iPlantFile PRO is an easy-to-use plant database with over 3800 species and over 6000 cultivars and varieties of commonly used ornamental and native plants, together with over 14,000 photographs. iPlantFile Pro covers common pests & diseases, and their control methods. iPlantFile Pro is a functional, real-time resource for anyone with an interest in plants – from gardening enthusiasts to professional horticulturalists and landscape designers.
iPlantFile Pro is based on the principal PlantFile.com database, which is networked through Horticultural Colleges.
Key Features include:
-The option to view the plants online or download all of the plants to your iPhone/iPad
-Visual browser allows you to scroll through the plants pictorially, and sort them by botanic or common names.
-Detailed photos for each plant, highlighting growth habit of the mature plant, along with botanic features.
-42 categories of essential information covering all cultivation requirements and botanic features.
-TALK feature for all species, with voice pronunciation and phonetic spelling of botanic names.
-Pest & disease information linked to each plant species.
-Name search function is available within three separate screens – search using common, botanic, family and syn. names.
-Simple search function allows plants to be selected based on practical, landscape-use.
-Advanced search capability, including multiple nested search functions on all botanic features, with glossaries.
-Professionals, students and home gardeners can create & save unlimited selected plant lists that can be exported to e-mail, Facebook or Twitter, or to another iPlantFile Pro app.
-E-mail reports are PDFs for professional presentation.
Minor bug fixing
Ratings and Reviews
Good library, hard to access
It's a good library. However, it's hard to access the library unless user spells the exact correct name only to see that particular genus; sequential swipes take forever to reach to the genus after the A alphabet. Pictures are small. A little lighter color for the Water Use, Aspect, Spread, Height banner at the bottom can help with visual clarity.
Not User Freindly
Not nearly as user friendly as the similarly named app "iBird Pro." The "Common Name" field does not do an adequate search. If you do not already know the botanical name of the plant, you are unlikely to find it in the database. Hopefully, this app will continue to update and improve. Otherwise, I do not recommend it for the common gardener. A Google search is much easier.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.