To fly your drone, there is likely a companion app provided from the manufacturer, available for Android or iOS, if nothing else. Most drones have basic flight operations handled through the remote control, then they have fancy camera and self-piloting modes controlled through the app on your phone or tablet. This is especially true of the popular DJI Mavic Pro, a trend that continues on the Mavic Air and the Mavic 2 series of consumer level DJI Drones.

DJI Mavic Mini review DJI Fly App Dashboard

Moving forward, the DJI Mavic Mini, DJI Mini 2, and the DJI Mavic Air 2 use a new app, called DJI Fly.

The default app from DJI provides advanced flight controls, fine-tuned camera control and, if nothing else, a live video stream from the camera on the drone. This sounds all straightforward to me, but I wonder, are there any other apps out there that can interact with my favorite drone? Of course there are, let’s take a quick look at a few DJI GO 4 app alternatives to fly DJI drones since the Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro.