Dark Noise is a simple yet powerful way to play ambient noise to help you sleep, focus, or relax.
Each of the 30+ high quality sounds features a delightfully animated icon that brings the sound to life. Deep integrations with iOS make it easier than ever to start an ambient noise with a tap or even your voice!
• 30+ sounds
• Set a timer to fade out noise before you wake up
• Start a noise with your voice using Siri Shortcuts — even on your HomePod
• 7 themes including True Black
• AirPlay support
• Today Extension widget
• Home screen quick actions
• Over 20 custom Home screen icons
• More to come!
Dark Noise is ready for iOS 13!
- You can now pick whatever 2 themes you want to use for the system dark and light mode.
- Dark Noise now works with Siri so you can say "Hey Siri, play drippy rain in Dark Noise" to play sounds without having to set up a Siri Shortcut first.
- New iOS 13 parameterized Shortcuts allow you to start a noise with a specified timer. The new "Pause Noise" shortcut will pause a noise even when "Mix Audio" is turned on.
- New Sounds:
- Cat Purring
- Distant Thunder
- Spaceship Engine
Ratings and Reviews
The new starship noise is pretty great. My brain has a hard time discerning exactly where it is coming from even though it’s playing from my phone on my nightstand. My brain eventually ignored it. As I woke up at one point, I thought Dark Noise must have crashed as I couldn’t hear the noise. But 30 seconds later my brain focused and the starship noise was discernible from the ceiling fan and traffic noise. Weird. But I think that’s a good sign the noise works. For at least the starship noise, it has no discernible pattern that my brain could pick up on. It is just constant low rumble that needs volume to be fairly high (for now) so my brain focuses on it and not other repetitive or sharp noises. The white, brown, pink and airplane noises are too sharp or high pitched for me. Maybe. Very cool and hope, with this app, I can train myself to stop using earplugs to sleep. Slick, easy to use interface and Siri shortcut support is a nice touch.
Sound quality is off
I agree with scampercom about the sound quality being off. The sounds sound thinned out. I use in-ear headphones (not Apple’s) to help blocked out co-workers when trying to concentrate. I usually listen to music but sometimes that can get tiresome and I prefer white noise. This app, though I really like the selection, probably wouldn’t help. The sound quality from other apps like Noisli and Noizio are better, with Wildfulness being the absolute best with 3D sound. I can mix sounds with Noisli but the app hasn’t been updated in a year or so and you can hear the looping. Noizio is updated, has more sounds than Noisli, but you can hear the looping and it requires so many in app purchases to expand the library. Wildfulness, Wildfulness 2, and it’s 3rd counterpart Sonas Island (or something like that) has beyond amazing sound quality. You can hear the looping with a few sounds but it’s biggest flaw for me is the lack of variety. It’s ALL nature sounds. There are other apps I have tried but most were unnecessarily complicated or not worth mentioning. This app is good for it’s simplicity, ease of use, features, and variety, but unfortunately not it’s sound quality.
Underwater and (now with update) Spaceship have helped me fall asleep consistently since Day 1 of downloading this app. I rarely sleep without it now. It’s also helped me wake up, since I become acutely aware the moment the timer stops the sound and my body naturally wakes up, miraculously 5 minutes before my alarm is set to ring. Unbelievable, especially as someone actively recovering from social media addiction (I previously suffered from anxiety driven largely by Facebook/IG, had a difficult time sleeping for more than a few hours, etc.) I am so grateful I found this app on Product Hunt.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
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