App is now a storefront 1/5
The app is called “Insight timer” it has become a store first, timer second. The new design has buried the primary function of the tool. Perhaps it’s time to split the tool into two separate apps.
Life changing! 5/5
This app has become my social media, my world, my me time!❤️🙏🏻
Great app. All I needed at the moment. Definitely going to suggest it to my friends. Love it. Peace!
I love that you are able to see who is mediating around the world. Their are so many different types of mediation to chose from! I use this every morning before heading to work. My favorite app hands down
The best! 5/5
Insight Timer got me started on a most profound and supportive self-care meditation practice. What is really great about it is it gives one the opportunity to explore and expand into the many different paths of meditation years ago. It also safely connects you with a great meditation community. I feel this app is truly invaluable. Everyone truly can have a stillness practice, and Insight Timer gives one many options to learn how, along with connecting one up with many teachers, artists in the meditation community.
What a wonderful app!! Found it at the right time and it has been a blessing. Very grateful for it!! Namaste. 🙏
Best Meditation App Ever 5/5
I used Relax Melodies daily which I still use for my night time noise machine but the guided meditations didn’t really vary. These meditations are so different and I appreciate the variety to choose from!
Very good one!
Singing bowls 5/5
Guided and personal a great balance thank you
Everyday bliss 5/5
Love it. For everything..Waking up. Sleeping . Driving ...
Please consider restoring headphone icon 5/5
Hello and thank you for Insight Timer. I have used it for years and recommended it to hundreds of people, friends, and clients who all benefit from your wisdom and vision.
This morning I just discovered that the headphones icon is gone. I’m no longer able to find my regular meditations and courses, particularly Sarah Blondin, that I follow.I particularly use the headphones icon when I refer friends to Insight Timer.
Is there another or new way to do that now? If yes, Please explain how as it is not self evident.
If not would you kindly consider restoring the headphones icon? I have used this faithfully for years as my go to resource.
Thank you for the good you manifest the world.
Many thanks to my friend who recommended this app 5/5
What a nice way to wake up and go to bed everyday. Warm, heartfelt and inspiring....
What a wonderful app.
Best meditation app out there! 5/5
I started meditation in the beginning of 2019 as a New Years resolution. As a beginner I tried at least 3 apps before choosing Insight Timer. Born a Spanish speaker got me to the conclusion, we think in our native tongue. Having the ability to choose meditations in Spanish is very effective. After picking my favorite teacher I found the “donate” button. Love the idea of backing a person that guides you to meditate successfully.
Great app, love the languages option 5/5
Versatile app that’s helpful for guided and solo meditation. I appreciate the timer for solo meditation and the search/bookmark for guided, and it’s nice to be able to search for meditations in other languages. Great variety of lengths and types of meditations.
So gentle and peaceful 5/5
Sending lots of love to every nook and cranny. Soothing kind voice!
Hate the new update. 1/5
WHY did you remove the ability to filter??
Worked great, until today 5/5
Now I can no longer connect. What happened?
Hate the new design 1/5
Can’t find bookmarks. Hate new design.
Love This App! 5/5
By Midwest Rogue
This app is a great! Filled with thousands of meditation with thousands of contributors. This has been the best app I’ve come across to complement my meditation practice.
Updated - Took away my favorite features 5/5
I sent a message to the folks at insight timer, as well as a previous review, and it seems they listened. I am able to see all meditations based on a single length of time.
You can now narrow your selection down to just meditations without seeing the courses and teachers etc.
Even though you can’t select multiple lengths of time, I am still giving the app five stars because they listened to my complaint and previous review, and that is way more important than getting every feature correct. I did not even have to pay for a subscription for those features, it’s all available for free.
Previous review below:
I have several issues with the latest update:
They removed the ability to browse or search through all meditations, regardless of category, and instead added 200 very specific categories you have to select from so you are only seeing a very small number of meditations, possibly missing out on meditations that you would enjoy because they are not listed in that very specific category. They didn’t include an “all meditations” or “all categories” button.
You can no longer select multiple lengths of time when filtering meditations ex. you used to be able to select 0-5 mins + 5-10 mins + 10-15 mins but now you can only select one.
You cannot search just through meditations anymore. If you use the search function, you get a list of courses, talks, teachers, etc.
I had previously paid for a subscription and cancelled it because I wasn’t using the offline download feature, but I would gladly reactivate my subscription if I had to in order to get these features back.
Sleep feature on the new update 5/5
You guys have been working really hard to make this app both very user friendly and aesthetically pleasing!! Keep up the good work. The app continues to get better and better with every new update. I love the new night mode sleep feature. Makes it easier to navigate.
Go-To Meditation app‼️‼️❗️✅👍🏼 5/5
Who is the new update it seems they have remove the search capability. You have to go through a huge list of keywords that are presented as buttons. This is far inferior to a self- directed search.
Please restore the self-directed search capability. I want to enter my own keyword searching not browse a huge list‼️‼️‼️
Prior review, 2018:
This app offers so many different options it seems to be a bit complex but it’s very easy once you learn to navigate it.
Offers a configurable (programmable?) timer with many options, very simple or more complex.
Offers thousands of guided meditations, from many of the most well known authors and meditators in the world.
Five stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 🌟 💫 ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
20180226 updated 20181031. GeoFan.Me
Annoyingly Invasive 1/5
By Karl blah blah
I got this app a few years ago because it was the only meditation timer I found that allowed a warm-up, and rang only once at the end of the session. Now they’ve tried to turn it into a social network that you HAVE to log into to use the timer function, which is the basic function listed in the app’s name. A social network and its plurality of notifications are LITERALLY the last thing I want to be dealing with when I go to sit. If you want to be cheered on in your meditation practice by a bunch of faceless strangers around you, this app could be interesting for you. If you just want a TIMER I suggest another app.
Best app, hands down 5/5
This app changed my life! By breaking down my goal of daily meditation into manageable tasks, it takes the guess work out. The various categories and time frames allow you to fit each meditation into your daily life. I recommend this app to anyone with an interest in incorporating meditation into your life, whatever level you may be.
By far the best meditation app I’ve had. I look forward to using it every morning.
Good Morning! 5/5
By Brown Eyes Pisces
Great way to start your day👍
What a change? 2/5
For some reason I thought updating to this new version would somehow be an improvement. What was I thinking? Very disappointed with this "improvement."
Apple Watch? 4/5
Love this app but can it be paired with an Apple Watch? I’d love to be able to access it on the fly!
Best because it expands and contracts 5/5
I often recommend to my clients apps that have guided meditation. I heard about one of the contributors to Insight Timer on a podcast. It is like a world of meditation play! I am in love. From two minute resets to deep dives. The daily practice reward is a habit maker. We humans are so beautifully funny. Come to this playground! All your friends are here.
Just what I needed 🙏🏼🌷 5/5
I Love this App!! The options between guided, and just a simple timer with beautiful options of different types of instruments to signal you back to reality. The free version is amazing without throwing annoying ads in your way.
Started with the timer 4/5
By Better soldiering
I started off with this app by just using the timer and have evolved into a full member. This idea/app is bring peace and bliss into this world. I am grateful to be apart of it.
Love it 5/5
New to meditation and so far the guided meditations are definitely great to get you going!
Game Changer 5/5
Music, Sound therapy, chakra healing & guided meditations 5/5
I have lived this app for more than a decade and while ownership has changed hands in my time I’m most grateful to still have many of my bookmarked mediations free. When I started everything was free and you could pledge donations and if you could not it was still free. Many of my favorites mediations, music, or energy healing mediations are still free. There are so many New mediation series now offered for a membership fee and look amazing but I’m not ready and able to take on the additional expense at this time. I do think they are worth it as it allows for more customizable learning and training paths. A+ for the app it logs and tracks time mediated, bookmark your favorites or search new ones very easily.
great app! 5/5
one of the better apps! great community. interface design have been significantly improved. thank you for making this app available to us all.
My partner on the meditation journey! 5/5
I learned TM about 5 years ago. I did it on and off. After I downloaded the insight timer my practice became much more consistent. I love the community of meditators and looking back on my amazing progress! Thanks for such an amazing app!
Disappointing updates and endlessly pushes “new” meditations 3/5
Once my favorite mediation app, developer’s poor responses and app design choices make deleting this inevitable. Monetize, monetize, monetize. So sad.
The timer is great. Highly customizable. Developer has taken steps to burry it, so you have to see the daily churn of new meditation programs
Now every time you open the app you’re inundated with “new” mediations of questionable value. It’s already impossible to explore all then mediations and find the good ones. Ratings are almost useless: everting is 4.3 stars or better.
(Really?) All the distraction and clutter is the antithesis of an app that is mindful of its users attention.
I guess it’s time to look elsewhere.
Not very good. 2/5
I didn’t like the sounds, I couldn’t hear the meditation voices. I have found better. Didn’t like it very much.
Update 03/06/17 3/5
I recently updated the app and now notice that if I minimize insight timer, it will stop playing. I wish it would continue to play even if it is not showing on the screen.
Perfect relaxation meditation 5/5
Enjoy using this app for meditation and connection ... peace, love,hope, & blessings
much luv 5/5
best meditation app especially for free by far , i use it every day!! thank u
Premium Plan aggressive sales pitch 2/5
The title says it all. What used to be an amazing app is now festering with efforts to buy the expensive Premium plan. The sales pitch pops up all the time. If you decide to remain with the basic plan you can’t even pause or rewind the selection you are listening to. Clearly the hope here is that you will get so annoyed that you will pay the high yearly cost of the Premium plan. Makes you wonder if McDonalds has taken over the app and American greed yet again rears its’ head. My peaceful app has been ruined.
The ONLY meditation app you’ll ever need. No hidden costs or monthly payments 5/5
By Barefoot Gypsy
Insight timer is the only meditation app I use. It’s the only one that is truly free for all of the tools (except classes) I’ve been using insight timer multiple times per day for a long time. The app is easy to navigate and I’ve never experienced any crashes (while using my iPhone X)
Download this app and start meditating, you won’t be sorry.
A Powerful Tool for Inner Construction! 5/5
This is one of my finest purchases. Simply perfect for meditating with many great options. It's wonderful to watch the world meditating with you. What a beautiful way to join the collective spirits of souls who seek love and peace!
It's been a year now. I went from "wanting to" and "trying to" meditate, up to 42 minutes of deep daily meditation. I had attempted this for decades. "Thank you" seems so inadequate for the powerful array of meditations and classes I have enjoyed and deeply benefitted from. I have never felt more peaceful, connected, directed, and motivated. This website is LIFE CHANGING! I will continue to share it with everyone I know and love, and each soul who crosses my path.
By Mary Nolte
Time will tell but I feel this guided meditation was the catalyst for a breakthrough for me. I’ll be repeating this meditation on a regular basis. 🙏🏻❤️☀️
Above and beyond the best 5/5
For the first time I was completely happy to pay for an app. I use it everyday and the content is amazing. Encourage the creators to keep up the good work. The quality is amazing, easy functionality and great content. Thank you for being such a great resource and an important part of my daily routine.
Life Changing 5/5
I’ve never reviewed an app before. Ever. It feels like a disservice to not review this app. It’s calm, at the push of a button. It’s control of your life, by just committing to daily mindfulness.
I assure you, if this type A, three time stoke survivor can shut her mind off, anyone can.
Im not afraid for the first time since my life threatening diagnosis. I’m at peace, in turn my family is at peace.
You will see everything in your life change as you become more mindful. Not much sets me off anymore. Boundaries are clearer. Toxic people and issues fall off as you vibrate higher. You won’t want to eat bad foods. It’s health in an app.
Carrie Grossman wind & the willow 5/5
This was magical, dynamic, and soothing. The music and Carrie’s voice were woven together beautifully. I hope you do more because your storytelling and your singing are a special gift.
Completely enjoy this app daily 5/5
Have had this app for some time but now I’m using it daily. Huge help with maintaining my practice.
Great content and application.
Just what I needed! Thank you.
I TEACH MEDITATION 5/5
As a teacher, I’ve been recommending different apps and music for my students and patients over the years and I can honestly say that I have switched and I use Insight Timer EVERY DAY without fail and have done so since the day I found it! I recommend it to everyone! I’m so impressed with the content and how it’s broken down by category and by time. If you only have a few minutes, you still can access a mind space to breathe.
There is so much to explore and do within this little app. You can choose to approach meditation from a spiritual or scientific angle, you can simply use it to breathe or listen to lectures and learn something new, you can use it as a meditation timer or go into a chat room and discuss meditation or philosophy with other like minded people.
The option to join and become part of a community and connect with other people on the journey of learning and discovery is wonderful, and it’s international platform makes it uniquely powerful.
I can’t say enough about this because it’s so much more than an app, it’s an idea that came together in an app and created an international community of meditators and made it accessible to even the newest beginner. I have passed this app on to over a hundred people and will continue to do so! I can’t recommend this enough!!