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
Mar 22, 2015
I really love the app Hi Mindfulness Bell creator, i really love the app and the sound of the bell. It really brings me back to my breaths and take refuge in my body, especially when i'm working on something in hurry. I really appreciate you have given thought of this app, nice creation without being too heavy of it, and shared it with us all. This is just the thing i need. Thank you a lot :)
A Google User
Mar 20, 2015
I use this everyday. Rings randomly throughout the day if want to. Great resonation and complete natural resonation. Please add new sounds.
A Google User
Mar 20, 2015
Inattendue J'adore que cela sonne à un moment aléatoire. Comme ça je ne l'attends pas et je suis toujours agréablement surprise et remise dans l'instant présent. Merci
A Google User
Mar 19, 2015
Really good
A Google User
Mar 17, 2015
Don't miss the point! I've read numerous reviews complaining about how this bell is a nuisance, that it rings at all the wrong times, or how it interrupts music play.... Yes, the bell can be a bit of a distraction - however, this is precisely the point! The practice of mindfulness allows one to break from the unconscious onslaught of the hectic lives we lead. The bell reminds us to stop and enjoy this uniquely, individual moment. So, if it goes off at the wrong time, set it to follow your ringer and turn off ringer as needed!