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Oak

Meditation and breathing exercises for geeks

4.9/5
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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.

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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!

Pros:

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

Cons:

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

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🦊 Developer, Oslo, Norway.

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

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)

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Builder of internet things.
Thanks, Eivind. You read our minds, the next feature we're slated to build is "streak" tracking. More soon!
doctor, 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.

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.

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

Pros:

Awesome sounds, nice voices, customizable ...

Cons:

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

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Principle Engineer, Donnelly Financial

Loving it so far.

Pros:

Easy to use and develop a practice

Cons:

I haven't found one yet.

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🙌 2017 & 2016 Maker of the Year Nominee

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

Pros:

Love the simplicity of the app and the instructional.

Cons:

Wish there was a fire ambient noise.

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Co-Founder, Kyō App

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.

Pros:

Simple and beautifully designed.

Cons:

Really hoping for the mantras to release soon!

Writer, designer, programmer. 🙃🧬🤖

i like i

Pros:

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

Cons:

adding apple watch app

LifeMe.tv

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.

Pros:

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

Cons:

Can't hate what you love.

Maqmodo

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.

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

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Operating Partner | CEO Office @ Revolut

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.

Pros:

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

Cons:

1. Variety of meditations

Managing Director, TT Group Ltd

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!

Pros:

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

Cons:

I would like to have more themes

LOVE Oak. It’s the first meditation app I’ve found that doesn’t get in the way of, you know, meditating. Other apps I’ve tried seem to be more focused on building their brand than anything else, and the result is a disjointed, interruptive experience for the user. Oak, on the other hand, proves that you can create a well-defined, stable brand identity without any of the “look at me! look at me!” antics.