White Noise Apps by TMSOFT - Get a good night's rest while away from home with help from your BlackBerry

By Kerri Neill on 30 May 2011 10:00 am EDT
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Being part of a military family, I travel a lot. This means staying in a hotel room. For most people, this would usually be fun. For me, it means very little sleep. The problem is I'm a VERY light sleeper and hotels are not known for being the quietest places. I always have a fan going in the room I'm sleeping in and it's highly unlikely for hotels to have any in their rooms. Last night while trying to fall asleep in my hotel room, I found my solution in the selection of White Noise Apps from TMSOFT.

The white noise apps provide ambient sounds of the environment to help you relax or fall asleep. The easy to use interface quickly lets you select the sound you want, adjust the volume, set a shutoff time (15 mins to 8 hrs) and then get a good night's sleep.

White Noise includes the following sounds:

  • Air Conditioner
  • Beach Shore
  • Clock Ticking
  • Crickets Chirping
  • Oscillating Fan
  • Rainfall
  • Running Stream
  • White Noise

White Noise Storm includes the following sounds:

  • Car Rain
  • Light Rain
  • Heavy Rain
  • Rainstorm
  • Running Water
  • Thunderstorm
  • Water Dripping
  • Wind
White Noise Life includes the following sounds:
  • Cat Purring
  • Wind Chimes
  • Citry Streets
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shower
  • Vacuum Cleaner

All 3 apps have the following features:

  • Timer to shutdown the application and the last minute of timer fades the volume.
  • Phone call and other interruptions are correctly handled to restart sound.
  • Keyboard short cuts: N next sound, P previous sound, T Timer toggle, M More time (5 minutes), L Less time (5 minutes), S or $ Speaker toggle.
  • All settings are saved between application launches including volume, timer, and selected sound.

There is also a White Noise Lite app (only has the white noise sound) available for free that allows you to test the app on your device before purchasing versions one of the full.  Currently, the apps are on sale for $1.99. While some would say that is a bit pricey for this kind of app, when you've spent a night sleeping in the hotel bath tub trying to block the sound of someone snoring, no price is too high.

More information / purchase of White Noise
More information / purchase of White Noise Storm
More information / purchase of White Noise Life
More information / purchase of White Noise Lite

Reader comments

White Noise Apps by TMSOFT - Get a good night's rest while away from home with help from your BlackBerry


White Noise Storm was the first app I put on my BlackBerry two years ago! I still love it, it's a pretty awesome way to get to sleep.

I evolved from using a fan at night to make a noise to cover up noises outside, idiot kids with car stereo's, loud exhaust, etc. Then bought the original little round air noise maker.

I tried the free version of White Noise and it became the first App I ever paid for!

The phone goes to sleep in it's charging cradle at night, so it charges all the time White Noise runs. I use the 'running stream' which works best for me and my wife (who doesn't appreciate my need for white noise).

I used to travel with my 8 inch round diameter noise maker and now my noise maker is already there, on my blackberry!

Glad to see this on the Blackberry platform - I bought this for my iTouch a year ago, and I value it enough I'll buy it again for my Blackberry!

I have bought white noise a year ago, but I wasn't really satisfied. I used to sleep with a fan, and white noise gives a sound like that, but it isn't 'the real thing', a real fan is lower or something, i don't know, but sleeping with the sound never worked.
I am thinking of buying white noise storm though, maybe I can fall asleep with rain noise. Does it sound like real?

I have white noise lite - free version in App World. Works great in hotel room. Put the phone on the charger, run White Noise all night...zzzzzzz! :)
Best results, lay your blackberry flat on the nightstand, screen and keyboard face-up. Speaker design amplifies sound when placed on a hard surface.

After buying white noise and therapy studio I could confirm that I prefer Therapy Studio because it supports multi-track mixing on my Torch. So I can create my own relaxing sound.