By Adlai Holler
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The best binaural beats app for iPhone, totally free!
This is a simple, clean app for binaural beats that won't drain your battery or interfere with your music, audiobooks, etc.
-Simple one-page interface
-Fully continuous, fluid controls
-See the waves animate in real time!
-Set your own base tone
-Pauses when you disconnect your headphones
-Link to e-mail me directly for support, feature requests, etc.
What's New in Version 1.2.6
(Sorry for the huge number of updates – this one is really important but I think it's the last one for a while)
- An in-app purchase to banish all ads forever!
- Autopilot: set it and forget it!
- Efficiency, bugfixes, and other minor improvements
-1.2.1: fixes an Autopilot bug, where the autopilot would slam on the brakes at the last second. He's been fired.
-1.2.2: Sets the minimum beat frequency to 0Hz. Sweet dreams, folks!
-1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.5, 1.2.6: Bug fixes, wider frequency range, better effect labels
Great for Insomnia
I have chronic insomnia. For years the only way I could sleep at night was to eat a snack right at bedtime and make sure I ate a full dinner before that. (I'm diabetic). I gained a lot of weight that way. My doctor gave me sleep medication. But the allowed amount was too little to work. Finally I tried this app. It worked like a charm. I set it at 2.5 hertz. And I was off to sleep.
I still take an over the counter sleep aid to help out. And I'm not totally satisfied that I am using it to the best advantage. Right now I'm leaving it at 2.5 hertz all night, which is not optimal. It would be better to have it mimic a natural sleep pattern. But even with his crude usage it works wonders.
FYI. I had a problem with my iPhone pulling off the table and onto the flour as I moved in my sleep. I solved that problem by putting my phone inside the pillow case at night.
Just what I was looking for
When I got into binaural beats I looked for apps that could help me experiment and find out what was good. This is literally the app that did that, and helped me find my personal frequencies, like the fact that 2.5 is my best delta and low tones work best for me. It is the most customizable generator that I have seen yet, and I also have to commend the developer for the voiceover accessibility. In recent updates, the place where you type in the numbers has become less accessible, but it is still usable, and it is great. I was getting sick of apps that simply gave you a bunch of tracks. If I wanted tracks, I could get a CD. I like this much better.
Best one that's free & no ad's in my version
I downloaded about 6 different binaural sound apps this one is the best. In order for this to work you have to have headphones!
2nd app on my list is iMeditate that's if you like the sounds of munks praying. I think it's cool but too distracting for me.
This app has 2 required features that not all apps had.
Best feature is to automatically adjust the frequency to a final slower frequency.
<<I usually set it to 2hz.>
This could be achieved quickly or slowly, you pick.
<< I usually set it to 10 min.>
2nd feature is to basically stop after a certain amount of time.
<<I usually set it to 1hr.>
**Initially you have to find the sound that tickles your brain (should be high frequency since you're awake & everyday will be different), then the freq. as it slows down will gradually make your brain slow down too.
Funny thing is that I wake up as if I had a really good sleep each time. No head aches! I'm glad I didn't spent $200 on a beanie with headphones & brain wave sensor. Because this free app works.