From AI-generated music and guided meditations to strobic visual stimulation and psychedelic education resources, these apps have it all.
Whether you’re a seasoned psychonaut or a curious first-timer, we’ve rounded up a fun list of apps to help you navigate our next trip and make the most of your psychedelic experience.
Available: Android & iOS
Features: Psychedelic education, guided meditation, music, visuals, community chat
Field Trip is an incredible resource for beginners, as trying psychedelics for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. The Field Trip App is a “self-discovery companion” in the palm of your hand.
The app serves as a map for your next psychedelic trip, offering support through various stages including, including mental preparation, exploration, and integration.
With its interwoven psychedelic programs and affiliation with in-person Field Trip clinics located in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto, the app offers a comprehensive and immersive experience.
Along with offering psychedelic music, meditations, and mesmerizing visuals, the app also facilitates community interaction, and personal growth through journal prompts that encourage consciousness expansion through psychedelic experiences.
Price: Free (But can cost $50–$220 for a session with a practitioner)
Features: Psychedelic education, therapists, guided meditation, tracking tools
Mindleap launched as the first-ever “inner wellness platform” focused on psychedelics integration.
It’s kind of like the BetterHelp but for connecting psychonauts with accredited mental health professionals who can offer deeper insights into using psychedelics for therapy.
Aside from connecting users with therapists, the app can serve as a private health journal and features guided meditations, sound journeys, and educational resources, and enables users to connect with a community of like-minded individuals.
We love seeing apps like Field Trip and Mindleap come to life as they provide incredible resources and support for a positive experience with psychedelic exploration.
Features: Music, interactive game
Unlike the first two apps, PolyFauna wasn’t designed specifically to guide you through your psychedelic trips.
Polyfauna app is an experimental audio-visual project developed by the band Radiohead in collaboration with the digital arts studio Universal Everything, released in 2014.
The app allows users to explore a surreal, dream-like world created through interactive graphics and ambient soundscapes designed to create an immersive and meditative experience.
If you’re big into gaming and looking to get lost in a trippy space galaxy on your next psychedelic trip, this might be a fun app to try.
We recommend using high-quality, noise-canceling headphones for a deeper immersive experience.
Features: Music, interactive game
Last Voyage provides a meditative and contemplative experience through an abstract, dream-like world.
Apple called Last Voyage one of the “15 most imaginative games” when it was released in 2015.
But it’s more than just a game — it’s an artistic and meditative journey that encourages the player to slow down and reflect on themes such as the impermanence of life and what lies beyond our culture and technology.
Storytelling within games can create a sense of structure that can feel grounding during a psychedelic trip. The user takes the role of a captain navigating a ship through a serene environment with the goal of reaching the final destination while interacting with hidden elements that provide clues and insights into the game’s deeper themes.
It’s best described as a “space opera” with stunning visuals. You also want to play this game with a good pair of headphones for the best experience.
Features: Fractal art generator
Fraksl is the app for those wanting to get lost in hypnotizing visual effects.
With a vast collection of intricate and mesmerizing designs, Fraksl can help induce a deep state of focus and concentration, ideal for meditation, creativity, or just zoning out.
The app’s primary focus is on the visual experience, and it does not offer much beyond its unique fractal art designs. However, users can enhance their experience by pairing the visual effects with calming music or other psychedelic aids.
Features: Interactive art
Another fun app to play with is Magic Fluids Lite for a visually stimulating interactive word of fluid dynamics.
It generates abstract, colorful patterns and designs in real-time based on the user input, such as screen touch and movement of the device.
You can customize the colors, shapes, and even the behaviors of the liquid simulations to create your own unique visuals.
This isn’t an overly deep app, but it’s still fun nonetheless.
Price: $8.99/month or $49.99/year (Free trial meditation)
Features: Guided meditation
The Lumenate app claims to use scientifically researched strobe light patterns from your phone’s flashlight to guide you to a “semi-altered state of consciousness” between deep meditation and classic psychedelic visuals and experimental music.
If you’re new to the world of psychedelics, trying the strobe and sound meditation can give you a taste of what you can expect. It induces very trippy visual effects even without the influence of psychedelics, and we can imagine it would be even more of a trip on mushrooms or LSD.
Price: $12.99/month (7 days free)
Features: Music, guided meditation.
The concept of music as a therapeutic tool isn’t revolutionary, as music has long been shown to impact our emotions directly and is often used to regulate mood.
The Wavepaths app is a mental wellness app that integrates artificial intelligence (AI) to create personalized music recommendations tailored to the listener’s music tastes and psychological needs.
One of the more interesting aspects of this app is that it teaches users new ways to relate to their thoughts. The app features elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and neuroscience designed to reduce stress and focus.
This is a great app for music lovers, as it can help you discover established artists from around the world who have been commissioned to create music specifically for the Wavepaths goal.
Available: Android & iOS
SkyView is a free stargazing app that allows users to explore the night sky and identify stars, constellations, and planets using the phone or tablet’s camera and satellites that detect location and orientation in real time.
All you have to do is point the device at the sky, and the app will display the names and information about what lies beyond our atmosphere.
This is one of our favorite free stargazing apps when we’re camping. But we think it’s an even better experience combined with psychedelics to contemplate our place in the vast expanse of the universe.
Price: Free with paid upgrades available
Features: Interactive art
Forge of Neon is an interactive app that allows you to create a virtual world of neon lights with a library of pre-made 3D brushes and color palettes to choose from.
Like the other interactive art games on this list, there’s no real motive of this game but to help you relax and melt into the captivating artwork you create.
One of the stand-out features of this app is that you can record your creations and share them.
Using these apps while you’re on a psychedelic trip can help to enhance your experience. However, it’s still important to approach psychedelic drug use responsibly to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.
- Research and download before your trip begins.
Before you start tripping, take time to research and download the apps you plan to use. We don’t recommend downloading apps as the onset of drugs kicks in. Downloading stuff from the internet on the fly puts you at risk of downloading something seedy or causing unnecessary overwhelm while you’re in an emotionally vulnerable state.
- Set limits to your screen time.
Once you’ve got your apps sorted and your trip is planned, decide how much time you’ll spend on your screen. While apps can be a fun and helpful tool for enhancing your trip, take reasonable breaks from your screen to avoid overstimulation and eye strain.
When you’re under the influence of psychedelics, time can get away from you quickly, especially if you’re immersed in one of the games we’ve suggested on the list.
So, set a timer for breaks to give yourself time to reconnect with your surroundings again.
While some people may prefer to experience psychedelics in a traditional, tech-free setting in nature, others are drawn to the potential for integrating technology into their trips.
This is where trippy apps come in, offering a range of tools for consciousness exploration, personal growth, and healing.
Beyond the trippy apps that provide mind-bending visuals and sounds, some apps offer guided meditations and access to professional support. These resources can be powerful tools for revolutionizing the way we approach psychedelic exploration, making it more accessible for people to reach out for help from the comfort of their homes.
By harnessing the power of technology and combining it with the wisdom of ancient practices, these apps have the potential to facilitate transformative experiences that help users gain insight into their consciousness and improve their mental health and well-being.
If you have other apps you’d like to share with the Trip Sitter community, let us know!