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:
Many people have asked for this, so here it is: Two options how to use your bell in a quiet environment, such as at work.

(a) There is now a "Vibrate" option. This does a short-long vibrate pattern -- if you wish, you can interpret this as the morse code for "A", as an abbreviation for "be awake".

(b) It is now possible to turn the volume *real* soft. The bell now supports a dynamic range of 50dB, from the maximum volume to a just audible volume. This should never be too loud.
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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:
Many people have asked for this, so here it is: Two options how to use your bell in a quiet environment, such as at work.

(a) There is now a "Vibrate" option. This does a short-long vibrate pattern -- if you wish, you can interpret this as the morse code for "A", as an abbreviation for "be awake".

(b) It is now possible to turn the volume *real* soft. The bell now supports a dynamic range of 50dB, from the maximum volume to a just audible volume. This should never be too loud.

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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
Tuesday 6:39 AM
Good Positioning If practiced, will bring discipline.
A Google User
4 days ago
No upgrades ... doesn't work There hasn't been an upgrade for two years and it doesn't work on newer model phones like the galaxy 5. There's no menu at all. If you touch it, it makes a lovely sound, but you can't set any timer or options or anything. Sad face.
A Google User
4 days ago
Simple Elegant Reminder - to Breathe Love this app. I first heard it at work, when working with someone in another department I heard it go off. I looked around trying to see where the chime was.... and she noticed and told me, "oh that's my phone.. sorry". SORRY??? I said no don't say sorry... I WANT THAT! :) and I've had it ever since. I own several singing bowls, and this a nice way to take one with me where ever I go. Many people will do the same that I did... stop for a minute and look around... most think it's tied to a clock... it's not. But it always reminds me to take a minute, and breathe with a positive intention. So thank you... And it's nice that if I have my phone ringer on silent... it knows to be silent too. :) **Perhaps they'll make one where you can run your finger in circles to make it sing.
A Google User
6 days ago
I hear the bell, and my mind instantly calms. Love it!
A Google User
6 days ago
Really good app Helps in improving concentration