Meditation has come to the forefront for many, providing simple mind exercises to meet and defeat the many challenges faced in today’s rapid-fire world. Most people have a hard time finding the right venue in which to meditate and get more out of a meditative experience they create for themselves at home. Meditation is an art form that is hard to master, but sometimes, there are tools for that such as the GeoSonic app.
GeoSonic App Review
GeoSonic is an app available for the iPhone and iPad that is a music player combining sound with constantly evolving images that collaborate into an experience that helps the mind focus and heal. The images are randomly generated by the app, and can be tweaked by making small adjustments to the app through options available along the top and left edges of the screen.
The latest updates to this app features a few more options over the last with a newer look, giving users more flexibility and customizations. You can change the sounds you hear by creating different combinations of tones. You can change the colors the app uses as it adds and removes skillfully drawn shapes to the mandala-based image.
Add or remove individual shapes to change the complexity or look. If you wish to go back to the previous shape, there is a redo option. Change how the shape moves by selecting spiral, warp, or bounce, depending on what brings you the best focus.
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The combinations are endless, and there is so much you can do to customize your experience. If you really like something you have created, you can save it for later uploading. You may even go through and create different “experiences” for different types of uses, such as one for deep meditation, another for a quick focus exercise in the middle of your day, and a third for a relaxation session to end the evening with peace. You can use the app as a meditation builder, saving and adjusting as you go.
The only downside I had with the app was the cluttered look it had when all the option icons showed. The icons themselves were fairly small and hard to discern, so I often had to use the Help button to figure out what each was for. The icons themselves were not entirely self-explanatory or representative of their function. The colors and speed with which the images moved was also a bit disturbing for someone who is looking for a calming experience. I was not happy with the sounds, as they were quite techno-sounding and not soft and smooth, but more shrill. A few tweaks here could help, especially because this is not a free app.
Otherwise, I have not seen an app like this before that allows you to create and save “experiences” for future use. Your experiences can be used for meditation, yoga, or just for when you need to take a break from the day. Sometimes focusing on something abstract helps one make sense and bring clarity to the chaos we so often face.