Bonsai Album makes keeping track of your Bonsai or Penjing collection easy. Track development of your trees throughout their lives, on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch!

Whether you're new to Bonsai, a collector, or a dealer, Bonsai Album is the ideal tool for organizing your trees, pots, and notes.

Here's what you can do with Bonsai Album:

- Record details about your trees, including age, source, style, species, and dimensions.
- Select from over 200 species names (with common and botanical names), or add new species.
- Store pot details, along with photos.
- Track styling, fertilizing, and other events for every tree and pot in dated log entries.
- Create and edit log entry reminders linked to your calendar.
- Add multiple photos per tree, pot and log entry.
- Add text captions for each photo.
- Select photos to appear on the main thumbnail display for each tree or pot.
- Scroll through photos in a full-screen gallery view, or in thumbnail form.
- View your bonsai and pot collections in table form, or by image.
- View the log history for each tree or pot, sorted by date.
- Review statistics for your collection.
- Protect your data with a passcode lock.
- iOS4 multitasking and Retina graphics support.
- Database backup, restore, import and export over WiFi to your computer's web browser.
- Transfer the complete database between devices (iPad / iPhone / iPod) over WiFi via Bonsai Album BDBI-format support.
- CSV format support to import / export your Bonsai Album database to and from desktop spreadsheet applications.
- Bonsai Report export feature. View your bonsai and pot collection on your computer’s web browser. Great for keeping track of your collection for inventory or insurance purposes.
- iPad support at no extra charge!

Please note that Bonsai Album does not come preloaded with any photos, nor does it include any bonsai care information and so forth. It only tracks information and displays photos you’ve added yourself.

Please visit for more information about Bonsai Album, including contact details to ask questions, request features, or report any issues. Join the Facebook page to discuss Bonsai Album with other fans.

What’s New

Version 3.4

- Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

JoenSF ,

Perfect plant collection app, FINALLY!

I absolutely LOVE this app. I use it for tracking progress for both my bonsai and my African violet collections. It's a fantastic tool, my only gripe is that the desktop version is highly overpriced, WAY more than the iOS version. It tracks all of the important and vital information on my bonsai collection, and I like the ongoing log and photo logs. My only wish would be a way to get my named and dated photos OUT of this app via some sort of EXPORT operation so I could share them in some organized fashion on the various social media outlets that allow you to post progressive photos of your prized flora. You spent all the time to label and categorize all your trees so why not make it easy to share those pics online. Other than those items I adore this app. It's very easy to use and you can get out of it as much as you're willing to put into it. However I don't find it necessary to own each specialty version of the app...bonsai, orchids, violets...with a little adfaptation they can all go under one version or the other of the app. Great job! Other bonsai database software is MUCH more complicated and no where near as universal or user friendly in deployment. You can buy this app one day and have your entire collection entered in a few days later and from then on it's a cake walk.

AdoptedSonOfGod ,

Just about Perfect

This app lets you track pretty much everything imaginable for bonsai. It has preloaded categories to track (fertilized, repotted, etc.) and provides the option to add your own custom categories. The photo tracking is intuitive, though I haven’t found a way to sort photos by date to track progress over time. (You can link photos to your log, so it’s possible to do. I just don’t know a way to sort in photo view other than manually.)

As a database, this app is awesome. When you update anything, everything linked is updated. So if you change the name of a pot, the app automatically updates the bonsai linked to that pot. Basically, the app “just works.”

The only thing I might add is a way to create notes or logs on a global scale. For instance, I’d like a way to create one note that I fertilized all trees of a species on the same date and have the log available under each tree. This isn’t a dealbreaker to me though — bonsai is a slow, meticulous journey, and each plant demands its own care. Perhaps it’s best to take 30 seconds and write a journal entry for every tree, every time. :)

Disclaimer: I’m just beginning my bonsai journey. So there may be a formal method of journaling that I’m not aware of. However, this app is well-organized as a database app, and fits my needs perfectly.

Gr2026 ,

No save

Having a hard time saving my tees in this app. I have 52 trees but for some reason cannot save the info. The save at the upper right of the iPad doesn’t work.

Developer Response ,

The Save button is only enabled when the tree has text entered into the Name field. If you’ve entered some text and the button is still disabled, please contact me via the email link in the app (Tools screen, info button top-right) or via my website.


Andrew Nicolle
5.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2017 Andrew Nicolle


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