Daily mindfulness reminders to help you to pause, reflect, and refocus on the present moment. Beautiful imagery and personally curated content. Downloaded over 150k times with a lifetime 4.6 star rating. Helping people live more mindfully since 2010!
Happiness = Mindfulness. Don't take our word for it, some of the greatest authors, philosophers, scientists, and leaders of all time agree:
"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment." - Henry David Thoreau
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha
"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough." - Albert Einstein
"We are always getting ready to live but never living." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Confine yourself to the present." - Marcus Aurelius
Our users agree:
"This is the most amazing app. The quotes always relate to what is going on in my life at that moment. It's unbelievable." - _L1ke.A.Boss_
"This is great uplifting app for positive thinking! I have had many apps in this genre and this by far is the best!!!" - Carebear2777
"Very helpful as it has got me through some tough times" - Risingson23
"So weirdly perfect, for moments in your life!" - Fatcat314
"Great app, provides both inspiration & motivation. Love, love, love to pause a few seconds to read the great affirmations and quotes. Will share this app with family & friends." - BigDaddyEddieTxyz
"I love all these quotes. Makes me stop, take a moment, reflect and reminded of how in each moment I have a choice. Thank you." - Est527
You may have been exposed to the concept of the now through reading a self help book on the subject, some of the most popular being “The Precious Present” by Spencer Johnson M.D., “Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle, and "Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World" by Mark Williams. Like all self help books, they only help if you put the concepts into practice and that is exactly what The Now was created for.
If you find a bug, need help, or have a feature suggestion, please just email me at email@example.com. Leaving a one star review for me to fix something is both pointless and in poor taste. I need to correspond with you to be able to get to the bottom of any issue. Thanks.
Fix broken in-app purchase flow
Ratings and Reviews
Lack of Diversity
In the past, I would have given a 5 star review. I used to love changing the background images to customize them. There was a fantastic range of nature-related or inanimate object backgrounds to select from. I just tried to change the image and found that the majority of them were of people. And those people, even those with faded images, were all White. Whether it was intentional or not is unimportant. What is important is the lack of diversity and that other races, ethnicities, or nationalities are not represented. Overall, I love the app, but there either needs to be less people or to include people that represent the various hues of the human race.
Incredible App! Please fix minor bug :)
Hello! I hope you are having a wonderful day! Thank you so much for creating this app. It’s been essential in my life :)
A small bug that I have encountered: sometimes when I click on the quote to open it in your app, the quote will disappear and I won’t be able to find it.
There have been some beautiful quotes I have forgotten because of this.
The action is as follows: Lockscreen > Click “The Now” notification > Unlock iPhone > “The Now” opens > different quote is displayed
Hope this helps! :)
I am underwhelmed by the variety of quotes, and pictures are very low resolution. This was not worth the money. Also a bit of a rip off of Elkhart Tolle who has brought the practice of living in spacious present moment awareness to the mainstream.
This is more like sappy greeting cards and seems not to be generated from an authentic source. Cashing in on a trend eh? Wish I could get a refund.
Developer Response ,
Please ask Apple for a refund of your $1.99. To address your points:
1) The images are downloaded at the exact max retina resolution of your device
2) I've personally curated the over 1000 quotes in the app over the past 7 years
3) I original created the app in 2010 and it was has always been free. Only this year did I add an in-app purchase to unlock more content. It hasn't even put a dent in the costs of the over 2 months of work I've put into the app over the years
4) Mr. Tolle is one of many contributors to the concept of mindful living, and he stood on the backs of many great historic thinkers ... most of which are quoted in The Now.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.