Insight timer for iphone, ipad and android: review plse

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Re: Insight timer for iphone, ipad and android: review plse

Post by BlackBird » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:14 am

Haha you're not the problem here Ben, you'd be welcome in my lounge. It's the random yogis from Europe and America that have me raising my eyebrows :lol:
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Re: Insight timer for iphone, ipad and android: review plse

Post by poto » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:52 am

Kim OHara wrote: Hi, poto,
I have had similar problems with new software on computer and discovered after a while that there was a volume setting in the software settings quite separate from the volume setting on the OS, such that you need both of them to be set fairly high to get any volume out of it. I haven't used Insight Timer but it might work that way - worth another look, maybe.

:namaste:
Kim

Edit: fixed typo :embarassed:
Aye, that's why I haven't deleted the app from my phone yet, as I thought it might be something like that. I have yet to break down and read the manual, but I might give the manual a crack this weekend if my random-button-pressing doesn't yield the desired results before then.
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Re: Insight timer for iphone, ipad and android: review plse

Post by Kim OHara » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:33 am

poto wrote:
Kim OHara wrote: Hi, poto,
I have had similar problems with new software on computer and discovered after a while that there was a volume setting in the software settings quite separate from the volume setting on the OS, such that you need both of them to be set fairly high to get any volume out of it. I haven't used Insight Timer but it might work that way - worth another look, maybe.

:namaste:
Kim

Edit: fixed typo :embarassed:
Aye, that's why I haven't deleted the app from my phone yet, as I thought it might be something like that. I have yet to break down and read the manual, but I might give the manual a crack this weekend if my random-button-pressing doesn't yield the desired results before then.
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Re: Insight timer for iphone, ipad and android: review plse

Post by Anders » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:00 pm

On iOS I always preferred iSamadhi. They told me they were working on a port to Android years ago but it hasn't materialised...

On Android, I prefer the Zazen Meditation Timer. Really like how configurable it is.

Might give the insight timer another go though it didn't win me over last time I tried it. I miss the journaling feature from iSamadhi.

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Re: Insight timer for iphone, ipad and android: review plse

Post by Ben » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:16 pm

Anders wrote:On iOS I always preferred iSamadhi. They told me they were working on a port to Android years ago but it hasn't materialised...

On Android, I prefer the Zazen Meditation Timer. Really like how configurable it is.

Might give the insight timer another go though it didn't win me over last time I tried it. I miss the journaling feature from iSamadhi.
Hi Anders,

Insight Timer has a journal feature. Perhaps its only on the paid version? I have it on mine but I must confess I don't use that feature.
kind regards,

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Re: Insight timer for iphone, ipad and android: review plse

Post by PsychedelicSunSet » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:45 am

I use an iPhone and use the app "Samsara." I rather like it. You can set how long you'd like the mediation to be, with bells at certain intervals. Also, you can turn off the countdown if you find that distracting, and are left with a white circle that slowly fills in orange till your mediation is over. It's a very nice, bare bones timer, that I've experienced no issues with.

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Re: Insight timer for iphone, ipad and android: review plse

Post by shujah » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:32 am

Insight Timer is released open source, and use Lotus Bud on my iPhone and with Do Not Disturb. I'm also checking out Mobile Price in Australia it works great.

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