MindBell

MindBell

(3854 ratings)

Appears in 6 channels

  • Downloads:
    100,000 - 500,000
  • Last update
    Jun 26, 2016

MindBell Reviews

  • App Junkie

    App Junkie

    Reviewed in Zen Apps

    A Tibetan bell rings periodically to remind you to consider what you are doing and focus on your state of mind. Even provides a vibration reminder for use when ringing bells might draw unwanted attention.

  • Pawel Orzechowski

    Pawel Orzechowski

    Reviewed in Mindfulness and well-being apps

    simple, but great what it does: Every once in a while rings a calming bell. When the bell rings you're supposed to remind yourself about something: sitting straight, mindfulness, awareness, etc

Description

MindBell rings periodically during the day as a mindfulness bell, 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.
FAQ
http://dknapps.de/mindbell/


Known issue
Though hopefully fixed in the version 2.5.9 there might be rare situations where MindBell leaves the alarm volume set to the max. To avoid a rude awakening please check alarm volume before going to sleep.


Support
In case of problems with MindBell please send an e-mail. This allows queries and eases communication.


Permissions

READ_PHONE_STATE (read phone status and identity): To modify the bell in the notification bar when phone status changes (phone call, flight mode, muted), if requested in the settings. MindBell only needs this permission to get signalled when a phone call is incoming or outgoing, not to read any data.

RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED (run at startup): To activate MindBell after restarting the phone.

VIBRATE (control vibration): To use vibration as mindfulness bell, if requested in the settings.

MindBell does not need any network access.


License
MindBell is an open source project and licensed under Apache License, version 2.0. More information can be found on the website.