What are the best apps for identifying animals and plants?

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    With PlantNet Plant Identification you can get and share information about flowers and plants. This app works with the contributions of its users. It features a software that has visual recognition to help identify unknown plants.


    Android, iOS


    Peter Hu
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "This app is great idea, however, it does not always deliver. I'm an outdoor enthusiast and find myself often wondering what certain trees or plants are. This app has helped with identification on several occasions, but has more often than not provided unreliable or no results at all. Because users can upload their own results I can see this app become more accurate and useful over time - despite its shortcomings I'll continue to use this app when I can. "
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    With iPflanzen, you can know all about any plant or flower. The app has a big database of garden and forest plants.  Also, you will see image examples of each plant and you will get to know both their common and scientific names.




    Harry Lewis
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "I'm a bit of a hobby gardener, but always felt a bit foolish that there were so many local landscaping plants I couldn't identify. This app takes a little getting used to, but once you've used it a few times, it becomes super easy to find what you're looking for. And you don't have to bug your local nursery worker any more with vague descriptions of something you saw in your neighbor's yard. "
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    iNaturalist lets you identify quickly and easily plants and animals. With this useful app, you can discover new species, receive suggestions, and much more! It is also now partnered with the National Geographic Society.


    Android, iOS


    José Guadalupe Macías
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "I live in a rural area and knew very little about the plants that are in my surrounding area. I used this app and I now know which plants I need to avoid. It really help me with finding plants that can be very beneficial as well. If you are curious about the local plants and animals, you must get this app."
  1. 4

    #4MyNature Animal Tracks

    MyNature Animal Tracks

    With this smart app, you can identify animals through their tracks. This useful tool lets you identify over 46 animals across North America.




    John Schmidt
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "This has a huge database. Rarely gets animals wrong. It's useful for hikers or other outdoorsy types."
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    FlowerChecker is an app helps you to recognize any plant. Take a photo of the plant and the team of FlowerChecker will say you what plant is. The app has been able to identify an average of 90 plants and takes minutes to hours to do so.


    Android, iOS

    $0.99- with in-app purchases

    Luz María Salas
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "This app helps identify plants, but not animals. It does a great job for plants identification. Highly recommend."


Best What are the best apps for identifying animals and plants
1PlantNetApps 12 Free
2iPflanzenApps 8 Free
3iNaturalistApps 4 Free
4MyNature Animal TracksApps 4 Paid
5FlowerCheckerApps 3 Paid

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