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The Now ~ Mindful Living

By Chad Podoski

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The Now is an app to help you retrain your mind to live more fully in the moment. The Now accomplishes this using a technique called continuous mindfulness training. The process works by using periodic cues, in this case, free iPhone push notifications with an audible chime and relevant message, to remind you to be fully focused on the present. The ultimate goal being to make mindfulness essentially continuous.

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

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.

The mindfulness training runs for a 3 week cycle, with push notifications slowly increasing in frequency during the course, then tapering off in frequency as you become more mindful. There are enough quotes currently for 2-3 of these cycles before you would see repeated quotes. You can run the course as many times as you would like.

The Now is built solely by me, as mindfulness is a person passion of mine that I truly believe can help each of us live fuller and happier lives. Feel free to drop me an email or tweet me @TheNowApp if there is something you would really like added to the app. Check the 'What's New' section for features I'm considering adding in the future. Thanks, Chad

What's New in Version 2.0

Attn: Some non-US users are encountering a crash on startup. An update is pending that fixes this bug. Thanks for your patience.

Thanks for all your support over the years! 100k downloads and over 6.5 million mindfulness reminders later, I continue to be amazed at how The Now has resonated with so many of you. I've been wanting to release an update for years now and it is finally finished ... and it is a huge update.

Brand new design
Apple Watch support
Today extension
More sharing destinations
Share a quote, a beautifully designed image, or both
Save your favorite quotes
12 beautiful backgrounds that you can save as wallpaper

I hope you love this huge free update to The Now, and send me your feedback. If you do <3 this update please consider taking the time to write a review on the App Store - and be sure to tell your friends and family about The Now and The Now for Apple Watch. Thanks again, Chad

P.S. Some stuff I'm considering adding in the next release:

100s of new mindfulness quotes
Custom designed quote styles
Additional background wallpaper bundles
Setting to adjust reminder frequency
Ability to add your own quotes to the app

Please drop me an email or tweet me @TheNowApp and help me choose what to focus on next.


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Customer Reviews

Doesn't open

Absolutely loved it before the update :/ it won't even open now, no matter how many times I delete the app and reinstall it.

Fix it

Wonderful before the update. Will not load now. Miss it.

The Now ~ Mindful Living
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Works on Apple Watch with an iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
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  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 9.2 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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