The journal is comparable in quality to many standalone note-taking apps. It allows you to optionally take notes after your sittings, and lets you browse through your meditation history as either a visually annotated log or textual journal.
All of your recorded data can be exported - as a nicely formatted email that you can print, or as a table that you can load into a spreadsheet if you want. You can also email individual journal entries - useful for posting them on a blog.
Easy to read graphics let you know at a glance how regularly you are meditating, and how long your daily practice has been going. A chart illustrates your progress over the course of the year, and a bar graph shows the total number of hours you have meditated.
As a reminder if you forget to sit, the application icon optionally counts the number of days since you last meditated.
It's much easier to keep going with a routine when you can see so clearly how you are doing.
The timer shows time passing using clean graphics that allow you to see at a glance where you are within your sitting period without being unduly distracted.
If your meditation routine incorporates different stages within a single sitting, you can set chimes to ring at the appropriate points using straightforward controls.
You can turn off the ringer and the gongs will still sound, so you don't need to worry about being interrupted by phone calls or SMS. If you do need to attend to a message briefly, you can carry on from where you left off. For people whose meditation practice involves chants or prayer, you can also now switch to other apps and the timer will still run and the chimes will still ring.
Because the timer is intended to be used every day, the design provides a calm and clear experience without unnecessary clutter'. Try it!