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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
Apr 24, 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
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9.27K reviews
JB M (John)
May 12, 2024
Edit: it has a hard time identifying emergent plants. It's a problem. One of my favorite apps - I call it my most important gardening tool. The more I use it, the more amazing it is. Readily identifies plants, both cultivated and wild. I've recently discovered it can do mushrooms and insects too. The AI behind this is impressive.
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Cialin D.
March 31, 2024
i love inaturalist, but the interface on the app is not great. posting observations is just ok, sometimes tricky. trying to look at other people's observations or just browsing through animals a lot of problems arise. i can't sort by favorites, recent, species, most of the stuff i like really. when im out i gotta rely on opening inaturalist in my browser which is a bit odd on mobile. inaturalist is a great community, i hope they can optimize the app so it's easier to access on the go.
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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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