If you’ve ever wanted to try meditation OMG. I Can Meditate is a great place to start. This app shares information on how to get started meditating, taking you through a daily meditation routine designed to get you into the habit of meditating. Then it backs up that information with a large collection of topical meditations designed to help you with nearly any situation where you need to de-stress and relax. It’s not just for adults either. Kids will find a collection of meditations designed to help them through some of their most stressful moments.
- Meditation tips
- Guided meditations
- Daily meditations
- Meditations for kids
An easy-to-use interface helps users get right to meditating. A video tutorial welcomes new users and helps them get started. A menu icon opens a sidebar that displays the different sections of the app, including Daily Meditations, Meditation in Motion, and a Kids & Family section. Daily motivations can be played at different lengths from 12-18 minutes. Topical meditations all display the time so you know how much time you need to dedicate to each meditation before getting started.
This app is really focused on helping people find success with meditation. The introductory video details the developer’s experience with meditation and her ability to help nearly anyone meditate. Each individual meditation moves at a slow, relaxing pace, and provides clear instructions to help the person meditating become as comfortable as possible. The app is also peppered with tips designed to make meditation successful.
It’s hard not to feel relaxed when browsing through the meditations in the app. Of course the app seems a bit dull at first because it lacks a lot of sound effects, bright colors, and highly interactive components. The goal is to get users to focus on the meditation aspect, not the entertainment aspect. The meditations designed for kids use a slightly more upbeat voice that sounds very friendly. It is easy to envision kids stopping to listen to the voice and following the instructions for a bit of quiet during a busy day.
The app is free to download and offers a small sampling of meditations for free. This is enough to help users determine whether to purchase a subscription. Unfortunately, one would have to be really committed to meditating to pay the hefty monthly subscription price.
Since the app is not specifically designed for children, it is not very child friendly. Pop-up windows ask users to rate their experience with the app. Other portions of the app allow users to recommend the app to friends and send messages to friends who also use the app. Users who plan to use the app regularly must also sign up for an account. Parents should not allow kids to access the app unsupervised and, instead, select and play meditations for them.
- NO external links
- NO social media
- NO 3rd party ads
- YES “rate me” (protected, but visible)
- YES in-app purchases (protected, but visible)
- YES add friends