Skip to main content

Portal now has a Mac app to help you focus and relax with Spatial Audio sounds

Portal is a popular iPhone and iPad app that helps users cope with “today’s distraction-filled world” by showing clips of nature scenes combined with real-life sounds in Spatial Audio that help you focus, relax, or even sleep. This week, Portal announced that it is bringing its app to the Mac for the first time.

This story is supported by Mosyle, the only Apple Unified Platform. Mosyle is the only solution that fully integrates five different applications on a single Apple-only platform, allowing businesses and schools to easily and automatically deploy, manage, and protect all their Apple devices. Over 38,000 organizations leverage Mosyle solutions to automate the deployment, management, and security of millions of Apple devices daily. Request a FREE account today and discover how you can put your Apple fleet on auto-pilot at a price point that is hard to believe.


Portal comes to the Mac with more than 80 scenes and Spatial Audio sounds

The Mac version serves the same purpose as the iOS app. But some things have been tweaked to take advantage of the desktop environment. Instead of locking the user to an app, Portal on the Mac turns videos into live wallpapers. And with the help of the Mac’s advanced sound system, which features Spatial Audio, the feeling of immersion is even more remarkable.

“While most productivity apps look inwards at how our habits and behaviours can make us more productive, we focus on looking outwards and at the profound impact our surroundings have on how we think, feel and act,” says the company.

The locations for the videos and sounds were “meticulously” chosen by the Portal team, who captured more than 80 scenes around the world. According to the developers, the idea is to represent “the feeling of these incredible places in a way that can enhance productivity and inspire creativity without pulling your focus away.”

And just like the iOS app, Portal for the Mac also integrates with Philips Hue and Nanoleaf lights, so you can create an even more immersive environment by changing the lights in your home according to the theme colors you’ve chosen in Portal. There’s also support for the Shortcuts app and optimizations for the app to run smoothly on Apple Silicon Macs.

Portal now has a Mac app to help you focus and relax with Spatial Audio sounds

Try it for free

You can try Portals for free by downloading it on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. However, unlocking all scenes requires an in-app purchase of $9.99 per month or $49.99 per year. Alternatively, a lifetime license is available for $249.99. It’s worth noting that the Mac version comes at no additional cost for current subscribers.

More details about the app can be found on Portal’s official website.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel



Avatar for Filipe Espósito Filipe Espósito

Filipe Espósito is a Brazilian tech Journalist who started covering Apple news on iHelp BR with some exclusive scoops — including the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 5 models in titanium and ceramic. He joined 9to5Mac to share even more tech news around the world.