• Category: Education
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  • Current Version: 3.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: iNaturalist, LLC
  • Compatibility: Android
2,226 Ratings
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iNaturalist App

iNaturalist is a social network for sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn about nature. The primary goal is to connect people to nature, and the secondary goal is to generate scientifically valuable biodiversity data from these personal encounters. iNaturalist helps you identify plants and animals with visually similar suggestions and verification by dedicated contributors. Get connected with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! By recording and sharing your observations, you'll create research-quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature. KEY FEATURES • Identification suggestions: Take or import a photo and view the top 10 most visually similar species matches and tap through to get more information. You can view these suggestions even before creating an account. • Feedback from our community: Create an account to share your observations and start a conversation about what you saw. Can’t identify the organism? Start with a broad identification like “plants” or “fungi” so others with more expertise can find it and refine the identification. • Keep a record of all living things: Build your life list by posting to iNaturalist. Where, when, and what you saw is the basis of each observation you create. • Grounded in science: Every identification is connected to the tree of life, which means you can search for broad classifications like “Ferns” or “Fungi” as well as species-level identifications like “Humpback Whale” (and everything in between). • Advancing science & conservation: Millions of observations created and identified by the iNaturalist community are shared with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility where they are used to advance scientific understanding of biodiversity through open data and open science. • Enabling citizen science and community science: Join any of the tens of thousands of projects around the world on iNaturalist to draw attention to and collect data about particular species or places. • Not-for-profit: iNaturalist is a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society, both 501(c)3 nonprofits in the United States. iNaturalist is free for anyone to use thanks to the generous support of many organizations and individuals. Thank you! • No hidden charges: This app is truly free because we believe nature is for everyone. • Best for wild plants and animals: The iNaturalist community is better at identifying wild plants and animals than those in gardens or horticulture. Get outside and find what’s wild! • Control how your location is shared: Set the privacy to obscured (only general location is shared) or private (no location is shared at all, but much harder for others to help identify). The locations of species at risk from disturbance are automatically obscured. • More than a mobile app: iNaturalist has even more extensive features and tools for learning and exploration. Get the full experience at! • 35+ languages: iNaturalist has been translated into dozens of languages thanks to multilingual enthusiasts who want to see the community grow. • A global network: iNaturalist is used in every country on earth! In many countries, we have formal agreements with local organizations to promote iNaturalist. Use this app for contributing to all iNaturalist Network sites, including Naturalista (Mexico and Colombia), iNaturalist.NZ (New Zealand), (Canada), Biodiversity4All (Portugal), iNaturalistAU (Australia), iNaturalistPa (Panama), iNaturalistEc (Ecuador), ArgentiNat (Argentina), iNaturalistil (Israel), and iNaturalistFi (Suomi/Finland).

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iNaturalist app reviews

  • Please add an Apple Login Option! 1/5

    By SimiBI
    I have a few species that Seek can’t identify but I can’t upload them because I don’t have a Facebook or Google ID.
  • Great system! Thank you! 5/5

    By jspruill
    Well done to the team that makes iNat so special!
  • So interesting and connecting 5/5

    By i ❤️ bob ross
    All this stuff in your own backyard to learn about and observe. Interesting to see other people, in your neighborhood and around the world, are finding. It’s amazing at identifying things even with crummy pics
  • Maybe we didn’t give it enough time, but… 3/5

    By fjpoblam
    We got the app mainly because our TV news anchor said it should be used to report the dead birdies. Why are birds dying? We found a warbler today. At any rate, the app was fairly confusing, even to set up an account and thdn navigate; and then it was not especially clear that related observations were easily available or whether explanations/speculations could be found. We shortly deleted our observation, then our account, then the app. We will simply report, with photos, to our state agent, where they’re doing necropsies.
  • Great for learning 5/5

    By iosboy93
    Great for learning plants and animals in your area
  • Good 5/5

    By ch hchcufycycyxtx
  • Great app 5/5

    By cwillis2022
    Best for looking up and keeping track of flora and fauna.
  • Comprehensive 5/5

    By Peterpmv20
    Lots of great features. Easy to see others observations in a particular area, easy to see the rating for accuracy and has groups to join. Love it!
  • INaturalist 5/5

    This is the best app for identifying just about anything and I do mean anything. The other app’s that identify things refer to INaturalist for their information so why wouldn’t you just go to the source that they do. Oh and bye the way it’s (free).
  • Site is great! Need more app features 3/5

    By elizabethv4
    I love iNat! I think the app could use more of the features, like filtering in particular. My rating is for the app, not iNat.
  • Great app 5/5

    By oxfordbob
    Does great on wildflowers and birds. Especially good on empid flycatchers.
  • Latest update causes my favorite app to crash frequently 5/5

    By Gitanomad
    I’ve used iNaturalist frequently for three years now, and while I’m very happy about the return of multiple photo selection for iOS users, the new update decreases the usability of the app ten-fold. 90% of the times I click a button in the menu or elsewhere, the app crashes. If I wait several minutes after opening the app before using it, there is some improvement, but it remains fairly buggy. Please help!
  • BAD Update 1/5

    By 761
    Latest update (9-9-20)has made the app freeze intermittently. What’s the point in making updates that make the app BAD?!
  • The Best ID app 5/5

    By Sueatbwp
    It takes some practice, watch the videos for help. Absolutely go to desktop version for much more information and ability to fine tune things.
  • Great useful app for the curious outdoors 5/5

    By GrowBux
    Simply put a very useful app. I use it to identify nature when I’m unsure of species. I love the fact that others can identify along with the recommendations of the app. Thanks for creating such a wonderful tool.
  • I love this app 5/5

    By wildernerd
    I love being able to go look for animals and actually help research!
  • New User 5/5

    By watchman in texas
    I downloaded many apps to identify plants and wildlife and most have too many cons and few pros. iNaturalist has not disappointed. The interface, the ease of use, the active community, the Automated identification, are all great features. I highly recommend this app for novice to expert.
  • Good app needs update 3/5

    By jenniferr.0991
    App crashes for me sometimes and screen gets stuck on camera and you can’t do anything but force close the app.
  • Excellent 5/5

    By cmurrayart
    Easy to use, very useful
  • Love it 4/5

    By Slimson member
    Very helpful to the whole networked community.
  • Unique and groundbreaking app 5/5

    By strophostyles
    As a PhD student in botany, this is one of the best apps I’ve ever used. It teaches you so much about the flora and fauna of wherever you are and contributes to citizen science and research on species distribution. A great contribution to people and science. My only suggestion are: make it easier to upload multiple photos at once (right now you have to do it one at a time and it is a bit clunky) and allow users (besides the original observer) to flag some observations as captive/cultivated when some of them clearly are. The latter is more for science as this data is usually more valuable for wild organisms.
  • DrJack 5/5

    The best app for identifying all types of plants and critters!
  • good app but needs lots of work... 3/5

    By ygg huur
    first off this app in incredible... but on the android. The IOS is not very user friendly, seems to leave out a lot of information on organisms such as being able to search through the other classifications related to an organism, not having a reply button which forces you to type the username of the person, you can’t look at others profiles on the app, among other things. I’m not sure the reason for the big dichotomy between the two different phones are but it definitely affects the work I do with this app. other than that, it’s a very solid app I would recommend to anybody.
  • Amazing!!!! 5/5

    By tmazart
    Just moved to Washington and so many things to explore! Thank you for the teaching tool!!
  • Suggestion for Improvement 5/5

    By annawyn1
    This app is great. I think it’d be incredibly helpful to be able to sort/ filter your observations, or have the ability to create folders or projects to better organize everything. I also think there should be an option to display observations by scientific name instead of common name, as well as adding the ability to search through your observations by keyword.
  • Great App 5/5

    By rmcg05
    Very good.
  • INaturalist 5/5

    By WewahitFl
    Best App ALMOST on my Cellular
  • So cool but not user friendly 4/5

    By Tree top tiller
    I love this app and what it does, I don’t like the navigation if you’re trying to do anything other than submit an observation. I posted an audio file(which I can’t figure out on the app, did it on web page) someone posted a comment which shows in activities, but I had posted several that day, and it was nearly impossible to tell which observation she was commenting on from the activity screen. Date and time settings are clunky too. If you take photos off line then try to submit later it’s almost impossible to set the correct meta data.
  • Amazing 5/5

    By Evan Reeder
    Finally something that works and people actually use it
  • The wildflower app I have always wanted. 5/5

    By Tennessee Tunes
    Finally an app that will allow me to use my camera to ID wildflowers! I spent an hour trying to find a Fireweed in a standard wildflower app with no success but iNaturalist found it immediately for me.
  • Amazing 5/5

    By vermagic
    You can easily get to know your local plants and other living things.
  • Best identification app around! Thank you Cal Academy of Sciences! 5/5

    By JenKalt
    Whether you are a novice or an expert, iNaturalist is the best! I am a botanist and I especially appreciate using it to learn about insects and other critters.
  • Great app, exceeds expectations 5/5

    By ?!$&nickname
    Works well and is able to ID almost everything I snap a pic of. Have had great feedback from other users giving me clarification on the ones I’ve been unsure about. Highly recommend if you like ID-ing bugs and plants.
  • Fantastic free resource 5/5

    By NeamhainH
    Invaluable for anyone curious about plants, science, their local area, or new plants while traveling. Just invaluable for everyone. Can’t believe I only just discovered this app.
  • iNaturalist is a great resource for identification. 5/5

    By ronnirooster405
    The collaboration of the members makes the experience outstanding for learning through identification.
  • I love this app! 5/5

    By Iblalloo
    I like knowing what kinds of plants and creatures I’m seeing. I absolutely love that I can snap a pic (if I’m lucky) and learn more about what I’m looking at. Highly recommend.
  • Just one suggestion 4/5

    By xtsayre
    Isn’t there a way to save favorite locations? I often take photos in places where I have a poor connection so I add my entries later but then need to re-find the place, which is often a place I regularly visit. If I could just choose from some saved locations it would save a lot of time!
  • Best 5/5

    By Cogentx
    The best app of any kind.
  • Amazing App and Global Scientific Endeavor 5/5

    By SjRae
    So grateful to all those who work so hard to make this possible for the rest of us to join in on. Truly awesome.
  • Top notch, amazing resource 5/5

    By feralfootsteps
    I am a 15 year herbalist and student of nature. I have looked for an app like this for a long time. Here it is! All bases are covered to make this an incredible learning resource. I recommend it to all of my students.
  • Intelligent 5/5

    By Rocky McKlutz
    I think my favorite part of this app are the smart folks in the background changing or confirming identifications on my posts. I try to post fun things once in awhile to make the smart folks laugh on the inside. To anyone with brain fog like mine (neurological, poisoning, PTSD, issues etc), this app is a must. GREAT network & the insects only bite occasionally. Great fun for visiting or living in Mississippi!
  • So helpful! 5/5

    By MeAlso2
    This app gets regular use when I am working in the yard. Is that a weed, or a perennial flower that just hasn’t yet matured? Is that a scary bug, or a cool! bug?
  • Good but needs update 3/5

    By Jmreviews1
    I really like this app, but I have to say it could use a facelift. New UI/UX would be a good start, because the menus and things just feel a bit slapped together and clunky. It could also use some more features such as following other accounts so you can see there observations. Overall it’s a good idea for an app, just seems underdeveloped and a bit lacking in features for how popular it is.
  • iNaturalist 5/5

    By earthrambler
    I just started using the app and have learned so much already about the plants around me, including identifying species that have confounded me for a long while. Not only that, my friends and family now come to me as the “expert”. It’s hard giving away my secret but in the end, everyone should have iNaturalist in their pocket!
  • Super cool & educational 5/5

    By Wrightwood Diva
    If your a nature lover or just curious by nature this app is s must! Helped me identity a couple different insects I found in and around my house.
  • Professional site to share your love for nature 5/5

    By graeserr
    This site is a lot of fun. It allows one not only to share observations, but also, as a newcomer to a country, learn where interesting spots to observe nature's beauty are. Plus, if you see something you don't know, or you are not sure about, the experts within iNaturalist are very quick to help. This site has, within a very short time, advanced to become one of my absolute favorites. Thanks for providing this!
  • Needs work 2/5

    By Rusty081081
    Solid for identification but very poor for being able to communicate with others who are posting or identifying. Have to wait for email and follow link to their profile. No feature that I can see that will allow directly connecting to other profiles or postings from app?
  • Great App for Nature Lovers! Interactive! 5/5

    By NereLuCa
    Makes learning about plants and species fun!!! Would love to be able to save my own little library palette as a designer. Over this is super fun! Great job
  • Such a cool app! 5/5

    By Haileyappelbottom
    I love taking photos of every bush, flower, and bug I come along, but I was sad I had no where to share them. Now, not only do I have an organized way to look back on my observations, but I get help from my community in positively identify them! So cool!

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