When comparing CamScanner vs Insight Timer Meditation Timer, the Slant community recommends Insight Timer Meditation Timer for most people. In the question“What are the best Android apps?” Insight Timer Meditation Timer is ranked 27th while CamScanner is ranked 29th. The most important reason people chose Insight Timer Meditation Timer is:
Has a good free intro course.
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Pro Scan border recognition
Nearly perfect scan border recognition – and related adjustment possibilities
Pro Small Scan file size
The best small scan file size results so far (when adjusted correctly)
Pro PDF conversion
CamScanner scans documents directly into multi page PDF format.
Pro Ad-less free version
Pro Batch scanning
CamScanner allows users to scan multiple documents at the same time.
Pro Scanned documents can be stored in cloud storage
Free CamScanner accounts have access to 200 MB of free storage space. 10 GB storage space is available for full version license (monthly subscription).
This app offers password protection for scanned documents.
Pro Balance indicator
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.
Con Nagging badges even in paid version
Even in the paid version disturbing badges for gaining "gifts" one cannot switch off.
Con Scan workflow not optimized
Scan (and saving results) workflow needs several more steps than it should.
Con Pro features requires subscription
Either monthly or yearly subscriptions are available at either $4.99/month or $49.99/year.
Con Free version has no OCR functionality
Con Buttons are not labeled
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.