Fancy relaxing by a lake, or in the mountains? If time and travel budgets don’t allow, Portal – Sleep, Relax & Focus can take you there in spirit.
It’s designed to help you chill out with assistance from some of the world’s most beautiful places and nature’s most beautiful sounds.
We know what you’re thinking: are there whales? Of course there are, with footage taken in Tahiti and set to ethereal synthesisers. But there is also the more natural sounds of Japan’s Lake Kawaguchi and the waves of Hawaiian and Thai beaches.
It’s particularly good on headphones, where the audio feels like it’s all around you, and if you so wish you can mix the audio with the sound from other apps – so you can combine beach sounds with suitably sunny music or your holiday audiobooks.
The app also enables you to set timers so you don’t oversleep, can wake you up gently with one of its portals, offers simple breathing exercises to help you relax and includes a focus timer you can use to time a single task.
Now if you’ll excuse us, we’ve got an appointment with a book and a beach.