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Elmnts is an Offline, Ambient Noise App for Chrome


Listening to so-called ‘ambient noise’ can be a great way to force a racing mind to slow down, relax and refocus on what matters.

The Android and iOS app stores, not to mention a host of website, are chock full of applications offering to lull you into a mellow stupor using nature sounds and other white noise.

Now a similar app is available on Chrome.


Elmnts by Zaucetech is a simple background noise player for Chrome and Chrome OS and offers a set of high-quality sounds that can be played even if you’re offline.

The six included presets cover common ambient atmospheres, from the rhythmic sound of rain beating down to warming bird song in a forest. As someone who regularly works out of one, my personal favourite is undoubtedly ‘coffee shop’.

Using Elmnts is easy. Clicking on an emblem listed on the sound board will start to play it. A volume slider beneath it lets you choose a suitable noise level…and relax!

Multiple sounds can be layered on top of each either by toggling in the same way, and by adjusting the sound sliders you can build up some striking soundscapes.

Install Elmnts

While you don’t need to use this particular app to play ambient sounds in Chrome (websites like Coffitivity offer similar features) most alternatives either cost or require an active internet connection to work.

For the times you want to — or need to — disconnect and crack on with work, but don’t want to sit in total silence, Elmnts makes a fine companion.

Grab it now, for free, from the Chrome Web Store.

This application has since been removed from the Web Store.

Install Elmnts from Chrome Web Store

  • Heimen Stoffels

    This is a great app! I was looking for something like this for a non-mobile device. Thanks for this great find! :)

    • Frederic MANSON

      Yup, this app is very cool!! It’s interesting to mix the sounds. BUT, there is a bug: the slider of waves and of coffee are not working on my Chrome OS (Version 36.0.1985.143, Platform 5841.98.0 (Official Build) stable-channel daisy_spring, Firmware Google_Spring.3824.129.0). As I just switch from the beta channel, I don’t know if it’s working on it. Anyway, a bug report has been send.

      • Heimen Stoffels

        Same here on the dev channel (38.0).

  • komrath

    Pffft same as, at least they could’ve save my “sound profile”, is that too much to ask? ;-)

  • I’ve had this for a while, I actually used it so much the first month I had it pinned to the shelf on my Chromebook. Then after they added the ability to have folders, I obviously cleaned up and it’s sitting in the top 4 of my ‘Knick Knacks’ folder. It doesn’t have the most sounds or options, but it does what it does well, and that is one of only two things I think one can really ask of a free app: Does its intended task well; Is useful or fun. It would be nice to be able to add sound files from local storage or Google Drive and turn them on/off with some kind of drop down list system, but like I said, can’t complain for free. It does help mellow me out and focus when my mind is wandering.

  • Gary Baker

    Installed this morning. Heard about it on Gigaom Chrome Show. Elmnts is a great app, but times out after a few minutes. Grrrr… Ideas?

  • I like, which also works as a minimalist text editor.

  • Smallwheels

    Has anybody gotten adware attached to their machine from using this? I think I have. I started getting pop-overs whenever I was on a page with images of things for sale. This would happen on Amazon and eBay whenever the mouse rolled over an image. I located it and disabled it in the extensions section of settings.

    I have returned to the Google App Store and this isn’t there anymore. I wanted to remove it and then reload it for a couple of reasons. One was to repair the volume controls on the bottom two sounds. They won’t go all the way to maximum. The other reason was to learn if it was the source of the adware. Maybe since it is missing from the store that makes me think it might have been removed for being adware.

  • Heimen Stoffels

    Anyone got an alternative download link? It somehow disappeared from my laptop while my mum still uses this app on here Chromebook…