Liiisa726 - Fascinating and Useful👍
This is the best plant app I have ever seen. We recently moved, and I was planning to decorate our new garden. I downloaded PictureThis the day before I paid a visit to our local plant nursery. Couldn’t wait to once I got there, and it identified 5 plants correctly in a row. It give a brief content about how to care for each plant. They helped me a lot to choose what to plant in my garden. In addition, it’s great to take my children out for a hiking and explain what species are and how they differ. Our walks around the local area have suddenly become endlessly fascinating. It’s handy when it comes to poisonous alerts too. And I’m extremely grateful that this App has identified several poisonous plant for me. A big reminder to everyone who likes exploring, do no touch anything you don’t recognize! Even if you don’t have great internet connection, it saves the images and then identifies them for you when back online. It is the best figure recognition app that makes full use of AI. A small short coming is the weed classification is a bit too general. It’s true that most weeds are fast-propagating and harmful to garden plants, but sometimes they can have their own uses. I would like to consider the region and the habitat before conclude a plant is an invasive weed, or a native species. I’d be looking forward to future updates about this issue.
Slumbertime101 - A truly excellent app!
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.
AvocadoWizard - Great app with little disturbance
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
Goobwar - Amazing
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
Ddthntstheus - Too many bugs
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.
JEMMjams - Mostly great
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.
annuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu - Not very accurate
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.
Blanket Beauty - #1 among all education apps? You’ve got to be kidding!
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.
Sophie Owl - Amazing app!
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.
sarahsourit - Don’t do it
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.
clarrrrrrk - A perfect gardening assistant!
Superior functionality! I don’t use the auto identification that often. I tested it on several plants that I have, and they’ve all been identified correctly, so I decided to keep the app. What fascinates me was the plant care side of the app. It’s an identification app but much more than that. To start with, it gives you general tips on how to care for your plant, do they like the sun or not, how much water they prefer…etc. It even notices that one of my plants is in bad shape and suggests solutions. I never knew I was tending my plant in a wrong way until then. You can also mange plants in your gallery and set water and fertilizer alerts for each one. I have a few pots of flowers in my office and more in my apartment, and this helped me to keep track of which plant needs care. It saves me a lot of effort and time. It’s a bit of responsibility to care for so many plants when I already have a busy routine, but PictureThis is an excellent aid for me. I can’t name another app that has such comprehensive plant care information and functions, in addition to the incredibly accurate and fast identification.
Baking in Bako - Professional biologist thumbs-up
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.
guitarD-42 - Picture This VS. “Key to Vascular Plants of N.America “
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.
frogmtman - Amazing tool for any farmer or forester !
This app is totally amazing. When you find a plant and you don’t know what it is simple pull up the app point camera and shoot. Most likely in 5 seconds you have the answer right before you. It doesn’t stop there it gives alternate names the plant properties what kind of conditions the plant needs to flourish. If it’s a plant you enjoy and wish to keep healthy this app actually analyzes the plant and provides information you need to know to improve the plants health. I actually had the agriculture extension agent out to help me identify a plant I was unfamiliar with. I wanted to know if it was poison or anything bad you wouldn’t want in your hay. The agent couldn’t tell me anything about the plant so I would not use for hay. With this app open point shoot and there’s your answer right in front of you. I could have used this app hundreds of times during my lifetime. Oh well as they say “ Better Late Than Never”
slrivera7 - Best App Ever!!!!!!!!
This app has been the best app I have ever used! This app has made my job 100x easier 😁
I work for a construction company that does property remodeling. I’m a permit runner, this means that I’m the one who goes to the city and gets the permit to do the work on the property. Some cities have a thing about trees; I have to go to a customer’s property and take a picture of every tree within the area of work. After I have gotten all the pictures using this app, I have to print up all the pictures and I have to mark trees on the survey showing where they are located based on the pictures.
Since I have been using this app it’s made processing permits a little easier because now I go in advance to the customer’s home before a city will ask me to do so. Also, I have been showing this app to everyone in the cities I go to and they are amazed. I really am so happy that I found this app and I’m continuing to use it!
Real person.... - To the developers.....
Keep a history of the photos I take like a scrap book. That’s what I want for this app to do for me also... I take pictures and I like knowing where I take them that way I can go back and find them again with the info about the plant under my picture I have taken, maybe with some other example pictures from app sources. Then all the plant info so I don’t have to look them up again and have the app re-identity the plant I’ve already looked up once. I also want a map of only my plants, not just the ones that other people and I have loaded onto your public map. Maybe I just haven’t found some of these features that I have described yet, I’m not saying some of them don’t exist within the app, but I would like to see it do more personalized things too, other than just five different frame styles. THIS APP DOES EXACTLY WHAT I EXPECTED FROM IT AND WAS SURPRISED AT HOW WELL IT WORKED IN THE AREA OF IDENTIFYING PLANTS.
beaslyrising - misidentifies plants despite premium account
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.
60657 - Picture this I love it
I just downloaded this app a month ago and I’m really impressed. I can take A walk down a woodland path and come up with names of any plants I’m curios about. I’ve been able to take pictures of flowers I’ve planted in outside pots and I now have a picture and name of what I’ve planted so next year I can duplicate it. I’ve never been able to remember the names of plants I’ve planted. I wish I had this 39 years ago I had this beautiful hanging basket and I don’t know the name of the plant so I can’t duplicate it.
The only thing I wish this app did that it doesn’t do, is that I would love to be able to group my plants by use. Plants in my planters, bushes, house plants, wild flowers from my walks, weeds etc. that would make it a lot easier to find the plant I’m looking for.
I can’t wait to go shopping next year for my garden plants. I’ll have such a good reference on what I planted on the previous year.
Gianni-D - Use PictureThis to annoy your friends and family
During the pandemic, I walk 1.2 miles to and from my office. The streets remain largely empty, even in September 2020. While working my way to the office a couple of months ago, I became intrigued by the identity of the trees I passed. I bought a tree identification book, but that did not help at all. After I acquired PictureThis, I felt compelled to ID just about every tree I encountered on my way to work. This compulsion has spread to other areas of my life. While visiting my daughter and her family for a home picnic (maintaining proper social distance, of course), I document the ID of the plant life in the garden while the rest of the family engages in small talk. My wife no longer enjoys evening walks with me ... you can figure out her complaint. I guess I can honestly say PictureThis has changed my life ... but I’m not sure family and friends appreciate the change. 🙂 A great app!
ally_kat_2000 - Good interface but accuracy not great and too hard to cancel before being charged
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.
Imluvndabeach - Use it all the time!
$30/yr (only $2.50 month!) & it is well worth it. I have a couple of other plant id apps and used them all during the trial periods but paid for the subscription on this one. I use it at friend’s, on walks & trails, in my neighborhood & in my yard - it’s been so helpful. I dig wildflowers by the roadside for my indigenous wildflower garden. Now I know what each one is & how to care for it. It’s not a scam or “shady”. The developers just let you try it to see if you like it and then if so, buy the subscription. Just like many other apps. Don’t give them a bad rap for it. If it misidentified a plant, let the developers know. It’s the only way to improve the Artificial Intelligence Interface. For me, it’s been a game changer & many friends who saw me use it have also subscribed. Thanks guys for helping me improve my plant/gardening knowledge!
Intrinsic worth - Frustrating!
I was so very excited about this App after seeing my friend use it. But when I looked it up it gave me no information on the features of the free version or if there even was a free version. It just spoke of the premium. So I thought premium was all there was and I took the 7 day free trial of premium. I finally read the reviews and looked it up on the web and learned that there is a free version that gives me all I need, and now I’ve just spent an hour trying to figure out how to cancel the premium before it charges me for a year. It’s impossible to find! I finally found the instructions buried in the HELP page, but I followed them - went into settings, Apple ID, subscriptions - and it’s not listed the way it’s said it would be. So I’m stuck: no information on when I started my free week trial or how to cancel the premium before it charges me. And no information on who to contact or how to get help. And I just wasted over an hour. Is there a deliberate attempt to make it hard to get the free version and impossible to cancel the premium? Have no idea what to do next to not get charged.
dhfhpjpjlhjde - Semi accurate and beware of “free trial”
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.
ConnieSpencer❤ - Amazing!!!
I rarely leave feedback or a review, but this app is one that everyone should have on their device. I do a lot of nature photography and am constantly coming across unknown flowers. When I post them they have to of course have an informative description along with tags. This process was very time consuming as I would have to research every individual flower from that day, sometimes having twenty plus. I’m now able to take a quick photo of the flower with my phone which gives me all of the information at my fingertips. No more spending hours searching! I’m now able to spend more time out in the field thanks to this app. If only they’d come up with something similar for birds and other wildlife and insects :) This app definitely deserves a ten star rating! A huge THANK YOU to the makers of this app!!! You nailed it!!
AnnieB47 - A must have app for plant enthusiast
I love this app. We have a huge yard, full of mature trees/plants/shrubs/flowers/weeds, etc. I have used this app to identify and learn about most of them. This app makes identifying a plant so easy. Take a picture of it and as long as you have wifi connection, the results will instantly be provided. If you don’t have connection, your picture will be saved automatically and the results will be provided as soon as you do. As well, any plant you have saved in your photo album (even as little as just a part of any leaf) can be identified. Diagnosis of plant problems is also included which comes in handy if needed. History and care of the plant is always fun to learn. This app is full of information and tips, either about a certain plant or just plant learning in general. Well worth the $$.
yungstud - Great looking app, but...
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.
gwen.gwendolyn - Potential, needs moderators
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.
Sundance my love - #1 Plant Identification Care and diagnostic app
I moved to a new ranch in a different forest and needed help figuring out what the plants around the property and house that have been planted.
I also needed to learn all the wild plants and flowers that grew on the property. This app has been invaluable. All you do is take a picture and it gives you all the information from the name of the plant, if their is anything‘s wrong with it, how to care for it, when you’re pruning season is and how to heal the plant. It logs all the plants and information along with easy access to all information. Now friends ask me about their plants and flowers. After showing what this app can do and how easy it is to use. Everyone is quick to down load app. I have never used a plant app that works as great as PictureThis-Plant ID
I would give it 10 stars if I could.
Katiedel - Shady payment structure
This app functions fine. However, to use it you’re required to enter payment info for a 7 day free trial. Rather than give the user a heads-up that their trial is about to end, the user needs to proactively remember to go cancel before they’re charged. I can live with that (though it’s not great, from a UX perspective). What really grinds my gears is that when you go to downgrade, you need to enter the email address you used to sign up (shouldn’t this info presumably be stored in my account??), and wait to receive an email with further instructions (?!) BUT WAIT, there’s more... below the email field, in the lightest text imaginable, a tiny little note... This cancellation must be initiated “at least 24 hours before the trial ends”—which, likely, is not the case when a user has gotten to this point. MIGHT have been nice to communicate that, oh I don’t know, when ya took my payment?? (Also, pretty nifty that they don’t have any issue storing THAT info—I can’t find/edit/remove my payment details anywhere in my account. Clever/sneaky.)
Stop using dark patterns.
spinningmomof3 - Not even close on identification
Downloaded this app and tried it on 5 bushes I planted and know they’re name. This app was nowhere even close to being correct. At most, it will give you a general group of plants, but if you’re trying to match something at a nursery, it won’t help you. You need more than 1 picture to identify a plant. Besides the flower, you need to look at leaves, and the stem. My false cypress mop was identified as a juniper. There is a delineation further up in a broader sense is the taxonomy but won’t help you at all at a nursery. This app just isn’t specific enough. My firepower nandina came closest as heavenly bamboo but there is a significant difference in the types of heavenly bamboo. I chose the firepower nandina for its dwarf nature, less spreading, no flowers and colorful winter color. So a 3’ species vs. heavenly bamboo that can get over 10’ and spread terribly. If you want to know, your better off taking pictures or better yet a branch to a nearby nursery or use your local government extensions to help you for free and save the $30/yr fee. Canceled my free trial in less than 10 minutes.
Saelry - Totally worth a subscription!!
This app is absolutely amazing! I will definitely be letting the trial finish and then pay for the service. I have tried other apps similar to this, for different things, and they didn’t work at all, but this app really works. In fact, it works way better than I expected it to! I have so much fun using it that I take pictures of plants that I know all about, just to watch the app work it’s magic. I am a very outdoorsy person and I come across a lot of plants that I need to know what they are and if they are harmful or edible. I love that even if I don’t have enough service for the app to provide the answer right away, it’s stores the photo and provides the answer once I do have service.
Super awesome app!! Thank you for making it and making it work so well!
RIPKZB✨ - Almost worth paying for...
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
I'm_a_Christian - Excellent Plant Identifier, but Has Some Minor Issues
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.
FoodCake - Simple and Easy
I am very pleased with this app. I used 3 others before breaking down to use the PictureThis app and I have to say it is a lot more convenient and accommodating than the others. I don’t need my plant, flower, or leaf on a plain white background, other users can help identify a plant the app itself cannot recognize, and even if you take a poor picture of your plant it gives you subcategories to choose from with several pictures to scroll through in order to properly identify your plant down to its subspecies. Another wonderful feature is how there is a Wiki link attached under the name so you can get the low-down on what the plant care is. I love this app and have been recommending it to my plant friends non-stop! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 All this is the reason I give it a 5 Star Rating 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
islandwrath - Not worth subscription
I was also excited about this app when I found it. I’m just a homeowner that has been looking for native Californian drought tolerant plants/succulents. I don’t know much about them, so the app seemed like an awesome opportunity to go out and find some in the wild. Although i only tried to identify a handful of plants in the beginning, I didn’t have much success, but it was still fun to use. When I downloaded it in November, I don’t remember having to pay a monthly subscription. Upon opening the app today, because I was given a cactus and the name of it was not written well on the pot, I noticed that I only have so many identifications left before I have to pay a subscription. Since it was only able to identify 1 plant correctly, I do not think I can justify paying for this every month. I still have 8 or so left, but I think it’s time to delete the app and find something else. I wouldn’t mind paying a 1 time fee, but a subscription... even if it did identify correctly at a higher percentage, I don’t think I would be paying monthly for it.
PAlilBit - If you love plants and learning all about them, this app is for you!!!
I absolutely adore this app. I am told I have two green thumbs! It is great for indoor and outdoor plants. It offers you everything you need for your specific plant care, including diagnosing issues with your plant!! All you have to do is point and click a picture and you have it all. I did upgrade to the premium level, which is reasonable and I gained a never ending level of knowledge from people all over the world!!! You are able to save your plants in your garden and can go back for pruning, watering, sunlight and even propagation!!!
I’ve always been a plant lover and sometimes I just use it to verify I am correct when naming something. I have also found things I didn’t know of, including a pomegranate tree in my friend’s yard!!!
Blewplaydoh - Updated review now that I paid for premium services ❣️
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 💗
RLS/3rd day - 40 yrs green industry pro
I’m many ways it took more talent , memory , education ( lots) schools and school of life , at first I didn’t like this site cause I “ earned” my knowledge and landed more contracts by “ knowing “ more than 90o/o of competition I bid against. My greatest strength was reclaiming old overgrown poorly managed properties and I made it a point in many contracts where ph and overwatering were the major neglected or overkill apps . Now retired and coaching my son in law w/ no formal education In this discipline I say whatever you have to do to keep it “ green” and beautiful and question your chosen landscape services 👍. He able to “self educate “ through this site and others like “ what ailed it “ prob doesn’t exist anymore ? This is infinitely important to trouble shoot landscape problems . Get outside and dig in “
odieterlen - Thumbs down
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.
NameThatPlant - Fun but could be a ton better
I got the app on the free trial, but couldn’t cancel in time. They make it a two-step process. Sneaky. When you think you canceled the trial subscription in time, you really didn’t. Fine, I kept it for the year.
I like succulents a lot. There are some that are definitely different but Picture This mis-identifies the varieties. I’m really annoyed, because I still don’t know what some of the plants are.
UPDATE: changing it to ONE STAR. Experienced condescending customer service. I submitted the review & got a response back to contact customer service to work with the botanists to identify the plants. AS-IF my life revolves around this app & beta-testing for them. Life goes on. I read other reviews, other people got tricked into the weird payment scheme too. I got a notification I had 24 hours to cancel the app free trial, but got snagged in the 2nd step, many others got the same. No apologies from customer service for the “misunderstanding,” just a quick blurb to manage the subscription in the App Store. DUH.
Sarge Reviews - Not Free
Free for a week, and then be aware that you will be subscribed for a fee/year. This is mentioned but with VERY small writing on white/light background on first screen. Very easy to accidentally opt-in. Cancellation requires you to have to go back into your apple account and “un-subscribe.” It’s got some nice features and clearly a lot of work went into this, but the deceptive tactics and difficulty opting out are a BIG turn off.
Better options would have been to offer a free version with ads and 5 plant/month limit and a premium version with no ads and unlimited plant ID. Purchase for a premium app like this should also be a 1 time fee, not a yearly subscription. Would have liked to give this one a better rating, but with the lack of pricing options and poorly written warning that you WILL be automatically charged, I can’t in good conscious not figure that into my overall rating. If Picture This restructures their pricing options I would be happy to review again with a much better rating and retract this one.
Janeface159 - Impossible to cancel during free trial!
This app would probably be very useful to have, but once I realized it was a yearly subscription I decided to cancel before the 7 day free trial ended. But Surprise! You can not do it! I emailed PictureThis asking how I cancel my subscription before the free trial ends. Their response was that they have no control over the billing, because that is done through Apple or Google. I contacted Apple and spent 45 minutes with someone on chat as they tried to figure out how to cancel the subscription. He could not and had to transfer me to someone that could talk to me on the phone. I have been on hold with that call for the past 30 minutes and decided to write this review as I wait. Even if the Apple employee gets back on the phone and is able to cancel my subscription before I am charged, I’ve spent more than 2 hours trying to get it accomplished! This app could be wonderful, but using such a shady approach to make money on the app is deceitful. The app might be great, but the business is sleazy!
Lowcountry Traveler - Be Honest Up Front
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.
Grace C . - Room for improvement! 🌱
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 stressing 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! 🖤🌱🌱🌱🌱
fortnut is cool - Be very careful if you don’t want to pay a subscription!
I was offered a free trial followed by a subscription, don’t seem to remember there was any options offered. But at the end of trial, I couldn’t find a way to unsubscribe with the normal route through Apple settings. It doesn’t list an option of cancellation like other apps do. So I had to call customer service after a few days, but they said they couldn’t refund me, I had to contact Apple. Apple directed me to a website which I could choose to request refund but nothing got listed there. For $30/year, I gave up. Today I was able to find the cancellation option with the app itself, a small line of black text “End My Plan” under a big green button “Upgrade My Plan”. You could submit a request after providing your email. Very sneaky way to get your money.
As far as the app itself, it’s so so. Works better for plants with large foliage. About half the time incorrect for succulents or plants with small leafs.
kennachad - Used to be free
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.
Kimber Leane - The hype is real with this one!
So many people in my plant groups recommended this app, but I hesitated for months. I finally caved in because I was overwhelmed by my new property which is overplanted and overgrown. I wasn’t sure what 80% of the plants and flowers were. This app accurately identified every single one. I even took bad photos of the plants I knew the name of just to see how accurate the app was and it still got them all right! It warns you if the plant is toxic or a skin irritant. What’s even cooler is that it tells you when a plant is in distress, it noticed by umbrella plant wilting and helped me find the problem. It’s a great app for anyone who finds themselves asking “what IS this plant/flower?” Could be great for foraging and hiking as well! This is the only app I can justify spending money on. Love it!
Ladydjproductions - Almost perfect!
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.
Cirius Phun - Amazing! Works SO well
I was more than pleasantly surprised at how well this app works. I have a forest garden with a lot of wildflowers (“weeds” to some). PictureIt app is fast and mostly accurate, although there are a few things it struggled with. My buttercups could be one of three different kinds depending on which way I aimed the camera, but overall I am so pleased that this doesn’t even knock a star off. The information that accompanies each plant is comprehensive and useful, including uses and toxicity.
I have a suggestion to ask if users know this to be a different plant when the app comes up with an ID. There were a couple of others, but so many are right. All the way down to ferns, grasses and moss! It’s worth the price. Buy it!! The developers deserve kudos for this.
Boblmc - I really like this app!
Ok, I’m impressed. I was a little skeptical before I downloaded this app but it works great and it’s a lot of fun. I read a lot of the reviews and I’m also very impressed that the developers respond to any problems that people have. I’ve been using it around the yard and I feel like I’m in Star Trek using a Tricorder. It even correctly identified the sassafras in my yard even though my leaves are not shaped the way most ID photos show them. By the way, sassafras leaves vary a little in shape but you usually only see the one traditional shape in books. It also correctly identified sugar maple, red maple and silver maple. Not tricked by the similar shape. If you don’t get a clear match on the first try focus on a single leaf. I’m going to be using this a lot. Very nice!
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Sarahac88 - Best free app, fast and accurate!
I absolutely love this app! I am always saying that I wish I knew what that plant was, or I wish I knew how to care for that plant but I just don’t know where to start looking.
With this app, I only have to take one picture and within 10 seconds it matches me to the right plant, showing clear photos and information. It really is just amazing how it knows out of the millions of plants out there, and the best part is it doesn’t cost you a cent to find out and it doesn’t take you hours searching through google to find the right one.
I really recommend giving this app a try and have fun sharing with your friends and others around the world.
Meerkat333 - Best app of its kind
This app is so much better than the well known plant snap (which costs $6, can’t identify anything, has an ugly dated interface, and after deleting the app it cost $6 if for some peculiar reason I did want to get it back, and it won’t let you write a review or rate on the App Store.. such a waste of money)
Download this app instead for FREE. The interface is beautiful, you can connect with people on the map in your area and see what others are snapping and the database is pretty solid. I like that you can view multiple photos and unlike plant snap it’s not just a basic internet search, but rather a community contributed database with lots of information!
Room for improvement : in regards to plants not yet added to database, I wish they would reply (the feature lets you ‘suggest’ a plant) and find a way to add the plant straight away.. and there is some tidying up that could be done such as when a plant is added and you suggest the name for your own feed it still shows as ‘unknown’. I wish there was a place to add a wishlist!! No plant app seems to have this feature yet! You can ‘heart’ (like) the plants you like, but then there is no place where all the likes or rather ‘hearted’ plants show up in a group together?!
I hope to see these improvements and to see this gain better ratings, as it definitely deserves it over its terrible competitor!
Thewaterbee - Good informations but wrong plants, wrong matching
Good informations but never get the right plants, try 22 plants which I known all their name, corrected only 4 try 13 roses, non of them correctly. But if you get the right plants, you will get the useful details and easy to share on social. Photos looks nice, app is easy to use. I understood that this app have an option for change the results....but if you do not know the name of plant and you hope this app can help you the right name....what is a reason to change the results for? Unless you know the right name and they gave you the wrong name...and when I corrected the name, no results. This app identified my Iris to Indian wood oak! And recommend that iris plants are roots rod!
If your photos are common plants such as marigolds, thyme, lavender, mints, azalea..mostly you will get the right answer.
Please keeping update...this app will become an useful app. Also a great guideline for the gardener.
usednicknameattempt100987 - Totally Deceptive Practices
If you need to be so deceptive to sell your incredibly overpriced subscription ($30 per month? Seriously? Twice the price of a basic Photoshop subscription ?!😂😂😂 Who do you think you are?!🤨) your product is obviously not good enough to sell itself. User be warned: this app is a classic money grab. Regardless of the functionality of your product, your sales tactics are despicable. You deserve no stars. Unfortunately, I have to give at least one☹️
Response: For an app, $30 per year is still way too expensive. Comparative and significantly better developed apps cost half that to buy outright. You’ve over valued your product. Further to that, trying to sneak in the most expensive of your subscriptions is just deceptive. This is blatantly clear from the feedback. Aside from all that, you probably have a decent app, but it gets lost in the cash grab, which builds a chasm of distrust with your potential customer.
Harmony Sage - Such a lovely place to lose hours on
This is the first app review I’ve written, but I feel I owe it to you guys for giving us such a lovely free app! It has given me lots of accurate results, and my ‘nature walk’ is not interrupted by ads and pop-ups. There’s lots of opportunities for different ID’s - you can always get a second or third option just by taking a different photo - maybe change the angle, close up on a flower or leaf etc. And if you still aren’t quite satisfied by that, you can always offer up your plant to the community for some other ideas. I spend a LOT of time here and always come away feeling calm and happy 🌱🤔🌿😌
Tim.E-H - Not one correct identification
To test this app, I photographed four Australian natives from our garden. None were identified correctly. While it did a good job with general classification based on plant shape, everything beyond that was very wrong. For one plant, it suggested plants with completely different flowers where the flower size, grouping (photo had clumped flowers, suggestions all had single flowers) and colour (white submitted, coloured suggested) were all wrong.
It is impossible to adjust the focus within the app, so I used my photo app to ensure that each specific plant I was identifying was in focus. I also made efforts to ensure plant shape, leaves and flowers were all in frame (plus one where the image focused primarily on the flowers). So with clear, in focus, photographs the app was unable to correctly identify any of the plants submitted (all were falsely identified as European species).
Perhaps it will work with Asian, European or North American plants but it is no good with Australian natives.
C mardy - Top app
For ages I’ve been trying apps that supposedly id plants, I finally found one that did! I was amazed it knew what a utricularia was, its amazingly accurate. Well done whoever made this, absolutely love your work. Get this app, you won’t be disappointed. One suggestion though, if it’s possible consider a change of name for the app, I only found this because someone told me about it, I probably wouldn’t have otherwise, and going by the name I would have thought this was a picture framing app. It’s just a suggestion, this is a fantastic app and it would be a shame to keep it hidden from the world
RydinTheWave - 🌿🌱The best plant identification app ever! 🌱🌿
Just snap a photo, wait for the app to identify and BOOM! Select the one that matches out of 3, and instantly there’s care instructions, facts and just about everything you need to know about the plant. I have all my indoor and outdoor plants identified plus I know how to properly care for them now! I’m super satisfied with it and I’ve even told a few of my greenthumb friends about it (believe it or not, I got really excited about this app aha)
I wish I could rate this higher! 🥰💖
Yeah I'm Mad Bro - Apps Great, Company is a parasite
Sure, download the app, you probably have a curious flower or tree that you’d just love to find out about.
Points where they’re due the user interface is great, the app is easy to use and identifies just about anything, even down to the the condition of the plants you’ve pictured. Unfortunately, the free weekly trial becomes a real pain in the bum when they sting you with an automatic annual subscription without a “are you enjoying the app, would you like the paid version?”
Sure, I’m not blameless, I could have set reminders, but these people thrive on people forgetting and then it being too late. They know that some percentage of y’all will forget and they grub up those tasty auto-subscribes like roaches in the night.
Screw em, send a photo to your grandma and ask her instead.
01Dalekboy - They priced me out
First I want to say I think the app is great. Is it perfect? No, of course not, how many apps are? But I really like the app and found it very helpful.
When I originally got the app, you had the option of essentially buying credits. Pay $X and you get so many identifications. This worked for me because I’m not someone who would usually use it enough to make a yearly subscription worth it. If I found I was using it enough, I’d have happily bought a subscription.
Since it’s gone to a yearly subscription model I’m going to be, regretfully, deleting the app. As I said, I think it’s great but the sub system doesn’t work for me and since they no longer offer the system where you bought credits, it’s been rendered useless to me.
Narcowoman - Fabulous APP
I’ve tried most of them and this is definitely the best. I particularly love that it identifies if the plant needs tlc and a separate section allows me to get a specific issue ‘diagnosed’ along with solid advice. It offers a great history of the plant too which always manages to surprise me.
Love this app and was more than happy to pay the annual fee of $36 a year (something like that!) to upgrade as I’ve used it so often, even walking along laneways and at friends.
jacquieckhope - Could be better
Whilst the app is correct maybe 60% of the time - it is often wrong and does not give you the opportunity for you to tell it it is wrong, or to ask for it to try again.
Also I think it would be useful for the app to take note of where you are. It often misidentifies Australian natives as exotic plants.
I feel sure it could improve by taking feedback on every plant it ‘identifies’ and collects info on what you think it might be if you believe the app to be wrong. There are so many plants in the world the app can never have enough training!
Michelle Peta - Refunded me straight away
I signed up for a 1 week free trial and forgot to cancel at the end of the week. The app was great for identifying a tree, but I only needed it to identify 1 tree then no longer had a use for the app. I contacted customer service and Phoebe said she would refund me the money, she replied on the same morning. Thanks heaps. Such good service I want to sign back up!haha Or will recommend to friends who would actually use the app more frequently. Thanks !
wilsoah1 - FRAUDULENT In App Subscription Cancellation
I have previously requested to end my trial account from within the PictureThis application on the 16th of January and have been charged a membership fee.
I submitted a support request to have the account charge reversed as I clearly did not authorise the payment, I requested my subscription to be canceled, and my account and data deleted and to contact me when completed. Here is the unacceptable response I received...
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If you were charged for PictureThis by Apple after purchasing a subscription on an iPhone or iPad and would like a refund, you could contact Apple directly.
Please note we don't sell PictureThis directly and therefore are unable to do refunds.
Ours is like a manufacturer - distributor kind of relationship. It's the same as you buying something from your local grocery store but asking for a refund from the manufacturer of the product.
Therefore, only Apple can process refunds for purchases made on iPhone or iPad.
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I am furious this has occurred.
Cojcolds - “Free” trial trap
I (like others, now that I’ve read the reviews) were automatically set up to be charged the full year’s subscription (AUD$30😱) after downloading the app as what looked like a free 7 day trial. This is a trap for young players😡! How does Apple even allow this?🤷🏻♂️ Surely you should be asked at the end of the 7 day period if you’d like to pay for the subscription. There’s even 6 subscription options from $2.99 all the way up, but I wasn’t even asked which one I’d like - of course it put me on the most expensive one. I had to look up online how to find the place to unsubscribe (under my Apple ID in Settings), which I did immediately! This was NOT a good user experience 😞
karelynnb - Helpful & informative
I only downloaded this app a few hours ago after discovering it by ‘accident’! As a novice flower/plant photographer & enthusiast, it has already proved useful & worthwhile. I posted a photo of a miniature type orchid and requested assistance with its identification. I received a reply within the hour! I now look forward to learning about flowers both familiar & rare, & to sharing my amateur photographic skills. Well done PictureThis!!!
how isvtgat - What a SCAM!
This is the worst app I have ever tried...apart from the fact that I didn’t want nor need this app, I ended up being charged $30 for something that doesn’t work.
I contacted the developers to say that I had been charged for a subscription but they still insist I be charged. I had a horticulturist check some of the plant photos in Australia and he confirmed that they were wrong!!
WARNING...this is an app that does not work...the way they charge you after a 7 day trial is a SCAM...
Please read all the other negative reviews before you even consider trialling this app...what a joke! Don’t trust my review, read all the other reviews by people that have been SCAMMED by this app as well.
lizzy.0001234 - Disappointed
After reading many reviews on this app, I was disappointed with the overall performance.
There doesn’t seem to be consistency with the basic information presented ie- plant height can be displayed clearly and easy to locate sometimes, where other times you have to read paragraphs of information to find this information.
There are also tabs for ‘more’ which leads to a subscription that I’m not interested in, rather than displaying the additional information.
Unfortunately I’ll be deleting this app and trying a different one.
ajnthring - Not all ID’s are correct
I think this app. Is great.
However about 2/10 times the pictures supplied in the ID given dont match up with the plant I am trying to ID and I know it is wrong.
It would be great to have a ‘this doesn’t seem right, have another search’ option where the app has another search using the same image, whilst ruling out the original ID so that it can’t come up again.
Raaaj 007 - Absolutely Amazing!
I love this app a lot! So far all of the plants that I have scanned are right, I know because my mum knows a lot about some plants in my garden. This app even tells you other suggestions if the first one is maybe wrong. It is SUPER easy to use because all you have to do is take a picture of the plant! I recommend this app to everyone who wants to know more about their plant.
Heartstarter69 - Pretty good. Not super accurate but it’s learning
I paid for a couple months gold+premium on this app, it definitely taught me a lot of things. After my subscription expired and I could no longer afford the prices, it is asking me to pay $12 for a succulent and cacti pack , I now realise why it always identifies the plants in the same couple of categories..... but hey, it’s better than pretty much all the other apps out there I’ve tried. Thanks PictureThis
Todski2 - Saviour
This has just potentially saved the lives of my dogs!! Or at least hefty vet bills!! It identified a plant I didn’t know as”Highly Toxic, could cause death if eaten!!” My great danes and little dogs often eat plants and grasses but luckily theses weeds were in an area they can’t go to unless with us, but when I found out what the plants were I ripped them out to prevent them being eaten!!!! So app has already paid for itself!!!
diamondpython - Love the app
I am a born again plant carer starting my new green family in my freshly built living room and the plants are becoming an addiction to fill out the area with green liveliness. With this amazing app and its accurate diagnostics, references and information on plants I’m sure I’ll be on track to restarting an old hobby my much loved partner got me into and impress her with how much I learn and develop with the help of this app. Great stuff!
alex76rugby - A must
Hey, this game is so genius, everyone should have it. If you see a plant in someone else’s garden, and you want to see what species it is, you can just take a clear and specific picture and it will identify it! Then you can see all the info on how to care it It also has info on things for your garden, like how to identify weeds and how to get rid of each. You can also check out other wacky plants people posted!
Get it now!
@tombstone01 - Fantastic
I have spent years trying to educate myself about plants and plant diseases and all I have to show is unsuccessful gardening and a bad taste in my mouth in regards to planting and gardening. This app is incredibly knowledgeable in plant identification and disease diagnosis. I am beginning to refund myself loving planting and garden maintenance. This takes the hassle out of my lack of knowledge and allows me more time to carry on in the garden .
MattH1993 - A good tool for identifying common plant varieties
After doing a test run of this app at the botanical gardens in my home town - I’ve found this to be a good tool for identifying common plant varieties and derivatives. It however is hit or miss on some of the more obscure native species (Australia) - but it may come down to the app not having as large of a user base in Australia as it does in other countries. As such, it’s a good starting point but needs some work before I’d consider this to be a comprehensive plant guide.
Jeff111go - great app😁
this app is GREAT! i would totally recommend it to anyone of all ages, i use it on plants and flowers in my garden, on bush walks and basically everywhere. it tells you what the plants called, gives picture examples, tells you where it’s from and even if it’s edible or not! it’s completely free too (it will come up with a subscription thing but just press the X in the top corner)
Jonathan2927 - Identifies Correctly
This app is really good because it is free, has almost no ads(maybe even none) and quite easy to use. The only two things I don’t really like about it is that it sometimes doesn’t identify correctly and it need internet.
I also use 3 other apps from the same developer : picture bird, picture mushroom and picture insect
VivP987 - It’s good!
I’ve recently started photographing a flower each day and posting to Instagram. I wasn’t feeling confident about posting the flowers names so I searched for a plant app and found this one. I’ve just tested it with a dozen flowers, some of which I already know the names of. It is quick, user-friendly and seems spot on in terms of the results. Thank you!
no joy with wwf - Fantastic app
This was so simple to use, fast and accurate. In a matter of seconds just identified a plant I’ve been trying to identify for 10 years. Will get so much use out of it. I’m just a home gardener in Australia. But has just bought a moment of joy and I now have the knowledge of a horticulturist at my finger tips.
Thank you so much, brilliant effort.
ChrisH00 - Very reliable even in Australia
Tried several other apps that claimed they could identify plants and was disappointed in them all with no better than 50/50.
But PictureThis gets about 80 to 90%even correctly identifying many uniquely Australian plants.
As well it has very useful plant health identification and management features.
rippedoffbyaplantapp2020 - Bad Apple ...do not download this app...
I cancelled this app 2 days into my 7 day free trail, and received a message saying I would be contacted within 24 hr to confirm my cancellation. Email recieved, confirming cancellation, but still charged $30 au after the 7 day period.
Apple should not allow there app developers to get away with having cancellation conditional in 24hr via email. I am very unlikely to ever download anymore apps from the App Store, all trust gone in a company who allows their loyal patrons to be ripped off in scrupulously.
I used this app twice, not that impressed, demand my money back.
Animalover😜 - wow??
I had this plant that i found just vibing on a public path down a few streets completely out of the dirt (probably dragged out by a feral rabbit) and i took it home not knowing how to care and save it at all, and i saw someone recommended this app so i used it and it was recognised and gave me heaps of tips and tricks on how to save it! i’ll reccomend this to my friends
Lichniph - Deceptive sales tactics
So disappointed with the way in which you get caught paying the full subscription! They send a beautiful email with great superlatives in the first paragraph thanking you for giving them a try but then they have at least 6 paragraphs of waffle about their app before they get to the all important information of how to cancel! It is implied in the first paragraph that they have received your notification and I believe it is reasonable to believe that that is acceptable notification! Deceptive and sneaky! I too would have not even given 1 star!
JamesBKK - My most used app ever
I absolutely adore this app and use it every day. However for some reason it has stopped working and won’t open. Maybe I’ve worn it out :) I don’t want to delete and reinstall as I will lose all the data I have accumulated so far. Is there someone who can help me?
Channel [V] - Difficult to unsubscribe - BEWARE THIS APP!!
I wanted to trial the app and now can’t seem to unsubscribe. This is super dodgy especially when you consider how expensive it is. When I go to unsubscribe, you have to enter an email address (why?? Nobody else seems to need that) and then a message says “we’ll get back to you within 24 hours”. What???! Just cancel my subscription now! I’m shocked Apple have let this one into the App Store when unsubscribing is deliberately made difficult or not working, or whatever is going on there. Apple, remove this app now please
Daya05 - Deceptive subscription tactics
Submitted a cancellation request after trialling the app (which identified two different plants as the same thing), to receive an automated response and then a follow up email titled ‘request updated’ and saying they were sorry to see me go. Follow a whole pile of rubbish marketing about the app (which I ignored) and I NOW find that at the very end of the email there’s additional information about how to actually cancel the subscription... that you’ve already requested... a request that they’ve noted as ‘updated’. Absolute sham.
SandJaim - Awesome App
What I really love about Picture This app is that it tells you so much about the plant/tree. If Pictures This doesn’t tell you about it, it is probably not worth knowing! Well done and I definitely think it is worth paying to use the app for detailed info by subscribing to the small annual fee.
Bluemoonskye - Glitches with identification
For the most part the app does its job but to test it out when I first got it, I asked it to identify plants I knew. Many it got wrong although. I was very disappointed.
Let’s hope that with everyone contributing, it gets better. I’m loathe to trust it 100%
razfriman - Wow. It just works.
I had a photo of a flower and spent hours trying to figure out the name. I tried reverse image searching online and got nothing.
I decided to download this app and see what happens.... a few seconds later the exact flower was identified!
The user experience was great! Nice jobs developers!
:Sum-Sum: - Great app. Very informative
I am a Florist and am still studying so it’s really helpful to have access to this app. It is fast and informative, I had one similar to this app although was not as informative and accurate. This app it great for general knowledge about your own plants in your garden not just florists etc.
Mishymishymishymoo - Pretty cool
I was actually surprised that an app could somehow identify my plants real time- I went around and checked every plant in my house and it was spot on. I will definitely use this before buying new plants from Bunnings! What a great app. Premium is good and I will buy it to support the app. Thank you !!
bsgwfqi - Misleading and sneaky
Really like this app but hate how sneaky it can be to try and sign you up to the incredibly over priced premium membership. Often a screen just pops up that gives misleading information as if it’s part of the normal use, meanwhile it’s actually a page signing you up to premium and there is no obvious ‘x’ or close button. I have on many occasions nearly signed up to the membership, it’s incredibly frustrating. If this doesn’t get fixed I’ll delete the app because I don’t do sneaky.
hudson628204 - Do not sign up!
Don’t sign up for the free week unless you intend on paying the whole year fee! Even if you cancel during the free period, they will still charge you.
I signed up and cancelled on the very same day and I got charged the full year 6 days later. No notification or anything, so if you have cancelled, check that your money has not been taken.
So disappointed as I liked the idea (even though it was not exactly what I was after, hence the cancellation) but I will never go near this app again.
Mockingjay525 - Wow!
I’m an avid bush walker. And this helps me so much identifying native plants. I definitely recommend it! Just remember to turn off the free trial at the beginning, otherwise you might have a couple less dollars in your bank account the next time you check.
beautbev - Fantastic app
I was reluctant at first to use the app because of the cost. It does have a trial period. But the small annual fee is well worth the cost. It even showed me a plant I thought was something else, to be an invasive weed. I’ve been able to identify so many plants on my walks. Thoroughly recommend it.
Coolcambo - 100% better than plantsnap. Expensive.
Expensive for my budget. If it makes you money, get the app. Been using plantsnap and its a little inaccurate, this app though is 100% better. Better search results and more info like planting, soil, propagation, care, etc etc
Plant friend - Wrong classifications 8 out of 10 times
I don’t know why but the pictures I take are pretty clear and yet I keep getting matches to pictures that clearly can’t be right. For example I might take a picture of an Australian Native species and it gives me American plant descriptions.
I like the idea of being able to identify plants with pictures but so far I’m highly frustrated with this apps accuracy, or lack thereof. And I can’t offer a query or repeat a search for an alternative possible description.
ausiev - Useles
I have had this app for couple of months and find that you can’t believe anything it says. I took picture of the same plant 3 times and every time it came back with different answer. It usually guesses the common plants correctly but especially Australian plants it gets wrong most times. It’s good for a laugh but feel sorry for people that don’t know much about plants and believe what this app tells them. They might be ripping out perfectly good plants after the app tells them it’s a bad weed.
AdzGaming - GREAT APP BUT...
I remember I used this app last year and I loved it! But I didn’t use it as much and now I came back it 2021 you need premium for next to everything. I liked old PictureThis. Only 3 spaces for watering and fertilization which is very hard Bc I have lots of plants and I can only use three! I’ll give it 3 stars bc its a wonderful app but not very useful for people who aren’t willing to put in $40 a year!
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R@hn - Quick and super useful
Loads plants fast and results have always been accurate for me.
cha1r234 - I love this app!!!!
Very accurate description of flowers! Good job guys! This is awesome!!!
Mnatola - Super identification
Keele Ireland - Awesome!
This app identified all my house plants with so much info on them, looking forward to using this outdoor.
hrfromthecr - Amazing
Wow! What an awesome app, I can’t believe everything it’s able to do! So much more than just identify plants! Wish I found this earlier!
Lou14Cat - Awesome
I love this app. So helpful
Welwyfm33 - Top App
Loved it from start.
Use it lot’s around house yard and farm and wood lot’s too.
simba 1956 - Amazing app
This is the best app ever. I am able to identify all the herbal plants when I am in the bush.
gf hf hg kg ljg luc9hdx - Scam
I did not agree to purchase this app. Very sneaky and unethical. I meant to download a free app and then it billed me almost $30. Be very careful
Elmanshy - Don’t go premium! Use the free IDs only...
Unlike most bad reviews here, I was actually able to switch off the premium for as long as I wanted, used the app frequently for identification, and I was really quite satisfied with that. Then I thought maybe it’s worth the annual subscription for $25 so I can get some proper advice, as I noticed some of my plants weren’t doing so well. After paying, turns out you only get *ONE* plant diagnosis for your $25/year. After that, it’s another $35 to ask any more questions. This is not explained anywhere before subscribing. I know maybe it’s somewhere in the terms and conditions or in a footnote somewhere, but these things should be properly advertised. That is just cheap and I wouldn’t recommend this app to anyone again.
bre789956 - Terrible
Terrible they don’t tell you the monthly cost before you download it.
Gagatibo - How to be fooled
Nice but not free....$25
Quanglikeboomerang - Scam! Will auto charge you a full year
Downloaded this to identify a plant.
Said it was a 7 day free trail. It did not identify the plant I wanted, so 30 minutes into having the app, I decided to delete it and went to my phone settings to cancel the trail subscription.
The next day(day 2) I was hit with a full year membership subscription without my consent. Even without the app installed on my phone.
Do not get this app, unless you are ok with being auto-subscribed and paying for a full year without your consent!
Unbelievable. Worst of all, it doesn’t work too well as an App.
Benjo19 - Way too much money
So I signed up for a free trial and it cost me 25 bucks to confirm what I thought was an apple tree actually was an apple tree. Next time I will wait till it fruits. Don’t scam people. It’s not right. Your yields will suffer from bad energy. You’ll see.
DQuizz - Terrible.
BECAREFUL BEFORE INSTALLING!!!!
I deleted it after 1 day and was still charged $25 (which is a lot for an app w such basic functions).
Bee wall - Stole my money
Watch out it’s a scam, thought it would be fun to try. However they dinged me for $25 on the hidden subscription thing. Missing care section for many of my plants and now they’ve taken $25 from me for nothing. I’m quite upset about this. User beware!!!
shadowfax394 - Took my money before I knew what happened
The sign up flow is confusing and I tried to turn off free trial, not wanting to activate premium at all. Instead I was charged for premium. I want my money back.
ugxssssssssdgub cdhjiff - Great app!!!
Awesome for gardening and facts about you plants!!
Simonboa - Be forewarned!!!
The app is listed as ‘Get’ (no cost), with ‘in app purchases’, but as you sign in, the wording is unclear and the sign in automatically signs you up for a $29/year premium subscription, before you even download the app. When I emailed the company support they took no responsibility for the misleading sign in process and made me go through a whole refund process with Apple. Thankfully, I finally spoke to a human at Apple who acknowledged the issue...and hopefully a refund will be on it’s way.
Sissythatwalkheney - Warning it will auto renew even if canceled
I used the app twice. Canceled it through the app before the trial period ended. They still charged me for the annual subscription. I had to ask Apple to look into it to get my money back. Don’t waste your time and money. Buyer beware.
sickofchoisinganame - Trial auto subscribes you for a year
Watch out as this app will auto subscribe after a few days for a 1 year subscription. Such a scam to not choose a 1 month by default. Shame, shame and one more shame. Try PlantNet or some other one that actually gives you what you think.
noluckwithnames - To cancel before before charged
Where on earth is the cancel button on this app. I feel like I was sucked into trial run for 3 days before being charged 24.99. Now that I want to cancel the option to easily do so has disappeared.
TeeMcDub - Picture This
I cancelled during my “free” subscription and was still charged $27!
thelivingcanvas - Not accurate
Took 3 pictures knowing exactly what the plants were already to check accuracy. 2 out of 3 where identified wrong. Not good.
dp604vancouver - Not accurate nor useful
The app misidentified 4 out of 5 plants and when I tried to enter in the Latin name, it wouldn’t save. It also doesn’t recognize common names.
Bounano - Scam
You subscribe to the 1 week free trial and it automatically subscribes you to the 1 year subscription after the 7 day trial. If your 7 day trial hasn’t expired go into your emails and look at your app purchase email. There will be a link to cancel it. Do it before the end of the 7 day trial otherwise you’ll be charged. Thought it was funny it asked for my finger ID to download the “free” version. Total crap. Saw the other review where the person got charged. Glad I got to cancel before getting charged.
girlllllllvovo - BUYER BEWARE!
Make sure you cancel your trial subscription at least 6 and not the “7 days” free trial!!! I set my calendar for day 7 to cancel my free trial because the app would not recognize my email! But they had taken my $41 already! So hear I am $41 out of pocket and I don’t even have the year membership I PAYED FOR! How shady is it that if I don’t give 5 stars they won’t post a review! Not trustworthy! I never leave reviews but others need to be warned!
LoyalWolfy - Requires subscription
Olivier1992 - Vol
J’ai annuler l’abonnement gratuit des le téléchargement et on me charge 40$ pour l’application premium pour un an. C’est du vol
Tragorhaus - Unethical
Tries to get you to auto register for a trial that ultimately results in you paying an annual fee.
eryk444 - You double charged me.
I have been using this app for years and recommend it to everybody, but I’m really disappointed. paid for a yearly subscription in January, it charged me again just now. Another yearly subscription. The first time I paid, it came out of my account but didn’t do anything in the app. Nothing changed. I wasn’t going to complain because it’s not worth my time. But today I went to open the app, and it charged me again. There’s a flaw in the app, and if it’s happened to me I’m sure it’s happened to others.
Please refund me at least one subscription, because I feel taken advantage of.
Nicolethegypsy - Inaccurate
Had it for 2 minutes and it’s incorrectly named the same plant more than once
Boooooooo radley - Picture this
This is crap and takes money too fast and not way to cancel. Misleading.
9574me - Fee
Be more up front that it costs $39.99
Kaamryn - why so expensive when INACCURATE
so i got a lil bonsai tree and idk how to take care of it, but i don’t want it to die. so i googled how to take care of bonsai and it was like, it’s specific on the type of bonsai. so i’m like ??? and download this app to identify what kind of lil bonsai tree i have and after agreeing to pay like $40 it tells me it’s a “certain fig” !?!??!??!!!!!!???? i am 100% sure it’s a bonsai and 100% sure this is a SCAM
rickybal91 - Rip off
They keep taking money out of my account
disjdndixjdnr - Refund
Hello!! Why if it’s a week free trial I have to pay 4.99
Lyncela - Charged
I downloaded this app 7 days ago. It was advertised as a 30 day free trial in which it would then charge an annual fee of 39.99. That amount was charged already this morning, after only one week. I am extremely unhappy with this.
Cherrymymy - Fausse info
Il ecrivais essais 7 jour gratuit dès le premier jour on ma charger plus de 6$
Adt955 - Amount
Why is there no amount listed for the purchase? Please be upfront with what the app cost and how billing will work.
vivz4385 - Charged me for free trial
This app instantly charged my Apple Pay for a 7-day trial. What a bunch of scammers!!
Manouchks - Gratuité
Je croyais que c’était une application gratuite en tout temps.... dommage
Amecou - Pas fiable
L’application a reconnu la moitié de mes plantes intérieures seulement. Et on ne peut pas changer le nom de la plante manuellement pour obtenir les bonnes informations d’entretien. Pas très fiable ni utile donc. Un 40$ à la poubelle...
/ lm lknjkjnlknlkn - Has never worked
Always says poor connection. I am on a clear 4g network and a strong wifi connection to high speed internet.
Waste of money!
missssvvvvvvvvvv - Requires monthly payment
henleaf - Amazing app
This app identifies the plant instantly and give you a ton of information about it including how to take care of it and how cold it can get. really great app it deserves nothing below 5 stars.
mhklliuyyghhddertgff - Mysterious 1 year subscription charged to my phone
I am irate. I did not subscribe to anything. How does this happen? You cannot do this to people. I cannot find anyone to contact about this. In my iPhone subscriptions it’s there but no way to cancel or contact anyone , no developer either to contact. It tells who but no way to contact. So this is how I try to get someone’s attention! I didn’t authorize anything let alone a “Premium “ subscription, are you kidding?? I want my money back . Why didn’t I have the app on my phone ifI subscribed to it? I just downloaded it now to do this? I want answers...
shutchrogan11 - only somewhat reliable
ive run tests to see how accurately it identifies species, and its fairly unreliable. It does great with common plants with unique features, but it mis-identifies pretty easily. and the app identified the same plant as 4 different species depending on which angle i took the pic from (plus all 4 of the identified species were wrong).
also tends to exaggerate and dramarizs the “problems” with plant,ie if it sees a brown leaf it claims the plant has bacterial infections etc, so,
opinion, its not a reliable tool for plant keepers looking to learn and care for plant species well.
fun toy for a short period but id say not worth it.
jjason b - Too bad
Thought this was a cool app at first but its all glitchy now. Wont load the content
jpudnotrick - Rotted
I downloaded on Jan 14 and unsubscribed the same day and received an email that evening approving the cancellation. They still took $45 from my account on the 21st.
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