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Ambiance® is an "environment enhancer" designed to help you create the perfect ambient atmosphere to focus, relax or reminisce.

• Ambiance has now had over 1 BILLION Sound Downloads!
• Ambiance has been featured in every Apple store on every iPhone!
• Ambiance has been featured by Apple in the iTunes App Store dozens of times!
• Ambiance has been featured in MacWorld Magazine!
• Ambiance has been named in the top 100 best apps by O'Reilly!
• Ambiance has been included in the iLounge Essential 100 apps several times!
• As seen on ABC, CBS and other TV News, Ambiance has tons of new and amazing features!
• Ambiance has been in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and many other major publications.
• Ambiance is recommended by top U.S.-licensed doctors on HealthTap
• Ambiance has received a seal of approval from some of the world’s leading doctors on HealthTap.

Choose from over 4000 free sounds, exclusive to Ambiance, to download and listen to, create customized sound mixes, cycle through playlists, set custom timers and more!

Ambiance is the only app of its kind. With an ever-growing collection of sounds for you to download from, advanced features and customization, and a gorgeous appearance, Ambiance has become a must-have app on all devices. Find out what everyone is raving about!

• Over 2500 Free Ambiance Exclusive Sounds
Only download the sounds you want. With more sounds added weekly the Ambiance library keeps growing and growing!

• Create Custom Mixes
Make custom sound mixes using only the sounds you want, to create the perfect blend. Each sound has it's own volume control, so changing your mix is as simple as moving a slider.

• Mini Mode
Who says you have to be focused on your Ambiance environment all the time? Put Ambiance out of the way with Mini Mode as you check email, surf the web, or play games.

• Highest Quality Sounds
All sounds go through a rigorous quality check and special loop processing to make them just right. You will always get a perfect loop — never hearing a "Pop" or a "Gap".

• Sleep Peacefully
Fall asleep to a comforting sound so you can doze off gently as it fades out. Enhance your nap using a customized Ambiance Timer to fade-in or fade-out as you snooze.

• Change It Up
Cycle Mode seamlessly switches to the next sound on any of your Ambiance playlists. Enjoy many different sound environments effortlessly as Ambiance moves you from one sound to the next.

• Search or Browse through the Free Ambiance Sound store.
Explore categories such as "Rain", "Urban Indoors", "Household", "Wind" and more.

• High-quality images accompany every sound.
Full text descriptions accompany every sound Read about what you are listening to.

• No network connection needed
After downloading your sounds, you do not need a network connection to play sounds.

• Fully Customizable Player Timer
Want to fade out the player while you nap for 1/2 hour? Easy.

• Full-featured Ambiance sound player
Play, Pause, Previous, Next, Shuffle, all the standards.

• Familiar Look and Feel
Ambiance feels natural to use and is dead simple to figure out.

• Request a sound
All sounds start as customer requests. If you want a sound we don't have, just ask.

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Customer Reviews

Oh no no no no no!

This isn't working for me at all. I was expecting better because I used Ambiance on my iPhone for a very long time, and I loved it. Well, I downloaded the Mac version because the iPhone app kept deleting my sounds, and I ran out of space anyway. Needless to say, I was really looking forward to using the desktop version because my Mac has significantly more disk space for sounds, and the iPhone version worked so beautifully for me when it held onto my sounds. However, the Mac version is completely and utterly useless to me. Let me explain. I am totally blind. Therefore, I need to use my Mac with VoiceOver. For anyone who may not know, VoiceOver reads the screen aloud for visually impaired users like myself. I use VoiceOver on a daily basis, so I really need apps that will work with it, and Ambiance, sadly, does not. This surprised the heck out of me because it works great with the iPhone's version of VoiceOver. Now, I am running Snow Leopard still, but I don't think that should be any reason for this app to have compatibility issues with VoiceOver. I literally cannot use this app until this issue is addressed, and I spent ten dollars on it. Kind of makes me mad.

Finally, Ambiance comes to the desktop.

I've had their app on my iPhone for some time and barely sleep a night without listening to it. But not all the sounds in their huge library are suitable for sleeping or relaxation, and so I never had a use for them. With Ambiance on my iMac, I can listen to the kind of stuff that will keep me awake, or merely make a stimulating backdrop. Want to feel like you're sitting in a Parisian café? How about a Parisian café while it's raining softly? Add a blackbird singing somewhere, or perhaps a street musician? You can combine any number of sounds to create the exact environment you want, and with the exception of a few Premium sounds (iPhone only for now), they're all free. One feature I'd like to see: the ability to sync the Ambiance sounds library on my iPhone with the app on my Mac.


Ambience is a very disappointing App. The potential is there, but there is something definetly wrong with the App. It has problems that are frustrating, I have the Mac book Pro App and the App for my IPhone and IPad and regardless of which version I use I have the same problems. It crashes for no apparent reason. I can not get past the first 25 sounds regardless of the category that is chosen. it is not user friendly no matter what the version, and it does drain the battery on my IPhone and IPhone, especially when I go their "LIbrary". I thought it would be a great App and when I first used it it did what I expected it to do, however as of now, the App is stuck in some sort of state that is very frustrating which makes it an App that is no longer "fun" to use. Instead of the quality improving, it has gotten worse. With all things considered, it's not worth the aggravation and I find myself no longer using it. It simply has too many bugs!

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  • $9.99
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Released: Jul 27, 2012
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 31.0 MB
  • Seller: Urban Apps

Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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