MalaMode 4+

Meditation Timer and Counter

Chester Wood

    • 4.6 • 7 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



A Full-featured Meditation App with Timer and Counters.

The meditation timer keeps a log of all your sessions and provides an easy-to-access summary of your accumulated meditation time
You can set up different chime sounds for start, end, and intervals within the session
You can set a delay when starting the timer
Presets can save your settings for each different kind of session, and if you are logged in with a Premium Service account, the presets are synchronized across devices

Big button– count without looking at the screen: the entire screen is the button
Add your own background photo to each counter
Large easy-to-read display
Feedback: Optional click and/or vibrate on each count
Mala Mode: Count rounds
Target Mode: Daily progress towards a goal
Editable count history page
Customizable increment value
Add any amount to count at any time
Set a goal value and optionally reset, click and/or vibrate at end
Name your counter
Share counts by email

ADDITIONAL FEATURES with Premium Service in-app purchase
Multiple nameable counters
Sync to cloud
Access your counters, timer presets and session logs on multiple devices

Timer in-app purchase enables custom period (30 minutes only in free version)

What’s New

Version 2.2.3

The Counter List now has thumbnails of your background images. (If you already had background images for your counters before upgrading to this version, you may have to reload them to see the thumbnails in the counter list.)

New in previous version:
Support for SlideOver and SplitView on iPad
Better synchronization of daily counts between devices in Target Mode
Optionally enable a long press of the counter button to increment by the Mala length if Mala Mode is on
Added more bell sounds to the Timer
Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Vajra Jam ,

Highly recommended

Out of all the Mala apps I’ve tried this one is superior as far as I’m concerned. Works great with lots of customizable features. Had the basic free version for a year and that was great but finally decided to “splurge” and support this app that I got so much use out of and the premium features made me enjoy it so much more. So whether you just want the free version or are willing to spend a few bucks for the upgrade, this app is the one to get- don’t waste your time looking for any others.

iq2 ,


does just what it’s supposed to do. no problems at all.

as a longtime buddhist with a dev son, i too bought the full monte. a job well done. 🌸

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for taking the time to review 🙏🏼


The single best Mala Beads tally/counter app I've found so far. Excellent functions.

Today, I searched desperately for a counter/tally app suitable for Mala Beads style counting. The functions needed for this, I think, are obviously alerts at targeted counts and auto-repeat/auto-reset functions with data for rounds/lap functions, with different alerts for counts and rounds/laps/target-completion.

Downloaded and tested more than 20 counter apps and more than half a dozen mala-like apps.

Other apps are found to be nowhere near the functionalities and customaziblity of this app. I can customize the count sounds and lap sounds. Very flexible counter text size and positions. Able to add/change my own background. History function. Almost whole screen tap area. Lock mode for prevention of accidental calling up of menus.

Amazingly, I don't need to buy in-app purchase to get a fully functional and very customazible app. That's all I need. I just need only one counter and don't need to syncronize across all devices.

That said, as a donation for the great efforts of the creator of the app, I just bought 1.99$ in-app purchase; which hopefully 😆 will give me using multiple counters and syncing across device, I think. With that I got, unexpectly, a few more color themes to choose.*[edit: sorry, the available additional color themes come intelligently from the colors from the chosen background photo, not from purchase 😁.]

Some customizable options need slightly steep learning curve, imo.

I'm using iphone 7 (ios 11.3) purposefully haven't yet upgraded to ios 12. So far so good. I hope the devs won't screw up the app in next updates 😬.

So far, the app crash once while writing this [while switching and testing the app], that's not good of course, but it doesn't make me to down vote from my five stars.

May be I'll update later according to my experiences with this app.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your thoughtful and thorough review. (And thanks for the "donation"!) The crash you experienced was probably an out-of-memory error. The new version we just released (1.13) has better memory usage behavior, and several other bugs are fixed, so please update. If you have any suggestions for improving the user interface or documentation ( or go to Settings/Help in the app) please don't hesitate to get in touch at

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