Want to get away from the monotonous office noises? Crave for the ocean breeze or the leaves whispering? Or maybe you need a cheer up with the sounds of the city? Any of your cravings will be satisfied with Elsewhere! Elsewhere app creates a special atmosphere around you with its ambient sounds.

Elsewhere is:

- Three environments with individual sounds (more coming soon);
- Automatic switching from day to night mode depending on your time zone;
- Only non-recurrent atmospheric sounds;
- Works in the background, not interfering with the work process.

Elsewhere brings harmony to your ear…

What’s New

Version 1.3

1. Elsewhere goes free! Enjoy either of its three environments - beach, forest or city - without any fee.
2. The sound of rain can now accompany any of Elsewhere's environments for only $ 0,99.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Earen ,

Really enjoy this app at work

I really enjoy this app. It is an ambient sound generator, it isn't just sounds on a loop. This is essential for me to keep it from becoming too distracting. I wish it had more environments, but the three that are available are top-notch.

stuckfly ,

Best in class and responsive support

I've tried several of these, some from the Mac App Store and some not; and I think Elsewhere is the best implementation of an ambient sound app for the Mac.

CON: It worked on my laptop one time, then the volume slider broke and the sounds take several minutes to get going—this may be a conflict with one of my other apps though. Limited ambient themes (but in-app purchases of additional sound themes might be the whole strategy—to earn a living I suppose; I'm going to buy the Rain one and I'd pay for one with more birds and…I dunno…bees.)

PRO: It works perfectly on my wife's iMac—and when I say perfectly I mean the UI is simple, efficient, and all features of the app work as expected. The ambient themes are excellent; I suppose they repeat but I haven't noticed (and that's the main thing that disappoints with other apps like this—I have tried them ALL). Sound quality is superb. I like the in-app purchase option for more themes and I hope they do more! As for the problem with Elsewhere on my MacBook Pro, I posted a support request via their online form and they got back to me next day. Pretty good support for a free app!

MRArellano ,

CPU hog: Incompatible with 10.9.2

According to the information provided by the App Store, it lists Elsewhere's as "Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later”, yet when I reported the app hogging 100% of my CPU, causing my fans to almost constatly operate in overdrive, I was informed by customer service that Elsewhere is not compatible with Mac OS 10.9.2, but that they may add the compatibility in the future. It’s a great, unique idea with almost excellent execution, save for this lack of compatibility with causes CPU and fan issues.


44.2 MB

OS X 10.7 or later



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Rain mode $0.99
  2. Rain Mode $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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