Ambient sound player Dark Noise comes to the Mac

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Dark Noise Hero (Image credit: Charlie Chapman / Dark Noise LLC)

What you need to know

  • Dark Noise is now available on the Mac for the first time.
  • Features include a mini player, iCloud syncing, and more.

After being a popular app on iPhone and iPad for years, Dark Noise is now available on the Mac for the first time. It's a universal app, meaning existing owners of the Dark Noise iPhone and iPad app can now download it from the Mac App Store for free.

As you'd expect, Dark Noise for Mac has the same features people have come to love on mobile devices. That includes iCloud syncing, your custom mixes, and more all living on the big screen. You can take advantage of widgets, themes, and timers as well. And with 50 ambient sounds to choose from you're sure to find one that does the job for you!

A new mini player means Dark Noise won't take over your Mac's display when you're listening as well.

Taking advantage of the Mac platform, a new innovative "adaptive toolbar" UI allows you to shrink your window into a Mini Player to keep Dark Noise quickly accessible while taking up very little screen space. Dark Noise for Mac also features full menu support with keyboard shortcuts to feel right at home on your Mac.

Anyone who doesn't already own Dark Noise can download it from the Mac App Store now. It's priced at $9.99 – again, giving you access to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps under a single purchase.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.