Stress Free Now offers guided meditations aimed to help individuals reduce and control feelings of stress. The app features ten different meditation audio tracks, ranging in length from about 5 to 20-minutes. Each audio track has a short introductory test and is accompanied by a picture. The meditations are grounded in mindfulness and use a range of relaxation techniques including diaphragmatic breathing, body scanning, and guided imagery. Stress Free Now recommends users to practice a meditation with the app at least four times per week. The app is free.


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Credibility

Overall Score: 2.85/5.00

Research base 2/3
Research support 1/2
Specificity of proposed intervention 2/3
Number of consumer ratings 2/3
Product advisory support 1/1
Software support 0/2

Total 8/14

date of rating:  June 2017


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User Experience

Objective Quality Score: 2.98/5.00

Subscale scores:
Engagement: 2.4
Functionality: 3.8
Aesthetics: 2.7
Information: 3.0

Subjective quality score: 2.5

Perceived impact score: 2.8

Rating date: August 2015
Rated by: Mani, M., Kavanagh, D. J., Hides, L., & Stoyanov, S. R. (2015). Review and Evaluation of Mindfulness-Based iPhone Apps. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 3(3), e82. https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.4328

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Available for: iOS 6.0 or later (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)
Company Name: Cleveland Clinic Wellness Enterprise
Classification (Type of Treatment): Mindfulness
Targeted conditions: Stress and Anxiety
Target demographics: Adults
Special provider necessary: No
Languages Available in: English
Where to get it: iTunes