During the day, Thunderspace won't let you focus on all the noise around you. And at night it will make you very sleepy. Do not use while operating a machine, vehicle or star destroyer.

We can't calm the storm. But the storm can calm us.

Join us, over 1,000,000 relaxed Ladies and Gentlemen who immerse ourselves in realistic thunderstorms any time we wish to relax, focus, sleep or meditate.

Join the Thunderspace revolution and experience the great benefits Thunderspace will bring to your busy life.

Thunderspace's spectacular 3D audio sound field reproduction technology delivers a realistic, high-quality open space sonic ambience over regular stereo headphones. How so? Think 3D glasses for 3D film. Left eye, right eye. Your brain combines these two images into a 3D image. The same principle works for sound: Left ear, right ear. Thunderspace audio is biomimetic: It reproduces the ambient sound field exactly the way you hear. As if you were there. With interaural time and level differences. The storm rumbles high above you, and the rain falls around you. Once you experience the transportive sonic ambience, you will never again want to go back to simple stereo.

Precisely synchronized lightning flashes, frequent updates with new premium quality thunderstorms, a carefully crafted user interface, and highest quality recordings from Emmy-award winning nature sound recordist Gordon Hempton separate Thunderspace from all other relaxation apps.

Thunderspace teleports your mind to a place far away from stress. Far away from the noise. So you can focus on your work, sleep better and relax.

Film* and audio demo on

*Built a set in Hollywood to make it rain in an apartment.

≈ Revolutionary ≈
"I could hear it coming from hundreds of feet away." — Carmel Deamicis, PandoDaily

"Thunderspace takes relaxing to a whole new level." — Gannon Burgett, The Industry

"It really is impressive." — Dave Caolo, TUAW

"A lot of care and attention has gone into building this." — Paul Sawers, The Next Web

"It is absolutely like having your personal slice of heaven." — Christine Chan, AppAdvice

"Idiotically gimmicky or incredibly effective? If it’s possible to be both at once, Thunderspace has done it." — John Pavlus, Fast Company

≈ Features ≈
+ Psychoacoustic 3D audio for regular stereo headphones.
+ Two fantastic thunderstorms included.
+ Additional storms available via In-App Purchase.
+ Frequent updates with new thunderstorms.
+ All storms available in a​ bundle.
+ Utilizes the flash to simulate lightning. Flashes the screen on iPad.
+ Energy efficient.
+ Global storm sync to an atomic clock. What you see and hear is what everyone else sees and hears.*
+ Relax with many people in one room. In sync.*
+ Beautiful audiovisual experience.
+ Universal app: Runs on iPhone, iPod touch, ​and iPad.
+ Restore your purchases to all your devices.
+ iOS 9 Ready.

*optional. Enable in iOS Settings > Thunderspace.

≈ Questions? ≈
Tweet @thunderspaceApp, email franz taptanium com or send an email through the in-app contact support page. I'd love to hear from you.

What’s New

Version 5.4.1

+ Bugfixes
+ Optimizations

New: Get Rainy for FREE today, sleep better tonight!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
213 Ratings
213 Ratings
prototypvs003 ,

Great, but could use some updates

This app is amazing. I’ve tried and tested all the nature/sleep/relaxation apps and always find myself coming back to this one. Hell, I even prefer it over Away and Flowing. To put it simply, the attention to detail and quality of the sounds here is incomparable.

The only negative is on the visual end. Let’s make one thing clear first: Franz makes gorgeous apps and Thunderspace is no exception. The real shame though is that it has yet to be updated for larger screens. With it’s combination of minimalism and beautiful gradients you’d think it’d be a no brainer. Thunderspace seems like it would be the perfect app to display in an iPhone X ad.

All in all, still a great app. You definitely get more than your money’s worth and it’s the only one of Franz’s sound apps not in landscape mode. I’ll definitely keep using it and hope that there’s an update soon.

MikeyMay8 ,

Unable to restore purchase on new iPhone

Inside the app I used the support button to let the developer know that I was unable to restore my in-app purchases after upgrading to a new phone. He said apple was working on a fix and if I had purchased in the last 24 months I should just buy it again and apple wouldn’t charge me. I told him I bought in 2013! His response was:

“So you’re basically saying, that after 6 years of active use for, say, $20, it’s a bit too crazy to pay another $20 or so to circumvent that problem? Maybe it helps to imagine that Thunderspace should have been a $5/mo subscription product, like much of the competition, which would have also enabled me to hire engineers and keep it in significantly better shape. That’s what I call frustrating” -Franz Bruckhoff

Very rude response from this developer who already has the money I paid for all the soundscapes! Some of us can’t afford ANOTHER $20!!

Bluesbop ,

The best of the bunch

I’ve got nearly all of the various apps that simulate rain, thunder, oceans, wind etc. I’ve been a fan of soothing background sounds since the days of the “environments” records, and their effects on sleep, and being relaxed but focused during the day. This app is the best I’ve heard, from an acoustic standpoint, as well as aesthetically. Yes, headphones are best, but the newest iPads with four speakers do it justice, I put it on next to the bed and it helps both me and my wife fall asleep more quickly. If your feeling stressed at work this app is highly effective at calming you down, without interfering with your concentration. Highly recommended!!!


Franz Bruckhoff
128.3 MB
Health & Fitness

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German, Russian, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
© 2013-present Franz Bruckhoff
In-App Purchases
  1. Rumble Bundle $17.99
  2. Rumble Bundle $17.99
  3. Desert $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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