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PictureThis: Identify Plant, Flower, Weed and More

PictureThis: Identify Plant, Flower, Weed and More

Glority LLC

Identify plants, flowers, weeds, trees; interesting details and free snap now

4.6 Ratings 514K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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    It's too bad that cool, thorny tree you found on your hike doesn't come with a label so you know what it is. Luckily, you can snap a quick photo and get matched to a plant identification page in under 2 seconds so you can read all about it!
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Cornwall is home to well over 1,100 different plant species. Plenty to explore on your next hike. If you're curious to know which flower, berry, or shrub you just passed, you can always snap a picture of it and let this app do its job.
    img by George
    1 month ago
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    Deceptive and Misleading cancellation within app May 5, 2021

    By M Nigro
    I have experienced the same as many other users. When cancelling the app from within the app you receive a cancellation email. THIS DOES NOT CANCEL YOUR APP MEMBERSHIP. After contacting the company I was directed to cancel the app through the app store. THIS IS A MISLEADING AND DECEPTIVE PRACTICE. I have disputed the charge with Google and was denied a refund. I am disputing it with my bank now.
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    Not a free trial, crap customer service Mar 30, 2021

    By lisaduxbury2211@yahoo.co.uk
    Impossible to cancel- you click to cancel subscription and get an instant email confirming but then it doesn't get cancelled and they charge you!! Customer service shocking and no refund as yet. Reporting this as fraud to my credit card company. Bunch of idiots!
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    Scam alert! No free trial at all. Feb 5, 2021

    By Mia Tioseco
    They trick you into installing it with a 7day free trial. I started using it on Day 1 of installation as I was helping my son identify plants in our garden. On the same day I installed, I was billed for 1 year subscription. Other apps bill you after the trial period while this one bills you instantly. So there is no free trial at all. I can’t believe Apple allows this. I’m tempted to remove my card details from my account and forego my free Apple TV subscription.
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    Can’t believe it’s had positive reviews Jan 18, 2021

    By Carina Newman
    Like the P previous reviewer I felt cheated when my week free trial was charged for. I’m trying to claim money back, even this looks dodgy. Someone called Phoebe apparently going to send me an email in the next 24 hours. Can’t believe Apple are supporting this app.
  • A truly excellent app! Jul 22, 2020

    By Slumbertime101
    I recently found myself with some time on my hands to hike the trails of Balboa Park in San Diego. I practiced herbal medicine for many years under my acupuncture license in several states, but it's been a long time since I identified and collected plants in the wild. So, I thought it would be fun if I could identify some of the local plants. Spoiler alert: most of them do not appear to be of any medicinal value, but they're still fun to look at. This is the second or third app of this sort that I have tested, and it is infinitely better than any of the others. When you first open the app, it looks like you need to buy a subscription to use it, but that is not the case. You can dismiss the subscription prompt and open the camera to snap a pic. I'm not sure exactly what you get with the subscription, but it looks like it would be useful for a serious hobbyist and awesome for serious home gardening enthusiasts and organic farmers. In fact, an organic farmer friend of mine says that he regularly uses it to identify weeds in his crops. The only thing I've run across so far that I can't do with the free version is save the photos. There may also be a limit to the total number of pictures per day, but I am not sure and definitely have yet to max out on one of my hikes. Enthusiastically recommended with no conflict of interest.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Susan Smith
    Having to PAY for identifying plants is just ridiculous... But at least you can "win and earn" identifications... 😐 all in all though, beyond that, the app itself actually works very, accurately well! And when a plant is identified, there is so much useful and interesting info that is the included with the identity! 4/5 stars; detracting one from an otherwise perfect score cause of the "pay-to-play" aspect.
  • Great app with little disturbance Aug 7, 2020

    By AvocadoWizard
    I love this app It’s so easy to just whip out the app anywhere and snap a pic of any plant and get almost instant results with nice information to annoy your family with! There is only two problems I have encountered. The most pressing problem is that if no WiFi is available you obviously must use data to get results. This isn’t much of a problem as everyone now a days has data or some form of connection. I have a solution for this but first I will say the second problem I have with this app is that it’s constantly pushing you to purchase the subscription. You can easily press the x at the top right corner but I think it’s very easy to accidentally buy it. Now back to my solution for the data thing. I suggest that the app devs make an option to download the entire database on your phone. This would obviously take up some space on your phone but I think it’s worth it. Also I feel that this feature should only be available for subscribed members. Don’t raise the price or anything because I think it’s quite pricey as is. Other than that this app is great! I’ve seen a few apps like this where you take a picture and it takes like 12 hours for results. I think that’s ridiculous. This app is instant. 10/5
  • Amazing Aug 14, 2020

    By Goobwar
    I manage an academic greenhouse and this app has actually helped me to narrow down the taxonomy for a few specimen that have been left unidentified or completely misidentified for years. The newer feature that identifies plant stress has also been an extremely useful teaching tool in helping my students understand the signs and symptoms of plant pest and pathogen infestations. The invasives warning has been especially useful for my students to understand and identify invasives on the campus ecological preserve too. I will be downloading this app on all devices for students in ecology to use this upcoming semester. Love it and frequently recommend to everyone even off campus. It’s obviously not perfect (not sure why some would think a plant ID app would work on mushrooms haha) but it is accurate in providing the correct genera or at least family which can then be used in conjunction with a field guide. As someone who has built multiple phone applications myself and lives a life centered around botany and computer science, I honestly am beyond impressed. I just hope most of the features remain free (if that changes possibly provide a university bundle subscription?) :) **note: I have not tried the app on unidentified specimen in the herbarium yet but am very curious
  • A truly excellent app! Jul 22, 2020

    By Slumbertime101
    I recently found myself with some time on my hands to hike the trails of Balboa Park in San Diego. I practiced herbal medicine for many years under my acupuncture license in several states, but it's been a long time since I identified and collected plants in the wild. So, I thought it would be fun if I could identify some of the local plants. Spoiler alert: most of them do not appear to be of any medicinal value, but they're still fun to look at. This is the second or third app of this sort that I have tested, and it is infinitely better than any of the others. When you first open the app, it looks like you need to buy a subscription to use it, but that is not the case. You can dismiss the subscription prompt and open the camera to snap a pic. I'm not sure exactly what you get with the subscription, but it looks like it would be useful for a serious hobbyist and awesome for serious home gardening enthusiasts and organic farmers. In fact, an organic farmer friend of mine says that he regularly uses it to identify weeds in his crops. The only thing I've run across so far that I can't do with the free version is save the photos. There may also be a limit to the total number of pictures per day, but I am not sure and definitely have yet to max out on one of my hikes. Enthusiastically recommended with no conflict of interest.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Susan Smith
    Having to PAY for identifying plants is just ridiculous... But at least you can "win and earn" identifications... 😐 all in all though, beyond that, the app itself actually works very, accurately well! And when a plant is identified, there is so much useful and interesting info that is the included with the identity! 4/5 stars; detracting one from an otherwise perfect score cause of the "pay-to-play" aspect.
  • Great app with little disturbance Aug 7, 2020

    By AvocadoWizard
    I love this app It’s so easy to just whip out the app anywhere and snap a pic of any plant and get almost instant results with nice information to annoy your family with! There is only two problems I have encountered. The most pressing problem is that if no WiFi is available you obviously must use data to get results. This isn’t much of a problem as everyone now a days has data or some form of connection. I have a solution for this but first I will say the second problem I have with this app is that it’s constantly pushing you to purchase the subscription. You can easily press the x at the top right corner but I think it’s very easy to accidentally buy it. Now back to my solution for the data thing. I suggest that the app devs make an option to download the entire database on your phone. This would obviously take up some space on your phone but I think it’s worth it. Also I feel that this feature should only be available for subscribed members. Don’t raise the price or anything because I think it’s quite pricey as is. Other than that this app is great! I’ve seen a few apps like this where you take a picture and it takes like 12 hours for results. I think that’s ridiculous. This app is instant. 10/5
  • Amazing Aug 14, 2020

    By Goobwar
    I manage an academic greenhouse and this app has actually helped me to narrow down the taxonomy for a few specimen that have been left unidentified or completely misidentified for years. The newer feature that identifies plant stress has also been an extremely useful teaching tool in helping my students understand the signs and symptoms of plant pest and pathogen infestations. The invasives warning has been especially useful for my students to understand and identify invasives on the campus ecological preserve too. I will be downloading this app on all devices for students in ecology to use this upcoming semester. Love it and frequently recommend to everyone even off campus. It’s obviously not perfect (not sure why some would think a plant ID app would work on mushrooms haha) but it is accurate in providing the correct genera or at least family which can then be used in conjunction with a field guide. As someone who has built multiple phone applications myself and lives a life centered around botany and computer science, I honestly am beyond impressed. I just hope most of the features remain free (if that changes possibly provide a university bundle subscription?) :) **note: I have not tried the app on unidentified specimen in the herbarium yet but am very curious
  • May 5, 2021

    By Patriotgames
    Bait and switch tactics. I used this for 6 months and suddenly got a notice that if I didn't update, it would no longer work. I liked the app so I paid and just got notification that another 19.99 is due for a year subscription. Well I haven't used it that often so I'm not going to re-subscribe. There must be other apps out there the cost less and do the same thing. Perhaps they won't tell me that they can't complete the job, the way this one does half the time.
  • Too many bugs Jun 14, 2019

    By Ddthntstheus
    I did the free week trial of premium access, and loved the plant identification part. I loved that part so much i subscibed to the yearly. And canceled the next day. The problem, is that the premium is supposed to give unlimited plant identification. But the free week has only has three or so free, before you have to buy another by watching an ad or sharing it on face book or something. Even though i bought a subscription, i still could not access the ident, because my subscription didnt start until the free week ended. And the “free week” forced me to watch ads to get idents. This was yesterday, so i sent them an email about the problem. Today, i still hadnt received a reply. So Today i had to earn an ident. I hate ads, so i tried sharing to fb. i tried sharing to earn a free ident, but it couldnt connect. It asked if i wanted to automatically connect when available, i said yes. Then the screen went dark and i could get back to other features of the app. 45 minutes later, it was still dark. Total bs. I canceled, since they didnt even bother to reply to my email. Wish i could give it a 5 star, but the bugs and bad customer service forces me to give only a fair rating.
  • Mostly great Jul 1, 2019

    By JEMMjams
    I’ve tried several plant ID apps and Picture This is by far the best. It’s easy to use and I often get a match for the plant I am trying to ID. I like that the common and Latin name are often both provided. It’s very helpful that there are pics in the database of plants at different stages of growth—some flowers look very different as they move through the stages, which can make identifying them difficult. It works best for me if I take pics of plants and then go in the house and have my laptop handy as I use the app to ID them. I can see everything better and if I am unsure of the ID provided I can hop on the computer to do a search. One frustration: once you add a pic, if you can’t ID it right away but figure it out later, you cannot update the listing—you can only add a comment, so it always shows as unidentified. I also wish there was a way to sort the listings in your collection rather only having them listed in reverse chronological order. If there can only be one sort order, I would prefer alphabetical so I could easily see and delete duplicates and have pics of the same plant at different stages grouped by together. I love being able to see pics from gardeners all over the place and make comments and read the comments of others.
  • May 7, 2021

    By Doug La Mere
    I've had this app for all of 5 minutes and I love it! In these 5 minutes I have already found Mock Strawberry plants, Clasping Venus Looking Glass flowers, and the Pennsylvania Everlasting plant in my backyard where 10 minutes ago I was about to just mow over them without a second thought! I love learning and how quickly I gain this knowledge is amazing. Not only that but it has a Collection section where it stores all of the plants you found like Pokemon!! Well worth the money. 10/10
  • May 12, 2021

    By Kate Reed
    I enjoy the way this app is set up. It is user-friendly and gives tons of information. However that's only if the certain plant is in our database, I still am having to search for many plants in my yard.
  • Amazing app! Apr 9, 2020

    By Sophie Owl
    This app is amazing! You can easily take pictures of any plant or tree, and it will give you the closest plants to it. I think it gets it correct 95% of the time! It isn’t absolutely perfect, but this is probably as close as it gets! It has a super useful Diagnosing option, that can let you figure out what is wrong with a plant, and describes in detail how to fix it, wether it is bugs, sunlight, water, or pests. Now that we are quarantined at home, I have been spending a lot of time in my garden, and this app is teaching me so much that I didn’t know. The only complaints that I have are the expenses of the premium level. I understand that the app designers have to make money somehow, but it is still too much for me. I am not a serious gardener, I just do it for fun. Maybe they could have different levels of premium, like a level for gardeners who are just curious, for gardeners who are very serious, and for garden professors, or photographers who need to learn about plants for their job. Anyways, I love this app a lot, and would totally recommend it for anyone who loves to grow plants. While it has some flaws, it is better than anything else out there.
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    Deceptive and Misleading cancellation within app May 5, 2021

    By M Nigro
    I have experienced the same as many other users. When cancelling the app from within the app you receive a cancellation email. THIS DOES NOT CANCEL YOUR APP MEMBERSHIP. After contacting the company I was directed to cancel the app through the app store. THIS IS A MISLEADING AND DECEPTIVE PRACTICE. I have disputed the charge with Google and was denied a refund. I am disputing it with my bank now.
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    Not a free trial, crap customer service Mar 30, 2021

    By lisaduxbury2211@yahoo.co.uk
    Impossible to cancel- you click to cancel subscription and get an instant email confirming but then it doesn't get cancelled and they charge you!! Customer service shocking and no refund as yet. Reporting this as fraud to my credit card company. Bunch of idiots!
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    Scam alert! No free trial at all. Feb 5, 2021

    By Mia Tioseco
    They trick you into installing it with a 7day free trial. I started using it on Day 1 of installation as I was helping my son identify plants in our garden. On the same day I installed, I was billed for 1 year subscription. Other apps bill you after the trial period while this one bills you instantly. So there is no free trial at all. I can’t believe Apple allows this. I’m tempted to remove my card details from my account and forego my free Apple TV subscription.
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    Can’t believe it’s had positive reviews Jan 18, 2021

    By Carina Newman
    Like the P previous reviewer I felt cheated when my week free trial was charged for. I’m trying to claim money back, even this looks dodgy. Someone called Phoebe apparently going to send me an email in the next 24 hours. Can’t believe Apple are supporting this app.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Dorottya Somlói
    The app itself is not that bad, however the yearly subscription via Google play that can't be cancelled/refunded is one of the greediest I have ever come across. Anyone downloading be very careful, you need to cancel subscription 24 hours before the free trial ends!!! Otherwise you'll be out of $20, and probs have higher blood pressure when you realize you are committed to this app till 2022...
  • May 3, 2021

    By Iva R
    Ok so I see I got played here like others! To be honest, I haven't canceled the app in time, I forgot. I just saw today that I was charged by google pay. I still tkink that's not OK to charge without prior check if a user wishes to continue using the app after initial try. Has anyone managed to get a refund? If I can't get it, how do I make sure they dont renew my subscription after a year without asking AGAIN?
  • Not very accurate May 8, 2020

    By annuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
    So I tried this app, and some things weren’t correct. I took a picture of some lichen and needed some help identifying what type of lichen it was. I found this app and I thought “huh I’ll give it a spin”, and used the picture of the lichen. It said that the lichen, though completely covering the stick, was a Black Cherry Tree. I thought, “well, this isn’t right.” So then I was skeptical so I tried a picture of some Star Moss I had found to see if it could be trusted,(I’m a huge moss lover!). So I entered in the picture of the Star Moss and it said Moss Campion. So not 100% reliable, but it did say that the Star Moss was moss, but it wasn’t the right type. I entered in another picture of a mushroom I had found. It said it was a type of tree that stood about 98 feet tall, A MUSHROOM! So I wouldn’t try it. I also saw that the ad was showing the wrong plants for poison oak and ivy and the other plant, but I know poisonous and dangerous things when I see it, and those weren’t dangerous on the ad they were showing. I live in the middle of the country out in Ohio, and I go into our woods a lot. So I know most plant species, like say an oak tree for example, a sycamore, different types of moss like badge moss and star moss and fern moss, etc. I am pretty skilled at it except for the lichens, and fungi, and epiphytes. So I do NOT recommend this app. Consult an expert for how to tell what type of plant it is, not this lying piece of garbage.
  • May 9, 2021

    By Vern
    Very dishonest. If it's a paid app that's fine, I'm sure a lot of work went into creating it, but don't get me to download the app and link my Google account before your in app required subscription pops up. Once inside the app, after you've signed up for 7 free days with an automatic $20 renewal, you're greeted with book resources that also cost $5-$20 to gain access to. Also, you can't even use a photo from your library to identify a plant. You have to take it from the app... Lame
  • Don’t do it Jun 29, 2020

    By sarahsourit
    Latest update: after reading countless other reviews, this has happened to SO MANY people who have downloaded this app. Whoever writes the “developer response” doesn’t seem to care. I have already emailed support with no response. This company is a scam. I have tried every way possible to end my subscription but any way I access my subscriptions, it does not allow me to cancel or end this membership. At this point I am forced to work with my bank about removing the charge. I just wish more would be done so that this can stop happening to other people in the future. I guess that’s how this company makes their money.... *** I have been attempting to end my membership for a week now after accidentally signing up for a premium membership. Seemed like I just picked up my phone and suddenly it was signing up for a subscription I didn’t want. I believe this app made it too easy for that to happen. I immediately attempted to end my membership and after checking my email - it forces me to manage the membership through iTunes. In order to do this properly, I’ve had to remove iTunes and re download it on my computer just to even get to the page they are trying to open from the link in the email. Overall, what I am trying to say is this app is NOT user friendly and I strongly believe they designed it in a way to take money from their customers and make it difficult to get it back.
  • #1 among all education apps? You’ve got to be kidding! Jun 15, 2020

    By Blanket Beauty
    A plant identification app has one primary purpose: to accurately identify plants. This one doesn’t. I live with a plant professional with over 35 years of experience. I purchased the app two days ago and since then have taken 48 photos of plants in our yard. Of these, Plant Identifier has accurately identified 20 of them. I took photos a second and third time at different angles and distances. In several cases, the app would come up with a different identification of the plant in the photo each time the photo was taken, but with another wrong identification. In some, the IDs were not even close to the correct name of the plant. Not only that, but few of the plants I’ve photographed have been identified by variety—the most important way to compare plants within a particular genus or species. But with Plant Identifier, every snake plant is identified as just that, “snake plant,” no matter how different the many different varieties look from each other. For those of you who thought you were purchasing a great plant identifier app, think again. Many of the plants you have identified using Plant Identifier have been misidentified, if my average so far of less than 50% accuracy has any merit at all. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a professional who knows the plants you are adding to your collection, as I have, I am sorry to have to tell you that you have purchased a bum steer.
  • img Community
    It's too bad that cool, thorny tree you found on your hike doesn't come with a label so you know what it is. Luckily, you can snap a quick photo and get matched to a plant identification page in under 2 seconds so you can read all about it!
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Cornwall is home to well over 1,100 different plant species. Plenty to explore on your next hike. If you're curious to know which flower, berry, or shrub you just passed, you can always snap a picture of it and let this app do its job.
    img by George
    1 month ago
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    Deceptive and Misleading cancellation within app May 5, 2021

    By M Nigro
    I have experienced the same as many other users. When cancelling the app from within the app you receive a cancellation email. THIS DOES NOT CANCEL YOUR APP MEMBERSHIP. After contacting the company I was directed to cancel the app through the app store. THIS IS A MISLEADING AND DECEPTIVE PRACTICE. I have disputed the charge with Google and was denied a refund. I am disputing it with my bank now.
  • img Community

    Not a free trial, crap customer service Mar 30, 2021

    By lisaduxbury2211@yahoo.co.uk
    Impossible to cancel- you click to cancel subscription and get an instant email confirming but then it doesn't get cancelled and they charge you!! Customer service shocking and no refund as yet. Reporting this as fraud to my credit card company. Bunch of idiots!
  • img Community

    Scam alert! No free trial at all. Feb 5, 2021

    By Mia Tioseco
    They trick you into installing it with a 7day free trial. I started using it on Day 1 of installation as I was helping my son identify plants in our garden. On the same day I installed, I was billed for 1 year subscription. Other apps bill you after the trial period while this one bills you instantly. So there is no free trial at all. I can’t believe Apple allows this. I’m tempted to remove my card details from my account and forego my free Apple TV subscription.
  • img Community

    Can’t believe it’s had positive reviews Jan 18, 2021

    By Carina Newman
    Like the P previous reviewer I felt cheated when my week free trial was charged for. I’m trying to claim money back, even this looks dodgy. Someone called Phoebe apparently going to send me an email in the next 24 hours. Can’t believe Apple are supporting this app.

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  • A truly excellent app! Jul 22, 2020

    By Slumbertime101
    I recently found myself with some time on my hands to hike the trails of Balboa Park in San Diego. I practiced herbal medicine for many years under my acupuncture license in several states, but it's been a long time since I identified and collected plants in the wild. So, I thought it would be fun if I could identify some of the local plants. Spoiler alert: most of them do not appear to be of any medicinal value, but they're still fun to look at. This is the second or third app of this sort that I have tested, and it is infinitely better than any of the others. When you first open the app, it looks like you need to buy a subscription to use it, but that is not the case. You can dismiss the subscription prompt and open the camera to snap a pic. I'm not sure exactly what you get with the subscription, but it looks like it would be useful for a serious hobbyist and awesome for serious home gardening enthusiasts and organic farmers. In fact, an organic farmer friend of mine says that he regularly uses it to identify weeds in his crops. The only thing I've run across so far that I can't do with the free version is save the photos. There may also be a limit to the total number of pictures per day, but I am not sure and definitely have yet to max out on one of my hikes. Enthusiastically recommended with no conflict of interest.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Susan Smith
    Having to PAY for identifying plants is just ridiculous... But at least you can "win and earn" identifications... 😐 all in all though, beyond that, the app itself actually works very, accurately well! And when a plant is identified, there is so much useful and interesting info that is the included with the identity! 4/5 stars; detracting one from an otherwise perfect score cause of the "pay-to-play" aspect.
  • Great app with little disturbance Aug 7, 2020

    By AvocadoWizard
    I love this app It’s so easy to just whip out the app anywhere and snap a pic of any plant and get almost instant results with nice information to annoy your family with! There is only two problems I have encountered. The most pressing problem is that if no WiFi is available you obviously must use data to get results. This isn’t much of a problem as everyone now a days has data or some form of connection. I have a solution for this but first I will say the second problem I have with this app is that it’s constantly pushing you to purchase the subscription. You can easily press the x at the top right corner but I think it’s very easy to accidentally buy it. Now back to my solution for the data thing. I suggest that the app devs make an option to download the entire database on your phone. This would obviously take up some space on your phone but I think it’s worth it. Also I feel that this feature should only be available for subscribed members. Don’t raise the price or anything because I think it’s quite pricey as is. Other than that this app is great! I’ve seen a few apps like this where you take a picture and it takes like 12 hours for results. I think that’s ridiculous. This app is instant. 10/5
  • Amazing Aug 14, 2020

    By Goobwar
    I manage an academic greenhouse and this app has actually helped me to narrow down the taxonomy for a few specimen that have been left unidentified or completely misidentified for years. The newer feature that identifies plant stress has also been an extremely useful teaching tool in helping my students understand the signs and symptoms of plant pest and pathogen infestations. The invasives warning has been especially useful for my students to understand and identify invasives on the campus ecological preserve too. I will be downloading this app on all devices for students in ecology to use this upcoming semester. Love it and frequently recommend to everyone even off campus. It’s obviously not perfect (not sure why some would think a plant ID app would work on mushrooms haha) but it is accurate in providing the correct genera or at least family which can then be used in conjunction with a field guide. As someone who has built multiple phone applications myself and lives a life centered around botany and computer science, I honestly am beyond impressed. I just hope most of the features remain free (if that changes possibly provide a university bundle subscription?) :) **note: I have not tried the app on unidentified specimen in the herbarium yet but am very curious
  • Too many bugs Jun 14, 2019

    By Ddthntstheus
    I did the free week trial of premium access, and loved the plant identification part. I loved that part so much i subscibed to the yearly. And canceled the next day. The problem, is that the premium is supposed to give unlimited plant identification. But the free week has only has three or so free, before you have to buy another by watching an ad or sharing it on face book or something. Even though i bought a subscription, i still could not access the ident, because my subscription didnt start until the free week ended. And the “free week” forced me to watch ads to get idents. This was yesterday, so i sent them an email about the problem. Today, i still hadnt received a reply. So Today i had to earn an ident. I hate ads, so i tried sharing to fb. i tried sharing to earn a free ident, but it couldnt connect. It asked if i wanted to automatically connect when available, i said yes. Then the screen went dark and i could get back to other features of the app. 45 minutes later, it was still dark. Total bs. I canceled, since they didnt even bother to reply to my email. Wish i could give it a 5 star, but the bugs and bad customer service forces me to give only a fair rating.
  • May 7, 2021

    By Doug La Mere
    I've had this app for all of 5 minutes and I love it! In these 5 minutes I have already found Mock Strawberry plants, Clasping Venus Looking Glass flowers, and the Pennsylvania Everlasting plant in my backyard where 10 minutes ago I was about to just mow over them without a second thought! I love learning and how quickly I gain this knowledge is amazing. Not only that but it has a Collection section where it stores all of the plants you found like Pokemon!! Well worth the money. 10/10
  • Amazing app! Apr 9, 2020

    By Sophie Owl
    This app is amazing! You can easily take pictures of any plant or tree, and it will give you the closest plants to it. I think it gets it correct 95% of the time! It isn’t absolutely perfect, but this is probably as close as it gets! It has a super useful Diagnosing option, that can let you figure out what is wrong with a plant, and describes in detail how to fix it, wether it is bugs, sunlight, water, or pests. Now that we are quarantined at home, I have been spending a lot of time in my garden, and this app is teaching me so much that I didn’t know. The only complaints that I have are the expenses of the premium level. I understand that the app designers have to make money somehow, but it is still too much for me. I am not a serious gardener, I just do it for fun. Maybe they could have different levels of premium, like a level for gardeners who are just curious, for gardeners who are very serious, and for garden professors, or photographers who need to learn about plants for their job. Anyways, I love this app a lot, and would totally recommend it for anyone who loves to grow plants. While it has some flaws, it is better than anything else out there.
  • Professional biologist thumbs-up Jul 13, 2020

    By Baking in Bako
    I’m an environmental consultant with a wildlife ecology background, but in the last year have been finding myself in more of a botanist role. It’s been an interesting (frustrating) transition, there are literally thousands of plant species in California alone, and learning lesser-known family characteristics has been challenging...gotta love asters and poaceae...but it’s so gratifying when I can finally ID a plant that’s been bugging me. I only just discovered this app about two months ago, on the recommendation of a fellow professional biologist, and it performs way above what I thought it would. I thought maybe it would identify common horticultural plants like tulips or almond trees. I’m sure it can, but it’s also very good at identifying naturalized plant species. The suggested species identifications are usually in the correct family and sometimes genus, and after checking afterward I usually agree. Plant keying is still very important in order to determine species and subspecies when rare and endangered [sub]species are being considered. A qualified botanist should conduct surveys during the appropriate survey periods.
  • Updated: Love it, but I’d add one thing.. Apr 16, 2021

    By Cwoo1111111
    Update: I’m THRILLED to see the integration of the ability to add progress photos!! Thank you, developers!!! 😁 This app is exactly what I was looking for in being able to take a picture of my plants, and keep library that could help me remember watering schedules and also provide useful information when my plants look unhealthy. One thing I really wish I had the option for is adding progress photos of my plants without having to add an entire new entry to my garden. I hope to see an “album” feature with each garden entry. Even now I can’t see the full photo of my own plant without pulling the screen down, and once I let go, it goes back to the half photo at the top of the page. I’d even pay to have such a feature, lol. If I see this integrated in a future update, I’d instantly change to 5 stars. Other than that, great job in design and ease of use! I don’t leave reviews often, but I love this app enough to hope that this review might be seen and taken into consideration with future updates. 😁
  • Picture This VS. “Key to Vascular Plants of N.America “ Jun 25, 2020

    By guitarD-42
    I was a Biology major in college ( Vert Zoo ) graduated with a BS degree in 1976. I took a couple of Botany courses to round out the the Bio Degree, and one was “Local Flora”. The class consisted of lab work and a ton of field work. Quizzes and major tests were in the field and the professor would pick out a particular plant and ask you to identify it , by head knowledge of Common Name and Genus and species. If you did not recognize the plant , you could use the book Key to Vascular Plants of N. Am. And you had a standard allotment of time to accurately key out the unknown plant. The “ Picture This “ App would have been a very useful tool in identifying and learning all the required information to hopefully get an A in the Class. My Biology days are long gone, but I still have a very keen interest in identifying and knowing what is out in our local environment, in both Zoology and Botany. If everyone had this App, then there would be no excuse for anyone not recognizing Toxicodendron radicans “Poison Ivy”in the field. Sincerely, JST
  • May 5, 2021

    By Patriotgames
    Bait and switch tactics. I used this for 6 months and suddenly got a notice that if I didn't update, it would no longer work. I liked the app so I paid and just got notification that another 19.99 is due for a year subscription. Well I haven't used it that often so I'm not going to re-subscribe. There must be other apps out there the cost less and do the same thing. Perhaps they won't tell me that they can't complete the job, the way this one does half the time.
  • Mostly great Jul 1, 2019

    By JEMMjams
    I’ve tried several plant ID apps and Picture This is by far the best. It’s easy to use and I often get a match for the plant I am trying to ID. I like that the common and Latin name are often both provided. It’s very helpful that there are pics in the database of plants at different stages of growth—some flowers look very different as they move through the stages, which can make identifying them difficult. It works best for me if I take pics of plants and then go in the house and have my laptop handy as I use the app to ID them. I can see everything better and if I am unsure of the ID provided I can hop on the computer to do a search. One frustration: once you add a pic, if you can’t ID it right away but figure it out later, you cannot update the listing—you can only add a comment, so it always shows as unidentified. I also wish there was a way to sort the listings in your collection rather only having them listed in reverse chronological order. If there can only be one sort order, I would prefer alphabetical so I could easily see and delete duplicates and have pics of the same plant at different stages grouped by together. I love being able to see pics from gardeners all over the place and make comments and read the comments of others.
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By J Smith
    I tested a number of plant identification apps and while I was hoping for a free app, this was so much better than the others, I had to admit it is worth £20 a year to me. I work with machine learning on images but the accuracy at identifying plants right down to seedlings amazed me. I haven't come across any yet which weren't correctly matched in one of the first 3 options. If the developers read this, one improvement would be to have a delete button that's easier to find.
  • Great but not perfect. Some plants not in database May 3, 2021

    By Shaydylady77
    I bought some plants for my garden and went to add them to “my garden” in the app, but the app does not have a plant matching that of the label from the garden Centre. And I could not find an option to self-add a label myself... just make a comment. So the plant identifier called it a petunia based on photo identification, but the plant itself is a Calibrachoa hybrid. Similar, I know but it would be nice to have the option to be exact. When using a text search, there was a single type of calibrachoa in the app database but it didn’t seem to be a good match for the plant I had... for one thing, according to the app, the color of my flowers didn’t exist for that plant family. I’m no plant expert (which is why I am using this app), so things got confusing quickly. For the meantime, I am keeping it incorrectly labeled as Petunia based on photo identification but will note the exact details from the label that came with the plant supplied by the garden Centre. And I’m guessing that will be sufficient to keep it alive and thriving.
  • Essential tool after moving cross country! Mar 27, 2021

    By Kimmy G-lover
    As others have mentioned, this app is fantastic at correctly identifying plants, and I love that it can give indications of issues before I even notice them - like when the edges of my ti plant had just started to turn brown (I hadn’t even noticed yet) and it told me what to do to take care of it :) Since I’m new to this area, I’ve used it to take pictures of plants in other people’s landscapes to figure out what will and won’t grow for me here. There are some plants that it’s had difficulty with, though. Taking pictures of the same plant from different angles has resulted in different identifications, but I’ve been able to figure them out with the additional information the app provides. Interestingly, it’s also identified several mislabeled plants at the local garden centers, as I’ve used this app to save pictures of plants I’m considering, and have the care needs easily accessible.
  • Almost worth paying for... Aug 11, 2020

    By RIPKZB✨
    First, note that I only use the free version. I don’t pay for apps. That being said, I do love this app!! It’s almost perfect... The plant identification tool seems to be spot on. I totally dig being able to find what most everything I check for really is & love that I can then save it to my own ‘plant gallery’ where I can refer back to it if need be. Very rarely do I leave the app still not knowing what something is. My only issue has been the diagnosis tool. It is either too vague or lumps several issues into the same diagnosis. More often than not, ‘it’ obviously doesn’t really know, LOL. Basically, I’ve never gotten a definitive diagnosis. Maybe if I paid this would be more helpful but I’m not willing to risk spending the money to find out it’s no better. Thanks for the ability to identify without insisting I spend money. I really appreciate that!✌🏻💞🌿 PEACE, LOVE & PLANTS
  • Excellent Plant Identifier, but Has Some Minor Issues May 2, 2020

    By I'm_a_Christian
    Whenever I opt to sort my collection by name instead date and then close the app later, when I reopen it the sorting has gone back to default. Also, I haven’t found a “send feedback” option in the app yet, so I had to go into the App Store to get support contact information for the above and following questions and concerns. I haven’t yet found a way to remove the location information from plants I have identified, and I have searched the entire app thoroughly at least twice. I needed this because location access was turned on when I needed to identify some exotic plants in a group of photos sent to me on social media, and it marked my home’s location as the location of the plants from the other side of the globe. Other than these confusions and issues, this app functions well and identifies plants quite adeptly.
  • Updated review now that I paid for premium services ❣️ Mar 30, 2020

    By Blewplaydoh
    Really happy to have found this app, I paid for the premium because I am an herbalist student and this app has helped me to identify many plants. Well worth the cost❣️ One thing I would love to see is more beneficial information on “weeds”. Many are medicinal and nutritious but on this app they are treated like something to disregard and even get rid of. In herbalism we use many of these plants to heal ourselves and our families so it would be nice to adapt this app for that, especially in these times. Japanese Knotweed for instance has anti inflammatory properties. With COVID-19 the viral symptoms are due in part to the inflammatory response. How interesting the earth sends us this plant right before the pandemic 🌱 💝. I would encourage the app creators to bring on some herbalists during this time to help support them and the people who use this app 💗
  • Used to be free Feb 24, 2020

    By kennachad
    I’ve been using this app for a while. I got really busy so I kind of lost track of my plants watering days and I recently got back onto the schedule. I have about 4 new plants. You used to be able to add more plants by watching a video, but now I have to pay. Now I get this, I get it. It’s just not free anymore, that’s understandable to some extent. But $30? I mean at least it’s yearly and not monthly, but I only open the app maybe once a month. I also don’t like the limitation you have if you don’t have the full subscriptions. Another thing I don’t like is that you cannot keep the slots you had. I have about two plants on here that have died and I want to put new plants in their slots but cannot. I either have to just delete the two slots and forget about it or pay to have more slots. It’s just a bummer.
  • Almost perfect! Jun 17, 2020

    By Ladydjproductions
    I love this app for identifying plants as I do nature walks or around my backyard. I love how it identifies it by photo & gives information about it. The thing that would make it a 5 star app for me is if there was also a “medicinal section” for each plant. There are some plants I’ve recently looked up that were correct in saying they were invasive, like chickweed for example. Yes it is. However, for someone like me, who’s an herbalist, I then have to go to a different app to remind myself what chickweed can do on a medicinal level. Chickweed has also been used successfully for constipation, stomach and bowel problems, blood disorders, asthma and other lung diseases, obesity, a vitamin C deficiency disease called scurvy, psoriasis, rabies, itching, and muscle and joint pain. If I could find that information on this app as well, I could get rid of the other app.
  • May 12, 2021

    By Kate Reed
    I enjoy the way this app is set up. It is user-friendly and gives tons of information. However that's only if the certain plant is in our database, I still am having to search for many plants in my yard.
  • May 10, 2021

    By Csimpi Ritmikus
    1. Making a picture takes a lot of time, the camera opens then hangs for a minute until I can start using it. 2. There should be a forum for users for free. Good part: auto diagnose works well
  • “Update to: In-app purchases” translate “subscription required “ Apr 21, 2021

    By nds1963
    In fine print below the subscription advertisement that comes up EVERY time I open the app, there is an option to use the “limited” version for free. It is in fine print and a very faded font and there isn’t an X visible anywhere to exit out of the paywall, but it does work without paying. I still dislike the feeling of an attempt to trick me into a subscription on an app that is in the App Store as free with in-app purchases available. I thought I would give this app a chance. Who forgave a couple of plants that they can’t identify? I saw “in app purchases “ listed in the App Store and assumed some basic plants for free and a charge for more complexity. As soon as I opened the app, it asked me to subscribe - with a 7day free trial that I would then, of course, have to remember to cancel. I thought I’d come to the description and see if that was clear and I had just missed it. It isn’t. What I did find were other reviews showing people had trouble canceling at the end of the free trial. No thank you.
  • Semi accurate and beware of “free trial” Jan 9, 2021

    By dhfhpjpjlhjde
    I used this app for some succulents and cacti and it was mostly good. It could not differentiate between different echeveria types, which was disappointing. It also has blurry pictures for some of its plants which makes it hard to tell if I’ve got the right ID. It did well with a cactus and another succulent, though. Many people have been upset about the free trial thing. It is very misleading unless you read prior reviews. When you first open the app it will ask if you want to sign up for premium or use it for free. One would think that using it for free just means using it for free, but that actually starts a free trial which apparently is a pain to get out of. If you really want to use the free version you have to click the X in the top right of the screen. You will not have to enter any information and you will have 6 free IDs. I used those up and don’t need more, so I will be deleting the app. I’ll figure out my echeverias on my own.
  • Potential, needs moderators May 13, 2019

    By gwen.gwendolyn
    As a plant enthusiast, this app has helped me identify a number of mystery plants own or have seen. It’s fun to scroll through and help others identify their unknown plants too. However, I’ve come across a number of identifications that are suggested incorrectly (wildly incorrect!) and even some “accepted” identifications that are incorrect (you can add your identified plant to the gallery - however there’s nothing stopping you from adding your misidentified plant to the compilation of existing images). there are also a number duplicate identification options, since you can add your own if you don’t find your plant but know what it is (misspelling or an added space won’t bring up the existing entry, so some people add their own). I think this app has tons of potential and appears to be one of the more accurate and user friendly apps for this niche. I’d love to see community moderators (think stack exchange) and some work preventing dups and inaccurate information.
  • Room for improvement! 🌱 Apr 11, 2021

    By Grace C .
    It’s a decent app don’t get me wrong has helped me a lot thru my journey of being a new plant mom!! 🖤 I literally use it for everything buut there are alot of plants missing in this app that doesn’t get detected, like certain Cacti/Succulents & Dracaena’s & rare ones that I know many people carry. So I’m hoping soon in the future they add that variety of each plant species/family just bcuz I have those plants & it’s hard & abit stressful caring for something when I don’t get the exact information on it.. Another thing is that I would absolutely love it if there were more of a community that u can join within this app just in case u have problems with ur plant & need a bit of assistance from others, u know tips & tricks! Or just somewhere u can post ur pics where ppl can admire them & talk amongst themselves. Other than that I would say it’s the best plant app to download compared to the rest! 🖤🌱🌱🌱
  • Fantastic in theory Mar 10, 2021

    By Kittypoop7
    I paid for the full version of the app because I’m just starting to take gardening seriously and need help identifying plants and learning about their needs. I purchased a bunch of seeds that I grew, so I know exactly what kind of plants they are, and at least 50% of the time they are identified incorrectly. I took at least 8 different photos of a blue shrimp plant, even while it was flowering and I got 8 completely different answers. I even had it tell me once that a very obviously green plant was some kind of toxic fungi. Sometimes it’s correct and when it is, it’s fantastic. But if you don’t know much about plants and want to learn more, I wouldn’t depend on the answers it gives you. And if you’re the developer reading this, don’t bother giving me your cut and pasted answer about wanting me to email you photos so your experts can identify them because I deleted all the ones that were wrong.
  • Great Concept, accuracy is weak, can’t rely on it. Oct 24, 2020

    By Pink frogs flying over moon
    The premise that this application is modeled is great and would be incredible if it’s accuracy was better. I want to be educated, I fear my knowledge would be laughed at, if I spoke with someone about plants if the identification of the plant was horribly inaccurate as I experienced. I have many examples of inaccurate results, amd I am not a wizard of the plant world. For example, after taking a photo of an 18 foot tall cactus, the app identified this cactus as one that did not grow taller than 24 inches. I have a 50 foot mesquite (Chilean) yet the app identified it as a berry producing tree. I have 7 different citrus in my backyard including; 2 type of oranges, 1 Lemon, 1 Lime, and 3 types of Grapefruit. The App identified all 7 Trees all as the same type of Grapefrruit. So if I am able to distinguish the inaccuracies on the obvious, things that I know of. How can I rely on this App to accurately identify things that I have zero certainty about. I was excited to use this App when I found it, but quickly was disappointed, because I could not believe it’s ability to identify plants I knew nothing about. The developers had a great idea, and hopefully they can become more accurate as they improve the app. If the developers can help me get accurate results I would love it. DjjK
  • Expert consultations $25 each May 23, 2020

    By Sam_Marcus
    This app is really awesome and I was surprised how well it identified plants. Unfortunately, even with the premium plan, they still bill for expert help. When considering the premium upgrade, I was most excited for this ability to ask a plant expert questions and immediately subscribed for $30 for this particular feature. Nowhere across any of their marketing or advertisements does it mention you can only ask ONE question a year, and it’s $25 for each additional question. This is wildly misleading, disingenuous and borderline fraudulent. I don’t fault them for charging for these consultations, that’s their business decision. But it’s nasty of them to try to pretend (or imply) like it’s all unlimited in a reoccurring subscription. Be more upfront about it and be transparent! Hopefully this saves others from being tricked on this feature.
  • 75% accurate Jul 3, 2020

    By wisterias
    This app identifies many things well, but others it identifies the large grouping (e.g. “rose” instead of the type of rose) and is inaccurate for many things (told me my dark purple day lily was an orange day lily no matter what light I took the photo in, told me my Santa Barbara Daisy is another plant, tells me all my beans are the incorrect varieties). It is a cool idea and has been helpful for many plants I didn’t know, but now I have trust issues because I’ve seen how inaccurate it can be. On top of that, when it identifies a plant incorrectly, it won’t let me put in the correct name for the plant. It forces me to keep the wrong name or delete the photo entirely. I would have loved to work this out with the company directly, but the Settings and FAQ offer very little info. It’s such a great idea for an app! Just don’t rely on it.
  • Not very accurate May 8, 2020

    By annuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
    So I tried this app, and some things weren’t correct. I took a picture of some lichen and needed some help identifying what type of lichen it was. I found this app and I thought “huh I’ll give it a spin”, and used the picture of the lichen. It said that the lichen, though completely covering the stick, was a Black Cherry Tree. I thought, “well, this isn’t right.” So then I was skeptical so I tried a picture of some Star Moss I had found to see if it could be trusted,(I’m a huge moss lover!). So I entered in the picture of the Star Moss and it said Moss Campion. So not 100% reliable, but it did say that the Star Moss was moss, but it wasn’t the right type. I entered in another picture of a mushroom I had found. It said it was a type of tree that stood about 98 feet tall, A MUSHROOM! So I wouldn’t try it. I also saw that the ad was showing the wrong plants for poison oak and ivy and the other plant, but I know poisonous and dangerous things when I see it, and those weren’t dangerous on the ad they were showing. I live in the middle of the country out in Ohio, and I go into our woods a lot. So I know most plant species, like say an oak tree for example, a sycamore, different types of moss like badge moss and star moss and fern moss, etc. I am pretty skilled at it except for the lichens, and fungi, and epiphytes. So I do NOT recommend this app. Consult an expert for how to tell what type of plant it is, not this lying piece of garbage.
  • May 9, 2021

    By Scott Reiter
    I have been trying to cancel my free 7d trial, Be AWARE that you could easily upgrade to premium membership with one click, but CANCELLING takes many clicks and reviewing FAQs and communications which, if dragged over the 7d period results in automatic renewal and unwanted services. Yesterday. I KEPT VIEWING a window that said subscription ends 5/8/2022 !! Not very consumer friendly. After sleeping on it and steaming that the default with one click is to upgrade to PREMIUM I'm sounding alarm.
  • misidentifies plants despite premium account Aug 2, 2020

    By beaslyrising
    For a non-free and pretty expensive app, it consistently misidentifies plants in CA. For instance, it has no idea what safari red leucandendron is and with clear pics, thinks it’s crimson bottlebrush or a form of asparagus. It also is terrible at knowing subspecies of plants (it can barely identify my lime tree and gets the subspecies wrong—sometimes even thinks it’s a plant from another genus!). There are even a few plants in my yard that are yet Unidentified because it wrongly identifies them every time. CA plants and plants common to this area aren’t picked up by this app well at all. I only know its identifications are wrong because of the accompanying pics of the example plants look NOTHING like my plants and a google search confirms this. Really disappointing and I won’t be renewing this app. The plant has to be VERY common and widespread for this app to be correct. Also, tried to use the diagnose feature but because of the disease on my plant, it wouldn’t even identify my photonias correctly! What a mess. Is okay at identifying SOME trees and worse at shrubs/vines/flowering plants. Waste of money, unfortunately.
  • Good interface but accuracy not great and too hard to cancel before being charged Jul 4, 2020

    By ally_kat_2000
    This app seemed great to start with but based on my experience so far it is running at about 30% accuracy. Some ID’s are just obviously completely wrong. For others I’ve taken 4 pics of the same plant and been given 3 different results, for others I’ve googled to confirm the id based on the initial result and have worked out that the correct answer is a similar but different plant (e.g. a yellow flower was identified as a yellow trout lily - the leaves were wrong, and that plant was not consistent with my location - but that was enough info to lead me to the correct id of yellow avalanche/glacier lily in the same family). There seems to be no way to either report the incorrect identification or amend the record to the correct plant, which is annoying, and also makes me worried that the app is accumulating a library of misidentified images. Finally, I tried to cancel the subscription several days before the end of the free trial (because I was underwhelmed by the results), but was charged anyway.
  • Great looking app, but... Feb 17, 2020

    By yungstud
    I recently have gotten into plants and am expanding my collection. Lo and behold, in trying to identify one that I got as a present, this app was advertised. It easily identified the plant. I was impressed, so I decided to add all my other plants as well which were also easily identified. The presentation is admittedly very nice. But that’s were the good ends. In reading the care instructions for my cat palm, it says it’s easy to take care of, prefers shade, and is great for beginners. That is the exact opposite from everything else I’ve read and my own experience in that it is a high maintenance plant. It prefers bright, indirect light and high humidity. It likes moist, not wet or dry, soil. It also doesn’t like to be moved. It most definitely is not for beginners. On top of that, you guys want me to pay $30 annually for this app? You are out of your minds. Even if I was a plant enthusiast, I wouldn’t use it more than a few times a month, maximum. $30 is very steep. $10 maybe. Don’t waste your time with this expensive app that gives wrong info.
  • Useful but useless Mar 25, 2021

    By Diabeto6637
    The app itself is pretty cool for identifying I’ve had a few issues where it was wrong but other than that it does pretty well. There’s very limited information on each plant and the information itself seems to repeat. I don’t use this app every single day I probably check it every few months. The real problem is that it doesn’t provide me as much information as I would like so I have to go out and finish googling whatever it doesn’t tell me even though I’m paying the $30 to use the app but I can only get help from an expert twice. So unless I pay for another $50 each year I can’t get as much help as I would like and I’m already paying for the app to not give me enough. I’m not necessarily mad that I have to pay because it is a yearly subscription and that’s not a whole lot but it’s a bit much to not be able to get the help that I need even though I’m paying. It’s almost impossible to reach out for help regarding questions within the app.
  • Be Honest Up Front Aug 9, 2020

    By Lowcountry Traveler
    I downloaded this app and LOVED it. After a few uses it began prompting me to purchase a usage plan, but after a few seconds you could close the purchase page and use the app. Now you are held hostage by a screen where you buy in or you don’t use it. I understand that programmers want to make money from their apps, and I frequently make the necessary purchases for full access because I believe in entrepreneurs. But why not tell the user in advance they have X number of uses and then a purchase is required? Suddenly blocking use is just poor business practice, like websites that make you go through their offers when you try to leave the site. Knowing in advance that a purchase will be required is such a small thing, but in business, nuances are definitely paramount. If handled differently I most likely would have bought the app - I just don’t want to be roped into a trial that I may have to cancel within days of joining.
  • Thumbs down May 13, 2020

    By odieterlen
    I’m very upset because I had no intention in purchasing a year’s subscription. I’ve not had a job recently and I’m not going to receive a stimulus check or unemployment, so I haven’t got paid in over 2 months. I now have 32 dollars down the drain for an app I only used one time. I probably did not even have the app downloaded on my phone for an hour. The thing is I don’t even remember agreeing to sign up for this subscription, and I will not be receiving a refund for this app. The only good thing that came out of this app is I learned I’m growing a starflower, which is apparently very common, and definitely not worth $32. If you get this app, cancel whatever trial it puts you on ASAP. I don’t think I’ve ever left a negative comment on an app before, even if I didn’t enjoy it. But congrats to those who had a great experience with this app, I’ll give it 2 stars because I can see how some people may enjoy it, however it left me severely displeased.
  • Sorry to be deleting this Oct 19, 2019

    By Pawsrancher
    I have had this app for well more than a year, maybe more than two. I don’t use it very often, maybe a few identifications one day and then I may not use it for three months. When I first started using it, I could try to identify multiple plants at a time. Then I noticed about 4 months ago that it allowed me to ID two or three and asked for money. Now they just want money. I like this app, it was accurate about 65-70% of the time and it was interesting to learn about a plant I might come across. But it was just for my curiosity and I have no need to pay for this when there are other options. I get that people want to make money, but I don’t like the practice of being listed as free and then all of a sudden, there is a fee to use it when I have been using for so long. I even told a few friends about it and they were using it intermittently like I was. So I will be deleting it.
  • Great app but excessive ad for upgrade May 6, 2021

    By KellyinTampa813
    The app is great. It identifies plants quickly and provides great information for the care they need to thrive and also tells you if something is wrong with your plant and what is causing it. However, the very excessive amount of pop up ads to upgrade your account on the app has really pushed me away from the app and to look for other options. I have to close out and reopen the app repeatedly just to finally get to the home page because an ad will come up initially upon tapping to open the app and it’s an ad that you can’t even exit out of. Then another subscription upgrade ad will pop up in between identifying plants and sometimes before you even get your identification results. When I’m using this app, I’m obviously outside and not trying to be on my phone and usually my hands are coated with dirt from tending to my garden. So having to back out and reopen the app 3 times just to even use it is really frustrating and an inconvenience. I really hope those in charge of the maintenance and over monitoring of this app really think about changing their extreme ads pushing to upgrade. It really takes away from the greatness of this app. Ads usually don’t even bother me but this one’s ads are truly excessive, annoying and inconvenient.
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    Deceptive and Misleading cancellation within app May 5, 2021

    By M Nigro
    I have experienced the same as many other users. When cancelling the app from within the app you receive a cancellation email. THIS DOES NOT CANCEL YOUR APP MEMBERSHIP. After contacting the company I was directed to cancel the app through the app store. THIS IS A MISLEADING AND DECEPTIVE PRACTICE. I have disputed the charge with Google and was denied a refund. I am disputing it with my bank now.
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    Not a free trial, crap customer service Mar 30, 2021

    By lisaduxbury2211@yahoo.co.uk
    Impossible to cancel- you click to cancel subscription and get an instant email confirming but then it doesn't get cancelled and they charge you!! Customer service shocking and no refund as yet. Reporting this as fraud to my credit card company. Bunch of idiots!
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    Scam alert! No free trial at all. Feb 5, 2021

    By Mia Tioseco
    They trick you into installing it with a 7day free trial. I started using it on Day 1 of installation as I was helping my son identify plants in our garden. On the same day I installed, I was billed for 1 year subscription. Other apps bill you after the trial period while this one bills you instantly. So there is no free trial at all. I can’t believe Apple allows this. I’m tempted to remove my card details from my account and forego my free Apple TV subscription.
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    Can’t believe it’s had positive reviews Jan 18, 2021

    By Carina Newman
    Like the P previous reviewer I felt cheated when my week free trial was charged for. I’m trying to claim money back, even this looks dodgy. Someone called Phoebe apparently going to send me an email in the next 24 hours. Can’t believe Apple are supporting this app.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Dorottya Somlói
    The app itself is not that bad, however the yearly subscription via Google play that can't be cancelled/refunded is one of the greediest I have ever come across. Anyone downloading be very careful, you need to cancel subscription 24 hours before the free trial ends!!! Otherwise you'll be out of $20, and probs have higher blood pressure when you realize you are committed to this app till 2022...
  • May 3, 2021

    By Iva R
    Ok so I see I got played here like others! To be honest, I haven't canceled the app in time, I forgot. I just saw today that I was charged by google pay. I still tkink that's not OK to charge without prior check if a user wishes to continue using the app after initial try. Has anyone managed to get a refund? If I can't get it, how do I make sure they dont renew my subscription after a year without asking AGAIN?
  • May 9, 2021

    By Vern
    Very dishonest. If it's a paid app that's fine, I'm sure a lot of work went into creating it, but don't get me to download the app and link my Google account before your in app required subscription pops up. Once inside the app, after you've signed up for 7 free days with an automatic $20 renewal, you're greeted with book resources that also cost $5-$20 to gain access to. Also, you can't even use a photo from your library to identify a plant. You have to take it from the app... Lame
  • Don’t do it Jun 29, 2020

    By sarahsourit
    Latest update: after reading countless other reviews, this has happened to SO MANY people who have downloaded this app. Whoever writes the “developer response” doesn’t seem to care. I have already emailed support with no response. This company is a scam. I have tried every way possible to end my subscription but any way I access my subscriptions, it does not allow me to cancel or end this membership. At this point I am forced to work with my bank about removing the charge. I just wish more would be done so that this can stop happening to other people in the future. I guess that’s how this company makes their money.... *** I have been attempting to end my membership for a week now after accidentally signing up for a premium membership. Seemed like I just picked up my phone and suddenly it was signing up for a subscription I didn’t want. I believe this app made it too easy for that to happen. I immediately attempted to end my membership and after checking my email - it forces me to manage the membership through iTunes. In order to do this properly, I’ve had to remove iTunes and re download it on my computer just to even get to the page they are trying to open from the link in the email. Overall, what I am trying to say is this app is NOT user friendly and I strongly believe they designed it in a way to take money from their customers and make it difficult to get it back.
  • #1 among all education apps? You’ve got to be kidding! Jun 15, 2020

    By Blanket Beauty
    A plant identification app has one primary purpose: to accurately identify plants. This one doesn’t. I live with a plant professional with over 35 years of experience. I purchased the app two days ago and since then have taken 48 photos of plants in our yard. Of these, Plant Identifier has accurately identified 20 of them. I took photos a second and third time at different angles and distances. In several cases, the app would come up with a different identification of the plant in the photo each time the photo was taken, but with another wrong identification. In some, the IDs were not even close to the correct name of the plant. Not only that, but few of the plants I’ve photographed have been identified by variety—the most important way to compare plants within a particular genus or species. But with Plant Identifier, every snake plant is identified as just that, “snake plant,” no matter how different the many different varieties look from each other. For those of you who thought you were purchasing a great plant identifier app, think again. Many of the plants you have identified using Plant Identifier have been misidentified, if my average so far of less than 50% accuracy has any merit at all. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a professional who knows the plants you are adding to your collection, as I have, I am sorry to have to tell you that you have purchased a bum steer.
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Dirk Kamminga
    My wife and I wanted to give this app a try, so we did the 7 day free trail. Unfortunately the app was not for us, so we decided not to get it, to our surprise we still got charged the yearly subscription fee at the end of 7 days, when we asked for a refund we were told, its not in their policy to offer the refund. Very disappointed with the company that made this app.

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