Sunday, October 28, 2018

The App Calm - A Personal Review

I Finally Downloaded the App 'Calm' onto My Cell Phone

Since our computers spit ads and suggestions based on what we might like or want, it figured out I could use a little 'Calm' in my life.

After ignoring the App for several years, it finally got me! I downloaded it a few days ago.

The App has a free version and a paid version. I'm using the free features at the moment.

Scenes - The Feature I'm Currently Into

I use Scenes for relaxation and as a sleep aid.  However, it's the sounds of the scenes, not the visuals that I'm focused on. The scenes are beautiful and you can also watch while listening.

Scenes is essentially the same as the radios from back-in-the-day that feature a choice of background sounds such as waves, thunderstorms, forests, and more.

Simply, choose the scene and calming background sound you prefer. Put the headphones on, listen and relax. 

What We Get with 'Calm' Premium

A full library of music, meditation, and stories.
  • Guided meditations for stress, gratitude and more
  • Sleep stories are pretty cool! Put in your earphones and listen to a relaxing story to help you fall asleep. I've listened to one story included with the free portion of the App. It was hauntingly relaxing.
  • There's also music to help you focus, relax and of course, the obvious, to sleep.
  • They have Masterclasses by world-renowned mindfulness experts designed to help you take control of your thinking and guide you towards living in the now. I haven't tried this yet. However, this feature absolutely appeals to me.
Why Use Calm

With the internet and YouTube you might be asking yourself why would you need to use an App. After-all, why not just listen to videos from YouTube on your phone, or read articles you find via search. That was my original thinking as well.

The answers:
  • Convenience, no commercials
  • No need to search YouTube or the Internet for Meditation or Relaxation tools
  • Your calming tools are conveniently located in one place
  • Quick access on your phone when you need a calming break
  • Daily Calm inspirations added
  • Body Calm programs included
  • Masterclasses on Mindfulness
  • They add new music weekly
  • A full library of stories to fall asleep by, and new stories always being added
My gift to myself this Christmas, is to upgrade to premium. I do love the convenience of this App.

Here's to your peace of mind.



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6 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fabulous app, Barbara! I can think of several times when I would just like to sit back and listen to the ocean waves. Unfortunately, I don't have an iPhone, but I will see if I can get it on my iPad. I love images, but I am thinking closed eyes, sound and relaxation right now.

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  2. An interesting sounding app for times you need to relax and unwind. I could have used it last night when I couldn't get to sleep. Thanks for the handy review, Barbara.

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    1. When life gets all consuming, it's a quick way to take a break

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  3. Thank you for this review. I have considered using the calm app. But I don't tend to download many apps. And, I got a "tranquility" DVD one time and it was looped. Something like 60 minutes of a 30 second long loop. It was so annoying to me. But this calm app sounds like something I might like.

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    1. Dawn, and the best part, if it's not for you, you can easily uninstall it - took me a few minutes to figure out what was free and what was paid - when you see a tiny padlock in the top right corner (I think it's there) that means it's a paid feature. If you go to Scenes, all of those are free.

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