• 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 the way, in your menu bar.
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. The reminders can be spaced evenly - "Every 5 minutes" - or somewhat randomly - "About 10 times an hour"
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!
• New for macOS Sonoma
Version 3 of Mindful Mynah introduces Widgets and Shortcuts integration
• Thank you for purchasing Mindful Mynah! Our policy is:
- Buy the app once and only once
- All future updates are free
- No In-App Purchases or subscription fees, ever
If you have found Mindful Mynah useful, please consider leaving a rating or review on the App Store. It really makes a difference and helps others discover the app.
• Happy Customers
Leo Babauta at zenhabits featured the Mac version of Mindful Mynah in his Essential Mac Setup article, calling it "Perfect."
"Mindful Mynah pulls you away from distractions with a gentle tone." - Lifehacker review.
"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"
"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"
A few cosmetic adjustments to the desktop widgets
Ratings and Reviews
simple, clear, reliable
it does everything i want for chimes throughout the day; the reminder sound selection is good; i would give it a fifth star if it supported custom sounds
edit: can version 3 have the mute times back
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
- 35.8 MB
- Requires macOS 14.0 or later.
- Age Rating
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