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

4.7 out of 5

120 Ratings

120 Ratings

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!!!

Good, but not a fan of the DRM.

Judicious gushes

It's a good app, I enjoy listening to it, but $2 for an app that only replays 2 storms seamlessly is kind of...I don't want to use the term "overpriced", but I'll use the word unnecessary. I understand that the developer spent a lot of time trying to create this app and to make sure it works well. But $17 for unlocking everything in a paid app is kind of pointless. Two storms isn't enough for the price, honestly.

Wish I could've known that before I purchased the app. It was somewhat my fault, though. Since I didn't look at the in-app purchases. I'd love to listen to all the storms (besides the 30-second demos), but it's something I won't spend $17 on.

Developer Response

You might be surprised to find out just how valuable Thunderspace is over the long term. So many people wrote me long emails telling their inspiring stories of how Thunderspace has helped them to sleep better, become more productive and happier over the years. The Rumble Bundle's use value far exceeds its money value. I honestly believe it is a bargain, and I'm not getting rich by offering it at that price. Thunderspace is kind of not-for-profit, actually running a minus. I fund it myself because I love doing something good. Sometimes we're just too hard on ourselves. Counting pennies when it comes to spending money on things that can enhance our lives in the long term will only get us so far. I hope you reconsider one day. Cheers

My Go To Relaxation App!


I just wanted to say this is one of my Top Favorite app! I can not count how many time I have fallen to sleep to the Most Amazing thunderstorms, running brooks and ocean recordings ever produced! Way too much to list. I purchased the largest package I could, which includes all new recordings and I have Not been disappointed! Be careful although I have been known to wake up to make sure the windows were all closed due to the realism. Absolutely The Best! Thank you for this awesome app!


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 $9.99
  2. Rumble Bundle $9.99
  3. Desert $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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