Introducing PlantSnap for Free on Android! - Instantly ID Plants

Introducing PlantSnap for Free!

by | Jun 28, 2018

You can now get PlantSnap for free on Android and iOS!

Free version users can get help instantly identifying flowers, trees, and all sorts of plant friends.


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There were already other free plant identification apps out there, why would I want PlantSnap?


We agree with reviewers that PlantSnap is the best plant identification app on the market, and we’re excited to be able to offer PlantSnap for free to users. Whereas other free plant identification apps on the market require you to do the heavy lifting with plant identification, PlantSnap uses its algorithm to identify plants in just a few seconds.

The PlantSnap algorithm needs you to take clear, crisp photos of just a single flower and/or a few leaves (you can’t use a photo of multiple plants or a whole tree). The algorithm scans over the photo and gives you its thoughts on the plant’s identity with a confidence score. With the ability to recognize roughly 90% of the world’s plants, PlantSnap is extremely powerful.


PlantSnap never stops learning


Once PlantSnap tells you what plant you’re looking at, you can read more about the plant. This allows you to learn as much as you’d like and go back to learn to identify the plant on your own. The AI (artificial intelligence) involved in PlantSnap is constantly improving, and you can submit iffy identifications for review.

This is a stark contrast to some other free plant identification apps, which work by guiding you through identifying the play with key features, have long wait times while an actual botanist identifies your plant, or require that you place the plants against a white background for photo identification.

PlantSnap is the first instant plant identification app that will work on the go (provided you have a cellular data connection). But don’t worry – PlantSnap also allows you to upload photos after you get back from your off-the-grid hiking expedition. That’s why we still list it as a terrific hiking app.

PlantSnap can provide very accurate results, but it is also constantly learning and improving. Rather than providing a static database, PlantSnap’s AI allows users to “teach” the app more about plants. With an estimated nearly 400,000 species of plants on the world, there’s a lot of learning to do! The app is already highly accurate, provided you take photos as instructed and follow these tips.

Ready to start snapping? Download PlantSnap for free on Android (here) and iOS (here).

We hope you’re excited to use PlantSnap for free! Your feedback on the app is always appreciated. Don’t forget that you can submit a plant photo for review if the algorithm is struggling to identify it correctly.


  1. Claire

    Why does it state that the app is free. It is not FREE. You have to pay every month?

    • Dana Palzkill

      Hi Claire, Glad you asked, yes there is a free version, “Freemium”.
      We will ask you to subscribe for the added PlantSnap benefits, but you can X out of our ask, and continue for free if you desire.
      Hope you enjoy PlantSnap!

  2. Martha Hendricks

    Looking forward to using this app

  3. Iain J Dunn

    I know my plants, PS keeps using American names for European plants which is annoying

  4. Frances Norris

    I really like this app.!!!

  5. Jogareddy Chiduruppa


  6. Tim Parsons

    Thank you for letting me join your plant snap

  7. Anne Small

    I have just discovered your app and was very excited when it recognised my first flower photo as Mimulus Magic Orange, as I grew it from seed from a friend’s plant not knowing what it was. I then photographed a yellow flower grown from the same seed pod, expecting it to be Mimulus. It was identified as Deep Monkey Flower, Erythranthe Guttata. Finally, another from the same seed pod came up as Yellow Gold Mottled Calibrachoa hybrid. Surely they are all Mimulus hybrid possibly?
    Interesting anyway.

  8. Jacqui herrity

    I need to know what this plant is in my garden

  9. Shirley Mead

    I have a vine like plant growing through my lawn it has purple flowers and the leaves are sort of a purple color

  10. william Longnecker

    Tried the Free version of PlantSnap for the first time today. It only took seconds for the ID to come back. I was very impressed. I think I will upgrade, tomorrow will be the test.

  11. Jerry Serwas

    Almost 70 years in Florida – have never seen this vine. Vine has 3 lobed leaf with oblong plum-sized seed pods.
    Largest seed pod 2-1/2 inch length x 3/4 inch girth . This pod matured, dropped as opposed to green pod slightly larger
    than half size of 1st pod. Have several pix. Spent a good deal of time on the internet attempting to ID. Close, but no match.

  12. Mary Gilbert

    Does plantsnap cover ferns?

  13. Jude Archangeli

    Would like to get identification for plants flowers
    Kind Regards


    Would love this to be used on my kindly fire

  15. Evelyn Lindsey

    Ancious to use this app!

  16. sam

    I hike in the New River Gorge. 90 % of the area has no cell signal (Verizon). Is there a way to snap a photo, save it and ID it with plantsnap once I have a signal?

  17. James Watson

    Pensioner who walks in park lots of plants will help enormously

  18. Gail Wall

    I have photos from my vacation. Can I use these with PlantSnap ?

  19. M Brown

    Is there a limit of free requests for identification ? It appears that you only allow 10 then I need to buy monthly / yearly subscription

  20. Nenita

    This would be awesome to include in my apps

  21. Corrie Gilbert

    I love plantsnap. I have an android but im finding it will only allow me to check out 3 or 4 plants at one time then a popup appears asking to wait so mnany hours etc and also i can go premium. Next day time is longer. How do i avoid this or can i only check out one or two plants a day

  22. Greg

    Does this work for wild plants?

  23. Dobrin

    I have plenty of plants in my garden but I struggle to remember their names.

  24. Rachel Wall

    I have registered on die free version however cannot login due to incorrect password message an when I try to reset the message is ‘reset option has been cancelled’

  25. Susan oglander

    I would like to have plant snap to help me decide and recognize varieties

  26. Gary Clements

    How do I share to my wife’s and son’s phone ?

    • PlantSnap Team

      Do you want to share photos, or share the app? They’ll have to download the app on their own phones if that’s what you want to do!

  27. Kathryn Crowder

    I am looking fwd to finding out the no names in my garden!

    • PlantSnap Team

      Let us know how it goes!

      • Claude

        Do you have a phone number

        • Gail

          Is there a limit per day of snap pictures

    • Elaine Miller

      Is Plantsnap free on my Apple smartphone

      • John Bennett

        Give me flowers

        • Gary

          Hi..I need help to identify a plant..Is it an indoor or outdoor etc… Cheers.. Gary

      • Nasreen Anwar

        Is plant snap free on my smartphone

      • Ann mcnally

        Thank you there is loads of weeds I think are plants, now I’ll know

      • Dona Deininger

        I thought the PlantSnap App I put on my i-pnone was free, but now I see a mention of subscriptions ?

    • Terence Greenman.

      Being a depressive,I would like to identify various plants that make me smile.

    • Ryder

      Looking to name my plants

    • Kathleen Granfeldt

      I trying to find out what does new baby growth on a hydrangea is it it a softer leaves



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