Mindful Clock is a small Windows application whose purpose is to help you remember take breaks while you are working on your computer. Additionally, it includes a timer which can be used for reminding you to take some time and step away from the PC, relax, and meditate.
There’s not much to brag about the user interface, as it reveals a clean and plain layout where most of the parameters can be easily selected or deselected.
Mindful Clock gives you the possibility to set up audio reminders hourly or every fifteen minutes. Plus, you may activate the Westminster chimes or make the utility play random chimes and specify the number of reminders that are played per day, as well as test the sound to hear the chimes.
When it comes to setting up the meditation timer, you are allowed to enter the sitting time and specify the time for the walk or rest moment. The meditation timer starts with three sounds of the bell and after that it rings once more signaling that you need to stretch. After a minute two small chimes indicate to stand and start walking, while two final chimes announce the end of the meditation time.
If you activate the “Multiple sittings” feature, the meditation timer loops until you hit the stop button. Since it doesn’t require much computer knowledge to set up the entire operation even rookies can learn to master it in no time. On the downside, you cannot add your own audio files and schedule the chimes to be played at a user-defined time.
It leaves a minimal footprint on system resources, so your computer performance is not affected. However, it hasn’t been updated for a while, so it may cause compatibility issues on newer operating systems.
To sum it up, Mindful Clock offers a simple software solution when it comes to helping you remember to take breaks and meditate, and is suitable especially for less experienced users since it doesn’t come packed with advanced features.