Star Walk vs Pocket Universe vs Other?

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Star Walk vs Pocket Universe

  1. Star Walk

    12 vote(s)
    70.6%
  2. Pocket Universe

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. Other - Post in thread

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  1. kwjohns macrumors 6502a

    kwjohns

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    #1
    With the meteor shower tonight, I was looking for a good astronomy app. These two seem to have the best ratings from what I can tell and have the nice built in compass feature for the iPhone 3GS. Anyone tried them both? What do you prefer?

    Star Walk
    Pocket Universe
     
  2. TonyL08 macrumors regular

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  3. Pika macrumors 68000

    Pika

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    [app]StarMap Pro[/app] is 10x better then Star Walk & Pocket Universe.

    Find 2.5 million stars and 13,200 deep-sky object !
     
  4. kwjohns thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kwjohns

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    That does look really good but I dunno that I'm down to pay $12/$19 for an app I won't use that often.
     
  5. Pika macrumors 68000

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  6. Truth Seeker macrumors newbie

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    Star Walk the best

    +1 Star Walk

    I have several astro apps and can say that all others (including Pocket Universe and Star Map) look ugly and not user-friendly in comparison with Star Walk.
     
  7. jackkorner macrumors newbie

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    Add me also in the list who are in favor of Star Walk. :)
     
  8. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    Sky Voyager for me, but then it only cost me 1c, thanks to a special offer run by Carina Software last month. Awesome piece of software (also on my MacBook)
     
  9. SamLee macrumors newbie

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    Star Walk works and looks amazing. Using it now and very happy ))
    Pocket Universe and Star Map - both have tons of not necessary astro info but the inreface... :mad: Well, I must say, my little daughter can paint much better ;) The interface from Pocket Universe seems to be a bad joke, got a pain in my eyes while using Pocket Universe. :D Voted for Star Walk!!!
     
  10. aluren macrumors 65816

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    Had Star Walk and recently got Starmap Pro. Starmap is definitely worth the price. It has infinitely more features and makes Star Walk seem like a software for 3rd graders... I don't use the app that often either, but when I do, I can find out way more with Starmap.
     
  11. Pika macrumors 68000

    Pika

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    Starmap Pro is the most complete universe information of all apps out there. I don't care much about the user interface much because it is not a toy... It's a proffesional tool for astronomers. I mean cummon guys.... 60MB of information ! An Atlas !
     
  12. kwjohns thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kwjohns

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    I decided to go with Star Walk. I downloaded Sky Voyager a few weeks ago when it was free and downloaded the Voyager software for $0.01 so I plan on using that with my telescope if I ever get around to buying the accessory to attach it to my laptop.
     
  13. Pika macrumors 68000

    Pika

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    Starmap Pro have more tools and 100x more stars then Star Walk !
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