Portal - Rewild Your Mind 4+

Nature, wellness, focus, sleep

Portal Labs Ltd

    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Portal harnesses the transformative power of the natural world to help you release stress, enhance focus and spark creativity.

It brings you breathtaking immersive experiences of our beautiful world, featuring award-winning nature sounds, visuals, lighting and design. Each environment - or ‘portal’ - is specifically curated to deliver life changing improvements in focus, creativity, productivity, relaxation and more.

It’s here for the 90% of the time you spend indoors – working, resting and sleeping. It’s your companion when you long to feel like you’re outside, harnessing nature to ease your worries and clear your mind.

Portal combines over 40 years of robust scientific understanding with groundbreaking new research, putting into practice the latest evidence for how our minds and bodies respond to nature.

So say goodbye to unproductive days, sleepless nights and a cluttered mind. Join the millions of nature lovers escaping noise, stress and distraction, and rewilding their minds in the world’s most beautiful surroundings.

Apple - Mac App of the Year (finalist)
Apple - Editor’s Pick.
1m+ downloads.

Focus, creativity, ADHD, relaxation, stress & anxiety relief, mindfulness & meditation, tinnitus, pain relief, PTSD relief, SAD relief, noise masking.


"It has not only made me more productive, but more importantly, it has brought a sense of joy to my work day." Andrew (US)

“An instant ‘on switch’ for being able to focus.” Lifepakpaul (US)

“Nothing so profoundly affects my daily routine as Portal does.” Victor Fury (Malaysia)

"The kind of app you wish you could install on the device of everyone you care about." Alex (France)

"Life changing. There is nothing like this on your Mac." Gabriel (Canada)

"Mind-blowingly awesome! I've long dreamed of an app like this." Dexter (US)

“A beautifully integrated experience that makes focusing on work so natural. Simply perfection.” danand725 (UK)

“It is like a window in my office to beautiful places.” ShaneDE1 (US)

- 100+ portals to the most beautiful & peaceful corners of our planet, including Costa Rica, Iceland, St Lucia, Scotland, England & Slovenia
- Immersive true-to-life Spatial Audio recordings
- Stunning retina-quality ultra high definition motion visuals
- Philips Hue, HomeKit & Nanoleaf smart lighting integration
- Webby award winning design for beautiful aesthetics & experience
- Support for shortcuts allowing automations for power users
- Built to be CPU, GPU & battery efficient
- Absolute Privacy: no 3rd party tracking, targeted ads, or collection of personal data
- Custom built for Apple devices

Portal Free - access to 3 portals (Mac) which rotate monthly. No subscription or trial required.

Portal Premium - unlimited access to a regularly updated library of 100+ portals, smart lighting integration, dynamic spatial audio. Monthly subscription, Annual subscription (with free 7 day trial), or Lifetime (one-0ff) purchase required. Subscriptions include access to our iOS app.

Subscriptions renew automatically unless turned off in your App Store account at least 24 hours before your trial end or membership period.
Dynamic (head-tracked) Spatial Audio requires compatible headphones that support head-tracking (AirPods (3rd Gen), Airpods Pro, AirPods Max, Beats Fit Pro)

We’re based in the UK with one purpose: to reconnect the world with nature.

Terms of Use: portal.app/terms
Privacy Policy: portal.app/privacy

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

Summer has finally arrived here in the UK, and to celebrate one of our favourite seasons, today's release is chock-full of new features, improvements and fixes that we hope will open up new possibilities, new perspectives, and also brighten up your day :)

**New Costa Rica Collection**

This stunning new collection of portals takes you right into the heart of Costa Rica’s pristine rainforests. Specifically captured to evoke feelings of escape, exploration and soft fascination, it draws on the latest research on the restorative power of nature on our minds - to help lower stress, boost creativity, and enhance your focus & concentration.

**New Features**

- Display spanning is finally here! When using Portal across multiple displays you can now select to have the scene flow seamlessly across all your screens. Settings > Display > Layout.
- Landscape, portrait or ultra-wide - however you like your displays - your chosen scene will now always be picture perfect with Intelligent Framing ensuring you get the very best view.
- Nanoleaf’s new Skylights are now fully supported, bringing incredible brightness & immersion to all your favourite portals. Settings > Lighting.
- Beautiful binaural playback is now available through stereo speakers.


- An exclusive discount from our friends at Nanoleaf is now available, and can be used across the entire Nanoleaf product line. Head to Settings > Lighting.
- All circular portal tiles now have all relevant menu options available: you can play/pause, favourite/unfavourite & share.
- Author labels have been introduced for quotes used in articles & portal descriptions.


- An issue that could lead to lower than optimal resolution visuals being used on portrait displays has been fixed.
- Screens no longer freeze when mirroring across multiple monitors.
- Fixes have been put in place to ensure Portal is silky smooth when being played across multiple displays.

A massive thank you to everyone who has helped make this release possible, from our hosts & team in Costa Rica, the awesome folks at Nanoleaf and all of our Mac beta testers, who from the very beginning encouraged us to support display spanning and multi-display orientation - here’s to all of you!

Wherever you may be in the world, we hope you thoroughly enjoy all that this release brings.

If you have any questions or there’s anything at all we can help with, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line at hello@portal.app

Many thanks,

Andy, Alex, Nick, Tim & Stu - Team Portal.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

How can an app about sound look this gorgeous? Portal is part immersive audio experience and part travel companion, a way to lose yourself in lush audio environments from all corners of the globe, all through a cool minimalist UI and stunning HD visuals. Focus, study, or snooze to downpours in the Amazon, lapping waves from the lochs of Scotland, whale song from the deep blue waters of Tahiti, or thunder on the Great Plains. Tap a sound and the app transforms into an aesthetically pleasing clock; set a timer to drift off to sleep to winds on the Isle of Skye or wake to a springtime chorus in London. Bonus: Pair compatible AirPods to experience it all in spatial audio.

QuantumElectron ,

Incredible for Sleep and Getting Work Done

This app was a game changer for me. I’ve always struggled to go to sleep. I have tried music, sleeping masks, white noise, muscle relaxation, etc. This app was really helpful in transporting me to beautiful, serene locations, putting my mind at ease, and finally allowing me to sink into the depths of unconsciousness at night, It’s soundscapes are beautifully realized visually, with varied, 3D immersive sound. I discovered that some of the soundscapes, especially the barley field and the cloud rainforest, were great aids to helping me write and work without getting distracted. Overall, the app has been a great improvement to my quality of life, which I did not expect initially.

I initially got the free version and was really satisfied with the included features, so I upgraded. I have to say the monetization model was really wonderful, encouraging me to support developers without making me feel like I had to pay for a good experience. Recently the app was updated with tons of new sounds from Scotland and Slovenia. It now includes a subscription model, but for the quantity and quality of content, it seems well worth it, especially because it will help the developers flesh out the app even more. On top of that, they gave everyone who had purchased the app free access to everything, which is incredibly generous! I look forward to great new content in the future. Thank you so much!

Developer Response ,

Hi Quantumlightgamer06, thank you so much for sharing your Portal experience and not least your incredibly kind words. Knowing that Portal has helped improve the quality of your life has put the biggest smiles on our faces - it's a goal that we hoped and dreamed Portal would achieve when we first launched and remains our driving ambition going forward! Thank you for your feedback and for being one of our early paid adopters, without your trust, support and encouragement during those early days it's unlikely we would have been able to grow Portal to where we are to-date. We hope you enjoy escaping to the beautiful Slovenian Alps and the Scottish Highlands, as well as a lifetime of escapes around the world to come! Nick.

LCLMomma1392 ,

Great app! Great developers!!

Update: Everything said before still goes! A year (or more?) later and developers still staying true to their customers! And thankyou for update on new sounds coming, I can not wait!!! And thankyou for taking in customer feedback and adding more variety of sounds💛
Previous review: I just wanted to update review since last app update and say again, it was refreshing to see an app devoloper stay consitent, although they switched to a subscription model they did add a way to pay a 1 time fee, and although its more then the $4, still compared to other apps $30 for lifetime is far more reasonable. But most important thing to note is they allowed the users who previously paid the $4 to buy the app to keep the full version along with all the updates, so when you purchase from this devoloper you can be assured you will keep what you paid for regardless of any future changes in the pricing model, and that is hard thing to come by now a days in the apple world, so thankyou! Suggestions: I also would love to see some more light autumn/forest sounds, maybe without birds (or at least light bird sound in distance and spread out a bit) in future, there are lots of water ones wich are great but more like the barley field one (wich is PERFECTLY done!) I would love!

Developer Response ,

Updated reply: 👋 Hi Michelle, so lovely to hear from you! Absolutely delighted to hear that the first batch of St Lu portals have gone down so well :)

And we really appreciate your patience with things and sorry about the tease - definitely not our intention. The super exciting news though is the second batch is on its way in the next few weeks along with our new Iceland collection and Spring collection - together these will more than double the number of portals in the Library to over 100 destinations for you to escape to and immerse yourself in. I know I'm biased, but I think they're some of our best yet! So lots to look forward to, which will hopefully make the wait worthwhile. 🤞 you love them when they land.

As always, a massive thank you for all your support and enthusiasm for what we do - means a huge amount to us.

Previous reply: Hi Michelle, thanks again for taking the time to share your feedback - we're incredibly humbled by your kind words and your support - it really does mean a lot to us :)

So pleased that you're a fan of the Devon Spring Barley Field portal - it's one of my favs too! The field happens to be close to where my wife grew up and her parents still live, so it brings back lots of great memories of years gone by.

Great suggestions for future content! I'll be sure to add these to our ideas board and we'll keep them in mind as we plan out our content strategy for the year aheads. Thanks again for your support and enthusiasm - it's infectious and motivates us to continually strive to push the envelope and develop Portal in a way that we can be proud of, Nick.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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