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SimplyNoise - Free White Noise
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SimplyNoise’s signature color noises are utilized in clinics, schools, and workplaces around the world to help people of all age groups and professions focus, relax, and sleep better. Our content is crafted by award-winning sound designers and engineers from the feature film and game industry to ensure the most immersive high fidelity audio experiences for our users. SimplyNoise has been featured on The Wall Street Journal, LifeHacker, and CNet. Hear what your mind has been missing... Dynamically generated Soundscapes allow you to create the perfect mix each time. Blend and oscillate white, pink, and brown noise with SimplyClassic. Control storm intensity and thunder frequency with SimplyRain. Set wind speeds, ocean wave oscillations, and seagulls with SimplyBeach. Adjust wood moisture levels to control the pop, crackle, and sizzle with SimplyFire. New Soundscapes are being added regularly so stay tuned for more. To thank you for the continued support over the years SimplyNoise is now going free to download in the form of the SimplyClassic Soundscape and the SimplyRain Soundscape is now $0.99 for a limited time. APP FEATURES • Mix and blend color noises • 16-bit 44.1kHz White, pink, and brown noise • Dynamically generated Soundscapes • Sound oscillation • Sleep timer • AirPlay to device • Dark and light themes • In-App Soundscapes: SimplyRain, SimplyBeach, and SimplyFire SIMPLYNOISE HELPS YOU • Reduce stress • Increase focus • Be mindful • Enhance privacy • Block distractions • Sleep better • Soothe Tinnitus • Calm children and pets
Why?
by CaroBabbo on 2020/05/03 19:58
I like this app and I hate this app. I love how it helps me to sleep at night. I love that I can set whatever time it goes off. I HATE THAT I CAN SHUT IT OFF WHEN I DONT WANT TO HEAR IT. I can pause it in a number of ways but I can’t turn it off during the day. I leave my house and get in my var and my phone connects to my car by Bluetooth and I am frightened by LOUD white/brown noise on my radio, I try to listen to a video in my car and SimplyNose usurps the sound track. I turn it off and if I make a phone call, when I hang up my car is aeash I’m LOUD white/brown noise. I thought I could quit it. When I try to listen to music, it starts again and covers the music. The only way I have found to prevent this unwanted SimplyNoise intrusion is to UNINSTALL the app and then REINSTALL it at night when I WANT to hear it. Please make it possible to actually TURN OFF the app when it’s not wanted.
Why does it shut off all the time?
by PooPooPoo34 on 2020/04/24 02:14
Annoying
Love it
by Casi6 on 2020/04/08 01:01
It helps me get to sleep. SimplySprings has been listed as coming soon forever. Will it ever be released?
One major problem
by Tim Desrochers on 2020/01/21 02:33
I recommend simplynoise to almost everyone I talk to who ever has an issue with sleep or unwanted noise or focus. It’s an amazing tool and I use it daily. However, there’s one major issue that has persisted over months and months with the app: when the playback is interrupted by any other app whether it’s a a phone call, an alarm, a video, or anything really, the app will not resume playback until it is force quit and restarted. This is extremely annoying and a behavior not observed in any other app paid or free. I wish the developers would squash this bug once and for all... and maybe deliver on the remaining sound packs that have been “coming soon” for almost as long as those app has existed...
Doesn’t have a way to connect with google home
by ytwla on 2020/01/10 03:06
would be nice if it was integrated with google home or chrome cast, Alexa... really, anything
Perfect!
by Thankful for SimplyNoise on 2019/12/31 15:04
I’ve been using this app for years - originally to concentrate while studying in college and graduate school. Now I use it at work to drown out noise in the office which has increased my productivity. I also use it to get a good nights sleep. It’s an all around life saver! Thank you for providing such a helpful app.
Maybe I’m missing something?
by Johnnie Pooh on 2019/12/13 21:00
Silly me, I thought there was a difference between white & pink noise (just recently heard about ‘pink’ noise & I didn’t even know there was a brown noise 😩 is there??) so I assumed somehow the app would let you pick between the 3. I just downloaded this app so I will try it out tonight. I only have my husbands ‘waves crashing’ or ‘rain’ white noise (at least that is what I have always called it) to compare it to, again, thinking it’s different from ‘pink noise’. 🤪
Great app
by Gator948 on 2019/11/23 23:35
This app does a nice job of masking the ringing in my ears. It doesn’t require the volume to be set at a high level in order to eliminate the ringing. I like the app...
Love the app. Just one small problem
by phiife on 2019/11/21 04:47
I’ve used this specific app for years now and Is literally the next best thing behind binaural beats. I get so much work done, I sleep better, and I’m way more focused with the use of this app. The app does this thing where it will not resume the sounds if you leave out of the app. I have to literally clear the app out of my recently used app list and restart it. Works fine after that but is annoying to do after a while. (How many times can someone use “app” in a review 😅) hope you guys can fix this little bug soon! Also - when leaving a review - the text shows up as white which blends into the background. I had to write this out in a text and paste it over.
Very useful, one small issue
by Rebekute on 2019/10/09 17:13
This app is a lifesaver. I use the brown noise and the rain feature all the time to work in a noisy office and to block the now constant noise of my fellow commuters’ video watching in the subway. I have recently noticed, however, that it does not play well with others. I have tried to use a pomidoro timer app at the same time. They both run, but Simply Noise doesn’t allow the timer beep to play when my time is up. I’ve also noticed that while Simply Noise stops when I get a call, it doesn’t resume when the call is over. It kinda gets stuck. Still, great app.
Paid for Add-On and Am Not Getting It
by zeebler on 2019/08/08 14:02
Paid for SimplyFire add-on several months ago. Suddenly do not have access to it and am being prompted to purchase it again. Tried emailing support and received a bounce back stating that my email was classified by the recipient as spam. Nice customer service, guys. I’ve used SimplyNoise for 9 years, and I’m out—I’ll find a replacement.
I love the ability to balance the sound and add or remove oscillation too.
by Dr .M. Rejtman on 2019/07/26 14:38
Thank You for providing the basic portion free. I love the ability to balance the sound and add or remove oscillation too. For noise blocking at work - No Oscillation, but for sleep & meditation Oscillation really helps. If you eventually bundle all of the other sounds (at a good price), It will be worth buying the full app also!
Bring back the web player
by Afsteph1 on 2019/07/15 17:32
I miss the web player that just played non stop without looping. I could listen to multiple things at the same time. I can't do that with the app. Although I do like the ability to mix all the different noises together.
Terrible UI
by FUELthisFIRE on 2019/07/06 08:53
Terrible UI, doesn’t work
Love it
by nettiesue2019 on 2019/06/24 04:53
Love this app. Listen to it while drifting off to sleep. I would love a soundtrack of. Breeze through the trees. Most relaxing sound in the world.
Blue tooth issues
by @DAH on 2019/06/18 00:23
This app will not stay shut down. It launches every time I turn my car on and every time I launch Pandora or Google Maps in my car, it will re-launch and drown out anything else. Great at night but otherwise very annoying.
The best
by The Gecko on 2019/05/27 08:50
good, simple, works!
Lifesaver
by Twincess Mom on 2019/05/17 11:42
Bet app ever!
Alarms turn off the sound
by Bion Howard on 2019/05/08 18:02
If any alarm goes off on your phone, the app stops playing noise, and then you have to literally turn the whole app off and turn it back on in order to resume the noise
Used it for over a year.
by unable to send it on 2019/04/17 03:49
I have used this app for over a year now. Every night it help keep the road noise down so I can get some sleep. Hope you too can try it out what do you have to lose ? A helpful tool in my sleep time.
Useful but bad design
by Diefenderfer on 2019/02/24 21:35
I use this app all the time to help me study but the design needs to be redone. I don’t like swiping up all the time to get to the controls. That should be it’s own page, I like the way the website looks much more.
Skipping every 10-30 seconds
by CTjalsma on 2019/02/24 21:34
Sounds just like a cutout in a tape.
Constantly have to restart app
by Camarofloyd on 2019/01/28 05:44
The second I get a call or play music or a video the simply noise app will pause but you can’t, I repeat, you can’t start it back up again without restarting the app. Not hiding the app and coming back to it. Literally CLOSING the app and having to reopen it. Who the hell writes this crap and calls it “simply” anything? I mean, you had ONE job.
Good app
by Miss Skumps on 2019/01/18 16:42
It’s functional. Can’t combine the sounds. Shuts off randomly or if I get text I can’t get it to start again without rebooting the app.
app won’t restart after watching video posts
by user207538 on 2018/12/23 08:15
instead of it continuing playing automatically after video is finished, or at least being able to go to the app and press “play” to start it again, you have to go to app and completely “shutdown” app completely before it will turn on again. really really really annoying!
FINALLY
by Bovlvovlv on 2018/11/28 03:12
Lost my old brown noise MP3 a while ago–you’d be surprised at how difficult it is to find a quality file. However, this app goes above and beyond my most hopeful expectations: you can actually customize your own blend of white, pink and brown noise, each playing simultaneously. I never even imagined this being an option. And the sound comes through totally clear and without distortion, even at high percentages and high volume. Simply wonderful for someone such as myself who is an extremely light sleeper. This is one of the only times I have ever bothered to write an app review and it is because I am just that grateful for the quality of what this sound app has to offer. Fantastic.
Love it!
by WrightNestor on 2018/10/21 04:44
Great app. Can’t go to bed without it!
It’s terrible
by N O S R A C on 2018/09/22 20:35
The beach and I will get to go to go there to go and go to go there and get a little more time and go there and go to get there to get there and go get to get a condo in there and go get to go to go there to go and get it to get
Helps me sleep at night
by Screw cbs on 2018/09/18 10:06
I wish simply rain had some lightning in it but then it would be simply rain with simply lightning and that would probably cost. I still like this App though. Another problem that I’m experiencing is the timer doesn’t work all the time. I use this app as an “alarm” when it shuts off, I get up but there are times when it doesn’t work and it seems to happen with more frequency. Please fix this. My guess is you’ll ignore it.
Better than most
by Evanrttr on 2018/09/11 00:04
In my opinion this is the best white noise app out there. Many choices, and all sound very realistic with options to tweak wind, thunder, intensity, even has a sleep timer so it won’t cover your alarm. Well worth the few dollars I paid.
Best noise generator out there.
by Sleepy in Boise on 2018/09/07 06:08
Have been using this app on Android and the website on my pc for years. Glad to see it on IOS too. I have Narcolepsy and I wake up easily, spending a lot of time in lighter sleep stages, and it does a phenomenal job of blocking out incidental noise from my neighbors apartments. The best thing about this app is the brown noise, which has far mor bass, since white noise is like nails on a chalkboard to me, and definitely not something I could sleep to. #1 noise generator out there.
Simply rain is a great addition
by JamesJH11 on 2018/08/26 13:46
I love simply noise classic. It really helped my block out other sounds when I needed to really dig in and ultra-concentrate, or block out other noises when I tried to sleep. I use them with head phones. Simply rain is a great addition!!! Thanks
Good
by Ya boi who likes sleeps on 2018/08/02 05:42
Great sounds
What were they thinking?
by rick boils cabbages on 2018/06/26 22:42
Previous version was way more user friendly. This version is bollocks.
App is terrible
by Appodyte on 2018/06/13 15:46
The App has a mind of it’s own and executes itself whenever. It should terminate when I swipe it dead, period. I’m deleting it.
Frequent Stutters
by Iam00willy on 2018/06/01 17:25
The app does the job, but it frequently stops playing for fractions of a second. This breaks the concentration a white noise app is designed to provide.
Terrific White/Pink/Brown Noise
by Mason Curtis 33 on 2018/05/28 23:40
Terrific White/Pink/Brown Noise for free! I have been using Simply Noise for years, and I will continue to do so!
Beach sounds currently bugged
by adampod on 2018/05/17 14:11
Been a long time user of this app. Love the brown noise and rain simulation. Recently purchased the beach sounds. It works well sometimes. More often than not the waves sound like they’re playing mid sound loop. I’d def give this a 5 star rating if it wasn’t for the $2 purchase of a broken beach sound set. (Ver. 3.2 edit) Beach sounds are still buggy. Waves sound like they come in at the middle or near the end of their loop. Doesn’t sound like a gradual wave breaking, but an abrupt wave crash. Almost like a cymbal. This is not relaxing at all. To reproduce the bug, simply shut down the app with the beach sounds selected, then reopen it.
Highly Recommend!!
by Catchafairy on 2018/05/16 17:30
I owned SimplyNoise and SimplyRain for years. A few months ago the developer merged them into a newly designed app that has a beautiful and user-friendly interface with the realistic and seamless sound quality I've come to expect from them. I purchased both new sounds...SimplyBeach and SimplyFire...and eagerly await SimplySprings. Two big thumbs up!!
1000 Uses for $1
by GTD Meister on 2018/05/16 02:59
New ways to use this app come up all the time: Sleep regardless of the racket around you, block out the world to focus, mask tinnitus. Easy to use, does ONE thing well. (i.e. is what Apple used to be)
This app
by The short rater on 2018/05/13 20:47
This app is good
Horrible update
by eeveegee on 2018/05/05 07:34
The update makes this app basically useless. The main page is simply an advertisement for their other apps, and the new percentage volume adjustment makes it impossible to listen at a reasonable level, plus it is way too sensitive to toggle. This app used to be the only thing to help me sleep and now it is completely pointless. It is extremely sad that they likely paid a professional to create this painfully bad app.
Absolutely the best of its kind!!!
by Kwistowee on 2018/05/04 13:52
I am so thrilled this app has finally been revitalized!!! I was genuinely worried is wasn’t coming back. Offering access to different frequencies is brilliant! I love the lower frequency; it is incredibly relaxing. I haven’t found another sound app that offers such high quality, high fidelity audio. Best background noise generator in the App Store! UPDATE 5/4/18: I purchased both the SimplyNoise and the SimplyRain app back in 2012 on my iPhone. I just got a new iPad and have downloaded the new SimplyNoise app but it will not allow me to access the SimplyRain feature without paying again. The ‘restore purchases’ option in the app settings has effect. How can I access what I have already paid for?
>10 years
by Docarmy on 2018/05/01 04:57
I've used simply noise on app or on the website for more than a decade. I use it to study (great in medical school) and I use it to sleep.
Simply Rain and Waves
by Sheesh009 on 2018/04/27 23:17
Simply Rain is great but the Waves app is too intense too sleep to even on the lowest intensity setting. Too much of an extreme between highs and lows. 5 stars for Rain but 1 star for Waves.
Things I didn't know I wanted
by Scottlee123 on 2018/04/25 17:50
Love the new interface and the easy interchangeability of products. The 'color mixer' is a wonderful new feature as well.
Great for travel
by Twomantent on 2018/04/25 02:15
I became accustomed to white noise as a child...I remember hauling my box fan on a plane when I went on vacation! Now my iPad and Simply Noise make the promise of a good sleep so much easier. Headed to China tomorrow....with Simply Noise in tow.
Great App!
by rochon61 on 2018/04/21 17:22
This app is fantastic for helping me drift off to sleep. My sleep patterns often get very wonky, making it difficult to feel adequately rested: I turn this app on and focus on that and within minutes, I'm out. Great product!
Great app with a terrible interface
by DorkStranger on 2018/04/14 18:22
This app used to be fantastic, but the new interface is confusing and too complicated. It would be great to have a new interface that matches the elegance and simplicity of the original.
Fell asleep so fast!
by val-w on 2018/04/11 12:39
My first time using this and I am pleased! I don’t even remember how soon - it was quick! I did find the settings and turned up the Brown sound , lowered pink and no white, with some pulse interval too. This made it sound a bit like ocean waves to me. Great results so far - thanks!!
Update is AWFUL
by Isaacistan on 2018/04/08 18:24
They removed the GUI and replaced it with sales screens of their other products. I already owned Simply Rain, which is no longer an app but an in-app purchase THAT THEY EXPECT ME TO BUY AGAIN. Outright theft.
Junk
by Strattera2017 on 2018/04/07 23:25
Really???? $0.99 per noise??? The App Store is full of free apps with hundreds of different noises that you can even customize.
Thank you
by Miller2325 on 2018/03/28 01:05
Thanks for updating the app. I was missing my favorite sleeping sound. I love the ability to move the different sound colors.
Brilliant
by ColetteLondon on 2018/03/05 10:57
Have been using this for many years - it's great to have it updated for iOS 11, and the new sounds are also great - a perfect app that I use every day.
Awful with the new updates.
by Mitchlg on 2018/03/04 17:50
In the old version interface was simplistic and had no issues. It looked like a retro dial. The only buttons were those for white, pink, and brown noise, as well as the aforementioned dial which was for sound toggling. Go to their webpage to see this old version. Why they completely changed it to look like every other white noise app I do not know. On top of this, there are often gaps in the sound. The app can no longer play constant noise. I’m terribly sad and embarrassed I spread the good news of the one and only simple, reliable white noise app only to find the app has been unrecognizable altered, defective. Simply noise you will never fool me again. I get my womb sounds from someone else now.
My favorite noise generator
by Swanie5326 on 2018/03/01 04:37
Simple to use, with a variety of options for customizing the different aspects of the noise type you’ve chosen. Very happy to see it’s working with iOS 11.2.5. The companion Rainstorm is great, as well. I use both through a Bose SoundLink that I have bedside. I use to travel for work and this app was indispensable for a good night of sleep in noisy environments. Even at home, I sleep more soundly with it on.
Straightforward and uncomplicated
by Bortle13 on 2018/02/23 21:09
This has a great interface that is easy to calibrate, which was exactly what I was looking for. The white noise frowns out ambient noises very well. I find a mix of pink and brown is great for napping. I don’t need the brooks, frogs and coffee shops, so this one is perfect for me.
Great white noise app
by LadyPantsMcGee on 2018/02/22 04:52
I need white (or pink/brown etc.) noise to sleep in hotel or guest rooms, but I always had trouble finding a simple one with good noise frequencies, rather than like looping nature sounds. This one is perfect, and I love the timer. I do wish they would add one more deeper humming type frequency that sounds like the noise on an airplane or air conditioner. Also, they need a reset button so you can revert back to the default after messing around with the percentage of frequencies. If they add those, it would be a strong 5 for me.
Gift from heavens!!
by HalfTrainedNinja on 2018/02/17 21:26
This app is a deity worthy of worship on Sundays. My sleep and distractions have already improved significantly.
Rain & ocean help calm my grandchildren.
by azeezum on 2018/02/10 19:51
Great!
One Star Until the Developer Updates
by AllyRico on 2018/02/09 14:40
The app stops working once you download iOS 11. I paid for this app because it saves me at work, but I’d like for it to actually work please. Update, app does work but I can’t seem to get the pink or brown noise to work.
Adjustable White Noise
by Jason37547 on 2018/01/27 22:00
The fact that you can tweak the white noise to your liking (I like my noise more brown than white) is a game-changer.
Perfect once again!
by cas3y5 on 2018/01/24 04:21
Thanks for fixing the sleep timer! It's even better than the old one because I no longer have to do the math to figure out what time I want to wake up :) This app was a lifesaver in college for studying and sleeping in a noisy dorm. To this day, I can't sleep without it. The brown noise option is perfect for blocking out most sounds and I use the sleep timer instead of a jarring alarm. So glad it was updated so I can keep using it.
Simply A Must!
by Defgravity29 on 2018/01/16 13:03
Simply Noise has been a trusted application throughout the years for helping me isolate my internal thoughts and dialog. It a mist for noisy environments drenched with audible distractions. Simply Noise allows me to immerse myself into deep thought and has saved the day on countless occasions at work and school. Simply Noise is simply a must!
My favorite noise app for years now
by Bob24689 on 2018/01/11 01:22
Simple, no discernible loops, unique oscillation feature.
who was in charge of this update/redesign?
by alexhbush on 2018/01/10 22:48
the redesign is hideous, hard to use, and what's worse, i can only get it to play the white noise now, not the brown noise i always used before. the white noise on this app is too harsh and hurts my ears, only ever used brown noise and now that i can't i'll be deleting the app.
Very bad controls
by Davebarkev on 2018/01/08 13:10
With over 30 million customers just in the US with tinnitus, you would think that the developers of this ap would be able to figure out that more abilities to control oscillation would be a selling point. But instead they took them away. The new version is less capable with fewer features than the one it replaced. What next? You really want someone to pay for this stupidity?
Awesome!!
by Poor poor poor on 2018/01/07 04:14
Best I’ve come across!!
Using since high school
by Zaveyboy on 2018/01/06 04:52
Works Lite You feel the love
Best sleep app ever
by Socially Speaking on 2018/01/05 15:09
I am so happy with updates. I have to admit. I had to use my old iPod while waiting for return. This is my go to every night. I put it on for 3 and a half hours and I don’t even know when I fall asleep. I suggest this for my PreK programs with a warning to teachers they will have fight to stay awake. I have had success with parents with children who refuse to sleep. This is my go to app for sleeping.
Thank you!
by MissileWhistle on 2018/01/01 19:48
I just get so much more done when I run brown noise through headphones while performing most tasks. I can plow through chores without feeling distracted by social media feeds or random thoughts. It’s like I can only focus on what’s immediately in front of me - and two hours later my entire house is clean and organized and I’ve written my 2018 goals and made travel plans for the next five years and written an autobiography and...
Miss the old timer
by Seigyoki on 2018/01/01 14:26
The timer is now set by a super sensitive slider, I can't accurately set it anymore
Recent update
by ITSalesPb on 2017/12/30 02:56
Love new Ui, fact that can now blend noise is great and that doesn’t continuously show the volume indicator while running in background also nice touch. Love this App!
Yeay !! Compatible with new iOs!!
by waikikiTed on 2017/12/29 05:39
Always loved this app. Happy to see it’s now compatible with new iOS!!
Thrilled with the updates
by user7199106 on 2017/12/28 15:56
I’ve been a user for many years and am so excited to have an updated app! The new rain feature is awesome and oscillation no longer shows the volume change overlay while engaged.
Updated - yay!
by EliCenter on 2017/12/28 13:35
I’m so glad this works again; the IOS 11 update requirement took this app offline for what seemed like years.
Finally!
by Mcjedi on 2017/12/28 01:33
I have been using simply noise for years on their site and as an app for the past couple of years. It’s great to see an update at last. The inclusion of simply rain is welcome too...except simply rain on High intensity is...silent. Not bad for a free add on, but you should probably should fix that.
Please fix timer issue!
by Infoslinger on 2017/12/27 05:25
Love this app and depend on it to sleep every night. But with the new upgrade, setting the timer with a super-sensitive slide touch control is SO ANNOYING! You can literally never set it for the amount of time you want. As soon as you lift your finger off, it flips to a different time (sometimes an hour ahead)! Pleeeease fix this and get rid of the slider setting!!!!
Difficult to know how to turn off
by Entire app on 2017/12/26 15:24
There are no instructions about the simple functions like turning off the app when not in use. Frustrating
Back in the Game
by jp_phelps on 2017/12/26 15:15
After being blacklisted as out of date by Apple, the latest update has brought back one of my favorite apps from the dead. Thanks to the dev team for a clean and easy to use white noise app. Simple, nothing fancy or confusing. None better out there. Trust me, I tried to find others.
Great app
by Emsterbob on 2017/12/26 08:45
This app is very helpful for people who have trouble sleeping with no noise, there are noises from ocean waves to rain trickling. Highly recommend
The best!!!
by Utefanjill on 2017/12/24 20:54
Thanks for updating this app! I have 4 kids and when I need to prepare a presentation or lesson at home, this is my go-to for focusing and finding the peace I need. *** ADHD Approved ***
Thanks for updating!
by NinaPL on 2017/12/24 16:56
Glad to see this app up ad running again. I like the new controls too. I rely on this app to help me work and read in public. I have also used it to block out sound when trying to sleep.
Great App, but Update Lacking
by BGFM on 2017/12/21 09:57
SimplyNoise is still the Gold Standard when it comes to white noise. However, the new timer slider is nearly useless. It doesn't allow the user to choose a specific time and jumps around in odd increments. It's the only part of the latest upgrade I dislike, but it's caused me to search out other white noise options.
Ok but controls different
by Needs a cab app on 2017/12/20 05:57
I liked the sleep timer on the old version better because I could precisely and easily decide how long to have it on. Now it's a tiny bar that's too easily moved and impossible to get the exact time you want. Very frustrating. Otherwise the noise is the same as it was before and always good.
Great App Even Better
by Rabidsoccerball on 2017/12/20 03:06
The new changes to the UI are great and make a great app even better.
Updates need some work
by batjerusalem12 on 2017/12/19 05:53
This app has always worked fine and I've enjoyed the noise selection to help me sleep. However, when they made updates the changed the way you select the timer option and the slider is way too sensitive and makes it difficult to select exactly how long you want it to play. If the timer could be fixed this app would get 5 stars.
Integrate simply rain
by Imakitkat094 on 2017/12/19 03:32
I love how this app integrates the other “simply....” suite apps. I’ve been using both SimplyNoise and SimplyRain for years. But! I have already purchased SimplyRain. Please don’t let me lose access to it because of the new all-in-one app!!
Solid
by SAT Beer Fan on 2017/12/18 21:39
Brown noise helps me study. This is a simple and effective app for just that!
Fabulous
by AppleTori on 2017/12/18 16:34
SimplyRain is a fabulous app! I use it at the office during the day to cut down on distractions and at night to help me drift off to sleep.
Great update
by Jasbart on 2017/12/18 16:26
I've been using the original simply noise for years, but was concerned because it had not gone to 64 bit. This new version not only keeps step with the times, but includes a mixer for white pink and brown noise. Works great!
Volume at start
by Rufus1841 on 2017/12/18 03:45
Needs to remember the volume from last time. As is, it starts off at default level which is typically full blast. Makes for a startling rather than relaxing beginning
Simple and great
by smellzliketeenspirit on 2017/12/17 08:57
I travel a lot and this is my sleep savior. I’ve tried a few different apps but, for white/pink/brown noise, this is THE one...
Excellent noise app
by Cincy513OH on 2017/12/16 12:44
This app is great when you need some background noise so you can focus. The update is much easier to use than before.
Simple!
by Foobard on 2017/12/15 16:29
I was concerned that when it went free they would take away what we had before and move to some dumb subscription model. That didn’t happen! They gave us a new free sound, and it looks like there will be some new ones available for purchase.
Best relaxation app!
by DBOW9801 on 2017/12/15 07:42
Love it!!
Thank you!
by Etienne boullee on 2017/12/15 02:34
The only white noise app I will ever use. Thank you for the update. I don't think I could sleep without you!
YES!
by Myiko714 on 2017/12/14 23:38
THANK YOU FOR UPDATING!!!!!!!!!!!
Good app
by hestersc on 2017/12/14 14:53
I’ve been a long time user. I have literally used this every night for 5+years. So excited to see this got an update for iOS 11! My only issue is with the oscillation...it doesn’t sound the same. Maybe it’s because there is no longe a visual feedback and it’s bothering me. But that is a small thing as I believe I will be able to tweak it. Thanks for the update!
Very useful, one small issue
by Rebekute on 2019/10/09 17:13
This app is a lifesaver. I use the brown noise and the rain feature all the time to work in a noisy office and to block the now constant noise of my fellow commuters’ video watching in the subway. I have recently noticed, however, that it does not play well with others. I have tried to use a pomidoro timer app at the same time. They both run, but Simply Noise doesn’t allow the timer beep to play when my time is up. I’ve also noticed that while Simply Noise stops when I get a call, it doesn’t resume when the call is over. It kinda gets stuck. Still, great app.
FINALLY
by Bovlvovlv on 2018/11/28 03:12
Lost my old brown noise MP3 a while ago–you’d be surprised at how difficult it is to find a quality file. However, this app goes above and beyond my most hopeful expectations: you can actually customize your own blend of white, pink and brown noise, each playing simultaneously. I never even imagined this being an option. And the sound comes through totally clear and without distortion, even at high percentages and high volume. Simply wonderful for someone such as myself who is an extremely light sleeper. This is one of the only times I have ever bothered to write an app review and it is because I am just that grateful for the quality of what this sound app has to offer. Fantastic.
One major problem
by Tim Desrochers on 2020/01/21 02:33
I recommend simplynoise to almost everyone I talk to who ever has an issue with sleep or unwanted noise or focus. It’s an amazing tool and I use it daily. However, there’s one major issue that has persisted over months and months with the app: when the playback is interrupted by any other app whether it’s a a phone call, an alarm, a video, or anything really, the app will not resume playback until it is force quit and restarted. This is extremely annoying and a behavior not observed in any other app paid or free. I wish the developers would squash this bug once and for all... and maybe deliver on the remaining sound packs that have been “coming soon” for almost as long as those app has existed...
Why?
by CaroBabbo on 2020/05/03 19:58
I like this app and I hate this app. I love how it helps me to sleep at night. I love that I can set whatever time it goes off. I HATE THAT I CAN SHUT IT OFF WHEN I DONT WANT TO HEAR IT. I can pause it in a number of ways but I can’t turn it off during the day. I leave my house and get in my var and my phone connects to my car by Bluetooth and I am frightened by LOUD white/brown noise on my radio, I try to listen to a video in my car and SimplyNose usurps the sound track. I turn it off and if I make a phone call, when I hang up my car is aeash I’m LOUD white/brown noise. I thought I could quit it. When I try to listen to music, it starts again and covers the music. The only way I have found to prevent this unwanted SimplyNoise intrusion is to UNINSTALL the app and then REINSTALL it at night when I WANT to hear it. Please make it possible to actually TURN OFF the app when it’s not wanted.
Great white noise app
by LadyPantsMcGee on 2018/02/22 04:52
I need white (or pink/brown etc.) noise to sleep in hotel or guest rooms, but I always had trouble finding a simple one with good noise frequencies, rather than like looping nature sounds. This one is perfect, and I love the timer. I do wish they would add one more deeper humming type frequency that sounds like the noise on an airplane or air conditioner. Also, they need a reset button so you can revert back to the default after messing around with the percentage of frequencies. If they add those, it would be a strong 5 for me.
Absolutely the best of its kind!!!
by Kwistowee on 2018/05/04 13:52
I am so thrilled this app has finally been revitalized!!! I was genuinely worried is wasn’t coming back. Offering access to different frequencies is brilliant! I love the lower frequency; it is incredibly relaxing. I haven’t found another sound app that offers such high quality, high fidelity audio. Best background noise generator in the App Store! UPDATE 5/4/18: I purchased both the SimplyNoise and the SimplyRain app back in 2012 on my iPhone. I just got a new iPad and have downloaded the new SimplyNoise app but it will not allow me to access the SimplyRain feature without paying again. The ‘restore purchases’ option in the app settings has effect. How can I access what I have already paid for?
Beach sounds currently bugged
by adampod on 2018/05/17 14:11
Been a long time user of this app. Love the brown noise and rain simulation. Recently purchased the beach sounds. It works well sometimes. More often than not the waves sound like they’re playing mid sound loop. I’d def give this a 5 star rating if it wasn’t for the $2 purchase of a broken beach sound set. (Ver. 3.2 edit) Beach sounds are still buggy. Waves sound like they come in at the middle or near the end of their loop. Doesn’t sound like a gradual wave breaking, but an abrupt wave crash. Almost like a cymbal. This is not relaxing at all. To reproduce the bug, simply shut down the app with the beach sounds selected, then reopen it.
Awful with the new updates.
by Mitchlg on 2018/03/04 17:50
In the old version interface was simplistic and had no issues. It looked like a retro dial. The only buttons were those for white, pink, and brown noise, as well as the aforementioned dial which was for sound toggling. Go to their webpage to see this old version. Why they completely changed it to look like every other white noise app I do not know. On top of this, there are often gaps in the sound. The app can no longer play constant noise. I’m terribly sad and embarrassed I spread the good news of the one and only simple, reliable white noise app only to find the app has been unrecognizable altered, defective. Simply noise you will never fool me again. I get my womb sounds from someone else now.
Helps me sleep at night
by Screw cbs on 2018/09/18 10:06
I wish simply rain had some lightning in it but then it would be simply rain with simply lightning and that would probably cost. I still like this App though. Another problem that I’m experiencing is the timer doesn’t work all the time. I use this app as an “alarm” when it shuts off, I get up but there are times when it doesn’t work and it seems to happen with more frequency. Please fix this. My guess is you’ll ignore it.
Perfect once again!
by cas3y5 on 2018/01/24 04:21
Thanks for fixing the sleep timer! It's even better than the old one because I no longer have to do the math to figure out what time I want to wake up :) This app was a lifesaver in college for studying and sleeping in a noisy dorm. To this day, I can't sleep without it. The brown noise option is perfect for blocking out most sounds and I use the sleep timer instead of a jarring alarm. So glad it was updated so I can keep using it.
Thank you!
by MissileWhistle on 2018/01/01 19:48
I just get so much more done when I run brown noise through headphones while performing most tasks. I can plow through chores without feeling distracted by social media feeds or random thoughts. It’s like I can only focus on what’s immediately in front of me - and two hours later my entire house is clean and organized and I’ve written my 2018 goals and made travel plans for the next five years and written an autobiography and...
Good app
by hestersc on 2017/12/14 14:53
I’ve been a long time user. I have literally used this every night for 5+years. So excited to see this got an update for iOS 11! My only issue is with the oscillation...it doesn’t sound the same. Maybe it’s because there is no longe a visual feedback and it’s bothering me. But that is a small thing as I believe I will be able to tweak it. Thanks for the update!
Love the app. Just one small problem
by phiife on 2019/11/21 04:47
I’ve used this specific app for years now and Is literally the next best thing behind binaural beats. I get so much work done, I sleep better, and I’m way more focused with the use of this app. The app does this thing where it will not resume the sounds if you leave out of the app. I have to literally clear the app out of my recently used app list and restart it. Works fine after that but is annoying to do after a while. (How many times can someone use “app” in a review 😅) hope you guys can fix this little bug soon! Also - when leaving a review - the text shows up as white which blends into the background. I had to write this out in a text and paste it over.
Best sleep app ever
by Socially Speaking on 2018/01/05 15:09
I am so happy with updates. I have to admit. I had to use my old iPod while waiting for return. This is my go to every night. I put it on for 3 and a half hours and I don’t even know when I fall asleep. I suggest this for my PreK programs with a warning to teachers they will have fight to stay awake. I have had success with parents with children who refuse to sleep. This is my go to app for sleeping.
My favorite noise generator
by Swanie5326 on 2018/03/01 04:37
Simple to use, with a variety of options for customizing the different aspects of the noise type you’ve chosen. Very happy to see it’s working with iOS 11.2.5. The companion Rainstorm is great, as well. I use both through a Bose SoundLink that I have bedside. I use to travel for work and this app was indispensable for a good night of sleep in noisy environments. Even at home, I sleep more soundly with it on.
I love the ability to balance the sound and add or remove oscillation too.
by Dr .M. Rejtman on 2019/07/26 14:38
Thank You for providing the basic portion free. I love the ability to balance the sound and add or remove oscillation too. For noise blocking at work - No Oscillation, but for sleep & meditation Oscillation really helps. If you eventually bundle all of the other sounds (at a good price), It will be worth buying the full app also!
Highly Recommend!!
by Catchafairy on 2018/05/16 17:30
I owned SimplyNoise and SimplyRain for years. A few months ago the developer merged them into a newly designed app that has a beautiful and user-friendly interface with the realistic and seamless sound quality I've come to expect from them. I purchased both new sounds...SimplyBeach and SimplyFire...and eagerly await SimplySprings. Two big thumbs up!!
Back in the Game
by jp_phelps on 2017/12/26 15:15
After being blacklisted as out of date by Apple, the latest update has brought back one of my favorite apps from the dead. Thanks to the dev team for a clean and easy to use white noise app. Simple, nothing fancy or confusing. None better out there. Trust me, I tried to find others.
Finally!
by Mcjedi on 2017/12/28 01:33
I have been using simply noise for years on their site and as an app for the past couple of years. It’s great to see an update at last. The inclusion of simply rain is welcome too...except simply rain on High intensity is...silent. Not bad for a free add on, but you should probably should fix that.
Maybe I’m missing something?
by Johnnie Pooh on 2019/12/13 21:00
Silly me, I thought there was a difference between white & pink noise (just recently heard about ‘pink’ noise & I didn’t even know there was a brown noise 😩 is there??) so I assumed somehow the app would let you pick between the 3. I just downloaded this app so I will try it out tonight. I only have my husbands ‘waves crashing’ or ‘rain’ white noise (at least that is what I have always called it) to compare it to, again, thinking it’s different from ‘pink noise’. 🤪
Simple!
by Foobard on 2017/12/15 16:29
I was concerned that when it went free they would take away what we had before and move to some dumb subscription model. That didn’t happen! They gave us a new free sound, and it looks like there will be some new ones available for purchase.
Perfect!
by Thankful for SimplyNoise on 2019/12/31 15:04
I’ve been using this app for years - originally to concentrate while studying in college and graduate school. Now I use it at work to drown out noise in the office which has increased my productivity. I also use it to get a good nights sleep. It’s an all around life saver! Thank you for providing such a helpful app.
Fell asleep so fast!
by val-w on 2018/04/11 12:39
My first time using this and I am pleased! I don’t even remember how soon - it was quick! I did find the settings and turned up the Brown sound , lowered pink and no white, with some pulse interval too. This made it sound a bit like ocean waves to me. Great results so far - thanks!!
Better than most
by Evanrttr on 2018/09/11 00:04
In my opinion this is the best white noise app out there. Many choices, and all sound very realistic with options to tweak wind, thunder, intensity, even has a sleep timer so it won’t cover your alarm. Well worth the few dollars I paid.
Thrilled with the updates
by user7199106 on 2017/12/28 15:56
I’ve been a user for many years and am so excited to have an updated app! The new rain feature is awesome and oscillation no longer shows the volume change overlay while engaged.
Simply rain is a great addition
by JamesJH11 on 2018/08/26 13:46
I love simply noise classic. It really helped my block out other sounds when I needed to really dig in and ultra-concentrate, or block out other noises when I tried to sleep. I use them with head phones. Simply rain is a great addition!!! Thanks
Simply A Must!
by Defgravity29 on 2018/01/16 13:03
Simply Noise has been a trusted application throughout the years for helping me isolate my internal thoughts and dialog. It a mist for noisy environments drenched with audible distractions. Simply Noise allows me to immerse myself into deep thought and has saved the day on countless occasions at work and school. Simply Noise is simply a must!
Please fix timer issue!
by Infoslinger on 2017/12/27 05:25
Love this app and depend on it to sleep every night. But with the new upgrade, setting the timer with a super-sensitive slide touch control is SO ANNOYING! You can literally never set it for the amount of time you want. As soon as you lift your finger off, it flips to a different time (sometimes an hour ahead)! Pleeeease fix this and get rid of the slider setting!!!!
Thanks for updating!
by NinaPL on 2017/12/24 16:56
Glad to see this app up ad running again. I like the new controls too. I rely on this app to help me work and read in public. I have also used it to block out sound when trying to sleep.
Updates need some work
by batjerusalem12 on 2017/12/19 05:53
This app has always worked fine and I've enjoyed the noise selection to help me sleep. However, when they made updates the changed the way you select the timer option and the slider is way too sensitive and makes it difficult to select exactly how long you want it to play. If the timer could be fixed this app would get 5 stars.
Great App, but Update Lacking
by BGFM on 2017/12/21 09:57
SimplyNoise is still the Gold Standard when it comes to white noise. However, the new timer slider is nearly useless. It doesn't allow the user to choose a specific time and jumps around in odd increments. It's the only part of the latest upgrade I dislike, but it's caused me to search out other white noise options.
Ok but controls different
by Needs a cab app on 2017/12/20 05:57
I liked the sleep timer on the old version better because I could precisely and easily decide how long to have it on. Now it's a tiny bar that's too easily moved and impossible to get the exact time you want. Very frustrating. Otherwise the noise is the same as it was before and always good.
Great update
by Jasbart on 2017/12/18 16:26
I've been using the original simply noise for years, but was concerned because it had not gone to 64 bit. This new version not only keeps step with the times, but includes a mixer for white pink and brown noise. Works great!
Horrible update
by eeveegee on 2018/05/05 07:34
The update makes this app basically useless. The main page is simply an advertisement for their other apps, and the new percentage volume adjustment makes it impossible to listen at a reasonable level, plus it is way too sensitive to toggle. This app used to be the only thing to help me sleep and now it is completely pointless. It is extremely sad that they likely paid a professional to create this painfully bad app.
Used it for over a year.
by unable to send it on 2019/04/17 03:49
I have used this app for over a year now. Every night it help keep the road noise down so I can get some sleep. Hope you too can try it out what do you have to lose ? A helpful tool in my sleep time.
Great App!
by rochon61 on 2018/04/21 17:22
This app is fantastic for helping me drift off to sleep. My sleep patterns often get very wonky, making it difficult to feel adequately rested: I turn this app on and focus on that and within minutes, I'm out. Great product!
Straightforward and uncomplicated
by Bortle13 on 2018/02/23 21:09
This has a great interface that is easy to calibrate, which was exactly what I was looking for. The white noise frowns out ambient noises very well. I find a mix of pink and brown is great for napping. I don’t need the brooks, frogs and coffee shops, so this one is perfect for me.
Very bad controls
by Davebarkev on 2018/01/08 13:10
With over 30 million customers just in the US with tinnitus, you would think that the developers of this ap would be able to figure out that more abilities to control oscillation would be a selling point. But instead they took them away. The new version is less capable with fewer features than the one it replaced. What next? You really want someone to pay for this stupidity?
Useful but bad design
by Diefenderfer on 2019/02/24 21:35
I use this app all the time to help me study but the design needs to be redone. I don’t like swiping up all the time to get to the controls. That should be it’s own page, I like the way the website looks much more.
Happy to see an update, but miss the timer function
by Terribletoal on 2017/12/13 03:43
I am happy to see the app has finally been updated! I like the options to control the amount of white vs brown vs pink noise frequency. However, I miss the option to set a timer for the noise to turn off after a few hours.
It’s been updated.
by Multi-year user on 2017/12/13 02:27
The new update brings support for latest OS. Upgraded controls for balance of white/pink/brown noise. Can control upgrade of SimplyRain as well. It appears there will be other backgrounds available at some point. A WELCOME RETURN OF A FAVORITE APP.
Awesome new update!
by Shadow8374 on 2017/12/12 23:37
Great to see this app working on the latest iOS. Definitely needed this when trying to focus on work. I switch between the rain and white noise sounds.
Integrate simply rain
by Imakitkat094 on 2017/12/19 03:32
I love how this app integrates the other “simply....” suite apps. I’ve been using both SimplyNoise and SimplyRain for years. But! I have already purchased SimplyRain. Please don’t let me lose access to it because of the new all-in-one app!!
1000 Uses for $1
by GTD Meister on 2018/05/16 02:59
New ways to use this app come up all the time: Sleep regardless of the racket around you, block out the world to focus, mask tinnitus. Easy to use, does ONE thing well. (i.e. is what Apple used to be)
Things I didn't know I wanted
by Scottlee123 on 2018/04/25 17:50
Love the new interface and the easy interchangeability of products. The 'color mixer' is a wonderful new feature as well.
Great for travel
by Twomantent on 2018/04/25 02:15
I became accustomed to white noise as a child...I remember hauling my box fan on a plane when I went on vacation! Now my iPad and Simply Noise make the promise of a good sleep so much easier. Headed to China tomorrow....with Simply Noise in tow.
Brilliant
by ColetteLondon on 2018/03/05 10:57
Have been using this for many years - it's great to have it updated for iOS 11, and the new sounds are also great - a perfect app that I use every day.
Recent update
by ITSalesPb on 2017/12/30 02:56
Love new Ui, fact that can now blend noise is great and that doesn’t continuously show the volume indicator while running in background also nice touch. Love this App!
Excellent noise app
by Cincy513OH on 2017/12/16 12:44
This app is great when you need some background noise so you can focus. The update is much easier to use than before.
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SimplyNoise - Free White Noise
Description
SimplyNoise’s signature color noises are utilized in clinics, schools, and workplaces around the world to help people of all age groups and professions focus, relax, and sleep better. Our content is crafted by award-winning sound designers and engineers from the feature film and game industry to ensure the most immersive high fidelity audio experiences for our users. SimplyNoise has been featured on The Wall Street Journal, LifeHacker, and CNet. Hear what your mind has been missing... Dynamically generated Soundscapes allow you to create the perfect mix each time. Blend and oscillate white, pink, and brown noise with SimplyClassic. Control storm intensity and thunder frequency with SimplyRain. Set wind speeds, ocean wave oscillations, and seagulls with SimplyBeach. Adjust wood moisture levels to control the pop, crackle, and sizzle with SimplyFire. New Soundscapes are being added regularly so stay tuned for more. To thank you for the continued support over the years SimplyNoise is now going free to download in the form of the SimplyClassic Soundscape and the SimplyRain Soundscape is now $0.99 for a limited time. APP FEATURES • Mix and blend color noises • 16-bit 44.1kHz White, pink, and brown noise • Dynamically generated Soundscapes • Sound oscillation • Sleep timer • AirPlay to device • Dark and light themes • In-App Soundscapes: SimplyRain, SimplyBeach, and SimplyFire SIMPLYNOISE HELPS YOU • Reduce stress • Increase focus • Be mindful • Enhance privacy • Block distractions • Sleep better • Soothe Tinnitus • Calm children and pets
Why?
by CaroBabbo on 2020/05/03 19:58
I like this app and I hate this app. I love how it helps me to sleep at night. I love that I can set whatever time it goes off. I HATE THAT I CAN SHUT IT OFF WHEN I DONT WANT TO HEAR IT. I can pause it in a number of ways but I can’t turn it off during the day. I leave my house and get in my var and my phone connects to my car by Bluetooth and I am frightened by LOUD white/brown noise on my radio, I try to listen to a video in my car and SimplyNose usurps the sound track. I turn it off and if I make a phone call, when I hang up my car is aeash I’m LOUD white/brown noise. I thought I could quit it. When I try to listen to music, it starts again and covers the music. The only way I have found to prevent this unwanted SimplyNoise intrusion is to UNINSTALL the app and then REINSTALL it at night when I WANT to hear it. Please make it possible to actually TURN OFF the app when it’s not wanted.
Why does it shut off all the time?
by PooPooPoo34 on 2020/04/24 02:14
Annoying
Love it
by Casi6 on 2020/04/08 01:01
It helps me get to sleep. SimplySprings has been listed as coming soon forever. Will it ever be released?
One major problem
by Tim Desrochers on 2020/01/21 02:33
I recommend simplynoise to almost everyone I talk to who ever has an issue with sleep or unwanted noise or focus. It’s an amazing tool and I use it daily. However, there’s one major issue that has persisted over months and months with the app: when the playback is interrupted by any other app whether it’s a a phone call, an alarm, a video, or anything really, the app will not resume playback until it is force quit and restarted. This is extremely annoying and a behavior not observed in any other app paid or free. I wish the developers would squash this bug once and for all... and maybe deliver on the remaining sound packs that have been “coming soon” for almost as long as those app has existed...
Doesn’t have a way to connect with google home
by ytwla on 2020/01/10 03:06
would be nice if it was integrated with google home or chrome cast, Alexa... really, anything
Perfect!
by Thankful for SimplyNoise on 2019/12/31 15:04
I’ve been using this app for years - originally to concentrate while studying in college and graduate school. Now I use it at work to drown out noise in the office which has increased my productivity. I also use it to get a good nights sleep. It’s an all around life saver! Thank you for providing such a helpful app.
Maybe I’m missing something?
by Johnnie Pooh on 2019/12/13 21:00
Silly me, I thought there was a difference between white & pink noise (just recently heard about ‘pink’ noise & I didn’t even know there was a brown noise 😩 is there??) so I assumed somehow the app would let you pick between the 3. I just downloaded this app so I will try it out tonight. I only have my husbands ‘waves crashing’ or ‘rain’ white noise (at least that is what I have always called it) to compare it to, again, thinking it’s different from ‘pink noise’. 🤪
Great app
by Gator948 on 2019/11/23 23:35
This app does a nice job of masking the ringing in my ears. It doesn’t require the volume to be set at a high level in order to eliminate the ringing. I like the app...
Love the app. Just one small problem
by phiife on 2019/11/21 04:47
I’ve used this specific app for years now and Is literally the next best thing behind binaural beats. I get so much work done, I sleep better, and I’m way more focused with the use of this app. The app does this thing where it will not resume the sounds if you leave out of the app. I have to literally clear the app out of my recently used app list and restart it. Works fine after that but is annoying to do after a while. (How many times can someone use “app” in a review 😅) hope you guys can fix this little bug soon! Also - when leaving a review - the text shows up as white which blends into the background. I had to write this out in a text and paste it over.
Very useful, one small issue
by Rebekute on 2019/10/09 17:13
This app is a lifesaver. I use the brown noise and the rain feature all the time to work in a noisy office and to block the now constant noise of my fellow commuters’ video watching in the subway. I have recently noticed, however, that it does not play well with others. I have tried to use a pomidoro timer app at the same time. They both run, but Simply Noise doesn’t allow the timer beep to play when my time is up. I’ve also noticed that while Simply Noise stops when I get a call, it doesn’t resume when the call is over. It kinda gets stuck. Still, great app.
Paid for Add-On and Am Not Getting It
by zeebler on 2019/08/08 14:02
Paid for SimplyFire add-on several months ago. Suddenly do not have access to it and am being prompted to purchase it again. Tried emailing support and received a bounce back stating that my email was classified by the recipient as spam. Nice customer service, guys. I’ve used SimplyNoise for 9 years, and I’m out—I’ll find a replacement.
I love the ability to balance the sound and add or remove oscillation too.
by Dr .M. Rejtman on 2019/07/26 14:38
Thank You for providing the basic portion free. I love the ability to balance the sound and add or remove oscillation too. For noise blocking at work - No Oscillation, but for sleep & meditation Oscillation really helps. If you eventually bundle all of the other sounds (at a good price), It will be worth buying the full app also!
Bring back the web player
by Afsteph1 on 2019/07/15 17:32
I miss the web player that just played non stop without looping. I could listen to multiple things at the same time. I can't do that with the app. Although I do like the ability to mix all the different noises together.
Terrible UI
by FUELthisFIRE on 2019/07/06 08:53
Terrible UI, doesn’t work
Love it
by nettiesue2019 on 2019/06/24 04:53
Love this app. Listen to it while drifting off to sleep. I would love a soundtrack of. Breeze through the trees. Most relaxing sound in the world.
Blue tooth issues
by @DAH on 2019/06/18 00:23
This app will not stay shut down. It launches every time I turn my car on and every time I launch Pandora or Google Maps in my car, it will re-launch and drown out anything else. Great at night but otherwise very annoying.
The best
by The Gecko on 2019/05/27 08:50
good, simple, works!
Lifesaver
by Twincess Mom on 2019/05/17 11:42
Bet app ever!
Alarms turn off the sound
by Bion Howard on 2019/05/08 18:02
If any alarm goes off on your phone, the app stops playing noise, and then you have to literally turn the whole app off and turn it back on in order to resume the noise
Used it for over a year.
by unable to send it on 2019/04/17 03:49
I have used this app for over a year now. Every night it help keep the road noise down so I can get some sleep. Hope you too can try it out what do you have to lose ? A helpful tool in my sleep time.
Useful but bad design
by Diefenderfer on 2019/02/24 21:35
I use this app all the time to help me study but the design needs to be redone. I don’t like swiping up all the time to get to the controls. That should be it’s own page, I like the way the website looks much more.
Skipping every 10-30 seconds
by CTjalsma on 2019/02/24 21:34
Sounds just like a cutout in a tape.
Constantly have to restart app
by Camarofloyd on 2019/01/28 05:44
The second I get a call or play music or a video the simply noise app will pause but you can’t, I repeat, you can’t start it back up again without restarting the app. Not hiding the app and coming back to it. Literally CLOSING the app and having to reopen it. Who the hell writes this crap and calls it “simply” anything? I mean, you had ONE job.
Good app
by Miss Skumps on 2019/01/18 16:42
It’s functional. Can’t combine the sounds. Shuts off randomly or if I get text I can’t get it to start again without rebooting the app.
app won’t restart after watching video posts
by user207538 on 2018/12/23 08:15
instead of it continuing playing automatically after video is finished, or at least being able to go to the app and press “play” to start it again, you have to go to app and completely “shutdown” app completely before it will turn on again. really really really annoying!
FINALLY
by Bovlvovlv on 2018/11/28 03:12
Lost my old brown noise MP3 a while ago–you’d be surprised at how difficult it is to find a quality file. However, this app goes above and beyond my most hopeful expectations: you can actually customize your own blend of white, pink and brown noise, each playing simultaneously. I never even imagined this being an option. And the sound comes through totally clear and without distortion, even at high percentages and high volume. Simply wonderful for someone such as myself who is an extremely light sleeper. This is one of the only times I have ever bothered to write an app review and it is because I am just that grateful for the quality of what this sound app has to offer. Fantastic.
Love it!
by WrightNestor on 2018/10/21 04:44
Great app. Can’t go to bed without it!
It’s terrible
by N O S R A C on 2018/09/22 20:35
The beach and I will get to go to go there to go and go to go there and get a little more time and go there and go to get there to get there and go get to get a condo in there and go get to go to go there to go and get it to get
Helps me sleep at night
by Screw cbs on 2018/09/18 10:06
I wish simply rain had some lightning in it but then it would be simply rain with simply lightning and that would probably cost. I still like this App though. Another problem that I’m experiencing is the timer doesn’t work all the time. I use this app as an “alarm” when it shuts off, I get up but there are times when it doesn’t work and it seems to happen with more frequency. Please fix this. My guess is you’ll ignore it.
Better than most
by Evanrttr on 2018/09/11 00:04
In my opinion this is the best white noise app out there. Many choices, and all sound very realistic with options to tweak wind, thunder, intensity, even has a sleep timer so it won’t cover your alarm. Well worth the few dollars I paid.
Best noise generator out there.
by Sleepy in Boise on 2018/09/07 06:08
Have been using this app on Android and the website on my pc for years. Glad to see it on IOS too. I have Narcolepsy and I wake up easily, spending a lot of time in lighter sleep stages, and it does a phenomenal job of blocking out incidental noise from my neighbors apartments. The best thing about this app is the brown noise, which has far mor bass, since white noise is like nails on a chalkboard to me, and definitely not something I could sleep to. #1 noise generator out there.
Simply rain is a great addition
by JamesJH11 on 2018/08/26 13:46
I love simply noise classic. It really helped my block out other sounds when I needed to really dig in and ultra-concentrate, or block out other noises when I tried to sleep. I use them with head phones. Simply rain is a great addition!!! Thanks
Good
by Ya boi who likes sleeps on 2018/08/02 05:42
Great sounds
What were they thinking?
by rick boils cabbages on 2018/06/26 22:42
Previous version was way more user friendly. This version is bollocks.
App is terrible
by Appodyte on 2018/06/13 15:46
The App has a mind of it’s own and executes itself whenever. It should terminate when I swipe it dead, period. I’m deleting it.
Frequent Stutters
by Iam00willy on 2018/06/01 17:25
The app does the job, but it frequently stops playing for fractions of a second. This breaks the concentration a white noise app is designed to provide.
Terrific White/Pink/Brown Noise
by Mason Curtis 33 on 2018/05/28 23:40
Terrific White/Pink/Brown Noise for free! I have been using Simply Noise for years, and I will continue to do so!
Beach sounds currently bugged
by adampod on 2018/05/17 14:11
Been a long time user of this app. Love the brown noise and rain simulation. Recently purchased the beach sounds. It works well sometimes. More often than not the waves sound like they’re playing mid sound loop. I’d def give this a 5 star rating if it wasn’t for the $2 purchase of a broken beach sound set. (Ver. 3.2 edit) Beach sounds are still buggy. Waves sound like they come in at the middle or near the end of their loop. Doesn’t sound like a gradual wave breaking, but an abrupt wave crash. Almost like a cymbal. This is not relaxing at all. To reproduce the bug, simply shut down the app with the beach sounds selected, then reopen it.
Highly Recommend!!
by Catchafairy on 2018/05/16 17:30
I owned SimplyNoise and SimplyRain for years. A few months ago the developer merged them into a newly designed app that has a beautiful and user-friendly interface with the realistic and seamless sound quality I've come to expect from them. I purchased both new sounds...SimplyBeach and SimplyFire...and eagerly await SimplySprings. Two big thumbs up!!
1000 Uses for $1
by GTD Meister on 2018/05/16 02:59
New ways to use this app come up all the time: Sleep regardless of the racket around you, block out the world to focus, mask tinnitus. Easy to use, does ONE thing well. (i.e. is what Apple used to be)
This app
by The short rater on 2018/05/13 20:47
This app is good
Horrible update
by eeveegee on 2018/05/05 07:34
The update makes this app basically useless. The main page is simply an advertisement for their other apps, and the new percentage volume adjustment makes it impossible to listen at a reasonable level, plus it is way too sensitive to toggle. This app used to be the only thing to help me sleep and now it is completely pointless. It is extremely sad that they likely paid a professional to create this painfully bad app.
Absolutely the best of its kind!!!
by Kwistowee on 2018/05/04 13:52
I am so thrilled this app has finally been revitalized!!! I was genuinely worried is wasn’t coming back. Offering access to different frequencies is brilliant! I love the lower frequency; it is incredibly relaxing. I haven’t found another sound app that offers such high quality, high fidelity audio. Best background noise generator in the App Store! UPDATE 5/4/18: I purchased both the SimplyNoise and the SimplyRain app back in 2012 on my iPhone. I just got a new iPad and have downloaded the new SimplyNoise app but it will not allow me to access the SimplyRain feature without paying again. The ‘restore purchases’ option in the app settings has effect. How can I access what I have already paid for?
>10 years
by Docarmy on 2018/05/01 04:57
I've used simply noise on app or on the website for more than a decade. I use it to study (great in medical school) and I use it to sleep.
Simply Rain and Waves
by Sheesh009 on 2018/04/27 23:17
Simply Rain is great but the Waves app is too intense too sleep to even on the lowest intensity setting. Too much of an extreme between highs and lows. 5 stars for Rain but 1 star for Waves.
Things I didn't know I wanted
by Scottlee123 on 2018/04/25 17:50
Love the new interface and the easy interchangeability of products. The 'color mixer' is a wonderful new feature as well.
Great for travel
by Twomantent on 2018/04/25 02:15
I became accustomed to white noise as a child...I remember hauling my box fan on a plane when I went on vacation! Now my iPad and Simply Noise make the promise of a good sleep so much easier. Headed to China tomorrow....with Simply Noise in tow.
Great App!
by rochon61 on 2018/04/21 17:22
This app is fantastic for helping me drift off to sleep. My sleep patterns often get very wonky, making it difficult to feel adequately rested: I turn this app on and focus on that and within minutes, I'm out. Great product!
Great app with a terrible interface
by DorkStranger on 2018/04/14 18:22
This app used to be fantastic, but the new interface is confusing and too complicated. It would be great to have a new interface that matches the elegance and simplicity of the original.
Fell asleep so fast!
by val-w on 2018/04/11 12:39
My first time using this and I am pleased! I don’t even remember how soon - it was quick! I did find the settings and turned up the Brown sound , lowered pink and no white, with some pulse interval too. This made it sound a bit like ocean waves to me. Great results so far - thanks!!
Update is AWFUL
by Isaacistan on 2018/04/08 18:24
They removed the GUI and replaced it with sales screens of their other products. I already owned Simply Rain, which is no longer an app but an in-app purchase THAT THEY EXPECT ME TO BUY AGAIN. Outright theft.
Junk
by Strattera2017 on 2018/04/07 23:25
Really???? $0.99 per noise??? The App Store is full of free apps with hundreds of different noises that you can even customize.
Thank you
by Miller2325 on 2018/03/28 01:05
Thanks for updating the app. I was missing my favorite sleeping sound. I love the ability to move the different sound colors.
Brilliant
by ColetteLondon on 2018/03/05 10:57
Have been using this for many years - it's great to have it updated for iOS 11, and the new sounds are also great - a perfect app that I use every day.
Awful with the new updates.
by Mitchlg on 2018/03/04 17:50
In the old version interface was simplistic and had no issues. It looked like a retro dial. The only buttons were those for white, pink, and brown noise, as well as the aforementioned dial which was for sound toggling. Go to their webpage to see this old version. Why they completely changed it to look like every other white noise app I do not know. On top of this, there are often gaps in the sound. The app can no longer play constant noise. I’m terribly sad and embarrassed I spread the good news of the one and only simple, reliable white noise app only to find the app has been unrecognizable altered, defective. Simply noise you will never fool me again. I get my womb sounds from someone else now.
My favorite noise generator
by Swanie5326 on 2018/03/01 04:37
Simple to use, with a variety of options for customizing the different aspects of the noise type you’ve chosen. Very happy to see it’s working with iOS 11.2.5. The companion Rainstorm is great, as well. I use both through a Bose SoundLink that I have bedside. I use to travel for work and this app was indispensable for a good night of sleep in noisy environments. Even at home, I sleep more soundly with it on.
Straightforward and uncomplicated
by Bortle13 on 2018/02/23 21:09
This has a great interface that is easy to calibrate, which was exactly what I was looking for. The white noise frowns out ambient noises very well. I find a mix of pink and brown is great for napping. I don’t need the brooks, frogs and coffee shops, so this one is perfect for me.
Great white noise app
by LadyPantsMcGee on 2018/02/22 04:52
I need white (or pink/brown etc.) noise to sleep in hotel or guest rooms, but I always had trouble finding a simple one with good noise frequencies, rather than like looping nature sounds. This one is perfect, and I love the timer. I do wish they would add one more deeper humming type frequency that sounds like the noise on an airplane or air conditioner. Also, they need a reset button so you can revert back to the default after messing around with the percentage of frequencies. If they add those, it would be a strong 5 for me.
Gift from heavens!!
by HalfTrainedNinja on 2018/02/17 21:26
This app is a deity worthy of worship on Sundays. My sleep and distractions have already improved significantly.
Rain & ocean help calm my grandchildren.
by azeezum on 2018/02/10 19:51
Great!
One Star Until the Developer Updates
by AllyRico on 2018/02/09 14:40
The app stops working once you download iOS 11. I paid for this app because it saves me at work, but I’d like for it to actually work please. Update, app does work but I can’t seem to get the pink or brown noise to work.
Adjustable White Noise
by Jason37547 on 2018/01/27 22:00
The fact that you can tweak the white noise to your liking (I like my noise more brown than white) is a game-changer.
Perfect once again!
by cas3y5 on 2018/01/24 04:21
Thanks for fixing the sleep timer! It's even better than the old one because I no longer have to do the math to figure out what time I want to wake up :) This app was a lifesaver in college for studying and sleeping in a noisy dorm. To this day, I can't sleep without it. The brown noise option is perfect for blocking out most sounds and I use the sleep timer instead of a jarring alarm. So glad it was updated so I can keep using it.
Simply A Must!
by Defgravity29 on 2018/01/16 13:03
Simply Noise has been a trusted application throughout the years for helping me isolate my internal thoughts and dialog. It a mist for noisy environments drenched with audible distractions. Simply Noise allows me to immerse myself into deep thought and has saved the day on countless occasions at work and school. Simply Noise is simply a must!
My favorite noise app for years now
by Bob24689 on 2018/01/11 01:22
Simple, no discernible loops, unique oscillation feature.
who was in charge of this update/redesign?
by alexhbush on 2018/01/10 22:48
the redesign is hideous, hard to use, and what's worse, i can only get it to play the white noise now, not the brown noise i always used before. the white noise on this app is too harsh and hurts my ears, only ever used brown noise and now that i can't i'll be deleting the app.
Very bad controls
by Davebarkev on 2018/01/08 13:10
With over 30 million customers just in the US with tinnitus, you would think that the developers of this ap would be able to figure out that more abilities to control oscillation would be a selling point. But instead they took them away. The new version is less capable with fewer features than the one it replaced. What next? You really want someone to pay for this stupidity?
Awesome!!
by Poor poor poor on 2018/01/07 04:14
Best I’ve come across!!
Using since high school
by Zaveyboy on 2018/01/06 04:52
Works Lite You feel the love
Best sleep app ever
by Socially Speaking on 2018/01/05 15:09
I am so happy with updates. I have to admit. I had to use my old iPod while waiting for return. This is my go to every night. I put it on for 3 and a half hours and I don’t even know when I fall asleep. I suggest this for my PreK programs with a warning to teachers they will have fight to stay awake. I have had success with parents with children who refuse to sleep. This is my go to app for sleeping.
Thank you!
by MissileWhistle on 2018/01/01 19:48
I just get so much more done when I run brown noise through headphones while performing most tasks. I can plow through chores without feeling distracted by social media feeds or random thoughts. It’s like I can only focus on what’s immediately in front of me - and two hours later my entire house is clean and organized and I’ve written my 2018 goals and made travel plans for the next five years and written an autobiography and...
Miss the old timer
by Seigyoki on 2018/01/01 14:26
The timer is now set by a super sensitive slider, I can't accurately set it anymore
Recent update
by ITSalesPb on 2017/12/30 02:56
Love new Ui, fact that can now blend noise is great and that doesn’t continuously show the volume indicator while running in background also nice touch. Love this App!
Yeay !! Compatible with new iOs!!
by waikikiTed on 2017/12/29 05:39
Always loved this app. Happy to see it’s now compatible with new iOS!!
Thrilled with the updates
by user7199106 on 2017/12/28 15:56
I’ve been a user for many years and am so excited to have an updated app! The new rain feature is awesome and oscillation no longer shows the volume change overlay while engaged.
Updated - yay!
by EliCenter on 2017/12/28 13:35
I’m so glad this works again; the IOS 11 update requirement took this app offline for what seemed like years.
Finally!
by Mcjedi on 2017/12/28 01:33
I have been using simply noise for years on their site and as an app for the past couple of years. It’s great to see an update at last. The inclusion of simply rain is welcome too...except simply rain on High intensity is...silent. Not bad for a free add on, but you should probably should fix that.
Please fix timer issue!
by Infoslinger on 2017/12/27 05:25
Love this app and depend on it to sleep every night. But with the new upgrade, setting the timer with a super-sensitive slide touch control is SO ANNOYING! You can literally never set it for the amount of time you want. As soon as you lift your finger off, it flips to a different time (sometimes an hour ahead)! Pleeeease fix this and get rid of the slider setting!!!!
Difficult to know how to turn off
by Entire app on 2017/12/26 15:24
There are no instructions about the simple functions like turning off the app when not in use. Frustrating
Back in the Game
by jp_phelps on 2017/12/26 15:15
After being blacklisted as out of date by Apple, the latest update has brought back one of my favorite apps from the dead. Thanks to the dev team for a clean and easy to use white noise app. Simple, nothing fancy or confusing. None better out there. Trust me, I tried to find others.
Great app
by Emsterbob on 2017/12/26 08:45
This app is very helpful for people who have trouble sleeping with no noise, there are noises from ocean waves to rain trickling. Highly recommend
The best!!!
by Utefanjill on 2017/12/24 20:54
Thanks for updating this app! I have 4 kids and when I need to prepare a presentation or lesson at home, this is my go-to for focusing and finding the peace I need. *** ADHD Approved ***
Thanks for updating!
by NinaPL on 2017/12/24 16:56
Glad to see this app up ad running again. I like the new controls too. I rely on this app to help me work and read in public. I have also used it to block out sound when trying to sleep.
Great App, but Update Lacking
by BGFM on 2017/12/21 09:57
SimplyNoise is still the Gold Standard when it comes to white noise. However, the new timer slider is nearly useless. It doesn't allow the user to choose a specific time and jumps around in odd increments. It's the only part of the latest upgrade I dislike, but it's caused me to search out other white noise options.
Ok but controls different
by Needs a cab app on 2017/12/20 05:57
I liked the sleep timer on the old version better because I could precisely and easily decide how long to have it on. Now it's a tiny bar that's too easily moved and impossible to get the exact time you want. Very frustrating. Otherwise the noise is the same as it was before and always good.
Great App Even Better
by Rabidsoccerball on 2017/12/20 03:06
The new changes to the UI are great and make a great app even better.
Updates need some work
by batjerusalem12 on 2017/12/19 05:53
This app has always worked fine and I've enjoyed the noise selection to help me sleep. However, when they made updates the changed the way you select the timer option and the slider is way too sensitive and makes it difficult to select exactly how long you want it to play. If the timer could be fixed this app would get 5 stars.
Integrate simply rain
by Imakitkat094 on 2017/12/19 03:32
I love how this app integrates the other “simply....” suite apps. I’ve been using both SimplyNoise and SimplyRain for years. But! I have already purchased SimplyRain. Please don’t let me lose access to it because of the new all-in-one app!!
Solid
by SAT Beer Fan on 2017/12/18 21:39
Brown noise helps me study. This is a simple and effective app for just that!
Fabulous
by AppleTori on 2017/12/18 16:34
SimplyRain is a fabulous app! I use it at the office during the day to cut down on distractions and at night to help me drift off to sleep.
Great update
by Jasbart on 2017/12/18 16:26
I've been using the original simply noise for years, but was concerned because it had not gone to 64 bit. This new version not only keeps step with the times, but includes a mixer for white pink and brown noise. Works great!
Volume at start
by Rufus1841 on 2017/12/18 03:45
Needs to remember the volume from last time. As is, it starts off at default level which is typically full blast. Makes for a startling rather than relaxing beginning
Simple and great
by smellzliketeenspirit on 2017/12/17 08:57
I travel a lot and this is my sleep savior. I’ve tried a few different apps but, for white/pink/brown noise, this is THE one...
Excellent noise app
by Cincy513OH on 2017/12/16 12:44
This app is great when you need some background noise so you can focus. The update is much easier to use than before.
Simple!
by Foobard on 2017/12/15 16:29
I was concerned that when it went free they would take away what we had before and move to some dumb subscription model. That didn’t happen! They gave us a new free sound, and it looks like there will be some new ones available for purchase.
Best relaxation app!
by DBOW9801 on 2017/12/15 07:42
Love it!!
Thank you!
by Etienne boullee on 2017/12/15 02:34
The only white noise app I will ever use. Thank you for the update. I don't think I could sleep without you!
YES!
by Myiko714 on 2017/12/14 23:38
THANK YOU FOR UPDATING!!!!!!!!!!!
Good app
by hestersc on 2017/12/14 14:53
I’ve been a long time user. I have literally used this every night for 5+years. So excited to see this got an update for iOS 11! My only issue is with the oscillation...it doesn’t sound the same. Maybe it’s because there is no longe a visual feedback and it’s bothering me. But that is a small thing as I believe I will be able to tweak it. Thanks for the update!
Very useful, one small issue
by Rebekute on 2019/10/09 17:13
This app is a lifesaver. I use the brown noise and the rain feature all the time to work in a noisy office and to block the now constant noise of my fellow commuters’ video watching in the subway. I have recently noticed, however, that it does not play well with others. I have tried to use a pomidoro timer app at the same time. They both run, but Simply Noise doesn’t allow the timer beep to play when my time is up. I’ve also noticed that while Simply Noise stops when I get a call, it doesn’t resume when the call is over. It kinda gets stuck. Still, great app.
FINALLY
by Bovlvovlv on 2018/11/28 03:12
Lost my old brown noise MP3 a while ago–you’d be surprised at how difficult it is to find a quality file. However, this app goes above and beyond my most hopeful expectations: you can actually customize your own blend of white, pink and brown noise, each playing simultaneously. I never even imagined this being an option. And the sound comes through totally clear and without distortion, even at high percentages and high volume. Simply wonderful for someone such as myself who is an extremely light sleeper. This is one of the only times I have ever bothered to write an app review and it is because I am just that grateful for the quality of what this sound app has to offer. Fantastic.
One major problem
by Tim Desrochers on 2020/01/21 02:33
I recommend simplynoise to almost everyone I talk to who ever has an issue with sleep or unwanted noise or focus. It’s an amazing tool and I use it daily. However, there’s one major issue that has persisted over months and months with the app: when the playback is interrupted by any other app whether it’s a a phone call, an alarm, a video, or anything really, the app will not resume playback until it is force quit and restarted. This is extremely annoying and a behavior not observed in any other app paid or free. I wish the developers would squash this bug once and for all... and maybe deliver on the remaining sound packs that have been “coming soon” for almost as long as those app has existed...
Why?
by CaroBabbo on 2020/05/03 19:58
I like this app and I hate this app. I love how it helps me to sleep at night. I love that I can set whatever time it goes off. I HATE THAT I CAN SHUT IT OFF WHEN I DONT WANT TO HEAR IT. I can pause it in a number of ways but I can’t turn it off during the day. I leave my house and get in my var and my phone connects to my car by Bluetooth and I am frightened by LOUD white/brown noise on my radio, I try to listen to a video in my car and SimplyNose usurps the sound track. I turn it off and if I make a phone call, when I hang up my car is aeash I’m LOUD white/brown noise. I thought I could quit it. When I try to listen to music, it starts again and covers the music. The only way I have found to prevent this unwanted SimplyNoise intrusion is to UNINSTALL the app and then REINSTALL it at night when I WANT to hear it. Please make it possible to actually TURN OFF the app when it’s not wanted.
Great white noise app
by LadyPantsMcGee on 2018/02/22 04:52
I need white (or pink/brown etc.) noise to sleep in hotel or guest rooms, but I always had trouble finding a simple one with good noise frequencies, rather than like looping nature sounds. This one is perfect, and I love the timer. I do wish they would add one more deeper humming type frequency that sounds like the noise on an airplane or air conditioner. Also, they need a reset button so you can revert back to the default after messing around with the percentage of frequencies. If they add those, it would be a strong 5 for me.
Absolutely the best of its kind!!!
by Kwistowee on 2018/05/04 13:52
I am so thrilled this app has finally been revitalized!!! I was genuinely worried is wasn’t coming back. Offering access to different frequencies is brilliant! I love the lower frequency; it is incredibly relaxing. I haven’t found another sound app that offers such high quality, high fidelity audio. Best background noise generator in the App Store! UPDATE 5/4/18: I purchased both the SimplyNoise and the SimplyRain app back in 2012 on my iPhone. I just got a new iPad and have downloaded the new SimplyNoise app but it will not allow me to access the SimplyRain feature without paying again. The ‘restore purchases’ option in the app settings has effect. How can I access what I have already paid for?
Beach sounds currently bugged
by adampod on 2018/05/17 14:11
Been a long time user of this app. Love the brown noise and rain simulation. Recently purchased the beach sounds. It works well sometimes. More often than not the waves sound like they’re playing mid sound loop. I’d def give this a 5 star rating if it wasn’t for the $2 purchase of a broken beach sound set. (Ver. 3.2 edit) Beach sounds are still buggy. Waves sound like they come in at the middle or near the end of their loop. Doesn’t sound like a gradual wave breaking, but an abrupt wave crash. Almost like a cymbal. This is not relaxing at all. To reproduce the bug, simply shut down the app with the beach sounds selected, then reopen it.
Awful with the new updates.
by Mitchlg on 2018/03/04 17:50
In the old version interface was simplistic and had no issues. It looked like a retro dial. The only buttons were those for white, pink, and brown noise, as well as the aforementioned dial which was for sound toggling. Go to their webpage to see this old version. Why they completely changed it to look like every other white noise app I do not know. On top of this, there are often gaps in the sound. The app can no longer play constant noise. I’m terribly sad and embarrassed I spread the good news of the one and only simple, reliable white noise app only to find the app has been unrecognizable altered, defective. Simply noise you will never fool me again. I get my womb sounds from someone else now.
Helps me sleep at night
by Screw cbs on 2018/09/18 10:06
I wish simply rain had some lightning in it but then it would be simply rain with simply lightning and that would probably cost. I still like this App though. Another problem that I’m experiencing is the timer doesn’t work all the time. I use this app as an “alarm” when it shuts off, I get up but there are times when it doesn’t work and it seems to happen with more frequency. Please fix this. My guess is you’ll ignore it.
Perfect once again!
by cas3y5 on 2018/01/24 04:21
Thanks for fixing the sleep timer! It's even better than the old one because I no longer have to do the math to figure out what time I want to wake up :) This app was a lifesaver in college for studying and sleeping in a noisy dorm. To this day, I can't sleep without it. The brown noise option is perfect for blocking out most sounds and I use the sleep timer instead of a jarring alarm. So glad it was updated so I can keep using it.
Thank you!
by MissileWhistle on 2018/01/01 19:48
I just get so much more done when I run brown noise through headphones while performing most tasks. I can plow through chores without feeling distracted by social media feeds or random thoughts. It’s like I can only focus on what’s immediately in front of me - and two hours later my entire house is clean and organized and I’ve written my 2018 goals and made travel plans for the next five years and written an autobiography and...
Good app
by hestersc on 2017/12/14 14:53
I’ve been a long time user. I have literally used this every night for 5+years. So excited to see this got an update for iOS 11! My only issue is with the oscillation...it doesn’t sound the same. Maybe it’s because there is no longe a visual feedback and it’s bothering me. But that is a small thing as I believe I will be able to tweak it. Thanks for the update!
Love the app. Just one small problem
by phiife on 2019/11/21 04:47
I’ve used this specific app for years now and Is literally the next best thing behind binaural beats. I get so much work done, I sleep better, and I’m way more focused with the use of this app. The app does this thing where it will not resume the sounds if you leave out of the app. I have to literally clear the app out of my recently used app list and restart it. Works fine after that but is annoying to do after a while. (How many times can someone use “app” in a review 😅) hope you guys can fix this little bug soon! Also - when leaving a review - the text shows up as white which blends into the background. I had to write this out in a text and paste it over.
Best sleep app ever
by Socially Speaking on 2018/01/05 15:09
I am so happy with updates. I have to admit. I had to use my old iPod while waiting for return. This is my go to every night. I put it on for 3 and a half hours and I don’t even know when I fall asleep. I suggest this for my PreK programs with a warning to teachers they will have fight to stay awake. I have had success with parents with children who refuse to sleep. This is my go to app for sleeping.
My favorite noise generator
by Swanie5326 on 2018/03/01 04:37
Simple to use, with a variety of options for customizing the different aspects of the noise type you’ve chosen. Very happy to see it’s working with iOS 11.2.5. The companion Rainstorm is great, as well. I use both through a Bose SoundLink that I have bedside. I use to travel for work and this app was indispensable for a good night of sleep in noisy environments. Even at home, I sleep more soundly with it on.
I love the ability to balance the sound and add or remove oscillation too.
by Dr .M. Rejtman on 2019/07/26 14:38
Thank You for providing the basic portion free. I love the ability to balance the sound and add or remove oscillation too. For noise blocking at work - No Oscillation, but for sleep & meditation Oscillation really helps. If you eventually bundle all of the other sounds (at a good price), It will be worth buying the full app also!
Highly Recommend!!
by Catchafairy on 2018/05/16 17:30
I owned SimplyNoise and SimplyRain for years. A few months ago the developer merged them into a newly designed app that has a beautiful and user-friendly interface with the realistic and seamless sound quality I've come to expect from them. I purchased both new sounds...SimplyBeach and SimplyFire...and eagerly await SimplySprings. Two big thumbs up!!
Back in the Game
by jp_phelps on 2017/12/26 15:15
After being blacklisted as out of date by Apple, the latest update has brought back one of my favorite apps from the dead. Thanks to the dev team for a clean and easy to use white noise app. Simple, nothing fancy or confusing. None better out there. Trust me, I tried to find others.
Finally!
by Mcjedi on 2017/12/28 01:33
I have been using simply noise for years on their site and as an app for the past couple of years. It’s great to see an update at last. The inclusion of simply rain is welcome too...except simply rain on High intensity is...silent. Not bad for a free add on, but you should probably should fix that.
Maybe I’m missing something?
by Johnnie Pooh on 2019/12/13 21:00
Silly me, I thought there was a difference between white & pink noise (just recently heard about ‘pink’ noise & I didn’t even know there was a brown noise 😩 is there??) so I assumed somehow the app would let you pick between the 3. I just downloaded this app so I will try it out tonight. I only have my husbands ‘waves crashing’ or ‘rain’ white noise (at least that is what I have always called it) to compare it to, again, thinking it’s different from ‘pink noise’. 🤪
Simple!
by Foobard on 2017/12/15 16:29
I was concerned that when it went free they would take away what we had before and move to some dumb subscription model. That didn’t happen! They gave us a new free sound, and it looks like there will be some new ones available for purchase.
Perfect!
by Thankful for SimplyNoise on 2019/12/31 15:04
I’ve been using this app for years - originally to concentrate while studying in college and graduate school. Now I use it at work to drown out noise in the office which has increased my productivity. I also use it to get a good nights sleep. It’s an all around life saver! Thank you for providing such a helpful app.
Fell asleep so fast!
by val-w on 2018/04/11 12:39
My first time using this and I am pleased! I don’t even remember how soon - it was quick! I did find the settings and turned up the Brown sound , lowered pink and no white, with some pulse interval too. This made it sound a bit like ocean waves to me. Great results so far - thanks!!
Better than most
by Evanrttr on 2018/09/11 00:04
In my opinion this is the best white noise app out there. Many choices, and all sound very realistic with options to tweak wind, thunder, intensity, even has a sleep timer so it won’t cover your alarm. Well worth the few dollars I paid.
Thrilled with the updates
by user7199106 on 2017/12/28 15:56
I’ve been a user for many years and am so excited to have an updated app! The new rain feature is awesome and oscillation no longer shows the volume change overlay while engaged.
Simply rain is a great addition
by JamesJH11 on 2018/08/26 13:46
I love simply noise classic. It really helped my block out other sounds when I needed to really dig in and ultra-concentrate, or block out other noises when I tried to sleep. I use them with head phones. Simply rain is a great addition!!! Thanks
Simply A Must!
by Defgravity29 on 2018/01/16 13:03
Simply Noise has been a trusted application throughout the years for helping me isolate my internal thoughts and dialog. It a mist for noisy environments drenched with audible distractions. Simply Noise allows me to immerse myself into deep thought and has saved the day on countless occasions at work and school. Simply Noise is simply a must!
Please fix timer issue!
by Infoslinger on 2017/12/27 05:25
Love this app and depend on it to sleep every night. But with the new upgrade, setting the timer with a super-sensitive slide touch control is SO ANNOYING! You can literally never set it for the amount of time you want. As soon as you lift your finger off, it flips to a different time (sometimes an hour ahead)! Pleeeease fix this and get rid of the slider setting!!!!
Thanks for updating!
by NinaPL on 2017/12/24 16:56
Glad to see this app up ad running again. I like the new controls too. I rely on this app to help me work and read in public. I have also used it to block out sound when trying to sleep.
Updates need some work
by batjerusalem12 on 2017/12/19 05:53
This app has always worked fine and I've enjoyed the noise selection to help me sleep. However, when they made updates the changed the way you select the timer option and the slider is way too sensitive and makes it difficult to select exactly how long you want it to play. If the timer could be fixed this app would get 5 stars.
Great App, but Update Lacking
by BGFM on 2017/12/21 09:57
SimplyNoise is still the Gold Standard when it comes to white noise. However, the new timer slider is nearly useless. It doesn't allow the user to choose a specific time and jumps around in odd increments. It's the only part of the latest upgrade I dislike, but it's caused me to search out other white noise options.
Ok but controls different
by Needs a cab app on 2017/12/20 05:57
I liked the sleep timer on the old version better because I could precisely and easily decide how long to have it on. Now it's a tiny bar that's too easily moved and impossible to get the exact time you want. Very frustrating. Otherwise the noise is the same as it was before and always good.
Great update
by Jasbart on 2017/12/18 16:26
I've been using the original simply noise for years, but was concerned because it had not gone to 64 bit. This new version not only keeps step with the times, but includes a mixer for white pink and brown noise. Works great!
Horrible update
by eeveegee on 2018/05/05 07:34
The update makes this app basically useless. The main page is simply an advertisement for their other apps, and the new percentage volume adjustment makes it impossible to listen at a reasonable level, plus it is way too sensitive to toggle. This app used to be the only thing to help me sleep and now it is completely pointless. It is extremely sad that they likely paid a professional to create this painfully bad app.
Used it for over a year.
by unable to send it on 2019/04/17 03:49
I have used this app for over a year now. Every night it help keep the road noise down so I can get some sleep. Hope you too can try it out what do you have to lose ? A helpful tool in my sleep time.
Great App!
by rochon61 on 2018/04/21 17:22
This app is fantastic for helping me drift off to sleep. My sleep patterns often get very wonky, making it difficult to feel adequately rested: I turn this app on and focus on that and within minutes, I'm out. Great product!
Straightforward and uncomplicated
by Bortle13 on 2018/02/23 21:09
This has a great interface that is easy to calibrate, which was exactly what I was looking for. The white noise frowns out ambient noises very well. I find a mix of pink and brown is great for napping. I don’t need the brooks, frogs and coffee shops, so this one is perfect for me.
Very bad controls
by Davebarkev on 2018/01/08 13:10
With over 30 million customers just in the US with tinnitus, you would think that the developers of this ap would be able to figure out that more abilities to control oscillation would be a selling point. But instead they took them away. The new version is less capable with fewer features than the one it replaced. What next? You really want someone to pay for this stupidity?
Useful but bad design
by Diefenderfer on 2019/02/24 21:35
I use this app all the time to help me study but the design needs to be redone. I don’t like swiping up all the time to get to the controls. That should be it’s own page, I like the way the website looks much more.
Happy to see an update, but miss the timer function
by Terribletoal on 2017/12/13 03:43
I am happy to see the app has finally been updated! I like the options to control the amount of white vs brown vs pink noise frequency. However, I miss the option to set a timer for the noise to turn off after a few hours.
It’s been updated.
by Multi-year user on 2017/12/13 02:27
The new update brings support for latest OS. Upgraded controls for balance of white/pink/brown noise. Can control upgrade of SimplyRain as well. It appears there will be other backgrounds available at some point. A WELCOME RETURN OF A FAVORITE APP.
Awesome new update!
by Shadow8374 on 2017/12/12 23:37
Great to see this app working on the latest iOS. Definitely needed this when trying to focus on work. I switch between the rain and white noise sounds.
Integrate simply rain
by Imakitkat094 on 2017/12/19 03:32
I love how this app integrates the other “simply....” suite apps. I’ve been using both SimplyNoise and SimplyRain for years. But! I have already purchased SimplyRain. Please don’t let me lose access to it because of the new all-in-one app!!
1000 Uses for $1
by GTD Meister on 2018/05/16 02:59
New ways to use this app come up all the time: Sleep regardless of the racket around you, block out the world to focus, mask tinnitus. Easy to use, does ONE thing well. (i.e. is what Apple used to be)
Things I didn't know I wanted
by Scottlee123 on 2018/04/25 17:50
Love the new interface and the easy interchangeability of products. The 'color mixer' is a wonderful new feature as well.
Great for travel
by Twomantent on 2018/04/25 02:15
I became accustomed to white noise as a child...I remember hauling my box fan on a plane when I went on vacation! Now my iPad and Simply Noise make the promise of a good sleep so much easier. Headed to China tomorrow....with Simply Noise in tow.
Brilliant
by ColetteLondon on 2018/03/05 10:57
Have been using this for many years - it's great to have it updated for iOS 11, and the new sounds are also great - a perfect app that I use every day.
Recent update
by ITSalesPb on 2017/12/30 02:56
Love new Ui, fact that can now blend noise is great and that doesn’t continuously show the volume indicator while running in background also nice touch. Love this App!
Excellent noise app
by Cincy513OH on 2017/12/16 12:44
This app is great when you need some background noise so you can focus. The update is much easier to use than before.
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