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iPhone Apps for Nature Lovers

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 9/19/2010

If you are a nature/outdoor lover and always wanted to visit scenic nature spots but don't have the time and resources to do so, this list of iPhone apps for nature lovers is your next best thing to going on a vacation and enjoying nature or the outdoors. Here are five good nature iPhone apps.

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    Custom Sounds of Nature

    Custom Sounds of Nature When I was reading about this app's description from the App Store, I couldn't help but remember my former housemate who used to play CDs of calming nature sounds - ocean waves, water droplets, quiet wind blowing softly and all those kinds of things. Since he was playing them so loud, I couldn't help but hear the sounds as well. Guess what, before I knew it I had grown accustomed to the sound and it helped put me to sleep as well. That's what this app can do for you too. This Sounds of Nature iPhone app features six nature themes, volume control on each sound, customized intervals of repeating sounds, and more. It also has a built-in timer and alarm clock which come in useful if you ever fall into a deep sleep due to the calming sound of nature. The app's different nature sounds include rain forest, thunderstorm, calm ocean and more. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Relax I'm pretty sure that most of us at some point while doing our daily work think about just escaping from the stress by vacationing right away. The reality is we can't just leave our work and take a long trip somewhere to relax. Virtually though you can start using this nature iPhone app, aptly named Relax. First, before using this app, you must make sure you know how to use your imagination. If you don't have a problem with this, get the app running on your iPhone, take a deep breath and select from the app's various destination spots and then imagine you were actually there. Filmed in high-definition quality, all the videos in this app will really give you that attachment to the place you choose to "visit." This place can be anywhere in the breezy meadow, campfire, twin falls, winter wonderland and more. Best of all it won't cost you anything to get to those places, well except the app price. (Price: $2.99) (Download link)

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    Nature's Beauty

    Nature's Beauty Love the outdoors? Have you ever wished you could travel to scenic nature spots but unfortunately don't have the time to do so? Then this app is the next best thing to actually visiting those scenic spots. Featuring high-resolution photos of various breathtaking scenic spots, this picture app gives you a good collection of awesome nature spots that are relaxing and fulfilling, even if you are just staring at them being displayed on your iPhone. All photos were carefully selected and fit perfectly to the screen resolution of your iPhone. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Beautiful Nature

    Beautiful Nature Here's another beautiful nature iPhone app - Beautiful Nature. It's also a picture app for iPhone. It gives you more than a hundred stunning images displaying the beauty of nature via a cool slideshow feature. The photos were taken around the world, collected and are now being presented as a cool nature-inspired iPhone app. What's good about this app is that you can use the featured photos as your iPhone's wallpaper. Other features of the app include - simple swipe to advance or revisit images, professionally produced background ambiance, and photos were taken by professional photographers so you are assured that those photos are of the highest quality. (Price: $2.99) (Download link)

  • slide 5 of 6 If you are truly a nature lover, you'll want to keep abreast of the latest news and research about nature. Well, you better check out this iPhone app. It offers the most authoritative and reliable source of up-to-date scientific information about nature. The app lets you read full text articles immediately or save them on your iPhone for reading later on. It also gives you high resolution, zoomable figures including special references such as journal abstracts from PubMed database. This app will definitely keep you informed about all things - nature. (Price: Free) (Download link)

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