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Portal for Mac

Change your surroundings.

In English
Version 1.2.1

Portal overview

Portal is a productivity app that uses immersive technologies to transform your surroundings into a haven for focus and creativity.

So, it’s just another productivity app, right?

Well, not exactly. It’s a totally new approach to productivity that’s shaped by the latest research in the field of environmental psychology which focuses on the impact our surroundings have on our state of mind, wellbeing and cognitive performance.

Why are our surroundings so important to our productivity?

It’s no secret that our surroundings have a huge impact on how we think and feel - it’s something architects and urban planners have understood for centuries. The surroundings in which we work are no different. Whether we’re working in an office, from home or in a coffee shop our surroundings can either support or hinder our productivity. When they work against us they make focus and productivity an uphill struggle, leading to longer hours, stress and low morale. However, when we are in surroundings that are attuned to helping us think and focus clearly the effect is profound.

How does Portal work?

Portal uses the latest immersive technologies, including dynamic (head tracked) spatial audio, smart lighting & retina-quality visuals, to transform your surroundings and provide instant escapes to some of the world’s most peaceful and awe-inspiring locations.

Imagine finding your focus in the midst of a thunderstorm deep in the Amazon Rainforest; making your next big breakthrough high in the Himalayas; or getting lost in flow in the remote Highlands of Scotland.

It’s a beautiful and effortless approach to productivity, but also one that’s incredibly effective and backed by a growing mountain of scientific evidence and research.

Who is Portal for?

Ideal for entrepreneurs, digital & creative professionals, students, but really anyone who finds being productive and creative a struggle in today’s distraction-filled world.

Join us on a journey to better surroundings, and experience a productivity app like no other.

Key Features:
  • Window To The World - Window-like visuals seamlessly integrate into your desktop instantly take your mind away.
  • Lifelike Sound - World-class spatial audio captured in the world’s greatest locations. It’s sound that makes you feel as though you’re there, creates a sense of space and separation whilst removing distraction and improving focus.
  • Immersive Lighting - Philips Hue & Nanoleaf smart lighting adds an extra depth of immersion, tuning in to your circadian rhythm and allowing you to control the mood and energy of your space.
More things to love
  • Over 100 portals to some of the most beautiful and peaceful corners of the world, captured to help improve focus, concentration & relaxation
  • Award-winning design for beautiful aesthetics and simple intuitive use
  • Support for Shortcuts, allowing automations for power users
  • Built to be CPU, GPU & battery efficient
  • Privacy conscious approach: no data harvesting, no targeted advertising

What’s new in version 1.2.1

This update includes bug fixes and some long awaited audio & UI improvements that we hope will take your enjoyment of all the new portals to come, as well as all your old favourites, to another level.

  • We’ve added a head avatar in the Audio controls that follows your head movement whenever Dynamic Spatial Audio is enabled - so you know where your head’s at.
  • You can recenter your orientation within a portal by tapping on the head avatar.
  • Improved support for non-Apple headphones.
  • Improved detection of multi-channel audio outputs and support for manually changing your audio output in the Audio settings.
  • Your cursor now auto-hides after 2 seconds of no movement when the UI is hidden whilst playing Portal in-window (thanks for the suggestion Pole to Pole).
  • Fixes an issue that occasionally required customers with active Memberships to restore their purchase.
  • Downloading error that occurred if your macOS username included a ‘space’ is resolved.
  • Audio format no longer displays as mono unexpectedly.
  • Picture perfect image quality for article tiles shown inside collections & articles.
  • Clicking the info icon attached to a button now triggers the button action.
  • FAQ links in the Audio settings are fixed.
  • Issue resulting in some portals missing tags is no more.
  • The Lighting settings button now links directly to the Lighting Settings screen when running on Sonoma.

Portal for Mac

In English
Version 1.2.1
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