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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.

• 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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Evaluation at the itunes store

Evaluation of iPhone App [iNaturalist] at itunes store

  • newest version:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)4.64834
  • All versions:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)4.6

Number of people evaluated:3165



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People reviews

Impression and review of people to iPhone App [iNaturalist]!

  • Super Resource
    by Living in the Light on June 23, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    I have just started dabbling into iNaturalist, and absolutely love it! A shot of my plant in question, uploaded instantly for quick identification response and I get my answer. Thank you!

  • Accurate and easy to use
    by AConcernedCitizen23 on June 23, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    I use it every week. It’s addictive!

  • Love this app
    by BotanyNerd89 on June 23, 2022 at 12:35 am

    This app is great for identifying just about anything nature related. I do wish that the “social” aspect was a bit better. I appreciate feedback from fellow users. I don’t like that I can’t tap on their screen name and at least find out generally where they are located. I don’t want it to be so social that it’s like any other social media, but being able to look at fellow observers profiles/general location would be nice. It would be especially helpful when you go to far different locations to take IDs and have an idea where commenters/observers are contributing their knowledge from.

  • A phenomenal resource and tool for learning and exploring
    by Dan J Wilder on June 22, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    A phenomenal resource and tool for learning and exploring

  • hard to get people to suggest ids
    by thebugidiot on June 20, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    listen this app is amazing but so many of my observations go unchecked by the community. there's no way to click on someone's profile and go through their observations and i wish i could do that to help my friends identify things. there should be away to follow people so you can scroll through all your friends observations. i was just going to start a group for my friends but i cannot figure out how to do that. it's just be helpful if you had a following page so that we could help our friends id stuff

  • iNaturalist
    by auntbuns on June 16, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    Fantastic app - to take a photo of an unknown flora or fauna specimen you’ve always wondered what it was, and/or see something brand new - submit it, and almost immediately have suggestions for the identification. Very grateful to the folks who thought of the idea and made it work. Thank you!

  • I can’t say enough good things about this app
    by Isabel Rose Feye on June 14, 2022 at 1:05 am

    The photo recognition software is great, but what is even better is the community of scientists and naturalists who help to ID observations. I love that some of my observations can be used as data by researchers! This app feeds my passion for learning about nature & makes knowledge easily accessible.

  • it’s a good app, folks
    by Castle Cryptoid on June 13, 2022 at 5:19 am

    restores my faith in humanity

  • Problems With App
    by NaeNaeD on June 11, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    I have been a huge fan of this app for years but recent changes are causing all sorts of issues. Creating observations has never been more difficult as it will just continuously spin after attempting to upload a picture. App is no longer fun.

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    by Jarrod1970 on June 10, 2022 at 12:14 am

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  • Awesome app for identification
    by brian27320 on June 9, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Love being able to snap a picture of a tree, plant or flower and know everything about it in seconds!

  • Love it!
    by AnthonyEff on June 9, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Makes me pause and regard the flora!

  • Awesome app!
    by kdog907 on June 4, 2022 at 6:50 am

    Awesome app! I highly recommend for all who are curious about nature. Great for help with ID and keeping track of your observations. Also a wonderful way to contribute to scientific research.

  • Useful and interesting
    by Bbrriittmm3355 on June 4, 2022 at 1:51 am

    Find out what you’re seeing and build a collection you can refer back to anytime. Solid App.

  • Elite App
    by Mike the knight 09978 on June 2, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    Life changing for any amateur naturalist

  • A new way of seeing
    by Explorette on June 1, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    I love nature and this app has brought me even closer, opening my eyes to the life I had not seen teeming around me. At the beginning of COVID the NJ Biodiversity month was my first experience using iNaturalist. Now, finding new organisms and identifying them on the app is something I try to do everyday. The data and community of experts is amazing.

  • Fun and good nonprofit mission
    by Lane Rasberry on May 30, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Love open copyright license options

  • Fantastic tool
    by mnjones863 on May 30, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    I began using this is my Master Naturalist program and I’m hooked! So fun to snap photos of wildlife and help with or confirm identification. I use it everyday! Highly recommend.

  • Quality core functions, completely TOXIC community
    by Racetheturtle on May 27, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    I cannot stress enough that this app is filled with rude, stubborn, nonsensical people who clearly get off on tearing other’s posts down. I feel like I am the only one on iNat who spreads the love - giving constructive thoughts on posts that might be inaccurate, congratulating quality camera work, sharing my knowledge with people when applicable etc. The good core functions of the app earn it a star and have thus far prevented me from deleting it, but even these need polishing. It gets moderate use from me (150 IDs so far), but I use competitor apps just as often that are infinitely less toxic in design. Bottom line: this app is a good nature conglomerate, but be prepared for all your posts to be inundated by comments from rude idiots.

  • Beginner
    by Keith Badger on May 27, 2022 at 10:35 am

    Fantastic field tool!

  • Great app!
    by sct319 on May 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    I enjoy using iNaturalist for identifying, uploading and sharing various flora and fauna that I witness and photograph on my various hiking and biking trips, however the use of Apple Maps instead of Google maps is a great hinderance to identifying the exact location. Google maps notoriously identifies the very precise location, whereas Apple Maps is much more vague in location identification. It would be great to have the option in the settings to be able to choose either Google maps or Apple Maps for location identification.

  • Bad enough to go back to Android
    by Frogythegreat on May 26, 2022 at 12:05 am

    …Or probably carry a small tethered android tablet. The experience on the iPhone iNaturalist app is so poor compared to the Android feature set that I nearly switched brands back after buying my new iPhone. PLEASE give us parity with Android.

  • Love this app
    by Dobee58 on May 22, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    I love being outside but know no names. This app takes recognition and helps me to see what is around me, what shares my world near me. And then to have other naturalist confirm identity of those things is awesome. I so recommend this app.

  • really cool
    by Singlefallopiantube on May 22, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Great. would be cool if some filters could be used while searching like on the website.

  • Inaturalist
    by eileemoriarty on May 21, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Great. Pics info etc

  • Inat helped me discover so much.
    by Max J. Ford on May 19, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    I downloaded INaturalist in 2020. I would just post low quality pictures, and eventually I posted better pictures, and when I got a camera lens is when everything changed. A lot more of my observations were become research grade, I started identifying things, and I figured out that INaturalist is not only for identifying animals, but it also is a community. I can probably name the scientific name of half the things in my backyard. Thank you, INat.

  • iNaturalist App
    by Captain Chesapeake on May 19, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    This is really a fun app to use! Very easy to use and very educational. Finally a convenient learning tool for all ages! As long as you have your phone with you, participating is simple. Works with both iOS or android platforms. Revised review: great birding app. Lots of verifications on birds, reptiles, small animals. Not many verification checks on flora or insects.

  • Help Please
    by Merifirebolt on May 19, 2022 at 12:18 am

    I’ve used this app religiously before but I had to offload because of storage reasons. I redownloaded it and it won’t open! Every time I tap on it the first screen shows up for a split second with a loading symbol and it kicks me off. Does anybody else have this problem?

  • Thanks y’all
    by really annoyed %#¥*%€>@&$ on May 16, 2022 at 2:46 am

    I love exploring and studying plants when there’s a little free time. Love this community

  • Best citizen science project ever
    by Agrinemsors on May 15, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    I absolutely love everything about this app. Being a bit of a nature geek, it’s nice to have an outlet where I can share observations that other people actually find interesting. I also love the ability to verify what it was that I saw with the help of experts. It’s also a great way to track memories of your outdoor exploits were you remember what you saw, where you saw it, and what it was. Remarkably simple to use (# hallmark of good design IMO).Finally, if you have kids, it makes exploring nature more fun because you can have them feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves by contributing to the citizen science project.

  • Perfect for Grandkids
    by ropersdad on May 13, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Our grandkids come home with the most curious things. INaturalist satisfies our curiosity with accurate identification and information at multiple levels and all ages. The whole family, from tots to tottering, enjoys this scientific resource. Thank you.

  • iNat
    by Batchat on May 13, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    I am very exited to be contributing to the scientific society

  • Great idea
    by flybeagle on May 12, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Love the idea and concept. hope it takes off and helps in research of plants and animals so it’s easier for us to all help them.

  • Final star can be earned…
    by Jay Endejan on May 12, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    if they implement a friends list or something in this app. I have close friends making observations and I’d love to be able to have a feed of followed individuals so I could see what they’re posting.

  • Love this app
    by Hiscreatuon on May 11, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    This is the best app ever for identifying and sharing nature with others!

  • Incorporate website functions into app please
    by D-Dog 805 on May 11, 2022 at 4:34 am

    Please Incorporate website functions into app. The website is too small to read on my phone. At minimum would like to be able to view observations from people I follow, view profiles and follow new people. Please please please! Or make a mobile version for the website!

  • Best app ever
    by jo..12$ on May 10, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Lit app

  • Outdoor Fun!
    by Ozcavazos on May 10, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    I’ve really enjoyed this app for myself but my kids have loved finding new bugs and plants to document. It’s a great way of discovering the great outdoors.

  • Great plant and animal identifier
    by EBlouatein on May 8, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    This is a wonderful app and a wonderful organization.

  • Love the app
    by KyDaSch on May 8, 2022 at 5:10 am

    Great concept! I wish the iPhone app was as detailed as the actual webpage. Also I think it would be beneficial to be able to connect with people in your area.

  • It’s a Pokédex for Earth
    by kree2T333 on May 7, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    I have loved nature and outdoors my whole life and always hated coming across some new beautiful flower or crazy ant with no way to know what it was. But this app makes it so easy to document the things you see and share with people who can use the information for science as well as tell you what you see. It’s like a win win win and am just amazed. I’ve been using Seek for like 5 years but never knew this app existed. They are both amazing and essential for exploring and learning about the wonderful life around us all.

  • Thanks for ruining the app with your politics…
    by I<3AR on May 7, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    Please, why is there a segregated section for LGBTQ?? It’s so tiring constantly having peoples sexual preferences being brought into everything. Please explain to me how this has ANYTHING to do with observing and learning about plants and animals, etc. So pandering.

  • Love it!
    by ninja..girl on May 5, 2022 at 4:38 am

    Best plant ID app I’ve found.

  • Decent
    by GREG-/1313 on May 4, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    I like the app. o/

  • Fun app
    by Thatguynkc on May 3, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    It’s like the fun of Pokémon but you get to look for real animals and plants plus you learn along the way

  • I naturalist
    by Nanette L on May 1, 2022 at 12:28 am

    I naturalist is sooo much fun!

  • Mrs Woodstock Beagle
    by mrswoodstockbeagle on April 30, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    So much fun and educational! Having a blast!

  • Such fun, so helpful
    by Czlots on April 29, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    I love this app. It’s helpful and interesting! It’s also nice to be part of the process of helping others identify taxa. But signing up is not an intuitive process. Two friends got so frustrated they’ve declined to join me in using it.

  • Deserve the most stars
    by jaybeeayyy on April 28, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    This is a great app that is the perfect addition to the Seek app. I love being able to post partial identifications and have people make their suggestions. The app could use some touch ups and updating both the UI and functionality but really, I don’t mind. I’d rather have a free app accessible to nearly everyone over an app that’s $5+ that looks pretty.

Change log

Update history of iPhone App [iNaturalist]

bugfixes and performance improvements
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iPhone App [iNaturalist] Other details

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    iNaturalist, LLC
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  • Version:3.2.5
  • OS:iOS,iPhone,iPad
  • Price:Free


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