Insight Timer

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Insight Timer
Insight Timer Logo.png
Original author(s)Brad Fullmer
Developer(s)Christopher and Nicholas Plowman
Operating systemiOS, Android
TypeMeditation
LicenseFreemium
Websitehttps://insighttimer.com

Insight Timer is a smartphone app and online community for meditation.[1]

The app features guided meditations, music and talks posted by contributing experts.[2] The app made Time magazine's list of 50 best apps for 2016.[3] In 2019 it had over seven million users - in 2018 it was cited by The New York Times as "the most popular free meditation app."[2] It was originally developed by Brad Fullmer[4][5] and purchased by Australian brothers Christopher[6] and Nicholas Plowman[7] in April 2015.[8]

Product[edit]

The application features the most extensive free library of guided meditations with over 27,000 titles provided by the experts such as neuroscientists, psychologists, mindfulness teachers, as well as lecturers from Stanford University, Harvard University, and the University of Oxford.[9][10]

Insight Timer adopts a freemium model, with a free basic version offering limited functionality and a paid version that provides access to in-depth courses and additional services.[11][12]

As of 2019, Insight Timer had over 9.5 million meditators and 4,771 professional meditation instructors and musicians.[9]

As part of community building activity, Insight Timer features a social platform with lively discussion groups and local meetings run by its users.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shapiro, Jordan (2013-03-15). "Spiritual Smartphone App Makes Meditation Social". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-10-23.
  2. ^ a b Coghlan, Claire (2018-06-22). "Want to Feel Happier? Your Phone Can Help. (Maybe.)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  3. ^ Fabry, Alex Fitzpatrick, Mandy Oaklander, Lisa Eadicicco, John Patrick Pullen, Matt Peckham, Dan Hirschhorn, Merrill (2016-10-31). "The 50 Best Apps of the Year". Time. Retrieved 2017-10-23.
  4. ^ Bautista, Camille (2013-03-12). "Insight Timer Connects You With Meditators Around the World". Mashable. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  5. ^ "Episode 160 :: Brad Fullmer :: Insight Timer : Secular Buddhist Association". secularbuddhism.org. 2013-03-16. Archived from the original on 2016-04-18. Retrieved 2017-10-23.
  6. ^ Powell, Mike (2018-10-25). "Meditation in the Time of Disruption". The Ringer. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  7. ^ Ltd, Guiding Media Pvt (2019-02-15). "Headspace vs Insight Timer: Which Meditation App Should You Choose". Guiding Tech. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  8. ^ "Using Technology for Meaningful Connection: An interview with Christopher Plowman | Prana". pranayogawellness.ca. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  9. ^ a b "4772 meditation teachers and musicians on the one app". insighttimer.com. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  10. ^ Ismail, Izwan (2018-10-10). "Tech way to calm yourself". NST Online. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  11. ^ "The Best Meditation Apps to Help Beat Anxiety and Stress". www.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  12. ^ a b "Skip the calorie tracker and try these 5 mindful-eating apps instead | Produced by Advertising Publications". The Seattle Times. 2019-09-23. Retrieved 2019-09-26.

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