Pause: daily mindfulness 4+

Focus, Energy & Clarity


    • 3.9 • 108 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



* Best of AppStore - Apple *
* Pick of the week - Starbucks *
* Apps of the year Winner - TIME *
* Simplicity at its best - Huffingtonpost*

Based on the ancient principles of Tai Chi and mindfulness practice, PAUSE brings the act of focused attention to your mobile device. Using a patent-pending technique and a unique approach to modern technology, you can easily start the journey to relaxation – anywhere and anytime. By slowly and continuously moving your fingertip across the screen, PAUSE triggers the body’s ‘rest and digest’ response, quickly helping you regain focus and release stress within minutes. The calming audiovisual feedback in the app is designed to help you keep your attention and focus in the present moment. Throughout development of the application, PAUSE has been continuously tested and validated using EEG-technology.

What is PAUSE?

∙ A new digital approach to ancient meditation practices

∙ An interactive tool to quickly regain focus and release stress

∙ Scientifically tested and validated with EEG-technology

∙ Available anywhere and anytime

∙ Using PAUSE now adds mindfulness minutes to Health App on iPhone iOS10+ devices.

Terms of use:

What’s New

Version 4.4.3

Thanks for using Pause. In this update we add iPad Landscape mode support.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

This may be the hardest task you have to do all day. Download Pause, a meditation app, and try—just try—to move your finger around the screen very, very slowly for your chosen number of minutes without stopping to check how long you have left. If you succeed the first time, then you must be a zen master. If, like us, you love a bit of multiscreening, you might find this enforced break taxing, but also incredibly beneficial. Don’t worry, you won’t even have to put down your device.

nkhSea ,


OK, so here’s the deal. I use this just like those old “ocean wave” toys. (The ones that came in a plastic tube, and were filled with a thick blue liquid and a clear liquid. You tilted them from one end of the tube to the other to make “waves”.) With this app, i don’t close my eyes, and I pay no attention to the “too fast” or “too slow” because I don’t care what the developer had in mind, I just want to play with the colors. It does fill the screen, but, if you move around toward the corners you will see that the circle is still there. Then you can start playing with it, making it bigger and smaller, and moving around. It’s a not perfect app. I’d like a little more control of the size of the circle, and the colors, but I enjoyed it.

ijustgetbored ,

Mindfulness at hand

I've done mindfulness work in a lot of settings, but I don't often have time or the structured environment to really settle down for a long stretch-- but I still need that pause (apt name). Yes, this is very simple, but I appreciate that; it's what I was looking for. If you do want something more complex, then this may not be the best choice.

What this is good for (for me): tense moments during the day when I need a breather. The first time I used it, I was frustrated because I felt like the blob expanded too fast, like it was giving too many directions, etc. I realized that was my mind focusing too much on the details of the app and being distracted from mindfulness practice: once I let all that go and let myself fall into the soothing aspects, it worked beautifully.

Your degree of satisfaction may vary depending on how much you're willing to let go of focus on design details and drift I to mindfulness practice-- and that is purely an individual preference. It is too bad that there isn't a brief trial period or demo so that users could see which side of the line they fall on before paying. My best advice is to ask yourself whether or not you're typically bothered by function or if you can set that aside.

Pro tip: this mindfulness app is great for using at work. It's so unobtrusive that no one will have any idea what you're doing-- if they even notice.

App Privacy

The developer, PauseAble, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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