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The office noise, without the boss yelling at you ;-)

While some people have difficulty working in a noisy environment, others feel the opposite. Once you have acquired the ability to concentrate in ambient noise, you may find it surprisingly difficult to work from a quiet home. Here is an interactive sound generator that will allow Teleworkers to create their ideal work ambience!

   Download this generator for free in our free myNoise iOS App

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  Nice! Very relaxing. I like to use it when I'm doing schoolwork or studying.

  Thank you for posting this free online. The silence of working at home during Covid reduced my work efficiency. I turned on the radio, but found I paid too close attention to it and it was distracting as the shows were too interesting. This program was the perfect balance, and I found settings that closely resemble my own office. I've been using it every day since, thanks again!

  This noise makes me feel like I'm in a natural office environment without actually being in one. Super COVID-friendly and I can focus on my work without listening to silence!

  This one is just like being in English class during a writing day. Silence except for the clacking of keyboards around you and the ticking clock. Thanks for having such a great website!

  I'm literally in love with this site! It's got a plethora of noise presets available, even to non-paying community members. It helps me to relax and concentrate. Thank you so much!

  When I attend my online lectures due to COVID, I like to put this on.

  This has been super helpful when I need to concentrate. It helps to isolate myself from the rest of the world. I´m glad I found you.

  This one is perfect and great for studying. I am so glad I found this website man!

  Really calming and helps me focus. It's a great alternative to music, which tends to distract me instead.

  I love this one! It with a combo of the Car Interior and Port Town helps me stay on task in school and when I'm doing homework.

  Just what I need to study, awesome.

  This soundscape is helping me get through writing my master's thesis with severe depression & tinnitus. Life saver!

  I thought I would have to quit my work from home job because I couldn't focus... This is exactly what I needed!

  I have trouble focusing normally, it is usually too quiet or too loud for me to get anything done. I experimented a bit with this site, and I came out with a good combo of Calm Office and Thunder & Rain. Thank you, myNoise creators, without this, I would not get anything done!

  Studying after months of procrastinating... This helps a LOT.

  Awesome background noise. I like to turn on just the keyboard/clicking noises and play it together with Cafe Restaurant. It helps me a lot to focus on my online classes, I can't imagine working/studying without it now. Reminds me of the coffee shops or libraries at my school!

  Huh, the keyboard and mouse is lovely. Sounds like if a troublemaker would've used a school computer to go on illegal websites.

  This is really calming. I use it when people start arguing and it really helps, thanks myNoise!

  I have a very important exam tomorrow and I am really nervous but this helps me a lot, tysm!

  I love this so much its perfect for online school. I was more productive by far when listening to this thank you so much!!!

  I really like listening to this while working. Working without sounds make me feel kind of lonely so this really helped.

  It's my favorite noise on this site. Its pretty good.

  I go to a small school with no walls/doors in between the classrooms and when we are online I miss the talking and noise of the school so this has helped me a lot. Hope this helps you too.

  This helps me so much with my school in my writings that I'm getting used to it. Don't forget to check out all the other noises. This one is my favourite one out of all of them and every time I type the keyboards and myNoise keyboards make it much more amazing. If you have trouble, come to mynoise.net and you have categories you feel like what mode you would like. This during Covid 19 is so cool.

  These really help me to work better and get more work done. I would recommend to everyone who lives in a noisy environment or just can't focus sometimes.

  The noise is so relaxing. I love the sound of the typing and the writing, and the occasional laughter makes it feel more natural. Love it!

  This actually feels like playing a video game with someone, it's really nice actually .

  I work alone, so this generator is like having CPU (to put it in video game terms) co-workers and makes me feel very productive.

  If you want whiteboard or blackboard, use it mixed with Examination Time.

  With this and Cafe (with both turned down) it sounds like working at a Coffe shop.

  This sound actually works really well over classical music. My procrastination, which is usually triggered by my environment, disappears whenever I use this website!

  Helps me a lot to focus when my house is too quiet.

  I had a coffee, sat at my kitchen table, and pretended to be a the local coffee shop by listening to calm office. Wrote a full novel in 12 hours. It's pure garbage but at least I felt productive today.

  Working from home, and husband is watching TV a few meters from me. I can't listen to music to distract myself, since that's too "triggering" and will catch my attention. myNoise sound generators are the best way to distract me from the TV sounds and focus. Thank you!

  Discovered Calm Office today - it is great, you have saved my sanity for working from home! It even helps to block out distracting noise from the neighbours! Looking forward to trying the other soundboards on the site. Thank you.

  Can't believe this is making me work with focus. Thank you.

  This with the 'Bad Weather' generator in the background is prefect to help keep me focused!

  Reminds me of taking digital tests. It inspires me and I feel less alone while working!

  Excellent concept and execution. An Android app would be great, especially for offline use.

  Need this... can't work without it... Calm Office is just that... perfect. Thank you.

  Makes me forget where I am. It feels like I'm back at uni.

  Awesome! I can't work without it anymore. Problem is I have to ask my coworkers to be more quiet so that I can hear the OfficeNoiseGenerator!

  Studying for exams has showed me that I need the background noise of a busy yet unimposing workspace!

  This makes me so calm! Thank you mate!

  Wonderful "Calm Office" to provide the right ambience for focussing on report writing and admin tasks. For a bit of amusement, turn up the "Chatty Colleagues" slider and press the "Faster" option a few times to get an office full of minions arguing! :-)

  I feel less isolated with this kind of background "noise".

  That´s the kind of working athmosphere I like.

  Calmness, Focus and Get Things done. Good work my friend.

  Combining this with the Aircraft Cabin generator ('Overnight') makes it seem as though you're working during a long flight—along with a few others who are doing the same, scattered nearby among your fellow sleeping passengers. You'll have to remember to ask for more coffee...

  Ahhhh miss the office, and the free coffee. Thank you for doing this :)

  I find this oddly similar too my school.

  I'm working in one room with my spouse working in the room next door and only a glass door between us. They're often on phone calls that I find very distracting. Using these ambient office sounds on quietly is just enough to lessen the distraction effect :-)

  This is amazing! On a complete side note, I turned up the chatty colleagues option and I managed to hear things about squids, snails, and echinodermata (which was spelled out). Just pointing it out because it was interesting... ;)

  It is missing writing on whiteboard.

  i am not an elder person but during the quarantine period I needed to work online which decreased my concentration I t was depressing. Then eventually I found this website and started using it and the way it helped was mind blowing specially this sound it made me feel productive 'coz I felt I am working with other people. I literally loved it.

  A great generator for those used to working in an open office, stuck at home. It makes me feel like I'm in a space where productive things are supposed to happen and gets me out of relaxation mode. I especially love the machine and clock sounds, very rhythmic and soothing.

  Marvelous.

  Love the office noises, To be completely representative, it would need a ringing cell phone and a bit of laughing, door slamming or even someone sipping coffee.

  I have found the Animated sliders!

  Actually surprised at what a difference this makes, which I had found it earlier. See if on the BBC on LinkedIn. Day 1 of using it but great first impressions. Agree Telephones would be good and also the ability for the the chatty noise level to fluctuate, rather than constant. But great as it is... thanks.

  Really helps me focus! But please add telephone ringing and associated slider for it! Would then be complete :)

  When I read BBC article about it, I was happy to try the site, and liked it a lot... I usually work late nights after all family sleeps, but having some office noise really energises me and this makes me in good mood. Now, I am really smiling, all the noise without the real bla bla & noisy colleagues - work as per the mood... Thanks a lot folks; Imado, Jordan - Middle East

  Working from home, this background sound has helped with my productivity and procrastination. Silence is not always golden! A shame the calm office is not free on Android [Editor note: sorry about this - mistake corrected... should become free on next Android store refresh!]

  More phone ringing please.

  I love these settings- the air con provides some white noise, while the keyboard and writing sounds remind me of my school library or even an examination hall, perfect for helping me focus on my summer assignments.

  I use this every day and it improves my productivity so much. Thank you for creating this!

  Its good but is there way to have this offline? We have cr4p internet here and I need what is left for Teams/Zoom and email. I would like to record this for offline use without having to resort to virtual cable and audacity. Is there a way? [Note from editor: become a patron, and you will be able to download your custom mp3 files...]

  I like this background using the "Geeks at Work" setting, it really does remind me of being at work doing development with my teammates!

  This seriously makes me feel so much better when I'm working on something. It makes me feel like I have a purpose for working on it and there are people around me to keep me motivated. Gotten so much more proficient with my work with this sound!!

  Spent all day procrastinating work I need to get done, this helps me get in the mood so much.

  It feels like studying in a library.

  I have been working on a software development company, the keyboard and mouse sounds make me feel like I am with the coders <3

  When working from home during quarantine, I used this generator to stay motivated to get work done.

  Thank you so much for this generator. I didn't think I missed the office at all! But today, having this on in the background seems to encourage me to focus much better. It must be subconscious, hearing other people tapping away on their computers! I benefit from your hard work in so many ways, Mr Pigeon. I urge people to play fair and send you a few quid if they feel they benefit too.

  I really miss my classroom, this helps a lot. If I were to close my eyes I would be in school. Thanks for your hard work, I really enjoy it.

  I love the sound of the quiet ticking of the clock. This sound in the here and now reminds me every tick to breath slowly and to focus on what matters.

  It helps me focus. And I LOVE the ability to control which sounds I hear. Depending on my task, different sounds help. Thank you for making this! <3

  Helps me imagine getting to study in the library, surrounded by other focused people rather than dirty dishes and my cat :D <3

  Thank you, the fireplace and calm office helps to focus. Nice work and all the best for the upcoming projects.

  I was really missing my colleagues while working from home. Now, all I have to do is turn up the "chatty colleagues" and "keyboard" noises to tune into the ambience of my two favourite co-workers who sit by me in the office. However, I wish there was some way to mimic the bickering I do with my office buddy Dharam and the smell of the delicious food that people are always munching on.

  I think it's really cool. It isn't perfect, but it is still nice to have something to not focus on.

  Thank you so much for that, I've got tinnitus and you're a life saver

  This is exactly what the library I used to study in before the lockdown. Absolutely love it.

  It is my 8 week in lockdown and WFH. This is lifesaving!

  This is like dozing away at the library, which has always been appeasing to me. Feels a little more like normal :)

  I enjoy having the infinite steady clock ticking away in the background of other soundscapes while I start my tomato timer!

  I live alone, so having now worked from home for over 5 weeks now, I was slowly losing my mind in the silence. Even though I obviously know they're not real sounds around me, these background sounds really do make the situation feel a little more normal. Love it!

  This set goes really well with the online stream from my locale radio station. Making it feel almost as if I was in the office and not at home alone. The only things I would love to be added would be telephones ringing and the occasional coffee machine sounds.

  I tend to be the most productive when I'm immersed in both nature and office sounds. At the office I'd use this site for nature soundscapes, but now that I'm working from home this generator is the perfect way to balance out the loud birds and squirrels outside my work space :)

  It's a great little app to bring back some things you didn't know you needed as much.

  Love the keyboard noise and chatty colleagues, cannot work without my colleague fighting with the keyboard <3

  Great! All I need is a yelling boss so I can safely ignore him/her ;-)

  Oh yes, love it!

  Please add the noise of a robot vacuum cleaner!

  Are there also a sneezing sounds included ;-)

  Buonissimo! Storyblocks brought me here.

  I really love this generator, especially the keyboard sounds. They help me concentrate on my own work.

  In this time of social distancing, it feels as if there's at least someone nearby.

  This is really fantastic! I dont hear my playing children in the house, and I dont get distracted with other noise. I am getting really focussed with this. And as a bonus: this sound is one of the best things to make my tinnitus go away...

  High quality as always, still, this is a little bit absurd for me. Now that I am forced into home office I need to listen to the Flying Fortress not because of my talkative colleagues, but because of the (extremely talkative) pigeons under my window. Thank you, anyway, I see why this generator was a good idea! :)

  Before the stay-at-home orders, I did most of my homework and classwork at the university library. I miss the chatter and the ambient noise. This generator offers a good approximation of the sounds of quiet work and productivity along with the banter of friends. Thank you, Stephane!

  Absolutely brilliant!

  Since I don't qualify for work at home from my job, I still commute to the office since our company is considered an essential business in my city. So you can imagine how quiet the normally active office is right now. This generator has helped out in so many ways.

  This is so comforting, especially in these times of isolation... I miss the busy hoppy feeling of my colleagues around me, and the energy of a group of people doing work they enjoy. I hope things get back to normal soon.

  I absolutely love this generator. Was hoping to find the sounds of keyboards clanking away as I type away on my own projects. I love that a classic mechanical keyboard sound was included. Plus the added ability to throw in the expected sounds of the office makes this generator exceptional!

  After lunch, it's a bit quieter in the office. This helps me get back in the mood to work.

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The Late HoursWork ConditionerGeeks At WorkOffice MachinesSo QuietBreak Time Surprise!

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Usage

Each slider controls a particular audio stream; adjust sliders to taste and mood. The animation button turns the soundscape into an slowly evolving texture. Use this feature if you intend to listen to the generator over a long period of time!