Developer: Tap Tap Tap
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★½☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Serenity ~ the relaxation app is an app that sets to slow life down and make the day that bit calmer while in use. After all, life is hectic. While technology is fantastic for keeping us all informed in the world’s events and keeping on top of work, it also means that many of us don’t really stop to relax. It’s even worse for those city dwellers with the bustling hive of activity around them making quiet time near impossible.

Serenity ~ the relaxation app works by providing 30 relaxing videos, each invoking tranquility and relaxation. There’s something for all tastes. While one video might offer cute sleeping kittens and loveable rabbits, another provides scenes of thunderstorms. The inclusion of a slowly burning candle is a nice touch, the kind of thing that reminded me just how simple yet pleasing the world can be.

The videos are grouped together according to similar elements with the first page focusing on autumnal scenes while another looks at underwater relaxation. Six videos per category keeps things varied but not overwhelmingly so.

The interface is easy to browse with a tap on a picture unveiling the video that can be viewed either with soothing sounds or without.

These videos can be viewed over AirPlay for those with an Apple TV or AirPlay compatible speakers which can be exceptionally useful for setting the mood at an event. A sleep timer will also come in handy for those who like to have ambient noise around them as they rest.

Serenity ~ the relaxation app is an incredibly simple app but it needs to be, otherwise it wouldn’t be as effective. For those in need of tranquility and a form of meditation, $0.99 is surely a small price to pay.

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