Mindfulness Bell

Mindfulness Bell


The Mindfulness Bell rings periodically during the day, to give you the opportunity to hold on for a moment and consider what you are currently doing, and in what state of mind you are while you are doing it. According to the Zen Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, this is an effective means of developing mindfulness.

If you wonder where the "menu button" is: it is the three little dots in the corner of the screen, next to the "back", "home" and "switch apps" button.

Recent changes:
Thanks to Uwe Damken, we now have a new release of this open source project. Want to help? Check out http://mindbell.googlecode.com !

1. We hope this release fixes the Mindfulness Bell for Galaxy S5 users -- the menu should now appear in the title bar.

2. New configuration feature: you can now mute the bell when the phone is in flight mode.

We now use the permission READ_PHONE_STATE so that we can show a grey notification when the phone is in flight mode.
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About Mindfulness Bell
The Mindfulness Bell rings periodically during the day, to give you the opportunity to hold on for a moment and consider what you are currently doing, and in what state of mind you are while you are doing it. According to the Zen Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, this is an effective means of developing mindfulness.

If you wonder where the "menu button" is: it is the three little dots in the corner of the screen, next to the "back", "home" and "switch apps" button.

Recent changes:
Thanks to Uwe Damken, we now have a new release of this open source project. Want to help? Check out http://mindbell.googlecode.com !

1. We hope this release fixes the Mindfulness Bell for Galaxy S5 users -- the menu should now appear in the title bar.

2. New configuration feature: you can now mute the bell when the phone is in flight mode.

We now use the permission READ_PHONE_STATE so that we can show a grey notification when the phone is in flight mode.

User reviews of Mindfulness Bell
I have been using Mindfulness Bell for a couple of years now, and it is an important part of my day. The app works perfectly on my Samsung, and the bell sound is beautiful. Just a note - I see a review that says it is not in sync with the clock. This is a deliberate, and very important feature of the app. It's not an hourly chime. It varies slightly from the period you set it at, and that variation is what allows you to notice the chime.
Sep 13, 2013
used daily. hourly. decent, simple application.
Feb 7, 2012
Bellissima applicazione. Non dico che ti cambia la vita, ma quasi!
Sep 8, 2011
I like it but it is not in sync with the clock... HTC DESIRE HD
Sep 8, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 14, 2014
Sweet bell sound I have the bell set to sound every 30 minutes. A good reminder to breathe. I have it set softly so it isn't even noticed by colleagues if I'm in a meeting.
A Google User
Dec 13, 2014
Helps me in my mindfulness practice.
A Google User
Dec 13, 2014
Beautiful tones.
A Google User
Dec 10, 2014
I love my bell! Edit: Now working for my S5 again! Thanks Dev! Just a little reminder to take pause and be mindful. And to those who complain that it comes on while you're watching media or reading- well, that is the entire point of the app- so that whatever you may be doing and wherever you are, you can take pause and breathe and just be mindful. I think we need that most when we are immersed in our media and the like. It is meant to come at times you wouldn't otherwise be mindful! Om..
A Google User
Dec 6, 2014
Does not bell in specified intervals