Most modern drones have a dependency on using a mobile device as part of the flight systems. Whether for the actual flight or for your pre-flight routine, there’s an app to help you out. Your drone manufacturer will have an app, but what else can you get your hands on? Join us for a rundown some of the best drone apps.

DJI Mavic Air review

We have released our big list of apps from the manufacturers, that’s the apps that you need to fly, as well as a list of DJI GO 4 app alternatives, for DJI pilots.

Best drone apps

  • Google Earth
  • Airmap
  • B4UFly
  • US Topo Maps
  • Hover
  • Drone Deploy UAV Forecast
  • KittyHawk
  • Pix4D
  • Sun Surveyor
  • Verifly
  • PX4 Autopilot

Back to the top

Why do you need apps?


First, some theory. What is it you are hoping to do with your drone? Perhaps you are trying to keep it legal, making sure you can fly in a specific location, there’s an app for that. Maybe you are looking for a logging service to help track your flights, there are tools for that as well, or…