It is just over 6 years since the first App was sold on the Apple App Store and now with over 60 Billion apps downloaded, apps have become part of normal day to day life for millions of people around the world. The App is definitely a technology success story but with over 1 Million apps to choose from on the App Store, finding the best apps is becoming quite difficult and time consuming.
With this in mind, Digital Yacht have created a list of the best Marine Apps that allow you to use your iPhone or iPad as part of your navigation system, with particular focus on wireless NMEA data connections. The table below shows which Apps support electronic charts, external NMEA (via Digital Yacht’s wireless NMEA products). AIS Overlay, Repeat Instrument Data, show weather and tides and provide additional performance sailing info for racing yachts. Click on the image to see it full size or click the link below to download a PDF of this table, including hyperlinks to the App Store pages for each App.
The price column is only intended to give an approximate indication of the pricing/value of the App. It was actually quite difficult to find a consistent method of setting the price for each app, as each app has different chart options and features. It should be noted that some of the apps are actually free but then you purchase the charts and feature upgrades you require. Accurate pricing information for each of the apps is available on the Apple App Store.