SimplyNoise white noise generator revamps, gets iPhone app
I often write and translate in an office environment, which can be distracting. Sometimes people talk around me or work together on something, and sometimes noise from outside breaks my concentration.
Music is one possible solution; but when working with words, music with lyrics can be an even bigger distraction. So I can try putting on some instrumental music; while that can be nice, it still impacts my mood. It can be too energetic, too sleepy, too sad ... it's music, and it makes me feel things – which isn't always what I need.
So when I need to just focus, I find myself turning time and again to SimplyNoise. While we covered SimplyNoise before, the site was recently completely revamped and now sports a much slicker interface.
Functionality remained essentially the same; you can choose white, pink or brown noise (I like brown noise best). You can set the volume, and also have it oscillate. One new feature is the "sleep timer", where you can set it to shut off after a certain interval.
The other big news from SimplyNoise is that they now have an iOS app. It's $0.99, and provides similar functionality to the web version. One could argue that if iPhone supported Flash, there would be no need for this app. But as things currently stand, this is certainly a useful addition for any mobile device.