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Oak

Meditation and breathing exercises for geeks

5.0/5
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Oak is a community-driven guided meditation and breathing exercise app. Our meditations were built from data gathered in-app as beta testers completed their sessions (or ended them early). This led to hundreds of adjustments in pace, tone, and verbiage. We're geeks: Support for pre/post heart rate tracking (and variability) soon.

12 Reviews
 +42 reviews
  • Arin Basudoctor, professor environmental health
    Pros: 

    The best meditation app out there! Two different styles, & helpful.

    Cons: 

    Would be nice if the timer stayed on when the screen goes blank.

    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.

    Arin Basu has used this product for one week.
  • MaqmodoMaqmodo
    Pros: 

    Simple, Effective, Great UI, Free, Love the oak tree concept, Beats the competition hands down

    Cons: 

    Would love to see the app active on screen even if phone goes into sleep mode; missing on Android

    I love Oak for keeping the meditation techniques simple and effective. I find most apps too noisy or expensive. This one strikes the right balance. Makes a i-hate-meditation person like me want to sit down for a daily session. Love everything about Oak.

    Maqmodo has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Everything - dev process, community, UX, this team absolutely crushed it

    Cons: 

    Not available yet on Android - but it's in the roadmap!

    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!

    Sam Wilson has used this product for one month.
  • Emil UrmanshinCo-Founder & CEO at Roomp
    Pros: 

    1. Guidance is holistic; 2. Variety of sounds; 3. Totally free

    Cons: 

    1. Variety of meditations

    Thank you guys for such an amazing app. I understand that the functionality is a bit limited at the moment since you've just released it but that will be really awesome if meditation guidance differs from day to day. And I'd like to see meditations for different occasions as well.

    I will recommend Oak to friends for sure.

    Emil Urmanshin has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    User interface! But mostly the rain - love the rain :)

    Cons: 

    Can't hate what you love.

    I've downloaded a lot of meditation, breathing, mindfulness apps... but this is the first one where I got to experience the app from a seed idea. Thanks for sharing the process. Will recommend to friends.

    Joshua Thomas Iaquinto has used this product for one day.
  • Marc ChampagneCo-Founder, Kyō App
    Pros: 

    Simple and beautifully designed.

    Cons: 

    Really hoping for the mantras to release soon!

    I've been using Oak since the beta testing and love it! When I'm looking for a fast simple unguided meditation, Oak has been my go to.

    Marc Champagne has used this product for one month.
  • Stewart HendersonPrinciple Engineer, Donnelly Financial
    Pros: 

    Easy to use and develop a practice

    Cons: 

    I haven't found one yet.

    Loving it so far.

    Stewart Henderson has used this product for one day.
  • Eugene AlexeevManaging Director, TT Group Ltd
    Pros: 

    simple the best meditation app that I've tried. And I tried a lot

    Cons: 

    I would like to have more themes

    It really helps me to concentrate on my internal I and relieve tension and anxiety. Would like to thank the team behind Oak. Great job, guys!

    Eugene Alexeev has used this product for one day.
  • Pawel Sysiakartist and designer sysiak.com
    Pros: 

    simple to use meditation and breathing timers, nice chime tones, good introductory guided meditation

    Cons: 

    adding apple watch app

    i like i

    Pawel Sysiak has used this product for one month.
  • Seth Louey🙌 2017 & 2016 Maker of the Year Nominee
    Pros: 

    Love the simplicity of the app and the instructional.

    Cons: 

    Wish there was a fire ambient noise.

    Maybe have more of a selection of noises to mediate to.

    Seth Louey has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Awesome sounds, nice voices, customizable ...

    Cons: 

    mm maybe more stats and metrics to improve on ...

    More stats ... keep up the sounds and customizable aspect .. it is awesome. Maybe some syndicated guided mediations from tara brach if possible?

    Jordan Jackson has used this product for one month.
  • Eivind Lindbråten🦊 Developer, Oslo, Norway.
    Pros: 

    - Well designed

    - Intuitive

    - Well executed feature set

    - Free (at least for the moment)

    - Integrates with healt kit

    Cons: 

    - Could maybe have something that motivates continued use. E.g. track unbroken chains of meditation or something similar (x method)

    Been beta testing this for some time, and I have replaced my Headspace subscription with Oak. Beautiful design, and just the right features.

    Eivind Lindbråten has used this product for one month.