Insight Timer (Version 14.4.2)

Synopsis of the App: Insight Timer is a massive library of free and searchable guided meditations.

Price and Platform: Free. Apple and Android.

RDN Score: 5/5

Pros

  • Simple design with over 12,000 free, searchable guided meditations.
  • Includes a new user meditation experience assessment and suggestions for levels from just starting out to over a year or teacher status.
  • Browse and select meditations for mindful eating, self-love and compassion, sleeping quality, anxiety, stress and depression and loving kindness among many others.
  • Take free courses like “Learn How to Meditate in Seven Days.”
  • Sort and filter for length of time or your favorite teachers.
  • Practice different meditation types from secular or Buddhist mindfulness, to walking meditation or breathing meditation, Metta, and many more.
  • Register with Facebook or email to unlock features like personalized presets, bookmarking, and the ability to track daily progress across devices.
  • Visit the community feed to connect with others and be inspired.
  • Join community groups for beginners, poetry, religious affinity, language, and types of meditation.
  • Integrates with Apple Mindful Minutes.

Cons

  • Basic app design without the sleek design of many others in the category.
  • Must be connected to the Internet for full features — but can pay $4.99/month for offline mode.

Bottom Line: With guided exercises and courses covering many topics and needs, Insight Timer is ideal for those who are both new and experienced with meditation.

Marisa Moore on FacebookMarisa Moore on InstagramMarisa Moore on LinkedinMarisa Moore on PinterestMarisa Moore on Twitter
Marisa Moore
Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at marisamoore.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.