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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 2.1

Bug fix for crash on startup for some non-US users
Full history available via the favorites view
Quick share quote text by default instead of quote image (adjustable in settings)

Pro tip 1: Any background image in The Now can be saved to your camera roll and used as a wallpaper. Just swipe down and then long press the background image.
Pro tip 2: Long press on the current quote to copy it to the clipboard.


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Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this app.

This app helps to keep me present throughout the day. I especially love the latest update which includes a beautiful photo as a backdrop to the inspirational quote.

Love the mindful quotes in The Now app!

I've shared quite a bit and love every quote! As does the people I share them too... Many on my Facebook page have reshared them as well!

Helpful in my attempt at living more mindfully

Provides some nice daily reminders to stay focused on the present. I particularly like the quotes.

The Now ~ Mindful Living
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • Category: Health & Fitness
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  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 9.9 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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