Please add an Apple Login Option! 1/5
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
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
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
Great for learning plants and animals in your area
By ch hchcufycycyxtx
Great app 5/5
Best for looking up and keeping track of flora and fauna.
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!
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
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
Does great on wildflowers and birds. Especially good on empid flycatchers.
Latest update causes my favorite app to crash frequently 5/5
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
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
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
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
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
App crashes for me sometimes and screen gets stuck on camera and you can’t do anything but force close the app.
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
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.
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.
Just moved to Washington and so many things to explore! Thank you for the teaching tool!!
Suggestion for Improvement 5/5
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
The collaboration of the members makes the experience outstanding for learning through identification.
I love this app! 5/5
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
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!
The best app of any kind.
Amazing App and Global Scientific Endeavor 5/5
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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!