About

The (“mindful dot technology”) website explores and reviews techniques and tools to help you stay focused whilst using devices including as smart phones, tablets, laptops, and smart watches. It can be difficult to use these devices without “getting lost” because many apps and websites are designed to be distracting and addicting. By contrast, mindful tech supports more intentional and happier living.

We are exploring the confluence of mindfulness with tech: discovering more mindful, focused, and task-oriented apps and websites. We believe that technology can and should be a force for good, but we need take care to develop healthy digital habits, such as digital detox and turning off notifications. We can also choose apps that are designed with our well-being in mind.

There are many terms for the topics we cover, including digital well-being, digital wellness, humane technology, digital mindfulness, and our own favorite “mindful technology” / “mindful tech”. We covered these definitions in the blog post What is mindful technology?.

Contributors

Founder and editor of mindful.technology. A software developer by profession, Justin's education and experience in technology may inform his writing, but he writes as an everyday user of technology, just like you.
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INFJ, 24. Lover of nature, meditation, decaf soy lattes; aspiring to walk a path of authenticity and compassion.
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James is a freelance writer based in the UK, who specialises in sports and technology. He has a particular interest in tech for good and online security, and in his spare time he enjoys video games and card collecting.
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Wonderer. Creator. Farmer. Ellie's calling in life is care taking of the land, essentially bringing back biodiversity in the ecosystem and community. She is dedicated to creating harmony within our society as well as inter species.
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Singer/songwriter and a trainee Chaplain with the Quakers. Joe believes in the power of mindfulness and mediation to heal. Joe currently lives in London in a community house of friends and their cat called Bella.
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Kesley Cage is an inner work coach and social activist. He enjoys deep listening, cups of tea and hugs.
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If you are interested in contributing articles, either a one-off guest post or regular contributions, please get in touch. We pay for articles (the amount depends on topic, length, and your prior writing experience) plus we give you a link back to your website in the bio.

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How this site is financed

The initial launch of the site has been funded by me (Justin Emery), with a small investment of cash and a large investment of time, all of which has been made possible through my freelance software development work.

This website is not run primarily for profit, however I would like to earn something from it to help justify the many hours put into it and cover my website hosting costs.

This website does not show advertisements – that would be against the principle of less distracting tech espoused by this website.

In future I will be adding a way to donate monthly to support this site. Please sign up to the newsletter (see above) to hear when that is available.

You could also consider hiring me for a website or software development project, especially if your project is Humane Tech or otherwise related to the topics we write about on this website. See my freelance software development site for more details of what I can offer.

On copyright

I believe in the free exchange of ideas, information, and cultural works, therefore I am making all articles on this site (unless otherwise indicated) available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. You can share or reuse the material without charge so long as an attribution (with link) is included. An attribution would look something like this:

Designed to distract by Justin Emery of is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

I’d still be interested to hear from you if you re-publish any of these articles.