I can feel a difference in myself when I don’t use this app. Especially love Joseph!
Excellent for Beginners 5/5
Came to this app through the book Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. There are many free guided meditations and you can sign up for the newsletter which also offers free advice and guidance as you develop and grow in your practice.
If you’ve never meditated before this is the place to start. The teachers are encouraging and there are meditations for all aspects of your body and psyche. Give it a try - you won’t be sorry.
The best meditation app! 5/5
This is definitely the best meditation app I have found. Absolutely love it!! If you’ve been wanting to try meditation but didn’t know where to start give this app a try. If you’ve been meditating for a while but haven’t really gotten into it yet, this could be your perfect solution! If you have been meditating for ever and love everything about your practice but want to freshen it up - this app is awesome! Seriously, try it.