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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
Sep 21, 2023

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

8.56K 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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Cole Baxter
July 25, 2023
iNaturalist is such an amazing thing, and I cannot express how grateful I am that it exists. That being said, the app in its current state is incredibly buggy (no pun intended). It crashes reliably when I ID for more than 5 minutes. There are also many features that should be added, such as the ability to follow friends. I love iNaturalist, and this app could be so much better.
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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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What's new

* Improved localization of taxon suggestions
* Prevent infinite sync when you have autosync on but have not confirmed your email address
* New translations