Press Reviews




“Best Choice”


OVERALL RATING:

Excellent

“ iSailGPS … has several distinct advantages over its nearest competitors… Users can create and edit waypoints and routes. It also has an excellent built-in “help” guide and more help on the developer's website; testers found this to be the best combination of text and screenshots among all the low-priced apps. Potential buyers can get a good idea of how the app works from the company website, www.isailgps.com.

In use, it's straightforward, but we particularly like the display and icons. Across the bottom of the screen are icons for “my location,” “track,” “waypoints,” “routes,” and “chart list.” Not to sound too curmudgeonly, but we prefer when marine nav programs use marine navigation terms, like “chart” rather than “map” and “waypoint” rather than “POI.” “Dropping a pin,” common on a number of apps, just doesn't seem to fit on a sailboat. It's nice to think that this app was created by someone who understands sailing…

Bottom line: In basic navigating functions, this is the best of the low-priced apps… this is the Best Choice–and the price is right.”

- www.Practical-Sailor.com   March 2012    

Practical Sailor has selected the iSailGPS app as a 2012 Editor's Choice product.

“Testers rated iSailGPS Excellent overall. It uses NOAA raster charts and has several distinct advantages over its nearest competitors, eSeaChart and Simple Charts, including the capability to create and edit waypoints and routes. It also has an excellent built-in “help” guide and more help on the developer's website; testers found this to be the best combination of text and screenshots among all the low-priced apps. In basic navigating functions, this straightforward iPad app is the best of the low-priced options.”

- www.Practical-Sailor.com   September 2012    

The Editor's Choice designation is awarded to products featured in Practical Sailor that PS editors believe represent outstanding quality and value. For more than 30 years, the magazine has been regarded by serious sailors and DIY boat owners for its unbiased evaluations of sailing products. Practical Sailor is a subscription-supported magazine that accepts no advertising.

Customer Reviews

Quotes from unsolicited emails from real iSailGPS customers

“ I purchased both iHike and iSail apps this year and they are TERRIFIC! They were easy to download and easy to use. I sailed both offshore (New England) and inside small harbors and found the iSail app to be incredibly useful. I chartered a sailboat this year and the chartplotter was old and lacked detail. I found the iSail app especially useful when going in and out of small harbors, which required knowing precisely where I was relative to the shallow areas, which I needed to stay away from. It was no problem holding my iphone while steering the boat. I used iHike in Colorado while horseback riding in the Gunnison National Forest. The trails were unmarked and I used iHike extensively to track my path into the forest. With the path recorded on the app, it was much easier finding my way back home! And, yes, of course, I also carry hard copy maps and a compass with me. But this app greatly enhances my abilities to navigate and to travel "off the grid" safely. Thanks for making such great apps!

- Tim from Massachusetts    

“ We love this app and have installed two additional small adapters (one on each side of the canopy), so we can access the screen from either perch seat or from the binnacle. We are also using it to teach our grandson how to read the map as the boat moves real time. Amazing what six year old children can interpret using this app!

Thanks again!

- Ginni    

“ ......totally ROCKS. I love it.

I use it on an iphone 6 and an older ipad - BEST navigation software around in my opinion.

Thanks very much - GREAT JOB on this app

- Bruce from Lake Champlain    

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