Most of them have a free-trial period. Some then require a subscription, while others provide enough free content to support your ongoing mindfulness practice.
In a study that evaluated mindfulness-based iPhone apps based on standardized criteria, these apps received the highest scores:
Many people at MIT use these meditation aids:
- Headspace: Beginner-friendly, well-liked, and has a free 10-day trial.
Stop, Breathe, & Think: Designed to help you check in with how you're feeling and choose a mindfulness practice tuned to your emotions.
- Insight Meditation Timer: Free and has a huge variety of guided meditation options. It may take a bit of exploring to discover which meditations work for best you.
MIT alumnus Robert Plotkin ’93 provides updates and information about apps and the intersection of science, technology, and mindfulness at technologyformindfulness.com.