Instantly identify any type of plant around you with PlantSnap for PC. Whether it’s a flower, a tree, a succulent or a deadly mushroom, the application is able to identify it from a simple photo. Via its database which includes no less than 600.000 categories of plants, the accuracy demonstrated by the application is quite breathtaking with a percentage of responses that is close to 100%. Completely free, it’s possible to download PlantSnap and its application via the iOS and Android download stores and to install it on your Windows or MacOS with the method below.
|Year of Launch||2020||File Size||218 MB|
|Supported OS||Android | iOS||Category||Education|
|License||Free||In-App Purchases|| View the list
5 Snaps | $0.99
Monthly premium subscription | $2.99
Yearly premium subscription | $19.99
Lifetime premium access | $39.99
|Language(s)||English | Spanish | Portuguese | Hindi | Arabic and 26 more.||Store(s)||Google Play Store | App Store|
How does PlantSnap for PC works
As mentioned above, downloading PlantSnap will allow you to instantly identify any plants you come across on your way. To do this, you must first go to the iOS and Android stores to install the application on your smartphone for free. Once installed, no account creation is required, you can immediately use it. As soon as you want to know the nature of a plant, just take or upload a photo of it and submit it to the application. Be careful, even if the latter works perfectly with the majority of modern smartphones, it should not be overlooked that your camera plays a big role in identification. The clearer your photo is, the more precise the result will be.
Once the photo has been saved, PlantSnap for PC will then compare it with its database. It will offer you several similar species that are closest to your photo and from which you will have to select those that best match. After validation of your photo, you will obtain a complete description of it with in particular the name of the plant, its habitat, the methods of identification or its toxicity for example. All you have to do is carefully read the information displayed on your screen to find out if it can be collected or on the contrary, if it’s one of the protected species included in a backup program.
Browse the PlantSnap database
By choosing to download PlantSnap, the scanner application not only provides you with information on the identity of plants, but also offers you, via its “Explore” function, to find identified plants anywhere on the planet. Look at anonymous photos taken with PlantSnap and learn about the different species of flowers, leaves, trees, mushrooms and cacti scattered around the world! Learn how to take care of your plants: philodendron, hope, orchid, air plant, carnivorous plant, exotic flower and more.
Install PlantSnap for PC Windows using BlueStacks or MEmu Play
BlueStacks and MEmu Play are famous Android emulators that work well with Windows and MacOS. With them, you can download and install Android and iOS applications on your computer and also use external hardware like your mouse and keyboard.
Here are the steps to download and install PlantSnap on your computer using BlueStacks or MEmu Play emulator:
- Go to the BlueStacks or MEmu Play official website to download and install the emulator.
- Launch the emulator and open Google Play Store.
- Log in to your Google Play Store account and search for the app PlantSnap.
- Select the app when PlantSnap icon appears in the search results and click on the Install button.
- When the installation is complete, the PlantSnap icon will appear on your emulator’s home screen.
- Click on the icon to launch the application on your computer.
Features of PlantSnap for PC
Plant recognition system
Instantly identify more than 600.000 types of plants, it’s with this promise that Plantsnap tries to make us adhere to its application. And it starts badly, since today, scientists estimate the number of plant species present on the planet at around 300.000 so let’s ignore this detail and focus on what makes Plantsnap original: the Explorer and its Community of Plansnappers.
To be able to identify the plant of your choice, click on the Photograph! of the app, which will then open your phone’s built-in camera. Take a snapshot of the plant so Plantsnap can identify it. It’s also possible to enable the Auto-detect option, although we couldn’t get it to work in our test. Despite some slowness, the recognition system is quite efficient and is similar to what can be found in other plant recognition applications. If you prefer, you can also select a snapshot directly from your phone folders.
A descriptive sheet for each plant
Once PlantSnap for PC has successfully identified the plant, an explanatory card will appear on your screen. You will find a photo of the plant in question, its name, a description that details its characteristics, as well as merchant links to online stores (in case you want to buy the plant).
You will also have access to maintenance advice thanks to the Planting, Watering, Feeding, Frost resistance and Indoor plants sections. Unfortunately, you will only find boat tips there that are not specific to the identified plant. It’s a shame, because it leaves an impression of shoddy work, far from the ultra-complete information provided by competitors such as PictureThis or Pl@ntNet.
The Biodiversity Explorer
The originality of PlantSnap lies in its Explorer tool. After activating geolocation, a map will allow you to locate the interesting plant areas around you (gardens, original specimens, etc.). Again, the idea is good, but the system is collaborative and therefore depends on the willingness of users to post their discoveries but this doesn’t seem to have hit the mark since there are too few points on the map for this Explorer to have any real interest.
The PlantSnap Community
That’s Plantsnap’s bottom line: with the PlantSnappers community, you can connect with over 50 million nature lovers in over 200 countries. Share your photos and favorite finds with your friends, view photos and posts of rare plants, flowers, trees, succulents, leaves, cacti, air plants and mushrooms from around the world and share gardening tips.
Alternatives to PlantSnap for PC Windows
Seek, is an application that contains a very powerful image recognition algorithm. Unlike other applications on the market, it doesn’t just identify plants. Indeed, this application recognizes fungi, animals and even insects! Handy for landscape gardeners looking for the identity of insect pests.
The concept of Pl@nNet? Photograph the plant, then indicate the type of plant or the location (via geolocation), the application then offers a list of corresponding plants. This application based on plant image recognition was produced as part of a participatory science project on biodiversity: all the plants you photograph are collected and analyzed by scientists around the world in order to better understand the evolution of plant biodiversity and to better preserve it.
This application is specially designed to identify wild plants. 4800 wild plants are recorded in its database but it doesn’t work on ornamental plants. You can save the scanned plants and keep them on your mobile for later reference. Convenient when the Internet connection is not there!
Identify a tree species with a photo? It’s easy with LeafSnap! Thanks to its advanced artificial intelligence, LeafSnap quickly recognizes trees, leaves, fruits and even bark. This application is particularly effective on trees native to North America and Canada. Bald cypress, American black walnut, large-flowered magnolia, incense cedar… will no longer hold any secrets for you! It’s free and compatible with Iphone and Android.
Google Lens let you identify everything you want just with a picture of an abject or animals, plants etc.
Frequently asked questions about PlantSnap
Is PlantSnap for PC free?
Yes, you can download the most comprehensive Plant Identifier for free and learn all about virtually every flower, leaf, tree and cactus species in the world. With PlantSnap, identifying plants has never been so easy and fun!
How to use PlantSnap for PC?
To use Plantsnap, just download the application, open it, take a picture of the plants and you instantly have its name and a wealth of information about them.
Can I use PlantSnap on Windows 11?
Yes you can use PlantSnap on Windows 11 | 10 | 7 using an emulator such as BlueStacks and by following the steps mentioned above.