Tao Daily provides you with a single passage from the Tao Te Ching every day. You can also receive reminder notifications on a daily basis. The passages can be conveniently shared with your friends.

The Tao Te Ching is an ancient Chinese text purportedly written by Lao Tzu which aims to describe 'The Way'. Many people find great insight from this text. The english translations of the passages presented in this app are by S. Mitchell and while not literal, often resound very strongly with people in how they allude to the poetic nature of the original text.

* Night mode
* Set time of notification
* Share passage
* Shake for random passage

Please enjoy and feel free to let me know if you have any feature requests in a review.

What’s New

Version 1.5

- iPhone X compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
122 Ratings
122 Ratings
Sam of Excalibur! ,

A Pleasant Companion

This app’s copy of Tao Te Ching is the English translation by Stephen Mitchell. I have a fondness for Mitchell’s inspired interpretation and find the text accessible as opposed to provocative. For this reason, it is the Tao App for me.

For my purposes, the app functions as one more way for me to have access to Tao Te Ching, and I am content with its design, simplicity, and features. It is enough.

I have no doubt that other apps that are specifically copies of Tao Te Ching would be considered better executed. Try them all! It’s fun!

This app’s daily notification feature launches a verse of the text to read at random. It is one of the only notifications that I have on my phone, and I always appreciate it. After all, it reminds me of the Tao!

ListenerH ,

Daily dose of Tao

Simple, elegant app which gives you a soft chime reminder to open one easy to read full screen passage from the Tao. I'm no zen master, but it is a needed reminder that we control our own perspectives.

Willow Faust ,

Is what it is

It has a nice way of popping up just when I need something positive. I am Taoist. I catch a few typo here and there. But we are all human. The spirit of the message is still there. Thank you.


Charlie Deets
2.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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