When comparing Insight Timer Meditation Timer vs Blokada, the Slant community recommends Blokada for most people. In the question“What are the best Android apps?” Blokada is ranked 7th while Insight Timer Meditation Timer is ranked 27th.
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Pro Good free course
Has a good free intro course.
Pro Huge range of meditations
Pro Select the opening screen
You can choose from three options as the opening screen (the first thing you see when you open the app):
- Community map
- Meditation library
Pro Detailed metrics on your meditation activity
The application features a statistics section where you can view your past meditation activity. Metrics include amount of time spent and your overall statistics for a certain time period. It also is a good method to see how your meditation is evolving.
Pro High sound quality
The meditation bells in Insight Timer have a very high sound quality which helps to bring a person into a meditative state.
Pro Able to engage with worldwide community
Insight Timer is used by over half a million users in over 140 countries and features a world map, discussion groups and the ability to share your progress with friends.
Pro Notifications can be disabled while the timer is running
Pro Built-in journal feature
When you're finished with a meditation session, the app allows you to write notes about that session. These notes are stored in a journal and can be exported.
Pro Free and open source
Pro Doesn't require root
Pro Great features
Blokada works across all of your apps, not only the browser! It doesn't require root, supports both wifi and mobile networks, and is perfectly safe and simple to use. Just turn it on, and it will do the job silently!
Pro Blocks Ads
Blokada efficiently blocks ads, tracking and malware. It saves your data plan, makes your device faster and protects your privacy.
Pro AdAway without Rooting
The equivelent of AdAway(best adblocker I've ever used for android) but without having to root your phone.
Con Too cluttered for a meditation app
Con Quickly drains battery
Insight Timer has some technical issues and the application won't close in the background in some cases. This causes your Android device to be quickly drained of its battery.
Con The marketing banner is horrible
Everytime you open the app you have a huge banner in your face trying to sell you stuff. It's the worst thing about the app.
Con Expensive in-app purchase for bell intervals
There's an in-app purchase of roughly $6 that will add an interval feature between bells, to let the user know how far they've progressed in a session.
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Con Cannot use with VPN
Because Blokada works by using an internal VPN to act as a filter, it is not possible to use Blokada if you're using an actual VPN.