I feel like I won the jackpot 5/5
The people that offer guidance on this app are the preeminent teachers of meditation in the western world. I started out meditating years ago under the guidance of Joseph Goldstein and his colleagues, and I’ve been chasing that kind of eloquence and help ever since. I can’t believe it’s here on an app. Not only have I been able to restart a practice that’s languished, I feel like I learn something every time I use it. The gradual immersion, the little encouragements, Dan Harris’s role as our skeptical surrogate - it all works beautifully. The gamification stuff (like counting a streak) actually helps, too. Thank you, Dan Harris and 10 percenters.
P.s. those stock photos on the app (they are, aren’t they?) made me think this was another bunch of New Age Andean flute music. I am so glad I ignored that and dived in.
Life Saver--Literally! 5/5
Dan, Oren, Joseph, Cheryl & friends are my constant companions as I navigate through the greatest challenge of my life.
Knowing I can count on them to steady me, show me the path, enlighten me, and believe in myself and my abilities has made a HUGE difference!
I am forever grateful to all of you--those who are in front of the camera and behind the scenes--for bringing your good work to the world...to me.
No landscape orientation 1/5
Some of use tablets and prefer landscape. Why on earth would you make it portrait only? I deleted your app immediately.
Worth every penny 5/5
I came to this app after listening to the audiobook. I have very, very much enjoyed the guided meditations, and the courses have been so helpful. I’m so glad to have this.
Wonderful app 5/5
Have been doing meditation for a couple years now and I find this particular app to be immensely valuable. The sheer volume and variety of mediations and meditation teachers make this a perfect fit for daily use.
So helpful 5/5
By abs ld tb
Very calming and gets to my core issues in a loving way
Too much talk and intro 1/5
Just way too much talk and trying to be chummy. The voices could use better production quality. Needs more variety in the voices, it’s a lot of guys. Meh. Not enticed.
In control 5/5
I have learned how to meditate and listen to my thoughts and feelings. Thank you.👍💕
Love this app overall! 5/5
This app is fantastic and I use it every single day. The only small gripe I have is that I can’t listen to Koshin’s talks or meditations. His voice is cringeworthy to me and the vocal fry is the complete opposite of calm and relaxing. Except for that, everything is perfect!
Simple and Compounding 5/5
Love the progressive steps toward becoming more mindful every day. The Basics is exactly where I should have started!
Recently removed free mediation 1/5
Now it’s only the first course.
Too little 3/5
This is an app jam packed with so much wonderful content but if you don’t pay the price (100 a year) than you get really only a small fraction of it. I feel the upgrade version should be more of an upgrade rather than “pay to get everything this app offers”
Great app and great user experience! 5/5
Great meditation app and the recent redesign of the app is really exceptional! Bravo!
Thoughtful, high value app 5/5
I love how this app opens up so many ways to connect with meditation. The teachers are excellent, the new UI is much better. Overall a great value when considering how rich the sessions are. Highly recommend this app at any price! Life is too short to not have it.
After 2 Years I’m Done 1/5
By James Sonny Crockett
Has devolved into meditation for snowflakes. Dropping app after the latest “meditation for global warming claptrap.” Nice idea ruined by SJW‘s.
Love it! Want more 5/5
I love this app. It’s my favorite because of Joseph Goldstein. He is fantastic!! I just wish they had more guided meditations from him.
Helpful in many areas 5/5
Whether you have trouble relaxing, sleeping, communicating with others or centering yourself there are many ways to help yourself become a happier, better person who is more peaceful.
Amazing content. Auto-renews @$100 annually. 1/5
I did the free ones (there are maybe 7 free ones) again and again. If those are all you ever do, totally worth it to download the app. After using the free ones for several months, I bought the 1 year subscription. I am getting a lot out of each session. Short, well paced. Quality content.
For the app itself, I would give 5 stars. However, I REALLY wish it wouldn’t auto renew at the end of a year. I would have bought it the first week if it didn’t auto-renew. For that reason, I can’t recommend it to anyone else. No one should sign up for something that auto-renews annually for $100. No-one. I did. I love the app. But that sets people up for an annual $100 surprise. Charge $100 for the app and keep it up to date. Let people sign up for 1 year and give them a discount code for the next year.
So Worth It!!! 5/5
The 10% Happier book was recommended to me as I was struggling deeply with anxiety and depression. I started reading the book but, as I am an extremely slow reader, at a certain point in the book (once you realize that it’s meditation that makes Mr. Harris 10% Happier), I wanted to know how to utilize it in my life. At that point, the thought of being left alone in silence in my own head seemed like a terrifying idea. “I already spend too much time in there,” I thought. However, I decided to do the 7 day free trial and see what it was all about. I was told that this app might be better received by men, but I’m a young woman that prefers this app over others that I was told would be geared more toward women. I LOVE the fact that every session has an intro video for the person to hear about the meditation they’re about to practice. I’m so happy to report that the hype in my head that this would be a scary experience, was in fact wrong. This app has become my GO TO for relaxation, acceptance of my feelings, and the tool to help me process my thoughts and emotions. It seems a little spendy at first, but when you break that year subscription down by month, it’s really not bad and also, worth every penny!
My First Year with 10% Happier 5/5
By Not to Busy to Relax
10% Happier offers options for the newbies as well as the more seasoned meditators through a variety of topics it addresses as well as the formats these topics are introduced to the audience. The courses, that’s what the series of sessions facilitated by experienced and well-known meditation gurus are called, explore universal topics through a brief two-minute conversation with the teacher that leads to a guided meditation part. There are daily sessions that vary in topics that they address with duration options that the audience can select, usually ranging from five minutes up to half an hour.
After a year of having the 10% Happier app on my phone, and being able to access the meditation sessions through the WiFi or after downloading them, I have created a daily routines that include meditation, and I am looking forward to meditating anywhere and anytime. Convenient, well-organized and practical, 10% Happier supports my learning in mindfulness daily.
I love this 5/5
By happy meditater
I love this app. I almost never meditate but when I do I love it. If you have a busy day or stressful anything then I totally recommend this. My favorite ones are the sleep ones. By the end I am always asleep!
Please make an iPad App
10% Happier 5/5
So far so good! I just started this app a few days ago, but I’m enjoying the skills and practice of thoughtful & purposeful meditation. Looking forward to seeing how I behave in a month.
Update 6/6/19 This app is beyond incredible and has helped me to focus and become more aware and less reactive of things. Especially when they’re stressful.
Mediation Skeptic 5/5
I am not one to meditate or to think that meditation is ever necessary. But I decided to give this a try and it is quite impressive how effective it is to take simply 5 or so minutes to meditate. It is truly relaxing. And the guided mediations are quite helpful. Especially for someone as ADD as I am. I could not meditate any more than I could fly. Great app.
Love the app. 5/5
5 Star. The short talks are getting better and better. Koshin is a new favorite
Great content and no search feature 3/5
6/5/19 Updating my previous review. The search feature is gone again, you need to scroll through tons of meditations to find what you want. Although in the “ Whats new” section there is note stating they are bringing the search feature back, and that you just need to scroll to the bottom of single courses to find it, it has two seriously frustrating issues: one is that there is no search feature that I can find, two, WHY in the world would the search feature be placed at the bottom, forcing people to scroll down pages and pages and pages of single meditations? It defeats the purpose of having a search feature! Its one of the if not the the most important features in an app, to actually easily find what you want. Love the content.
Updating my previous review, where my only, albeit extremely frustrating issue with the app was the difficult cluttered interface. The app always had wonderful content, but finding my favorite simple meditations was... just excruciatingly complicated.
That has ALL changed! Meditations can be searched now, and in various ways. The new improvements make this app an absolute and perfect gem. I loved the content from the get go
but now I love the app, too, so this became my go to app now.
Do yourself and those around you a favor and give this app a go!
WOW well worth while! 5/5
Wow! I encourage you to try this. I have sampled many mindfulness opportunities but never one that made me feel successful with meditation. Try this you will not be sorry.
Can’t log in with Facebook 3/5
When you try to log in with Facebook, you are redirected back to the signup page and get a banner that says “Oops! Valid email can’t be left blank” and then you stay on a spinner until you close the app. Then you have to sign up again. I tried again with Facebook, and Facebook told me that I had already used it to sign in to the app, but it redirected with the error again. I had to force close again, sign up through all the pages again, and then try with an email account.
Taught me mindfulness 5/5
By Darnel J.
I’ve had this app for about a year now and with brief stints of non-usage this app is becoming integral to my daily routine. They’ve changed their user interface since I first downloaded the app which now makes things much smoother and I appreciate that they keep track of my mindful minutes and sessions.
For those who aren’t aware of the Shortcuts app and have an iOS device please check it out to make using thus app during your daily routine even easier. I love it.
Meh but good customer service. Does have monthly rates 3/5
This app doesn’t work for me for several reasons which I won’t expound on. That said I had an issue with the billing and the support team got back to me right away and helped me solve the issue. As an FYI once you sign up you can go into your settings and try it for a month ($15) before committing to the full $100 if you aren’t sure you want to continue. This option is not offered in the initial sign up info.
Loving this app! 5/5
This has made my beginner’s mediation journey so easy and accessible. The Basics set is free, and I’m about enjoy session #5 now. Also psyched about the performance series for my girls who are very much into their elite youth sport programs.
I love this app. So many amazing teachers! Many of my favorite teachers already, and I’m discovering new wonderful teachers. The range of topics is very valuable. I wish there was a Search feature. It’s hard to find meditations on specific topics. While browsing helps to discover new meditations serendipitously, it really challenging to spend a lot of time browsing for a topic and just hoping you will stumble across it.
Another subscription app 3/5
By K. Wren Leigh
Much of the content is subscription. Meh.
99.99 a year subscription 2/5
I was looking for a free meditation app. And would not went through the whole process. email answering questions. Had I known the price before hand.
Finally, a practical approach 5/5
By Dancing Queen 2000
I love this app. I’ve been sold on the benefits of mindfulness for some time, but struggled making meditation a consistent practice. These short and interesting sessions seem a much more viable way to develop a habit.
You get almost nothing without paying $100 2/5
This app looked very promising, but don’t be fooled by the fact that the app itself is free. You get almost nothing unless you pay $100 for a yearly subscription, and there are other apps (plus YouTube) with plenty of free meditations.
Also, in my opinion, an app that’s all about meditation should be able to spell judgment correctly.
Love this app 5/5
By Leah Cub
I love Ten Percent because of the great diversity of lessons and leaders they have. It’s very cool to learn from experts with different perspectives from varying mindfulness-related fields. I love having the option to do everything from a quick, simple, 3 minute meditation, to the more complex (and very interesting) courses.
Found the app an incredible help. 5/5
After most a year of meditation on my own after reading the book. I finally spent the money and committed to the app. Well worth it. Wish I would have done it a long time ago. The short lessons followed by guided meditation are amazing.
The app has been really helpful, specifically with reducing anxiety, but also enabling me to be slightly more flexible about things in general. My wife has noticed the difference, and that’s about the best endorsement I can think of. I started off with some of the Joseph Goldstein lessons and found those extremely accessible. It seems simpler than I imagined, and recently I’ve discovered meditations led by Sharon Salzburg and I’m absolutely thrilled. I can’t recommend the app highly enough. I feel better about myself, and my relationships, and I hope you will too.
So sustainable for me 5/5
By Miranda Minnesota
I am so happy to say that I’ve been using this app for about 3 years on a off. I started in 2016 after my depression and anxiety got really bad and I decided I needed to do something different. I had never really meditated and wanted guidance without needing to go to a center because I can’t rely on myself to stick to that plan. I love being home and going places on the morning or after work gives me anxiety-if I have to plan on it. I found this app and the podcast and it has really been amazing for me. I have been on about a 2 year absence for daily meditation through grad school but listen to the podcast each week and it had kept me constant and I like learning about the practice. It made easing back into meditation practice very easy and enjoyable. Highly recommended!
Close captioning/subtitles for deaf/hoh 4/5
By One That Sparkles
Hello there- My mom recently introduced me to your app (she loves this app). I was skeptical as most apps in this arena are not captioned/subtitled. (I’m hard of hearing/deaf with some hearing through the use of my hearing aids and fluent in lip reading and the use of captioning/subtitles I can understand what is happening.) I decided to go ahead and download the app and came to find out that your “Courses” along with the guided meditations in this section were closed captioned/subtitled. A huge plus in my book and 4 stars. I would like to give you 5 stars, however, nothing else is closed captioned/subtitled in other areas of your app. I am disappointed. I would absolutely love to see the remainder of the other sections (i.e.- Singles) of this app have those meditations captioned as well. Thank you for your time.
What I love versus other apps 5/5
By Rick Geoffroy
I use 10% Happier, Headspace, and Calm. I gravitate back to 10% Happier for two reasons. First, the variety of instructors is unmatched. These are instructors, gurus, teachers, Jedi Masters, etc. They are not disembodied voices. Each of their approaches differs, but yet is grounded in substance.
Two, the themes are well packaged. Dan’s interviews with the instructors are a great warm up to the theme and introduce the individual instructor’s approach to the concept.
The others apps are good, but 10% Happier is my personal choice for the above reasons.
No search bar 4/5
Much harder to navigate now they removed the search function.
Why a subscription? 1/5
I’d be happy to buy the sessions I want but 100.00 a year is outrageous.
Overall, like It a lot 4/5
I just completed session 4 for relationships. I loved the meditation, but the content of the discussion or introduction felt mediocre/flat to me. As did the other three introductions. Relationship issues are huge for so many people, I wish perhaps thatnmore thought would be given to the contentvshared during the intros. I’m planning to use some of these sessions, to work with my sister on rebuilding our relationship, and I’m not sure she eould be able to connect with the introductions that I’ve heard so far. So much so, that I’m not sure if it’s worth using the sessions. But really enjoyed sessions with Sharon Salzburg.
Helped turn me, my son, and my wife into daily meditators 5/5
By Steve from PDX
I had listened to the audio version of Dan Harris’s book 10% Happier and enjoyed the story of how a skeptic turned to meditation. Then the app came along at just the right time during some stressful times, and I figured, “Why not?”
I had dabbled in meditation many years ago, but didn’t develop the habit. The app has some of the best known meditation instructors in the US plus many you will not have heard of who are fantastic. Step by step it got us trying it each day. Then we started to notice the subtle benefits of mindfulness both during the day and when trying to get to sleep, and we were hooked.
Feedback on latest version: Please add an option to turn off the annoying incrementing statistics and options to “share” my meditation stats. That’s not why I meditate. Also, I was glad when a previous version added the ability to search for particular instructors or meditations. Now it is gone again? There is too much content to make us dig around looking. Thanks.
Found it misleading about cost. Wouldn’t have downloaded it if I knew it was a hundred dollars.
Yes thanks for making this. 5/5
I Love it so far.
Best way to start the day 5/5
By Daryl Q
As an uptight type A, I was skeptical but after reading Dan Harris’ book, I took the out of character leap of faith. I’ve found that the layout of courses with introductory videos, talks and guided meditations has given me a great start to my beginning practice. The pragmatism of the app and mindfulness teaching makes it so applicable for any novice to start a meditation practice and see instant benefits. For the cost of less than a stick of gum a day, I’ve received so much benefit.