Planit Pro: Photo Planner 4+

Milky Way Sunset Ephemeris Pro

JIDE Software, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • $9.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Please email for bug reports or feature requests. Please also remember to visit for more video tutorials. Each video only lasts a few minutes but you will surely learn a lot from them. You can also reach us through Instagram. Links are under the menu inside the app.

This is a special call to landscape photographers, travel photographers, nature photographers, and those who are interested in night photography, city photography, time-lapse, star-trails, milky way or astrophotography: look no more, this is the ultimate app for you - the Planit Pro. It only costs you a cup of Frappuccino but will save you tons of time and effort and a lot of gas money. Most importantly, it will make you enjoy landscape photography even more.

Ansel Adams dedicates the beginning of his first book "Taos Pueblo" to visualization. He introduced the idea of "previsualization", which involved the photographer imagining what he wanted his final print to look like before he even took the photo. Of course, there are many great photos that were taken impromptu. However, for landscape photographers, being able to previsualize the scene before going there will greatly reduce the chance of being caught unprepared and will greatly increase the chance of getting better photos.

Photographers use various tools to help them pre-visualizing the scene. Nowadays, many of those tools are phone apps. Planit Pro is an all-in-one solution that is designed to leverage the map and simulated viewfinder technologies to provide the necessary tools for photographers to pre-visualize the scene in combination with the ground subjects and the celestial objects such as the Sun, the Moon, Stars, Star-trails and Milky Way.

In the Planit Pro app, we packed it with features - from location scouting such as GPS coordinates, elevations, distance, elevation gain, clear view, focal length, depth of field (DoF), hyperfocal distance, panorama, and aerial photography, to the Ephemeris features such as the sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset time and direction, twilight time, special hours of the day, sun/moon finder, major stars, constellations, nebulae azimuth and elevation angle, star trail planning, time-lapse calculation and simulation, sequence calculation and simulation, milky way searching, solar eclipse and lunar eclipse, exposure/ND filter calculator, light meter, rainbow position prediction, tide height, and tide search, etc. All the information is either represented on the map as an overlay or visually presented in simulated viewfinders (VR, AR, picture, or street view), just like you look through your camera's viewfinder. Whatever you want for your landscape photography, it is there in the Planit Pro.

Landscape photography is an adventure in the natural world. We understand that sometimes there won't be any network connection when you are out exploring. Planit Pro was designed for having it in mind. If you preload the offline elevation files and the offline mbtiles maps, you can use the app fully offline without the need for network connections.

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What’s New

Version 10.5.3

I would like to dedicate this release to Alyn Wallace, who has been a tremendous supporter of Planit Pro. Since he began sharing the app with his audience eight months ago, his impact has been immense. Although we never had the chance to meet or speak personally, his contribution has been invaluable. Rest in peace, Alyn!
Some bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

kmuramoto ,

Just keeps getting better and better

I started using another popular astro planning app but know I use this Planit for pretty much everything. The only quirck is on getting use to saving Plans and Tasks. Once you get use to it your golden.

The features and especially how easy it is to access those features is really key. You really don't have to think about what do I need to access them. When you don't have to think about how to use the program it makes the workflow very fast and intuitive.

The VR screen is not just to see how things appear in the sky it becomes an integral piece of your tool set to capture the perfect picture.

iSote1 ,


Don’t know if it’s a bug, but I can’t get the timeline at the bottom to stop scrolling forward in time. Seems to like putting in tomorrow’s date instead of today or current time. Third week using app, and have sensational sunset “da money shot” already. Still wasn’t sure about what the app was reporting, shot seemed to good to be true, went to the spot and was spot on. Confirmed point with phone’s compass. Dazzling results. Can someone add to the tutorials on how to stop the timeline at the bottom from automatically scrolling forward. Using iPhone SE 2020 for app. Using Canon DSLR for imaging. Photographer since 1972. Digital since 2005. Planit is must have app.

Erik Malk ,

Just the best app possible

If you care where the sun, moon, Milky Way or other celestial objects are in your shot relative to foreground. This is the perfect app to plan your shoot. You can even easily query for when the sun/moon/etc will pass through a certain point in the sky. A lot of people say it’s hard to use, but this is a serious tool. It has too much important functionality to be effortless. If you put a little time into using it you can do incredible things with it.

App Privacy

The developer, JIDE Software, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Diagnostics

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