If you’re looking for some calm in your day, downloading a meditation or mindfulness app is a great idea.

With so many apps on the market – it can feel like a real mission finding the perfect one for you.

That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you.  Take a look at our favourite mindfulness apps.

Get the lowdown on our favourite meditation and mindfulness apps including Calm, Headspace, Insight Timer, Smiling Mind and Waking Up.  

Smiling Mind


OVERALL RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Smiling Mind helps you thrive on the inside with a variety of meditation programs and exercises tailored to different demographics and desires.  The app partnered with Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council to develop a meditation program that incorporates Aboriginal language and culture.  All the content is free, making it the perfect app to start your mindfulness journey.


PRICING: $69.99 per year


On a mission to make the world happier and healthier, Calm has had over 50 million downloads and 700,000 5-star reviews.   The app provides guided meditation sessions ranging from 3 – 25 minute intervals coupled with beginner and advanced programs.  The exclusive music is engineered to help you focus, relax or sleep.  

Waking Up

PRICING: $x per year


If you love discovering new things about your mind, Waking Up is designed for you.  Sam Harris – neuroscientist, philosopher, and New York best-selling author – explores the practice of meditation and examines the theory behind it.    This app allows you to go beyond mere stress reduction and ground your meditation experience in practical wisdom.  


PRICING: $69.99/year


Headspace is your personal guide to health and happiness.  The app has 350 hours of guided meditation lessons delivered by Andy Puddicombe, meditation and mindfulness expert.  The “check-in” routine before each session allows users to get settled in and ready to meditate.

Insight Timer


OVERALL RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

If you want 40,000+ free guided meditations, Insight Timer is your solution to help calm the mind, reduce anxiety, manage stress and improve happiness.  You can access thousands of teachings and podcasts on topics such as self confident, compassion, stress and grief.  

Did you find a meditation app to suit your style?  We hope you found the perfect app to incorporate in your daily routine.  If you’ve got a recommendation we didn’t mention, let us know on Facebook.

Pam Foster is a former hiring manager ready to help you land your dream career. She shares job search strategy insights with one simple goal – to help you stand out, captivate and impact hiring managers.