You may have already seen out Best drone apps list, with the best apps for any drone enthusiast. Those were the generic apps independent of drone manufacturer, this list today is the apps you need to fly a drone from each of the major manufacturers.

We chose some of the more popular drone manufacturers out there, including DJI, Autel Robotics, Yuneec and Hubsan. Please feel free to let us know in the comments below if there is a manufacturer you’d like to see in the list.

We will continually update this list with the most recent and more apps from more manufacturers for your favorite drone. Please hit us up in the comments if there is a manufacturer that you think we should cover sooner, rather than later.

We’d hate to be presumptuous about the drone you are flying, but unless it’s a custom racing rig, there’s a good chance you’re flying a DJI drone today. Let’st start there.

DJI GO

For all of you early adopters, the ones that took to the sky with a quadcopter from the Phantom 3 series or earlier, this is the app for you. Packing all but the very latest of features, and supporting all but the latest drones, DJI GO is the app for your Inspire 1, Phantom 3 or older, Matrice 100, Matrice 600 or the Osmo series of handheld gimbals.

DJI GO is free in the Google Play store or the Apple App store.


DJI Go 4

DJI Drones guideFor those flying later DJI hardware, look no further, this app is for you. Designed for all Phantom 4 series drones, the Inspire 2 and everyone’s favorite, the Mavic Pro, DJI GO 4 packs the very latest and best features that DJI has to offer in retail drones.

This is also the app you’re going to want on hand to operate your new DJI Goggles with your Mavic Pro.

DJI GO 4 is free in the Google Play store or the Apple App store.

Parrot FreeFlight Pro

Parrot Drones GuideWith growing popularity, Parrot drones are proving not only entertaining, but functional as well. Mostly built for the Bebop 2, Parrot FreeFlight Pro is the base up to get you airborne. Look for in-app purchases to unlock additional flight features.

Parrot FreeFlight Pro is free in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.


Yuneec Breeze Cam

Yuneec has more than a few great flying machines on the market today. If you are taking to the sky with the smallest craft in their line-up, Yuneec Breeze Cam will help you get the most from your Yuneec Breeze 4K drone.

Yuneec Breeze Cam is free in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.


Yuneec CGO3

Ryan Vergara

Yuneec Drones GuideFor the larger machine aficionados in the Yuneec stables, you’ll want the CGO3 or CGO4 app to fly your Typhoon H and other machines equipped with the CGO3 camera. Obviously, for those with the Tornado H920 and up, with the CGO4 camera, grab the CGO4 app. I like how simple Yuneec kept that to understand.

Yuneec CGO3 is free in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.


X-Hubsan

Hubsan Drones GuideAs far as we’re concerned, Hubsan is pretty much king of the toy class drone, but they have some serious machines as well. These more capable fliers require a little more than a small toy remote, and Hubsan has embraced the mobile device to make it all happen. For machines like the X4 H501A, X4 H501S Brushless and the H109S X4 Pro, look no further than the X-Hubsan app.

X_Hubsan is free in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.


Autel Robotics Starlink

Autel Robotics Drones guideAt this stage in the game, the Autel Robotics X-Star Premium is the only drone up for sale from the robotics company. At least for normal retail sale. While major flight controls are handled by the supplied remote control, the Starlink app brings FPV video to your hands while in the sky.

Autel Robotics Starlink is free in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.


GDU Pro

Matching the technique of the best players on the market, GDU offers full flight control of the GDU Byrd series from the provided remote, but add in extra camera controls and an FPV stream using the GDU Pro app.

GDU Pro is free in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.


For everyone!

B4UFly and/or Airmap

We know we already have a full list of the best apps for every drone pilot to take a look at, but we can’t put together a list of drone apps without mentioning one or two that will help you fly legally. That’s all there is to it, we don’t want you to get in trouble, please consult the FAA’s B4UFly app, or the similarly powerful Airmap to make sure your flight plan is safe and legal.

B4UFly is free in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Airmap is free in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.


Wrap up

That’s all we have for today. Please note that whatever brand of drone you purchase, there is probably a companion app to help you get more from the flight, or to outright control the craft. Please consult your manufacturer’s website and documentation for details. Of course, drop us a comment below and we’re happy to look up and add your required app to this list.

Fly safe out there, and be sure to check out the available apps for your drone to get the most from the experience.

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