Best meditation apps for iPhone: Omvana, Headspace, Breathful, and more!

Best meditation apps for iPhone: Clear your head and relax better than ever!

From breathing techniques to soothing sounds and music, these are the best meditation apps for iPhone!

Looking for the best iPhone apps to help you relax, track, and make the most out of your meditation time? Sometimes the stresses of our everyday lives can make mental health more important than ever. Even if it's only for 30 minutes, being able to disconnect from our devices and the outside world can help eliminate stress and clear your mind. The App Store is full of apps to help you make the most of every meditation session, but which meditation apps for iPhone are the absolute best?


Best meditation apps for iPhone: Omvana

Most people listen to music or soothing sounds while meditating and Omvana was made for this purpose. Not only can you browse thousands of tracks in Omvana's library, you can mix and edit them to suit your own mood and preference. Omvana has tons of collections that focus on different areas such as sleep meditation, productivity, and lots more.

If music or ambient noise is important to you while meditating, you won't find anything better than Omvana.


Best meditation apps for iPhone: Headspace

Headspace is a fun way to not only track meditation sessions but to motivate you to make time for them. You start off attempting 10 minutes a day and work up from there. As you progress, you'll unlock achievements. You can also add your friends and check out meditation sessions that are meant for different types of stress relief.

If you need some motivation or want the ability to communicate with other meditators, check out Headspace.


Best meditation apps for iPhone: Breathful

Breathful is a barebones meditation app that lets you track 10 minute sessions. Since the main goal of meditation is mindfulness that is distraction free, Breathful can also keep track of any distractions you may encounter. Simply tap the screen during a meditation to record a distraction. This data is then saved in Breathful so you can compare sessions and see how you're progressing.

If you enjoy short meditation sessions but want a way to track distractions too, Breathful is what you want.


Best meditation apps for iPhone: Enso

Ensō is a simple to use meditation timer and bell that you can customize by choosing how much preparation time you'd like and how long you'd like to meditate. You can also set intervals if you choose. Ensō comes complete with professionally recorded bell and bowl sounds to enhance the meditation experience. You can also purchase more via in-app purchase if you'd like.

For a distraction free meditation experience that lets you customize intervals and timers, you want Ensō.

The Mindfulness App

Best meditation apps for iPhone: Mindfulness App

The Mindfulness App is full of guided meditations that vary from 3 minutes to 30 minutes in length. You can track statistics about your meditation sessions so you can see how you're doing and what you need to spend more time on. There are also many guided meditation programs you can buy via in-app purchase that focus on specific areas such as breathing, standing, and many more.

When it comes to guided meditation, you want The Mindfulness App.

Your vote for best meditation apps for iPhone?

If you enjoy meditating, do you rely on any of the above apps to make the most of your time? If not, do you use any other meditation apps you think should be included in this list? Be sure to let me know in the comments!

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Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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Best meditation apps for iPhone: Clear your head and relax better than ever!


I live by Headspace! I've been using it since the end of last December, and am having fun experimenting with the latest version of the app. Andy Puddicombe is truly wonderful, and, in conjunction with other tools I've been using, this app has changed my life. I highly recommend Take 10 to my students and colleagues, and suggest that anyone who's interested in meditation give this a try!

i have tried a few different tech solutions for meditating covering the whole zen/calm concept mostly i use the iPhone app which is good but when i saw that imore was doing the BEST i knew i could probably find better and i have going to try the mindfulness app

Great article, thank for you putting that together! You also might want to check out It is used by Loic Le Meur, Joi Ito (Director MIT Media Lab) and thousands of others. We have a solid 5 star rating and some of our users say it's the best meditation app they have ever used. It's a beautiful timer, tracker and community. We are currently in the process of building the Android version. The basic version is free, and you may upgrade to get all features (it's a "Pay what you can" model based on the donation model of most meditation groups - you can choose between three pricing points). Would love to hear what you think of our app. We have no marketing budget, so we totally rely on word-of-mouth. Take care, Remo (Disclosure: I'm the Co-Founder of the app)

Hi Allyson!

Thanks for putting this list together!

I would add PINE to this list as well. PINE is a simple mobile app that helps people check-in with themselves daily. PINE is part mindfulness, part journalling, all with a focus on being well.

Would love to get your thoughts on the app! PINE is available for the iPhone. Android will be shipping in early January 2015.

Renjie Butalid

I use Zen Mindfulness which is a free mindfulness app on IOS. It contains guided meditations by many great and well known mindfulness teachers

Contains very many guided meditations! And no ads :)
In addition is has a separate section on mindfulness techniques!

I've downloaded a new meditation app called Mindful Minute Meditation and it helps me be mindful during my busy work day.. Very nice and has really relaxing sounds..