Has anyone got any experience of the latest rash of electronic pilot logbook Apps available. My steam age logbook is nearly full so it would be a good time to change. Ian
in 2010 I developed (i did not program it but made the whole concept, graphics) an automatic logbook for iPhone and iPad, combined with a checklist feature, that is almost completely GPS driven. I used it on my iPhone for almost 3 years and it worked almost perfectly.
I was stupid enough to sell the rights for it ... but it is still in the Appstore: i-FLYTE TC is the name of the app. Unfortunately the guy who bought it never updated it .. so i have no idea if ist works with iOS 7
I haven't used it, but I came across this one launching soon and it looks pretty good.
I've tried a few before, but never found one that would allow an Excel import / export, and wasn't over complicated. Plus I started typing up all my hours, and frankly got very bored doing it, so keeping my traditional hard log book for the moment, and photographing the content every now and then.
I am using logbook.aero and I really like it - especially the ability to add gps tracks, fotos etc to a flight record. Support has also been first rate. I already kept a digital log book and that was imported into logbook.aero saving a lot of work
Logten Pro is not free but is absolutely excellent in my opinion. A very professional product and I haven't found anything it won't cope with yet.
Thanks for your suggestions. I'll have a close look at them. Ian
How does one deal with instructor signoffs, endorsements, etc?
I use Safelog....which seems Ok....useful for me with EASA / FAA / CASA all being a little bit different but Safelog allows reports / currency checks according to the various rules....it also has S Africa and a few others I think.....i only use the electronic version for the various reports etc....my primary is still the paper logbook....and that is where I get sign-offs
I also use SkyLog which was fine for years - and I will maintain it for the time being but I am very taken with the extras in logbook.aero. There is also mccpilotlog.net which has quite a following and is, I believe, free
LogTen Pro is extremely expensive and extra expensive if you opt for the iPad/iPhone companion app. €90,- for the mac version and €70 for the iPhone/iPad app. And no cloud syncing available between the devices...
I have LogTen Pro, and use it, but to be honest it not worth €160. It's a nice looking app, but for the functionality I think there a lots of other apps and programs with bigger value on the market.
LogTen Pro does have a feature to sign off the flight on the iPhone or iPad by your instructor.
Other options are: - The cloud based Pilot Pro with iPhone and iPad app. - Free Vortex Log - Copilot - mccPILOTLOG which supports most platforms mccPILOTLOG (from december they also have a mac app according to their site).
If Pilot Pro improves, I think I'll switch when LogTen Pro doesn't support (i)cloud syncing in the near future.