Meet Insight Timer! This amazing little app for my Iphone that has helped me to be more consistent with my meditation practice. It's fun to use and helps me to feel more connected to the meditation community. Even though it has only been a short time I think it's helping.
The icon on my phone is a pretty little brass bowl. It invites you to mediate just by looking at it. When you press the icon the screen below appears. It allows you to choose a meditation and it tells you how many people are meditating with you using this app at that very moment. A world map shows you where they are. It's really very cool.
The next screen helps you to choose and start your meditation.
One of the things I like the best about this app is that it counts for you. Just enter the length of the meditation you want to do (remember that even 2 to 3 minutes is beneficial), press start and the app minds the time for you. See screen below