**2018 New Apps We Love** - Apple
**Oak will guide you to more mindful, relaxed living** - AppAdvice
Oak is designed to fit into your busy life. We have guided meditations starting at just 5-minutes in length. If you're on the go, decompress with breathing exercises that can be practiced anywhere. For those with trouble sleeping, fall asleep to our background sounds like distant rain, crackling fire, white noise and many more.
- Both male and female instructors to choose from
- Guided Mindful and Loving Kindness meditations
- Choose a session duration of 5-30 minutes in length
- Soothing background tracks recorded in nature to relax and calm
- Easy to perform yogic breathing
- Animated instruction takes out the guesswork
- Box Breathing, Deep Calm, and Awake exercises
- Guided breathing to help you unwind, then relax and drift off to sleep
- Relaxing background sounds for sleep including white noise
Meditation Timer -
Advanced users will enjoy our unguided meditation timer. Set your custom mediation length, background track, and interval chimes.
Track your progress -
Track your minutes meditated, the number of breaths taken, and consecutive days (streaks). We also support Apple HealthKit for tracking “mindful minutes” with the Health app (optional).
Have questions or feedback? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Audio mode for breathing exercises (no more looking at the screen)
- Nighttime mode for breathing exercises
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Guided meditation with calming sounds and breathing exercises.
Near perfect meditation app
I have tried numerous medication apps, but I wasn’t happy with any of them. For the first time I can see I am truly enjoying a mediation app (and I will admit, the fact that there are no “pro” “premium” or subscriptions is partly why I enjoy it; I never liked the idea of profiting off of mediation, it seems ingenuine to me). The app is super clean with a beautiful design. However, from my initial experience, here are two things I would tweak:
1. The guiding voice is significantly louder than the background noise. I wish there was a way to control the balance between these two. I don’t like the guiding voice to be too loud, but when I adjust the voice volume to my liking the background sound is almost inaudible.
2. For the breathing exercise, I wish there was an option for an audio guide as well. Just like while meditation, while breathing I prefer to not stare at my screen, but currently there is no way for me to follow the breathing exercises without having my eyes glued to the screen, I hope this will change.
Overall, this is an excellent mediation app, and I hope it remains clean and bloat free, with non of the “premium” features that are constantly being pushed with similar mediation apps. Thanks for making the world a better place.
Simple, Elegant and Free. Just Get It.
I used version 1+/- initially. It had everything I needed and something I didn’t, no annual fee, upsell, etc.
Honestly, I was quite happy with version 1 but it got buggy a few times. However, i moved on from the guided to the self directed quickly and it works great for me. The part I like most are the breathing exercises. It is awesome to follow along with these.
Version 2 is basically the same app but more elegant and is better at tracking stats. It’s also interesting to see how many are meditating, breathing, etc.
I’ve tried Headspace. Headspace uses the same one or two approaches for everything under the sun. Calm was nice for the intellectual discussion leading into the meditation but their focus is on your pocket book and not your mental health. The app was also buggy as hell. You’d have to use Headspace first before you could calmly access and use the Calm app. I have also tried Buddhify. It’s impossible to meditate to that app. They constantly jibber jabber through the whole session. Stab myself in the eye.
At any rate, Oak is simple, elegant and exactly what I need in a meditation app. I breathe first, then used 10-20 minutes of unguided. Perfect. And Kevin has put this out there for free. Just get it. It’s worth a try.
Thanks to Kevin for sponsoring this and to Eli for great customer service and answering questions. Great job, guys! I appreciate it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.