What are the best sat finder apps?

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    #1ISS Detector

    ISS Detector

    The ISS Detector is a free application for Android and iOs devices developed by RunaR. The App allows the users to track ham and weather satellites, including the radio frequencies and Doppler shifts for most satellites.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchase

    Donald Lawrence
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "Happy to see this at the top solution of this page because this is the one I'm using on my satellite dish at home. Now my kids are happy because they can watch cable without interruption on our end."
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    #2GoSatWatch Satellite Tracking

    GoSatWatch Satellite Tracking

    GoSatWatch Satellite Tracking is an application for iOs devices for real-time tracking of satellites. It is offered and developed by GoSoftWorks Development Co. and is compatible with iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, with iOs 9.3 and up.

    Apps

    iOS

    $9.99

    Brittany Lewis
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "There needs to be an option to find passes at all times (24hr). This is necessary for Amateur Radio Sats (HAM) (and also for those who like to find ISS via telescope in daylight). So far as I can tell, only the Satellite Radio (Sirius, XM) sats show up during daylight. "
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    #3Satellite Director

    Satellite Director

    Satellite Director is a free application for Android devices that allows a user to locate a satellite. It requires phone compass or GPS and tracks satellites by pointing the device towards the sky.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Pablo Cortés
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "The method is very simple and the app itself is easy to understand. I didn't have any trouble on my first use of this satellite finder. I recommend this especially to those who have minimal knowledge of satellites."
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    #4NASA App

    NASA App

    The NASA App is an information-based application that helps users discover NASA's latest images, videos, mission information, news, features stories, and even NASA featured content. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Charvi Subramanium
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "I love using this app with the kids. They get so amazed at just how much is out there. Not to mention the technology it takes for us to see it."
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    #5Satellite Pointer

    Satellite Pointer

    Satellite Pointer is a free application for iOs and Android devices offered and developed by TouchDown Apps. It is capable of locating satellites by its augmented reality mode and reading vital informations in satellite installation. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Carl Ferguson
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "I tried using Satellite Pointer, but unfortunately it didn't work very well for me. Where I'm located, there are a lot of obstructions that make it difficult to aim a dish, so this app was of limited use for me. Other than that it seemed to work well."
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    #6Satellite Tracker

    Satellite Tracker

    This free application for iOs allows you to get the location of any artificial satellite and also its position in the sky.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Ethan Fernandez
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "This is a great free app for tracking satellites. I have had absolutely no trouble with it. It is accurate and easy to use. I used it this morning to find and watch the International Space Station travel overhead. The app tells you exactly when and where it will appear on a simple sky map."
  4. 5

    #7Dish For My RV

    Dish For My RV

    Dish For My RV is a free application for iOs devices capable of locating satellites and determining obstructions before setting up a satellite dish. It is offered by Michael Berg and requires iOs version 8.0 and up.

    Apps

    iOS

    $9.99

    Mary Foster
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "This app is very good if you like keeping an eye on your antenna state. Highly recommend!"
  5. 4

    #8SatFinder

    SatFinder

    SatFinder is an application for iOs devices capable of locating a satellite. It is offered by Ralf Andrae and is compatible with iPhone and iPad devices with iOs 8.0 and up.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    Thomas Thompson
    Written on July 11, 2018
    "well said @Jeffrey! i took your comment before i installed this app and i was impressed because you didn't lie at all. Thank you very much!"
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    #9Satellite Finder

    Satellite Finder

    Using augmented reality, this app will help you determine local position of many satellites currently orbiting the Earth. This app will automatically compute every value needed to align your antenna.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Rose Cruz
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "Good sat finder app but not the best by a long shot."

Summary

Best What are the best sat finder apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ISS DetectorApps 8 Free
2GoSatWatch Satellite TrackingApps 7 Paid
3Satellite DirectorApps 5 Free
4NASA AppApps 5 Free
5Satellite PointerApps 5 Free
6Satellite TrackerApps 5 Free
7Dish For My RVApps 5 Paid
8SatFinderApps 4 Paid
9Satellite FinderApps -1 Paid
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