Focalware calculates sun and moon position for a given location and date. Use the interactive compass to determine the path and height of the sun or moon. Photographers and filmmakers who are always asked by their clients for the sun, moon and stars, can now deliver.
- Support for compass on devices that have one
- Integrated map for custom locations
- Sun/Moon rise and set times
- Sun/Moon azimuth and elevation
- Moon phase
- Magnetic declination
- Results shown graphically or on a list
- Location list of major world cities
- Manually create and save a list of custom locations
- GPS support
- Calculate sun/moon position for today or any date in the future
- Works with current location or anywhere in the world
"Focalware offers unrivaled accuracy and ease of use to photographers shooting outdoors. To say I use it a couple of times a day is an understatement!"
--Moose Peterson, Wildlife Photographer
"A very slick little app, and a landscape photographer's new best friend."
--Scott Kelby, Editor of Photoshop User Magazine
"As a nature photographer who spends much of my time photographing locations with no cell or wifi coverage, Focalware is essential to my ability to plot and plan for the sun and moon’s arrival and departure, no matter where I am."
--Gary Hart, EloquentImages.com
Rated one of the 10 most useful iPhone Apps for Photographers by Pop Photo.
Retains current settings when restoring from background.
Ratings and Reviews
I am Photographers Assistant, and Location Scout and had been searching for a program like this to replace what I used on my Palm treo. Everything I tried made it so hard to get the info I need. Then I found Focalware... Problem Solved! Works like a charm. I have checked the data against SunPath on the Mac and it is just as accurate, and it includes the MOON also! (That is not an easy task!) All for $90 bux LESS. If you need to know where the Sun and Moon are at a specific time of any day, then this is the app for you. A sighting compass and inclometer (Suunto Tandem) and Focalware in your kit and you are ready for any location. With all the poorly written apps out there, and not being able to demo them makes it hard to justify the more expensive apps. Focalware is worth every penny!
Definitely fun to play with
I had no idea how to use this when i first got it so i emailed customer service. And i got the person who designed it to explain it to me. I thought that was pretty cool. As to how it works. I find it is decently accurate. Not perfect 100% of the time but pretty much dead on most of the time. At least so far. Yesterday i went out to a few of my favorite locations and saved them in my favorites. This is very cool cause i will be able to predict when i can go to anyone of these places when the sun or moon is in the perfect position for a shot i may be visualizing. Granted, you do not have to physically go to these places to add to your favorites - you can simply use the map to hone in on a spot and save it that way too. But i like knowing that if i go to a spot to save it, it is in the exact area i want to shoot and i can visualize the shot better. Either way is fine. I am giving this 4 stars instead of 5 because of the few instances i have seen it be off. Otherwise, I am more than happy to have this app in my arsenal of goodies for photography.
Perfect, Couldn't ask for more!
I shoot weddings and portraits and prefer a certain sun elevation. This program allows me to find ideal times for a location and date with ease. The best feature, by far, is the ability to stand at a specific location with a live display of where the sun will be. As you change position the compass and chart update in real time - AMAZING! I will never need to pull out my printed sun chart and compass again!
For Landscape and Portrait Photographers this is a MUST HAVE.
The developer, Warner Photography, Inc., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Warner Photography, Inc.
- 5.3 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2008-2017 Warner Photography, Inc.
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.