Best apps you’ve never heard of: Relaxation and music

by Kymee Noll – Horizon Editor-in-Chief

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Photo by Eleya Raim.

 

Relaxation and Music

Calm — Meditate, Sleep, Relax by Calm.com (FREE)

recommended by Julie Lehman

Description

Need a little more calm in your life?  Calm can help you meditate, sleep, relax, focus and much more.  Available on App Store and Play Store.

Features

  • The 7 Steps of Calm — learn how to meditate with this easy-to-follow program
  • 16 blissful music tracks by meditation music master, Kip Mazuy
  • 7 guided meditation sessions from 2 to 30 minutes — for whenever you need a break from your day

 

MindShift by Creative B’stro (FREE)

recommended by Julie Lehman

“Very customizable, and lets you choose to focus on help for anxiety-producing situations specific to you.”

Description

There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life.  It can change how you think about anxiety.  Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.  Available on App Store and Play Store.

Features

Tools to tackle the following

  • Test Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Social Anxiety
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Worry
  • Panic
  • Conflict

 

Songza by Songza Media, Inc. (FREE)

recommended by Abby Musser

Description

Working?  Relaxing?  At the gym?  Songza plays you the right music at the right time.  App Store Best of 2012.   Available on App Store and Play Store.

Features

  • Free, with no listening limits
  • Stream thousands of original playlists handmade by music experts
  • Browse a curated playlist library organized by activity, genre, decade, and mood

 

Spotify by Spotify Ltd. (FREE)

recommended by Jenna VonBargen

Description

Search for any track, artist, or album and listen for free.  Make and share playlists.  Build your biggest, best ever music collection.  Get inspired with personal recommendations and readymade playlists for just about everything.  Available on App Store and Play Store.

Features

  • Play any artist, album, or playlist in shuffle mode
  • Hear a sneak peak with Touch Preview – just hold down your finger
  • Swipe left to save your favorite songs.  Start building a collection in just seconds

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