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About this app

One of the world's most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over 400,000 scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What's more, by recording and sharing your observations, you'll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature.

• Discover species new to you both near and far
• Record your own observations and share them with the community
• Receive suggestions and crowdsourced identifications of what you've seen
• Discuss and help others identify what they've seen
• Follow projects comprised of smaller communities and fellow citizen scientists passionate about a particular place and/or species

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Updated on
Feb 6, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

8.87K reviews
Mandy Sanders
September 18, 2023
I really enjoy this app as a way to involve the community in surveying for insects, animals and plants. Users get to help identify specimens and compare photos and known range from a quite inclusive database. ** One thing that to would love to see, is the RG (research grade) marking on personal entries. The marking shows up in the explore platform, but to see if your own contribution has been accepted as research grade, you have to click on it and scroll to the section. I
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Zach Gentner
June 15, 2023
The user experience could be slightly better. It's unclear how to join groups or subscribe to guides. I don't believe there is a follow feature for users either. Overall the app functions well, but it's rather unintuitive. My favorite thing about iNaturalist is that it makes you much more conscious of every living thing around you. Each specimen becomes a beautiful and amazing new example of how vastly complex our world is. Every organism plays a part in the world, no matter how small.
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Philip Shirk
September 26, 2020
Website is awesome. App is super glitchy for me. Slow or inconsistent internet completely breaks the app. It's utterly useless offline. My friends with iphones claim to be able to use it offline quite easily (just uploading the photos later), but that's never been my experience on Android. I've tried on 3 different Android phones over the past 6+ years and my experience has always been terrible.
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What's new

* Now showing publication dates for news posts
* New translations
* Fixed bug showing context menu on identifications on long-press
* Fixed several minor bugs