Prasad Lingawar
Prasad LingawarGrowth @ Plivo

What are the best apps to reduce stress and anxiety?

I am looking for the best tools/apps we could use to reduce stress and live a better life.
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13 recommended
  1. 95
    Headspace 2.0

    Meditation made simple in just 10 minutes a day

    I heard very good reviews about this app.
    Grace McKenzie
    Grace McKenzieSurvey software...but for marketing. · Written
    Love this app. There are so many options depending on what you need!
    • Brona Molnarova
      Brona Molnarovait's only impossible until it's done

      This is the first and only app I pay for :D Sometimes it can feel like a chore to do stuff that is good for you and this app takes that away for me. I teaches you gently and pleasantly and Ive been able to stick to it and understand more about how minds work. It helped me stop biting my nails.

    • Mayank Sharma
      Mayank SharmaTechnical Architect @

      Great product to get focus in a world of noise

  2. 60

    Take a break and meditate.

    Suhas Motwani
    Suhas · Written
    Love this app! Trust me you'd see the difference in a week :)
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    Mirza Rizvi Amin
    Mirza Rizvi AminContent Executive · Written
    I think this app offers the most value if you are not willing to spend money and just want a free meditation app that is up to the quality that other paid services provide. And the narrations are top notch!!
    • Liz Funk
      Liz FunkFounder of And We Evolve

      I love Calm. I've always struggled to adopt a steady meditation practice, but Calm makes it easy to form the habit!

    • Jean-Marc Lagace
      Jean-Marc Lagaceonline entrepreneur and übergeek

      I discovered the Calm App a few years ago and it's been accompanying me in my meditation practice since then.

  3. 43

    Meditation and breathing exercises for geeks

    Great pick! Using it for 2 months now.
    • Not only is this product amazing, it's free - and I've never seen another app developer open up (and manage!) the process so effectively to a wider community. This needs to be case study material, on so many levels, of how to do things right. Nice job Kevin and team!

    • Arin Basu
      Arin Basudoctor, professor environmental health

      Excellent app for meditation. if I were to choose among insight timer, headspace, calm, and oak, I'd choose Oak. This app beats every other app in terms of its balance between simplicity and unobtrusiveness. The best app for meditation is here, and you do not need to waste money on anything else.

  4. 3

    Sleep at the push of a button! Now with "Focus."

    David Adamu
    David Adamu3Maker. Product Designer @Andela · Written
    If you need help sleeping, Pzizz has a great way to help you resolve the problem.
  5. 2

    Ambient background sounds for your Mac

    Great alternative for music, really like to listen to some sounds while writing or reading before going to bed.
  6. 1

    World’s first sleep robot to improve sleep

    Baginda Tirtadji
    Baginda TirtadjiGrowth @ The Somnox Sleep Robot. · Written
    Baginda Tirtadji made this product
    Not really an app, but rather a companion! With Somnox, we want to create a world where smart soft robotics will make a major difference in people's daily health and happiness. Our Sleep Robot is the first step into that direction. With the Somnox Sleep Robot, we reduce stress and anxiety by simulating human-like breathing techniques. By feeling the breathing of the robot, your own breathing pattern synchronizes to that of the robot. Thus making you more relaxed and thus fall asleep faster. Also, soothing sounds like meditative music and ambient sounds can bring you to more calmer thoughts. However, our robot is not only meant for sleeping, but also for taking a small pause from work by taking an afternoon nap, or by putting your mind off with the robot guiding you through your favorite meditation. LMK your thoughts :)
  7. sami
    samipharmacy student/tech lover! · Written
    Great web alternative to the Apple Watch breathe app for those who do not own an AW.
  8. 1

    Turn your worries into a fun game! 💪

    Dani Olympi made this product
    Offers a fun way to overcome your worries and track your progress!
  9. 2
    Fabulous for iOS

    Reset your habits and rewire your brain

    Tyler Priest
    Tyler PriestProduct & Growth Specialist · Written
    This product does more than help you meditate, it uses mental models and behavioural tools to help you build the habits and routines into your day that will create more happiness, fulfillment & joy in your life, telling you exactly what it is doing and why along the way.
    • Arman Nobari
      Arman NobariDesigner, artist, humanitarian.

      I appreciate what Fabulous is trying to do, and I think this direction is actually really interesting. However, bundling "you agree to our TOS by continuing" with the CTA for setting a wake-up time, or using weirdly-worded false choice options ("Yes I want to succeed" for enabling notifications) inherently makes me distrust the intentions and motivations of the app. It feels psychologically manipulative in an opaque way, whereas something like this should - in my opinion - edge towards transparency.

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    • Kevin Chu
      Kevin Chutech lover and marketer

      Have been using this for a bit now, and it's been terrific in helping me stay focused and relaxed. I love the guided sessions called "make me fabulous!"

  10. Howard Hunt
    Howard HuntI make mobile stuff to make people happy · Written
    Howard Hunt made this product
    HERE is a meditation app with game-like interaction modules that blend breathing, staring and swiping components, to quickly interrupt stress patterns in as little as 3 minutes
  11. 1
    Smiling Mind

    Promotes mindfulness and meditation for young people

    Oliver Rukavina
    Oliver RukavinaTruster of Left Wing Politics. · Written
    I started with this app when I learned about Meditation
  12. Oliver Rukavina
    Oliver RukavinaTruster of Left Wing Politics. · Written
    This Is Great too.
  13. Sometimes to relax and forget about everything I just like to watch a good movie ;)