Elsewhere: Ambient Nature Sounds
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Want to get away from the monotonous office noises? Crave for the ocean breeze or the leaves whispering? Or maybe you need a cheer up with the sounds of the city? Any of your cravings will be satisfied with Elsewhere! Elsewhere app creates a special atmosphere around you with its ambient sounds.
- Three environments with individual sounds (more coming soon);
- Automatic switching from day to night mode depending on your time zone;
- Only non-recurrent atmospheric sounds;
- Works in the background, not interfering with the work process.
Elsewhere brings harmony to your ear…
What's New in Version 1.3
1. Elsewhere goes free! Enjoy either of its three environments - beach, forest or city - without any fee.
2. The sound of rain can now accompany any of Elsewhere's environments for only $ 0,99.
Best in class and responsive support
I've tried several of these, some from the Mac App Store and some not; and I think Elsewhere is the best implementation of an ambient sound app for the Mac.
CON: It worked on my laptop one time, then the volume slider broke and the sounds take several minutes to get going—this may be a conflict with one of my other apps though. Limited ambient themes (but in-app purchases of additional sound themes might be the whole strategy—to earn a living I suppose; I'm going to buy the Rain one and I'd pay for one with more birds and…I dunno…bees.)
PRO: It works perfectly on my wife's iMac—and when I say perfectly I mean the UI is simple, efficient, and all features of the app work as expected. The ambient themes are excellent; I suppose they repeat but I haven't noticed (and that's the main thing that disappoints with other apps like this—I have tried them ALL). Sound quality is superb. I like the in-app purchase option for more themes and I hope they do more! As for the problem with Elsewhere on my MacBook Pro, I posted a support request via their online form and they got back to me next day. Pretty good support for a free app!
CPU hog: Incompatible with 10.9.2
According to the information provided by the App Store, it lists Elsewhere's as "Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later”, yet when I reported the app hogging 100% of my CPU, causing my fans to almost constatly operate in overdrive, I was informed by customer service that Elsewhere is not compatible with Mac OS 10.9.2, but that they may add the compatibility in the future. It’s a great, unique idea with almost excellent execution, save for this lack of compatibility with causes CPU and fan issues.
I also love this app, however, I do think it would be an added plus to have rainforest sounds as an added environment
i.e. different unusual bird sounds for morning, unique rain sounds and gentle waterfalls, etc., etc.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Feb 04, 2013
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 44.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Vitaliy Golubenko
- © Eltima Software
Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later
Top In-App Purchases
- Rain Mode$0.99