There’s no shortage of meditation apps, but Ten Percent Happier is specifically geared toward newcomers and skeptics, like its founder—TV anchor and best-selling author Dan Harris—used to be.
The app is low on chakras and crystals. Instead, it uses straight talk and a sense of humor to help you focus on sleeping better, reducing stress, and boosting focus.
Through hundreds of guided lessons from respected teachers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Joseph Goldstein, and Sharon Salzberg, Ten Percent Happier keeps the process simple. There are 5- to 15-minute meditations for every situation (driving, toothbrushing), a timer to help you keep your streak alive, and an entire section devoted to sleep.
Best of all, the app meets you where you are. Ten Percent Happier works with Siri Shortcuts and Apple Watch; check out the short talks (like “Learning from Trolls” and “What Is the Point of Meditation”), which are designed to fit into even the busiest of days. Ten Percent Happier also integrates with Apple Health, which can help track your physical and mental wellness.