▶ »Vicinity« helps you to stay concentrated, focused or to relax.

Using selected, handpicked ambient sounds in high definition, it enhances your environment by creating an authentic acoustic atmosphere. Taking place in your menubar, it’s super-easy and fast accessible. Although we don’t convince you with quantity but quality, we’ll add additional sounds constantly.

»A moderate level of ambient noise enhances creativity«, according to a peer-reviewed study of the University of Oxford. But you can’t always work in places with ambient noise. That’s why we created Vicinity.

• Exclusive stereo sounds (320kB/s)
• Add as much custom sounds as you want
• Works completely offline
• Countdown/Timer-Function
• Shortcut support
• Preferences: Autostarts on launch (optional)
• Preferences: Plays at start (optional)
• Decent, modern MenuBar icon
• Retina-optimized interface
• Supports macOS Darkmode

We’re contantly updating the app to deliver the best possible user experience for you. If you like it, please support us and rate »Vicinity« on the AppStore! Feel free to mail us your ideas, questions or feedback to

What’s New

Version 1.1.2

• Minor improvements
• Beautified App Icon

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Corvi ,

Easy to use, sounds good

Simple way to get incidental background sounds to help you work via menubar app. Works fine, sounds are good and not so short that you can tell when it loops.

vivalabjc ,

I bought this…Now it’s free. Good thing too.

I bought this app. I believe it was $1.99 or something like that. I wanted a menubar app that would work when not connected to the internet unlike noisli or others. It was a bit shocking when the weedwacker started going off on the “peaceful coast” track so I switched to the “calm promenade” and about got hit by a box truck. The loops are short and noticeable. Save your time and money and download some storm noises mp3 and play with iTunes. Vicinity, if you read this feel free to issue refund.

YuxiaoQ ,

High quality white noise!

For anyone who is hestating about the quality of white noise sounds before buying:

Buy it. It is worth it.


IXEAU UG (haftungsbeschraenkt)
317.4 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Dutch, French, German, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish, Turkish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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