Sometimes you need noise to keep yourself from being distracted by the lonely sound of silence. White Noise is an app loaded with a variety of sounds to help keep you focused and relaxed, all available right from your smartphone for free.
White noise is great for a variety of situations. It can block distractions, reduce stress, or even help calm down fussy babies (which are stressful all by themselves). There are machines dedicated to creating white noise, barring that, many people do things like sleep with fans on to create that constant sound. This app creates white noise right from your phone.
There are 40 sounds available, a wide variety to choose from. Nature sounds like beaches and rain but also mechanical noises and familiar home sounds like the air conditioner or that old standby, the fan. It also features a digital clock with adjustable brightness turning your phone into a sort of bedside clock, without the damaging effects of being a phone. So put your notifications on silent and get some real rest. Alternatively, you can download this app onto an old phone that is no longer in commission and just use that for your bedside. White Noise is free for both Android and Apple devices.