Long term grateful user 5/5
As an atheist I love Dan Harris’ skeptical approach. I have tried several other apps in the last 9 years but this one works for me best. Joseph Goldstein and Anushka Fernandopulle are my favorites but I enjoy several other teachers as well.
The discussions preceding many meditations (within courses) are excellent educational materials for me. The topics covered range from stress and fear to lust to Buddhism basics that everyone can apply regardless of their world view. I see it as a modern church in an app (minus god and social interactions) - I would not be surprised if this grew into a movement with physical locations across the US where likeminded users would meet, listen to presentations, share ideas and meditate together. I think a need for such a movement (The Church of Reason and Meditation) exists.
I read the book 10% Happier before I stumbled on the app (I’m on my second yearly subscription) so I felt like I knew Dan Harris and I can count on him eliminating references to supernatural godly powers that always trigger resistance in me, and make me want to get up and walk away irritated.
The app may seem pricey but you get what you pay for and more. It is definitely worth more for me than my gym membership.
Truly Life-changing 5/5
For 45+ years, I’ve tried to meditate. It felt like sitting in fire. That is, until now. The 10% Happier app has opened up an entire world beyond that which I could have imagined. I’ve tried other apps, and my experience has been lukewarm. I am having so much joy exploring the present, being curious and opening my heart. Thanks you!
Demystifies meditation 5/5
Dan Harris demystifies the art of meditation through his books and now with this app. I’ve been meditating a number of years but I’ve been going through the basics in the first lessons here and it’s good to revisit the “begin again” concepts of mindfulness. I like that you can download and rewind on this app.
100$ a year? Really 1/5
I’ve had many mediation apps this doesn’t even scratch most that you can get off YouTube, the mediation podcast, and soundcloud. Do not start free trial because it forces you to do an entire year subscription and it is not worth it. Might deserve 2 stars but I’m in a bad mood today
I’m enjoying this so far...using the free sessions but not sure I’ll continue since it looks like the cost is $99.99. Seems an awful lot. We shall see though I may be able to sometime. Wish it was more affordable though so more people could benefit from this.
Wonderful app! 5/5
Quality app -quality content. Tried numerous other meditation apps and this one had been transformative. Couldn’t get meditation to “click” until this. So grateful for Dan Harris and Jeff Warren.
Best app for meditation 5/5
I hate meditating. Or I did. I love this app. I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s smart, thoughtful, funny, and beyond helpful and instructive. Money super well spent. So grateful for it.
Not really free!! 1/5
It’s free to download, but not to use. You get a free intro week, after which your ITunes account will be charged almost $100, and cancellation is not an easy button. You have to log into ITunes via settings on your iPhone, go to iTunes App Store, tap your email, log in again, tap subscriptions, find and then cancel to end the auto renew. I imagine lots of people get charged because they can’t easily cancel.
Need an account. No thanks! 1/5
A meditation app that requires a log in.. why? So they can track my behaviors? Sell my data? A facebook login? Gross. I think of meditation as a deeply personal experience that requires trust. I should be able to use the app, at least before purchasing add ons, privately on my own phone without any account being made. I smell just another data harvesting scam.
$100 less happy 1/5
By pdx oxo
I really want to love it but the price is offensive! $100 / year for an app???
By Tappy Mc
Just great. So far...
I love this app 4/5
I love the content and the access to Teacher’s. I love that content, although limited, is available on my series 4 Apple Watch. The 5th star is missing because while I love the app, it does require that I have my phone with me to use all the features. I don’t always want to watch/listen to a meditation lesson. I use the unguided timer a lot, and I believe that this feature should be available on the watch. Currently when I want to meditate without my phone, I use Insight Timer on my watch. If this were possible on 10% Happier, I would be 100% satisfied! Oh, and there should be a Siri shortcut to start an unguided timed meditation.
Love this app! 5/5
By Auntie MEJ
So easy and helpful! Makes it easy to stay on track meditating.
Book and App have helped 5/5
Only eleven days into meditation and already see some changes in my personality. I’m calmer and not immediately reactive to drama or what I don’t agree to. Thank you!
Do not trial period nor buy app! 1/5
Don’t buy this app! They trap you into 1 year subscription models and won’t let you out. Dishonest scam. Not worth it at all.
Life changer 5/5
I’ve tried a few other meditation apps, and I have to say this one is by far my favorite. I’ve been using it daily, and it is really changing me in ways I’d have never imagined just from using an app.
The teachers are the absolute best in my opinion. I appreciate a teacher who isn’t using that weird out there tone that doesn’t come natural to human beings. I love that in doing the meditations I’m actually learning the correct way to meditate instead of just spending the entire time wondering am I doing it right. Any app that has Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg I’m going to have to stick with it. That’s not to say they are the only wonderful teachers. I have been more than pleased with every teacher so far.
The courses are great too. I love that there are actually videos with the meditations, so I feel like I’m really learning something. I’ve tried courses from other apps that were just meditations, and it didn’t really feel like I was getting anything extra out of it.
It’s totally worth spending the money on, and I am not a person who often pays for apps or subscriptions EVER. However, anything that’s going to change me for the better, which means making everyone around me happier, is worth my money.
Guided Meditation 5/5
Love the short guided meditations in this app, pretty easy to follow the instructor as He go over the steps one should take to go through the process of a successful meditation. The instructor explains techniques on how to better focus and how to reset your thoughts should it wonder off which I have personally been having trouble with. He also goes over some major keys to get you started, from relaxing to conscious sitting. I’m so grateful to have been given a 7 days free trial of this app, and with a little commitment, I’m proud to have been taught that it isn’t so hard to just let the mind be and enjoy a few minutes of meditation. I’m glad I downloaded this app, and definitely recommend it.
A heart-felt thank you 5/5
This is wonderful, possibly the most positive change in my life this year. I have briefly tried other popular meditation apps, and I still think 10% Happier is the best. I love the lessons - giving me a sense of progress and guiding me to think about specific issue areas, like relationship and focus, I also use the individual guided recordings all the time for sleep, or when I find some time to meditate during the day. I appreciate that you get to know the names, voices and styles of the teachers - Joseph, Oren... - because meditation shouldn’t be an anonymous, faceless thing. Being aware of the teachers make me appreciate this as an individual journey that we each have to travel alone, but with each other’s help. I came to appreciate Dan’s interactions with them too because his self-deprecating humor makes me feel that I don’t need to be in a rush and even the most fidgety and skeptical of us can get this too. I feel very lucky to find this as my introduction to meditations. The app is very thoughtful and well-designed, I would certainly recommend it to others!
Love Dan’s style and his variety of instructors/coaches.
Inside my head 5/5
Wow, a real solution to the “noises”. Who knew they had so much power. This is Great!❤️
I need my refund 1/5
I can’t event unsubscribe and it only shows up in my purchase history as 0.00 when they give the trial. It billed my grandmothers card 100 dollars and I can’t even remove it so it doesn’t happen again. I want my grandmothers money back ASAP.
10% Better 5/5
By What the fork!
I started meditation with this app after reading Dan’s book, 10% Happier. For me, meditation helps me find clarity in my life. It doesn’t answer all the questions or give me a perfect life. That’s not a realistic way to view it. But, it does help me slow down and see life with more clarity. I experience life in a different way now. It helps me to know what I want and what is important. So, I guess you could say my life is 10% better because I meditate with this app.
My go to 5/5
I feel as though I am privileged to be a part of this. Total newbie so I have so much to learn. I enjoy that Dan and others shares themselves with others about their journey. It allows me with ADHD, dyslexia and a host of other baggage carried throughout the years to know it is going to work.
Dan, as I have aged, I realize how important it is to share your story with others so they see that everyone has their issues.
I would love to see this taught in our school systems. This is what our children need to learn for self esteem and coping. I lost my son four years ago and believe mindfulness could have helped him.
Thank you and all the others again for making it possible.
It works 5/5
Sometimes when Im crippled by a panic attack or feeling very anxious over something I can’t control. I used the techniques in this app and it really Lowe’s me to stop and think and breath. Sometimes that’s all u really have to do. Thanks 10%
Love this app!!!! 5/5
I have tried (and failed) at meditation for years. My mind would always come up with some lame excuse not to do it. And it did not matter that I knew it was good for me. But Dan and the folks that developed the app said I could meditate for a minute. I could meditate for a minute and I did. And I could do it for a minute at work. Pretty soon I made the leap to 3 minutes. I’m now doing 15 or 20 minutes almost daily.
Amazing teachers 5/5
I have learned so much from the variety of gifted instructors on this app. It is a very useful tool. I would highly recommend it to anyone who practices or wishes to begin practicing meditation.
Fantastic app (however...) 4/5
By BJ balla
I absolutely love this app. It’s the best meditation app available, considering you’re not limited to the perspectives of one meditation teacher and are given several options to choose from.
However, I have some problems with this newest update.
I don’t like the profile statistics that pop up after every meditation. That’s great that it can now compute those statistics; however, as someone you pays $100 annually, I feel I should be able l turn those off. I don’t like to think of mediation as some sort of exercise of efficiency where I’m building streaks and tracking some sort of “quantifiable progress.” To me, that takes away from the spiritually of the practice; it’s also discouraging because I meditate outside the context of the app a few times a week and those obviously aren’t reflected in my “meditation history.” Again, not being able to turn those off implies that this is how I “should” be looking at meditation.
A simple fix would remedy this issue and merit a 5 start review, please and thank you. Otherwise, fantastic app.
Amazing App for Meditation skeptics 5/5
Manu years I said I wanted to learn how to meditate, but no one broke it down and made it so simple to start n from there take it wherever you want. THANKS! I use it most every day.
Life changing 5/5
I HATED the idea of meditating. I
Am a type A person, CEO of a 15 million dollar company and a Professor at an Ivy League university.
I tried Headspace and other meditation apps but the combination of the two gentlemen leading the beginning sessions is unlike all the other apps. There’s no pressure, no judgement and validate how hard it is. But the benefits of meditating are so powerful. (Darn it)
The best things are the education leave before meditating begins and Jeff’s simple approach and guidance as he leads each session.
Truly exceptional product.
The Best 5/5
The 10% series is the BEST mental, physical and spiritual health guide on the market today! The POD cast is exceptional and the App continues to evolve in a manner that supports a listeners self growth.
Congratulations to the 10% TEAM on developing a complete WINNER
Great app to get started 5/5
I’m going back to basics and not trying to skip steps in my meditation practice. This app has been a great help. I may subscribe to it though it is a bit too expensive for me right now. Thanks for putting this out there.
Not too shabby 5/5
Liking the meditations as the crew is very informative and very good at directions. I tend to lose focus super easy so hoping this helps. Wish it wasn’t so expensive. But I guess someone has to pay them for their hard work. Lol. Read all of Dans books. Well listened to them anyway. Lol
The free content works. Try it 5/5
Give yourself the gift and just try it. I used it in the midst of fighting off panic, 10 minutes ago. It works
Loving kindness for this app! 5/5
By Heidi BeeGee @heidibeegee
I’ve dabbled in meditation for almost 20 years but never seemed to get it. This app was the one thing that finally helped me to “get” meditation. I hope you get it too!
Finally my key to 10% better! 5/5
Meditation is a mystery to me.My mind is all over the place ALL the time.For over a decade now I have taken various medications for this.It doesn’t help anymore.Hasn’t for several years.Not even 10%.If I could feel just 10% better, that would mean the world to me.10% better would change my world.There are things I want to do in this one life.I believe this one app, this small little icon on my phone, is going to be the key to that.The key of change.I’ve purchased countless guided meditation programs in the past.Nothing could even touch the possibility of slowing down the freight train that is my mind.I’m Western ALL the way.The news anchor interviews, and personal narrative that go along with this program, are gently chipping away at this impermeable wall of mystery that surrounds the idea of meditation for me.Finally I have explanations that have gotten through to me!If THIS guy can break through the wall of mystery, Perhaps I can too. The guided meditations(and ability to start them over)are starting to take hold.Today I saw a very small pin-needle sized light in all of the darkness....and I was actually more excited to see the darkness!If meditation is a mystery to you, start here.As the old saying goes, “Nothing will work or change unless you do the work to change”.There’s a free trial.Utilize it.Really USE it.Do the work, and find out for yourself!
By DR 549
Best APP I own! I have learned a lot through this APP and it’s teachers. Things I wish I had knew earlier in life. I have other APP’s like this and they are always trying to sell you more stuff. This one has not done that so far and seems to be there to truly help and make available its teachers to more people. It has made a huge difference in my life!! Thanks
Thank you :) 5/5
I always put off mediation not believing it would be a help to the extent that it has. This app makes meditating relatable, informative, and undemanding. It only takes the small act of remembering to make it a daily thing.
Good app 5/5
👍🏼 Moving forward... 5/5
I am learning. When is that not a good thing?
By The Pink Teapot
This app has helped me tremendously! It has enhanced my meditation skills, has allowed me to work on balancing emotions and other important life skills, and has been a wonderful resource when I need a lift during the day! Totally worth the subscription.
It's my first week and so far I love the teachings. The woman who teaches the focus sessions resonates with me very well, I may have a new favorite teacher!
Normal person’s meditation 5/5
I really like this app. Headspace is always the same person doing the mediations. This has variety and keeps meditation interesting. It’s very down to earth and easy to understand. Great job.
Highly recommend 5/5
By Outdoor Prof
This approach to meditation and mindfulness has been such a relief after I experienced years of not fitting into the “woo woo” culture dominating much of the American approaches to meditation. I am so grateful to this group for putting something together that reflects my real world experience and world view.
10% Happier is 200% awesome! 5/5
The books, app, and podcast are all incredible aids in the work to reduce stress, distraction, want, and dwelling. What the world needs more than anything to address the personal, community, societal and planetary problems os focus and resilience. This app (and the books and podcast) have flipped my perspective from associating meditation with “woo woo” (you really don't’ have to believe anything because like exercise this is skill building through habits and behavior).
I can say without reservation I am a better Dad, husband and human being because 10% happier is a part of my life.
To be clear, this is not a quick fix nor a magic pill in the same way you can’t be physically fit overnight when you don’t take care of your body consistently. If you make this a part of your routine (as Dan says “daily’ish”) it will help “brush” and “floss” your brain like you tale care of your dental hygiene each day.
The one thing that really separates this app from all others are the instructors. I have used Calm, Headspace, Insight Timer and taken classes but the people who lead these meditations (and Dan has on the podcasts) offer so much perspective on the obstacles and opportunities as well as giving kind, gentle, direct advice for how to get the most from the practice. I am grateful to them all!
By Daryl Q
Dans opening comments always give me the pragmatic real expectations that I can live up to. I’ve read so many flowery promises of bliss that I’ve given up after a couple of hurdles. Dans book (which I bought for all my adult kids as well) finally gave me the opportunity and tools to get 10% better at mindfulness. Now, I think I’m up to 12.7%. Very satisfying
Life changing 5/5
By Gail T in Tampa
I meditate twice a day and while I didn't think I had the time to meditate I have found the benefits of slowing down have actually given me more time.
I am more calm and focused. Anxiety level is way down and I am rarely stressed like I was before starting and then expanding my daily meditation practice.
I really like the wider variety of teachers in this app and enjoy the different voices and approaches to practicing.
I had read Dan Harris’ book which how I got started with this app.
By Peaceful @ 75
It’s the best meditation assistant I’ve ever experienced! So glad my son Rick told me about 10% happier
Easy yet powerful 5/5
Easy to follow instruction. Clear and precise yet powerful at the same time. Makes one want to continue to practice and learn.
Bait and Switch 1/5
When I opened this app I was advised I would get seven free days and then I would be charged for a year. I missed the window and was charged. I immediately cancelled the subscription so I would not be charged $100 again. Paying for a year was the only option. Today i was managing my subscriptions and saw this app now offers a one month option. I would have been much happier paying for that than a whole year. To add insult to injury the person who has been sending me emails letting me know if I have any questions they would be happy to help just sent a canned response right from Dan Harris book to my question. Very unhappy I paid this price for this app.