When comparing Insight Timer Meditation Timer vs Podcast Addict, the Slant community recommends Podcast Addict for most people. In the question“What are the best Android apps?” Podcast Addict is ranked 24th while Insight Timer Meditation Timer is ranked 27th. The most important reason people chose Podcast Addict is:
For those that would like to try out the app or don't mind advertisements in their apps there is a [free version available for download](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bambuna.podcastaddict).
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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 ad supported version available
For those that would like to try out the app or don't mind advertisements in their apps there is a free version available for download.
Pro A lot of features
The app provides a lot of features, adjustments, and settings.
Pro Import OPML
For networks out there that offer an OPML for their entire list of shows, users can import that full list, making an easy way to get an entire networks listings.
Pro Automatically creates play queue
When you play an episode from the Downloaded list, it makes a queue of all episodes for continuous play.
Pro Built in playlist shuffle feature
While not on by default users can go into the players settings to allow for a shuffle feature of all podcasts in the users playlist.
Pro Chromecast support
Chromecast is supported for those that want to stream their podcasts to a Chromecast compliant device.
Pro Radio Streaming
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.
Con From the great to the not so good
Con Design is hum-drum and cluttered
The UI is a bit boring and cluttered when compared to PocketCasts.