By frustrated robin
Love everything about Insight Timer. And customer service/tech folks very nice and helpful. Thank you to all at IT!🙏
This app forgot that it’s supposed to be a timer 1/5
I downloaded this app some years ago, when I was looking for a timer with a good bell, and some flexibility within a meditation session to ring different bells to mark transitions from one practice to another.
At first I was quite happy with it, the recorded bells sound great, and peacefully let me know when it was time to bow, and move on with my life. I was able to preset meditation sessions any way I wanted, with multiple reminder bells, and save them with whatever I chose to name them. Everything I wanted.
The problem is the so much more. I do not everything else the app offers, and continuously foists on me. Guided meditations, background music, or ambient soundscapes, a notice of how many people around the world were using the app while I was.
In fact the one place I NEVER, EVER want the internet or social media is in my meditation space, and the bottom line is that this app will not reliably function without an internet connection. Too many times the app has refused to work unless I sign into my account. It’s a timer, for goodness sake. I don’t want to get off my cushion to find a password to turn on a timer. I don’t want to be counted as one more person meditating with this app. I do not want any of the other crap this app offers.
I do want to be assured that when I go into solitary retreat, with no cell phone reception or WiFi within miles, I will be able to reliably turn on the timer. And this app has failed to do that time, and time again. I have deleted the app from all my devices, and if it were possible to give this app a rating of negative stars, I would.
Insight timer 5/5
By people or ok
Is amazing it really helps me sleep at night right away. There is nothing wrong about it accept there should be a kids sleeping music section so you don’t have to find music for kids.
By Whole Being Inc
I love the diversity of styles and instructors and lengths for practices.
Love the music! 5/5
I have a hard time relaxing and quieting my mind. This app allows me to be mindful. I listen to music and can settle down and sit in the moment. No other app could do with that. Love it!
By far the best meditation app I have come across. I can’t believe the assortment and variety and quantity available here for free. It is of course beneficial to donate to your favorite teacher here as it is after all free. Free talks and meditative music as well. I am impressed. Thank you.
New update hard to read! 3/5
By Iza Smarty
Get some senior citizens on your staff to point out font and legibility issues. Have an option for larger print. Don’t “improve” an app only to make it less user-friendly!
UPDATE 6/25/19: Newest update still hard to read. Not much “insight” for the visually impaired.
It would be nice to set black background...font like new icon w white background 4/5
...without having to pay $60/ year for this privilege. I guess it’s the “night mode”??
The way the different screens are set up, on free service you are constantly going from soothing, black background, to jarring white background. It’s as if they’re pushing you to get the paid service.
That being said, the guided sleep meditations are pretty good.
Preferred simple “bowl” icon, without background. Now,the white background just makes it look cheesy.
Thank You 5/5
Thank you for bringing back the total meditator count!!!!!! I greatly enjoy seeing the number rise. It would be nice if it updated in smaller increments though. For example every 50k or so.
Love It 5/5
Wow...how this hits home, easy to say, difficult to actually go all the way, wish I could, maybe, partly. Wish I could talk with you.
Insight Timer 5/5
By Lynda Julene
I love doing the daily meditations and the music. It added so much to my morning meditation/planning. Thanks!
Hugely helpful 3/5
I definitely love this app for meditation and an using it almost daily. Works perfectly. I find I am also using it as a Pomodoro focus tool as a well. I use the timer and set up "chimes" for every 2-4 minutes for 30 minutes. Works like a charm. Used in my workshop to help me track time as a presenter. Love this!
** update 62519 ** I still enjoy the app as a free version however will not to back to paid app because when I had to go back to free to save money for a little bit I lost my paid courses. I should have been able to keep the content I had. Reduced from 5 for the free app to 3 for the paid app. I was hoping the recent update would allow us to keep the courses we had.
Best App on the iPhone! 5/5
I have been using it for about 3 months now. I use it to do Transcendental Meditation (TM), 20 minutes, twice a day.
I love how feature rich this app is.
-I like how easy to save preset meditation sessions with specific bells and intervals
-I like how easy it is to keep track of when you meditated.
-I find the milestones and streaks very motivating.
I haven’t even tried the guided meditations yet or the premium membership but I might take a look at some point, they look interesting. But so far I only use the timer, so it’s TOTALLY FREE. No ads, no aggressive attempts to sell anything!
So I don’t know if they’re other similar apps out there, but if you’re going to use an app this is a very good one.
Tried and True 5/5
I love insight timer! It is my favorite meditation app. They have so many options for guided meditation, as well as the tried and true bell timer. This app is great for all levels of practitioners!
Stop with the updates 1/5
Leave well enough alone. I now have to click how many times to simply play a bookmarked meditation? Also, clearly playlists are not coming soon - want to at least update that language?
I LOVE this app!!!! I use this meditation app each night when I to go to bed. I can’t sleep w/ out listening to it. They have hundreds of thousands of meditation to choose from. You can even search by word e.g. anxiety, sleep, fear etc... you can choose from guided meditations, music or both guided and music. There’s something for everyone! The free version provides so many meditations to choose from. I can’t say enough!! Thank you, thank you!!!
Still no dark icon 1/5
This app has been ruined by the app icon change from dark to light.
Fantastic content 4/5
This app is a treasure trove of meditations, talks, and even bedtime stories (adults and kids!). There is a clear community you can participate in if you want. The inability to organize my bookmarked content is what stops me from moving from the free version to the “deluxe”. The “sort by frequency” feature clearly doesn’t work and sort by title” isn’t helpful when you have 10 meditations that begin with “morning”, for instance. There is no way to create collections or tag things so I end up doing a lot of scrolling through my bookmarked stuff. I’m waiting for developers to address this before I pay to access even more content without a way to organize it well.
Use this app multiple times a day 5/5
Best yoga nidra ever by Jennifer Piercy. Wonderful meditation bells, and the interim bells work perfectly for my pranayama sets.
Requires account creation 1/5
Opens to a screen requiring logon. Choice between Facebook log on (people still dumb enough to do THAT?) and log in with email. But, ummm, where is the option to even CREATE an account? Meditation can be far simpler than this, and not polluted with Facebook involvement.
Can I Have Some Control? 1/5
As a paying member (since the beginning) will it be possible to give me some control of how I want my app set up? I’d love the option of hiding things. With this new “update” I’d probably hide most of it.
Overhaul version not great 2/5
It’s more difficult to navigate different categories of meditations now since it’s all generalized into a few buckets. Also harder to access courses and favorites. Please bring back the old version!
Just download it now you won’t regret it 5/5
By Bengals mom
I’ve been using this app for over a year and I am completely head over heels for it. 💖💟
When I first started meditating it was difficult but there are so many options on here you can’t go wrong. Soon it becomes easier and easier and then one day you can’t live without it. 💟🕉
Trust me it is easier than playing a mindless game for one minute and you get amazing benefits! So seriously who cannot do it for one minute? Just commit to doing something for yourself and download it: it’s free!!
My go to meditation app 5/5
I have several sleep/meditation apps on my phone, but I seem to always come back to. insight. The full version is well worth the cost. The course instructors are top-notch.
A joy ,a treat ,a respite all rolled into one 5/5
By just lene
I am so grateful to insight timer.. it’s a true eye-opening soul-searching ,heartwarming app ..very grateful for teaching me how to be grateful thank you
Great app! 5/5
Has guided meditations and music and just plain silence. Allows you to enter yoga as well sitting meditation, and there are lots of free apps.
This a an amazing app. It works amazingly well and is very well organized. I recently upgraded to the premium version and couldn’t be happier. It’s a great investment in wellbeing.
New version 2/5
My, I really don’t enjoy the changes. Not able to track my day to day as well. Sometimes too much change for no reason is not a good thing. Less is Mote!
I am a 14 year old how is struggling with major anxiety. Thanks to a fur meditations a day I feel less anxious.
Recent update makes it difficult to read meditation titles of white text on a similar value of grey background.
Hate the latest version 1/5
The latest version of the app is not user- friendly. I’m disappointed by the so called features. Stopped using it altogether.
Major update not appreciated 2/5
The update did not retain my list of recent programs. These are essentially lost now, because the search function is not working. I still receive “thanks” messages even though the entire feature is turned off. The thumbnail images for categories use a very stylized script for the labels; on top of being a poor choice for legibility/accessibility in an app, this generic “artistic” gesture can only be about imposing a mood, the popular trend to promote meditation as beautiful, peaceful, pleasant. That is uninformed, and not about directing users to what they’re looking for. This version does not seem to hold to the same operating principles of the previous Insight Timers.
Awesome meditation app! 5/5
I really love Insight Timer! I am enjoying Premium very much! I had a question and emailed them, and they got back to me the next day. I love the Daily Insight as well as the Courses and the meditations! I highly recommend this app! 😊🌈
I suffer with insomnia and this put me to sleep. I had fallen asleep for maybe 15 minutes on the couch. When I woke up I moved to the bed thinking I would fall back asleep. Nope! I laid awake for 2 hours. I was so angry and was counting the minutes. I decided to try this mediation. It worked! I didn’t wake up again until my baby cried at 7 am. So grateful!
New fonts very hard to read 1/5
By Routsis I tunes account
Please change your app font or background color as the white font in gray background is extremely had to read.
Great app! Although a suggestion: 5/5
I love this app so much! It’s great for coping with any mental illness you might have, and it is overall a great app for helping relaxation. My only suggestion is adding some guided meditations for people who have hypervigilance. This is a common symptom of ptsd and anxiety, and sometimes it can be difficult to manage. Hypervigilance is a state of being overly aware of your surroundings and having thoughts that you’re in danger. If there were a few guided meditations for how to calm down once you’re in that state of mind, I think this app would be 10/10! Once again, I definitely recommend this app to anyone who is struggling with their mental health. Thank you for reading!
Dynamic and Effective 5/5
By Macs mommy
I am a psychiatric NP and I recommend Insight Timer to many of my patients with a variety of interests and conditions. I also use it myself and with my staff for a daily “5 minute mindfulness break” over the lunch hour. I like how many options and authors are available and the way it breaks down the options based on time or topic. Very helpful for the new or advanced mindfulness enthusiast!
Too much stuff 2/5
By Actually works as described
I miss the stand alone timer
Love, love Insight Timer! 5/5
I use Insight Timer almost everyday for myself and my children. I love it! Thank you! Namaste.
Go premium 5/5
So many good things to say about insight timer. Premium version is an awesome value with all of the free courses. Highly recommended!
Muses on new app 3/5
In the new app what does the search function do, since it never returns any search results. Even searching for words like sleep or anxiety or a name of a teacher. LOL.
It’s not intuitive where My Downloads now are.
The addition of sleep stories is a Calm copy cat.
The original app had its weird workflow and it will take a while for me to learn this version.
I agree with another reviewer. I wish I could permanently hide the suggested Courses. I bought an annual subscription to listen offline. I have no plans to purchase courses.
Far & away the best meditation app! 5/5
Insight Timer has the most amazing free and diverse content from all over the world on any topic you can imagine. From here I’ve launched to following teachers like Sarah Blondin, Michelle Chalfant, and Tara Brach who quite literally have helped me on a path to deeper relationships, compassion, and self knowledge. Explore today - nothing but a better life awaits.
Recommend 💯 5/5
Hands down the best meditation app in town! So many options!!!!! I’m in love. Now go download. 💃🏻
I used to love this app until update 4/5
The latest update is confusing and hard to navigate...seems to have removed the thing I enjoyed the most about the app, my ability to see and track my stats for meditation. Seeing the daily, weekly, monthly and overall stats and if the meditations where guided or just timer, it was the reason I enjoyed this app and used it for the past two years. However it seems without the stats it took away my interest to use this app any longer.
✨Edit🌟found out the stats are still tracked and available elsewhere in the app settings. So I am pleased to continue using the app and changed my rating...Still confusing though. Also very happy they added the ability to add missed sessions. Thank you for the improvements. 🙏🏼
Insight Timer 5/5
It helps me fall asleep
Quiet time 5/5
I really enjoyed this guided meditation. I appreciated the lengths of quiet time. Thanks, this is a keeper.
Mrs. C Gallagher 5/5
This is a Fabulous app... my youngest daughter told me of this app.
I absolutely love it.
I shared it with some friends and Doctors and now even my Doctors are sharing it with other patients.
I highly recommend it to anyone. No matter what issues you may have or if you simply want to relax more this app has an option for you.
Give it a try....I’m sure you will love it too❣️
I have been using this App for years and absolutely love it...also turned on many friends and doctors to this app.
HOWEVER TODAY I got locked out of my app on my Ipad. It is locked in sleep mode ( which I have never used)
It still works on my iPhone but iPad is locked...I originally signed in through Facebook but no matter what I try it wii remain locked. I don’t want to open new account and loose all I have accomplished with my app that is still working on my iPhone..
I mostly use my iPad for this app.....WHAT HAPPENED?
I’m very upset right now!
Mrs. C Gallagher or Claudia Gallagher
Please help !
By For the Love of Blood
I really like this app. Free meditations, world wide community and overall good vibes. Yes I recommend it. :)
MAKE NIGHT MODE FREE! 2/5
By Island Life
Update: Ugh, great, now there’s even more glaring white space. And they changed the icon background to white. There’s nothing wrong with black (this whole “white is good and pure” aesthetic is regressive and unappreciated). Give all users access to night mode and a way to choose an icon color. Black is a great color and we should have a choice! Other apps manage this, so please stop trying to “improve” things — it’s not helping. Finally, there are people who will never purchase a subscription, let them opt out of seeing subscription only content (humane design should be important in a meditation app).