Mindfulness bell and meditation timer for your practice of mindfulness
MindBell rings periodically during the day as a mindfulness bell, to give you the opportunity to hold on for a moment and consider what you are currently doing, and in what state of mind you are while you are doing it. According to the Zen Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, this is an effective means of developing mindfulness.
Additionally MindBell can be used as a meditation timer.
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For an introduction please take a look at the screenshots in the store or at http://dknapps.de/mindbell-intro/.
Find answers to frequently asked questions at http://dknapps.de/mindbell/.
MindBell does not remind regularly?
Please follow this checklist: http://dknapps.de/mindbell-notringing/
Looking for updates?
If you want to become a beta tester of new MindBell versions please scroll down in store entry. There is a section Become a beta tester.
Known device dependend issues
On devices of some brands (e.g. Honor, Huawei, Xiaomi) MindBell stops to remind after a while. You have to exclude MindBell from battery optimzation on such devices. For more details please take a look at http://dknapps.de/mindbell-battery/.
On devices of some brands (e.g. LG, Samsung) the option 'Pause audio on sound' prevents MindBell from playing any sound. This option has to be disabled on such devices.
Crowdin is used to translate MindBell. Please send me an e-mail if you would like to help translating MindBell.
In case of problems with MindBell please send an e-mail from Problem solving section of the settings (instead of mentioning your problem as comment along with the rating). This allows queries and eases communication.
READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE (as of version 3.2.5): To access the system sound you want to use as reminder sound (and copied before to 'Notifications' folder of your internal storage).
READ_PHONE_STATE (read phone status and identity): To modify the bell in the notification bar when phone status changes (phone call, flight mode, muted), if requested in the settings. MindBell only needs this permission to get signalled when a phone call is incoming or outgoing, not to read any data.
RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED (run at startup): To activate MindBell after restarting the phone.
VIBRATE (control vibration): To use vibration as mindfulness bell, if requested in the settings.
MindBell is an open source project and licensed under Apache License, version 2.0. More information can be found on the website.
All improvements of this and previous versions are listed in this changelog: http://dknapps.de/mindbell-changelog