• The tiny mindfulness bell for your Mac
"Perfect." - Leo Babauta, zenhabits.net
• Mindful Mynah plays a sound of your choosing, repeatedly, at an interval of your choosing.
What you use the reminder for is up to you.
Some people get distracted easily, and want to be reminded to stay on task.
For others, distraction is not the problem. They want to be reminded to take regular breaks.
Some people just want a reminder to bring them back to the present moment:
"What are you doing right now? Is it still what you intended to be doing?"
• Simple, minimal interface
Select a sound, set the reminder interval, go. Mindful Mynah stays out of your way. On the Mac, the app lives in your menu bar. On iOS, the app can run in the background as you go about your day.
Mindful Mynah comes with a selection of reminder sounds, all kinds: sharp, soft, dry, resonant.
Some prefer a metallic sound that hangs in the air and creates a sense of stillness, like the church bell or Tibetan singing bowl.
Others like a drier, more organic sounding reminder, like handclap or knock.
Try them all out and see which ones work best for you, or select Random Sound for a surprise each time.
• Remind Me
You can set the reminder interval from one minute to two hours.
If you are using Mindful Mynah to remind yourself to take regular breaks, you might only want to hear a reminder once or twice every hour.
If your goal is to stay mindful of the present moment, or to stay on task, reminders once every few minutes might be needed, at least to begin with, or on days when you find it especially difficult to focus.
You may find that you need less frequent reminders as your mindfulness improves!
• Happy Customers
Leo Babauta at zenhabits featured the Mac version of Mindful Mynah in his Essential Mac Setup article, calling it "Perfect."
"Your app is so... unpretentious...simple... but it brings a little space of serenity in me every time I hear the sound of the koto, the tibetan singing bowl or the dulcimer (my 3 favorite ones...)" - Arnaud, Belgium.
"Mindful Mynah pulls you away from distractions with a gentle tone." - Lifehacker review.
"I just found out about Mindful Mynah to combat my ADD. This is probably the best $2 I've ever spent." - @rninh
"Mindful Mynah has been a wonderful addition to my working day." - Jennifer, UK
"Today has been one of those days that I appreciate the Mindful Mynah app on my desktop. #breathe" - @trudeanstudents
"Love the subtle call to attention, and the flexibility this app provides … well worth the menu bar real estate."
"Simplicity at its finest. Thank you!"
"Mindful Mynah is a very simple app, but nonetheless it has a huge impact on the daily productivity at work and my well-being"
- Mac App Store reviews
Cymbal • new!
Glockenspiel • new!
Pulse • new!
Snap • new!
Tibetan Singing Bowl
Dark Mode support
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic little app
This app is perfect to keep you focused and mindful. It includes most of the necessities without the fluff. Sensible defaults and easy to configure. There’s only one thing I’d like to see added: I often work in an open office which requires my sound to be very low or off so I don’t disturb my peers. I would love it if I can set the app to do a light flash of my screen or a Notification so that I can still be reminded when I don’t have my sound on.
Nice Sound Variety and Ability to Send Random Times
I like the selection of different types of sounds - longer and shorter tones for different instruments and various noises. The Do Not Disturb worked fine for me and I love the ability to set the reminder at X random times per hour rather than at specific fixed times.
What's not to love?
I love this simple and well-designed app. Does what it needs to with a little personality to boot. (Cute bird.)
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- Richard Henderson
- 24.8 MB
- Requires macOS 10.14 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2012-19 42burnside
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.