SPACE-BAGEL🚀🌌 - Excellent, especially if you are a huge space nerd
The app is designed very well, with options to change how the constellations appear (lines or actual pictures) and how many stars are visible in the sky. The music is also very nice. You do have to download packs to get information on satellites, the cores of planets, etc. but it is well worth it. The app never lags, which is fantastic, because if you are like me you get the urge to smash furniture when apps are slow. My one complaint (if you can even call it that) is that not every star has its own information. Many of the stars, when you click on their info tab, simply give the definition of a star. I understand that this is because many stars do not have much information known about them, but at the same time I’d rather not be able to recite the “a star is a luminous sphere of plasma...” spiel in my sleep. If you have read this entire review, I feel sorry for you, because you are either very very bored or a 45-year-old with severe indecisiveness.
Kbrndy - Suggestion
This is a very nice, useful app. However, when I tap on a constellation or while I’m looking at the 3D view, I would like the option of turning off the picture of the mythological person/beast that appears. While using the app to look at the sky, I can choose how I want the constellations to appear, but once I tap on the constellation, the picture appears and obstructs my view. I like seeing the picture, and I love that the app includes information about the mythological person/beast, but I don’t like that the picture obstructs my view of the constellation and all that appears in it. So once I’ve seen the picture, I would like to turn it off.
What I really want to see when I tap on a constellation is the boarder lines of the constellation. I.e., I want to see the region of space bordered by the constellation.
Here is my reply to the developers response. I appreciate your response, but it looks like you misunderstood my suggestion. I know how to change the settings of the constellations. I mentioned this in my review, and I have my constellations set to appear with the lines connecting the stars. However, when I tap the constellation the picture still appears. This is the part I don’t like and can’t change.
Oldsneekers - Good graphics, poor controls
Graphics show the sky and with tap Identify the object. Controls are a problem: to change date or time one clicks on the unit to be changed then slides a finger across the right side but it’s nearly impossible to get a desired date as a mm of movement makes the numbers (date, hour...) fly by too fast to isolate the desired one - eventually the screen goes bonkers - spinning wildly. Also, The menu’s “sky now” really means select object of interest, as it doesn’t show the sky now but a list solar system elements and their location coordinates . Also, the real time sky view requires the user to hold the phone up so that it is between the desire sky element and the eye-this helps the phone and app know where you are looking but prevents you from seeing both the sky object and it’s representation in the app. Holding the phone straight in from of you displays the horizon across the middle of the screen, instead of at the bottom. Yes you can slide the picture down but this freezes the view so that it doesn’t change when the phone orientation changes unless one taps a button to in freeze it. The app should display what the phone is targeted at but with an offset so the horizon is at the bottom and both the screen and object are seen simultaneously.
Samyah - Almost Perfect, But Not for NEOWISE or Planning
Out of the astronomy/stargazing apps I’ve tried out, this one has one of the best interfaces. It’s easy to use, and the app is just gorgeous. I also love the ability to learn more about various constellations. There is also an ad supported version if you want to try it out first. For those that are annoyed by the music/sounds, it’s also easy to turn off.
Now for those wanting to use it to track the NEOWISE comet, unfortunately, you have to pay again for a separate bundle to get access to it.
Also for any photographers, this is not the best app for planning. I wanted to be able to use the app to see what would be in a particular part of the sky in the future. However, you cannot use both the compass and change the time simultaneously. I emailed this as a feature request, and they responded that this “doesn’t make sense” because the compass mode is “real-time”. I understand this, but it’s not very helpful when some other stargazing apps (e.g. Night Sky) do provide this ability (and also provide better control of the time).
Bailey1177 - Great for stargazing 🪐
As a kid, I loved opening up the original Star Walk app on my grandparents’ iPad. It filled me with wonder and stirred my imagination. As a young adult, I use Star Walk 2 on clear nights by myself or with friends to see what that bright “star” is up there.
I’ve gotten into stargazing over the past couple years and have even learned how to set up and operate a decently powerful telescope (that my grandmother lends me😊). This app displays solar coordinates of planets, stars, and many other objects allowing me to quickly tune the telescope with pinpoint accuracy. It has definitely saved me the hassle of just eyeballing it.
I love this app. One of the few I’ve spent my money on, and well worth every cent.
There are additional in-app purchases that aren’t necessary. But for those aspiring astronomers 🔭 and astronauts 🧑🚀 out there, the add-ons will definitely enrich your experience.
A BIG thank you to the developers for putting so much heart into this! I can’t express enough how much this app means to me!
9robins - In my next life I’ll be an astronomer
Wonderful app. Light pollution & smog often frustrate our view of the night sky, and we are only beginning to surmise how the profound knowledge of the stars—based on naked-eye observation alone—probably enabled our Neandertal & early human ancestors to time & organize such activities as orientation, migrations, hunting/gathering, fishing, & eventually agriculture. Our survival as a species has been linked to the starry universe. With this app you can access the universe of current learning about the stars, planets, asteroids, comets, space dust, dark matter, etc., etc.—all the fascinating stuff out there that many of us too rarely think about. You don’t have to know the technical terms and mathematics of astronomy before you start, but this app might make you want to learn them. Cross-references to Wikipedia help you along and give you an opportunity to participate in generating some data. I like the New Age background music — helps me focus — but if you’re not into that you can mute it.
Space Crazy Kid - It's amazing and very helpful.
I understand that for some they just want to use it for star and constellation locating, and it's great for that. Though for others who plan on going into a field in that kind of subject is great for them to learn where everything we know of is, and how they function. It even gives those people a great understanding of the how much there really is out there. I've managed to learn so much. Even if it doesn't give you every material makeup of all the stars, galaxies, and star clusters, it's still a great source of education. I have much to learn from it, and I highly suggest getting the full deal on it. Maybe someday I'll be able to pursue my dreams, or maybe they'll just stay dreams. But as long as I keep trying my best I might be able to, and this app would have helped me so much. I just want to thank the creators for giving me a chance to study at a low cost, and helping me keep my hope that what I want to do isn't pointless.
Raistlin's Sweetmama - Starwalk helps son with traumatic brain injury and epilepsy
This app is everything you or your loved ones could ever want if they’re as in love with space as my son with a traumatic brain injury and epilepsy is. Upon his injury at 5 years old and relearning to walk, talk, eat, and potty train; one thing he never forgot was his love of our night sky and with this app he had before and after his injury he will sit for hours in the backyard playing with the app learning about the heavenly bodies and when it’s day time he will sit inside with his great grandmother (the one that got me into loving the night sky passing it along to my son) showing her things he learned the night before and while many things are difficult for him still this app helps him in his steady quest for knowledge into our cosmos. It’s easy to use and the 3d pictorial constellations make it easier for him to learn what stars make up each constellation. Thank you for this amazing app!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Tg222430 - Well worth it
One of the best things about 2020 for me turned out to be looking at the stars with my iPad at night. There are a lot of good apps for that and so I don’t want to diminish others by saying this one is fantastic. It just happens to have a lot of fun features and the pictures of the constellations together with the music is pretty relaxing. I have learned a lot about the stars using this app. I gravitated toward paying because the ads in other apps are a little intrusive sometimes. A couple of bucks up front to be able to just focus on the sky was well worth it for me. One big plus about this app too is that it gives you a list of things to look out for each month, so you don’t have to search online for info about what’s upcoming in the night sky and be subjected to all the kooky websites you inevitably find whenever you try to find meaningful information on the internet.
Gsmollin - Star Walk 2 harnesses the power of your iPad to make a planetarium.
Star Walk 2 presents the user with a conjunction of software and hardware to make a planetarium for use inside and alongside your telescope or binoculars under the night sky.
This application lets me check the ephemeris of a night object and then “see” it inside by holding the iPad up to the sky where it shows me a virtual real time night sky, in the exact position objects appear.
Then I can repeat this outside and there it is. Even such an ephemeral sight as the ISS will come over the local horizon in the exact position Sky Walk 2 shows. It always amazes me, and makes viewing the night sky easy and productive.
-Occam - Wish I could return it
I had this open for less than 10 minutes, but apparently that was too long to return it.
The music was annoying, but easy to turn off.
The sound effects were overdone, but easy to turn off.
The constellation images were over the top, and they have animations that shimmer and sparkle when you pan around the sky. They are very distracting and can make the stars of the constellations difficult to see and identify. I couldn’t turn off the sparkle. One option in the settings looked promising, but it didn’t do anything that I could identify.
Most annoying is that the app requires an additional in-app purchase for more than a very limited discussion of simple things like individual planets. That isn’t clear here In the App Store. Fortunately this is partly corrected by a button that links directly to Wikipedia.
After playing with it some more, I found the setting to “dial down” the animated constellation images. But even the simple stick figures are animated, disappearing and redrawing (note: not “reappearing”) as I pan through the sky. Someone might find that entertaining for a few minutes sitting at their desk, but the feature makes it difficult to compare to the night sky.
I’m still very annoyed that an in-app purchase is required to see full content.
The jury is still out on notifications.
_D_R_E_W_ - Cool but have encountered some errors
I really enjoy this app, I love space and seeing all the different constellations and learning about new stuff fascinated me, however I got a notification about a solar eclipse today, and went outside to check it out, and getting confused as there were no signs of an eclipse, I checked the app and sure enough it visually showed there was an eclipse so I checked my location and saw I was in the correct location (I even tried different towns near my city) I then noticed the app said that the eclipse wouldn’t be visible here but it would be in Argentina and Chile, but the app visually showed it being visible in my location, I also checked news sources and they all said it wouldn’t be visible in North America, maybe something went wrong with the tracking, but just wanted the developers to know!
MrNerdery72 - Who knew Space was so big?
It’s big! Really Really Big! Starwalk and other apps from Vito Technology has given me the ability to see and understand that Really Really Big universe in a way nothing before it ever could.
I have been a looong time subscriber (probably since they were released) to Starwalk, Starwalk2, Solarwalk, Solarwalk2 and Skylive. They top the list of my very favorite apps! My children and I have spent hundreds of hours lying in the grass and exploring the solar system and beyond with Starwalk. The only downside is the pain in your neck that will come with spending so much time looking at the stars ;).
Kmarimba - Request to allow for recalibration!
I love this app. I loved its predecessor too. But I'm getting increasingly frustrated at the app's inability to recalibrate. I tried using it this morning to show my 3-yr-old that Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, and Pluto were all in a line (more or less) but had to shift my phone a good six inches to the left to get it to display. I was trying to use the moon as a large visual reference, and no dice. I tried closing the app and relaunching when I got to work, this time using the sun as an easy reference point, and still nothing. I seem to recall that I could recalibrate the original Star Walk whenever I felt it was necessary, and now I can't find anything that lets me even check calibration settings. Extremely frustrating. This app is otherwise totally worth the cost, if I could get it to function!
12093487465 - Amazing App and Company
I personally love this app and all it includes. I myself am studying in the field of astronomy and physics and love this app. Not to mention backyard stargazing help. When I first found out there was an issue with the apps bundle purchasing, I was met with a support system that stayed with me for 3 days due to our different time schedules for it to be swiftly resolved with just a few simple steps. I do understand the ad issue if you have the free version however I do not feel $3 is asking too much and for those willing to go above and beyond an additional $3 for so much more inclusive material.
The.Lone.Ranger - Good app; room for improvement
Haven't used it much yet, but what I've seen so far I like for the most part. Will continue to explore and experiment. Two downsides I've noticed thus far, though, that leave room for improvement:
1- The app is pretty large. Wish it could take up a less space--perhaps by giving the option to not carry around all the fancy 3D models of things.
2- Can't find a way to turn off the constellation "artistic renditions." I just want to see the stars and the lines we draw between them, thankyouverymuch. The unavoidable presence of the additional artwork is distracting and unnecessarily cluttering when actually using the app to compare with what's overhead.
Cleoten - Get this! What a great app.
I am learning so much more than I thought possible! I especially enjoy getting alerts about planets being within view and how to spot them. And meteor showers and remarkable stars. I love looking at the nighttime sky and now live in a place where I have an amazing view of the sky. This app has been helping me about understand planets and stars I didn't know I could see without a powerful telescope. I highly recommend this app. Oh--and when I had questions, I got wonderful response from customer support. Far superior than anything else.
Ipod geek - Cool app
My 4 year old son and I love this app. He loves space more than I do. We were using this app a few days ago and he asked to see Ganymede and Callisto (by name, Jupiter is his favorite). It's very difficult to zoom into the moons of Jupiter. I purchased all the additional content, and the moons were still not there. Could those be added (at least the ones we have imagery for)
This app, if you force touch the app icon, will show you stargazing conditions. Mine shows the conditions are currently poor, yet the app sends me notifications of things to go check out. Why does it do this? It’s more like HA HA, look what you’re missing instead of being informational.
Reallycoolimages - Extremely Displeased with new App
Got the original Star Walk about 7 years ago and got many friends and family to get it as well. Haven’t used it in quite some time and when I opened the original app it wasn’t working very well, so I purchased the new version. I don’t know what has happened in the last few years, but the app is NOT intuitive. It used to immediately align with the skyline of my location when starting the app. I am using a 12.9 iPad Pro and have spent way too much time trying to just calibrate it to see my local night sky to no avail. This has too many additions and has lost its original ‘fun’ of being able to open app and begin to see what is above us. Sadly disappointed and will ask Apple to refund.
Much Kuler - App is great
This app is a great Stargazing app. I upgraded from the previous version and am happy with my purchase-I don’t see ads!
I did have a single situation where ads popped up, but an iPad restart fixed it.
The app is easy to use, just point it to the sky to see what’s up there. It will give you a real time experience as you move it. You can adjust the number of objects seen to compensate for light pollution. There is a search function that will guide you to the sky object you wish to see by following the arrow with your device.
A great experience!
Ian F. Wesley - Immediate WOW factor!
I was literally raving with delight and enthusiasm less than three minutes after opening the app. I don’t have a telescope, but I am always wanting to follow the progression of planets in the sky, and I always wanted to learn more about the visible night sky. This makes it all easy, but with tremendous access to information while I stargaze. The added visual and aesthetic effects are tasteful (and optional), in fact they enhance the sense of awe and seem to help draw the attention more to the subject at hand than to distract. One of the best app purchases I’ve ever made!
Davidbiz - Stop with the ADS!!!!!
I enjoy the app but have had reason to question their policy of pushing their other apps. A box asking me if I wanted to download another of their apps popped up right across the screen while I was observing the Orion constellation. I was told if I dismissed it, it wouldn’t show up again. We shall see, but that’s still intrusive to the experience and shouldn’t happen. Also a list of other apps popped up on starting the app. I was told this was a “what’s new” offering. Again a list of their other apps for sale. I just want to boot the app and enjoy the experience! Stop these peddling intrusions! Especially when you’ve paid a lot for the app!...not ads!!!
JGL19 - Love it!
This is a wonderful app for stargazing! I have looked at the stars for decades and only been able to pick out the most well know constellations. With this, I can just point my phone in the direction I’m looking and the app shows me exactly which stars and which constellations I’m seeing. I also like that it sends me notifications about what is happening in the sky on a given night. I can’t wait for my granddaughter to get a little older so we can lay out under the stars and find constellations together with the help of this app!
AK.dave - Go Outside and Look Up
This is THE ONLY Astronomy app you will ever need. Go outside tonight and look up. What do you see? Star Walk 2 has the answer; and, with this app, you can see what it looked like the night you were born! Can not say enough about how much information is at your fingertips and how beautifully presented. The “night mode” feature (red screen) is perfect for protecting your night vision while sitting under the stars.
When I downloaded Star Walk 2 I deleted all the other astronomy apps I had wasted my time and money on.
Emilia's - A friendly suggestion!
Believe me, this app is amazing. I’ve been using it for years to see the planets and stars. Although, recently I downloaded the Night Sky app, I will admit, it isn’t as good as star walk 2, but I like the music in Night Sky a little bit more than the current music. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great, but I just prefer the NS music. Would there be any way to put multiple soundtracks in the game and you can choose which music you want to hear? Kind of a silly question, but it would make me happy. Thanks for reading!
Sprout's Dad - Original Star Walk App easier to use
While I appreciate the advanced graphics in Star Walk 2, one aspect makes it much more difficult to use than the original App. When I select an object such as a planet, then select the day of the month to advance it using the time line slider on the right side of the screen to see its position over the coming days, the display advances WAY TOO FAST! It is impossible to control no matter how slowly I move the slider. This does not happen with the original Star Walk App.
If you just enjoy nice graphics this App is OK. But if you want to really learn the sky, I would recommend the first Star Walk App instead. I sincerely hope this will be fixed. Please!
Mr. Luigi - Widget shows no information
I’m running the latest version of iOS 14. The widget shows no information. I hard restarted my iPhone. Didn’t solve the problem. I’ll try deleting the app and reinstalling. If I don’t update this review, you can assume deleting and reinstalling do not help.
Update: Widget fixed. Rating changed to 5 stars. And KUDOS do the developer for so conscientiously responding to user comments in the reviews. Sadly, many developers do not choose to response to user comments. Those that do deserve a pat on the back!
299494 - Beautiful app!
This app is amazing! I bought myself a beginner telescope and this app is great for identifying what I’m looking at. Love that it uses my phone’s GPS so I can use the app when I’m camping in the mountains with no cell service. This app is incredibly educational with beautifully done graphics.
Giving this 5 stars and would definitely recommend. Features I wish this did have was the ability to filter the view to show only certain types of objects (nebulas, comets, etc.), and the ability to favorite items.
TIFF 11706 - Amazing!!!
We live in Hawaii and it is so cool to use this app! Thank you developers for making this incredible application. I am getting more and more interested in astronomy lately and this app has helped me so much! Our family all loves this app and we use it to have fun at night before bed. Definitely deserves a five stars except for all the adds. Other than that... exceptional work developers! One thing that I could fix would be that we already paid for this app but we are supposed to pay more if we want to get rid of the adds... I think that is very unfair to us.
MoparMike11 - I really like the Star Walk 2 app! I like that I get notices of events that I might have missed.
I and I use the Sky Walk 2 app almost every day. We have a great view of the night sky. On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, I used my Sky Walk 2 app to watch the Taurus meteor shower. I was notified by SW2 that it could be seen that night close to midnight. We walked out on the beach, sat down, and within 10 minutes one streaked across the sky! It was the first “shooting star” my sister in law had ever seen. SW2 made me the hero of the night!!
Bjduck81 - Nice....
I have downloaded free apps and I have downloaded apps that cost a lot of money whenever it comes to looking at the universe. This one is really good. It shows you so much more than many others out there that usually ends up costing a lot of money. The only negative: It doesn’t show close-ups of nebulae. It will show stars; but who really wants to see a star? They are all the same besides their color. They’re either going to be blue, red, white or yellow. There’s no difference.
Other than this, I really like this one. I think that is worth it, and I do recommend it.
Game10000 - Bait and switch
I have an older Starwalk app, so when I received a notification that I could view the new SpaceX train of Starlink 60 satellites that were just launched if I had Starwalk 2, I purchased it. However, when I followed the directions on how to view the satellites, a screen popped up that indicated this was considered additional content and if I wanted to view them, I would need to pay AGAIN.
What a bait and switch racket. I would not have downloaded Starwalk 2 had I known I would need to pay twice to see what was advertised. Perhaps Starwalk could better serve their customers by informing them up front that simply downloading version 2 would not suffice, they need to pay for the Additional Content bundle to see what was advertised.
Hailey lolololol - One minor issue
I absolutely love this app, I use it all the time, yet there is one minor issue. Even though I click the little compass in the top left corner to use the star spotter, I cannot move my camera. The screen is stuck facing North. Everything else is fine, it’s just the star spotter is stuck. I hope this can be fixed. Maybe it’s a problem with my phone, maybe it’s a bug, i don’t know. Anyways that’s it.
Thanks for reading! - your wanna be astronomer
NOT-BORED-STUPID-no-mo - Using this app
The best way to use this app is when the moon is full, most stars are hard to distinguish one from another, BUT, you can see the stars from the app with the moon as a good reference point. So it helps you remember what stars it passes by when you follow a few days after the moon. I learned more in 1 year with this app, than I did in 50 years of watching stars by seasons. BECAUSE I’d touch each star as the moon passed it & this app told me the name, constellation, type, distance, etc.
SmokyKstar - Superb
Shows the glory of the skies!!
I am now 80 years old and still clearly remember my summer visit, as a child, to Camp Red Cloud near Plattsburgh New York where I got my first glimpse of our magnificent skies through a Ten Inch Reflecting Telescope . Breathtaking!! I was 6 years old and remember every detail of that night. This app brings back all that glory along with much more information about what is up there in that sky we take so much for granted.
Keep up the great work !!!
Vncgjfxhf - What I think of this great app
When my dad told me about this app I was astonished. It is an easy to use app. In my area it is very cloudy at night ,so this app helps me see the stars. I have recommended this app to my friends and they also love it. I don’t know why people give it hate. This app doesn’t deserve it. I spend hours walking outside looking. If I could I would give this app 10 stars. Thank you for changing the perspective of the world to me.
BoredMeteor - User interface is as confusing as app is great.
The UI took some learning. But once I learned it, this became a very useful experience. I love the notifications and you should turn them on! Info on what to see is great but briefly presented. They’ve been improving a lot over the years in every areas.
Anyway, this app is one of the ones everyone should buy and use. It represents the best of the pocket computer world we live in.
2birdz - Absolutely LLLLOOOVVE this app!
This app is amazing. You can look for specific things or notifications can alert you to something in the sky; either way what an experience. Hold it up to see what's in your sky including, my favorite, meteor showers. In December I saw the notification for the Geminid meteor shower, I ran outside and it was spectacular! If you want to know about something in particular it can be your resource and show 2D models as well. I can't say enough about all this app can do, it's worth more than every penny you spend!!!
Jilkiks - This is amazing!
Got this app before I went into the deep mountains and this app was everything I could have asked for and more. I paid for all of the upgrades, but I’ve been in love with the stars forever and for a few dollars I can have all of my questioned answered!
Just point and have the universe mapped out with 3-d graphics. Plus the search function is very helpful.
Countless hours of pondering and discussion about the cosmos have ensued.
Mr. Bean. - Great app!!! A must when camping with the family.
I love this app. It’s so informational and easy to use! The only reason I’m not leaving 5 stars was that I was a bit disappointed to find out that you cannot just point and see all satellites. I just saw a satellite in the sky, but the only way I could know what it was is by digging and clicking on every single satellite in the “find” section and seeing its orbit one at a time. I never did find out what satellite I saw. I wish it was a bit like the flight radar but of satellites.
TyrellN6 - Star Spotter Feature Not Working on new 2021 iPad Mini
Hello, I have been a Star Walk user for years on iPads and iPhones and never had an issue that couldn’t be solved with a little troubleshooting. I just upgraded with the new 2021 iPad mini -awesome. Star Walk 2 will not go into the Star spotter mode with the app giving a message that the star spotter will only work in full screen mode. I have spent hours trying to solve this issue - tried everything to include asking the Dev for help. App is pretty much useless on new iPad until this bug is resolved. Hopefully an app update will fix this. Thank you.
Jasonoz007 - Ads in the notifications? No. Just no.
I used to enjoy getting notifications of events in the night sky. So tonight I eagerly looks to see what new event was happening but was instead presented with an ad trying to sell me something.
If I have paid for a product I expect no ads. None. Ever. Without exception.
I didn’t even read what they were pushing, notifications have been completely disabled, and with that this app will now gather dust on the back pages of my phone with the other disappointments until I delete it to free up space.
Great marketing idea, not only did you not sell me anything, you’ve lost another customer, and how’s this review doing for your reputation?
Graye - Privacy issues
Update after developer response:
What you say doesn’t match up against what your privacy disclaimer says on the App Store. You could have stated that the information you collected on me was anonymous, however you didn’t state that. If that’s what you meant you should change it. Until then I’ll assume that you are collecting personally identifying data on me.
Exactly why are you logging my phones unique identifier and sharing it across other websites or other companies? If you want to profit off of my data, you should out right ask, and not just assume I want to give it. Sick of it...
Franketh - Not so timely
Love the app. It’s simple and pretty gorgeous. It also holds and reveals a ton of great info about the night sky. And jeepers, Star Walk folks, if you’re going to tell me about wonderful upcoming events, please please please tell me before they happen not after. I can’t say how many times the app has posted an upcoming event for “tonight” that happened last night. The conjunction of the moon and Jupiter tonight is the latest example. Already behind us. Thanks for the thrill. Ugh.
Larrybeo - By the far the best for looking at stars
If you want to know what stars/planets you are looking at lift up your phone and align your screen to the part of the sky you are looking at and you can get the name, history, constellation, and much more information about the celestial object. It’s a shame the devs didn’t pay enough to be Apple’s “Editors Choice” because this app is definitely the best!
ManchesterNH - Phenomenal!
This app is one of the best apps I have ever bought. Without a doubt, it is worth the cost. If you have a Apple Watch, you can have notifications enabled to show you when events in the sky happen and then it uses arrows to bring your eyes towards the event. Without the watch, the app is amazing too.
Better than all of the other astronomy apps out there. No brainer in getting this one. :). Thanks developers!!
Thomas Perch - My Go to Sky App
Every night I check out the sky. Star Walk always helps me name stars, identify constellations and notice unique events. I like the way it looks, I like that I can change things like the magnitude of stars visible. The app reminded me to look for the planets that appeared close to the moon this last month. I like reading articles in the app. When there are too many clouds I can still look at the stars on my iPad.
Ashashash87 - Love it!
I really love this app. I’ve been using for over 5 years and am known to whip it out on my phone while walking at random times and the music is phenomenal! Highly recommended!
*edit: I had an issue with sound on my ipad and wrote it in my original review but I figured the problem out on my own (issue with my ipad, not the app) so I am updating my review.
Bwwbww - ??
I’m confused I used to tab and hold it up to the sky and it was wonderful. Now I can’t figure out which App it is. So now I don’t know what I’m doing I can’t figure it out I miss the beautiful sky. What’s the apps name to see the star sky? Maybe I deleted it. I love this app, where did it go? I love showing the neighbors the night sky in real time. What do I tap? I updated it, I know this is my problem, and not yours but please help. Thanks.
SWgazer - Clear Sky But City Lights
This app is an amazing step up from the old paper star charts. Easy to use once you familiarize yourself with the options and handy when stargazing through windows when you want to avoid the icy winter temperatures. Also, The clock/calendar feature allows you to track the progression of the planets which is helpful when viewing in urban light conditions.
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James_Apples - Awesome app!
It’s design beauty is unparalleled by any other astronomy app. Easy layout and a real pleasure to use. Definitely one of the best apps available. Thanks for putting so much effort into design and features! It would be great to see in future updates an equatorial grid to assist with using a telescope. Once again you guys are awesome!
Kwar-79 - Good, though have some requests
Pretty amazing, though i would like the option to upscale the font size of the stars when viewing. I can zoom to a part of sky to clarify the objects, but names of stars auto shrink / scale small again, gah my eyes need a magnifier on my iphone6. And. Can we get some alternative star names mode- eg australian indigenous stories.. eg where is the emu? - and relate that to scientific names for comparison. Also there are common colloquial names that would also help... ‘the pointers’ the ‘southern cross’.... crux... for beginners learning ... thanks for the great work so far.
Anie101 - It takes really long to load
Why does it take long to load??? I haven’t even had a chance to get into the app I’ve been waiting for over an hour for it to load I’m wondering if it’s an update or data loading can you please check the servers to see if it’s either my phone or the app loading I’ll give it four stars because it looks like a good app but I just can’t load into it.
Kiki93,93/93 - Beware
I thought I was purchasing this app in one payment . but 3 times in the last 10 days star walk 2 has taken $4.49 from my bank account without my permission, for what I assume is in app purchases? That I did not want or request ! I did not even have the app open and it took money from my account ! . Beware . They just steal your money over and over - and it doesn’t show up in your apple subscriptions menu - so it took me a while to Even figure out who was taking my money without my permission .
MrC 24 - Great App!
Love this app - have purchased the full version and am very happy with the content. Would be great if you could turn down the Milky Way effect, without also turning down the stars though. It also seems like a few sights in the southern sky have been omitted - like the Southern Pleiades, Eta Carina?
WildestwolfYT - MINDBLOWN!!!!
This app is out of this world! Watching the stars, viewing the patterns made by the stars have blown my mind. I can’t wait to see it in REAL life.
Thanks for making this wonderful app, even though it did cost a fair bit of money, it was totally worth it.
Steve 12321456433566545 - Had star walk and got the new version.
Well so what? It’s all the same and I purchased all the add ons and they are pointless.
For example I got the planets extension, yay! Yep the Pluto pics in its gallery are from another frigging century even though New Horizons just blew by only 6 years ago. So I would have to say that their lead time on picture gallery updates needs some work.
For such an expensive app I can’t find out basic info. What’s the date and time of this years summer solstice? Nope not here. So you get nothing over and above free apps of the same type.
I have paid for and used these apps for a decade or more maybe.
Yeti_spaghetti - Great for astronomers of all kinds- professional and amateur
This app is a truly detailed and well made astronomy app. Simply point your device towards the heavens and identify everything from low-earth orbit satellites to galaxies millions of light years away.
BaysideM - Awesome app!
This is an incredibly well designed app with an immense library of our solar system. I downloaded this app for my kids to learn about the cosmos but I use it myself just as much as my children. Highly recommended!
Dr.Dingo - Handy companion for my telescope.
I’ve found Skywalk 2 to be of immense help in finding deep sky objects, double stars and identifying so many other star’s of interest. It’s one of my favourite apps.
Shezzy 33 - I love this app
I can spend hours on this app, I have always had a fascination with the universe, and this app gives me info that I would have trouble trying to find.
Elturno - Great app but still an underhanded moneygrab
I paid $4.50 for the app but then have to pay an in-app purchase of a further $4.50 to unlock extra features. The developer is essentially offering a free version or a paid version with additional costly upgrades. Seems a bit rich.
Carlzenith - Peanut price to pay (considering the info)
A very nice application indeed Though I recommend the add ons,. Even that electric automobile that got launched, is in the program Two thumbs up from me
BillPeriwinkle - Sky map good. S Hemisphere info poor.
Descriptions and alerts focus entirely on the Northern Hemisphere. Working out how these things relate to you is frustrating and time consuming when you’re in the Southern Hemisphere. The star map is very good - but the app’s overall usefulness is less than it could be for us in the south.
Gunnamatta - Wonderful
I am soEnjoying using this app for information it gives is fantastic and I’m learning more every evening.
까꿍이구단 - Not good. There is no essential requirement for constellation viewing.
The app developer is too much of a cash cow.
There is no essential requirement for constellation viewing.
The developer of the app is encouraging the purchase of other apps he has created, and it is difficult to find a star on its own.
I'm so upset that I think it's a waste of money.
Ryan_Banks - This game is Amazing
I can’t believe I have this!!! It made my knowledge bigger and I’m named “the big brain king”! I know so much about the stars and constellations.
Aussiken - Australian Ken
The information is terrific and informative and I would like to see more about the southern hemispheres perspective. Your app is great
Thanks so much
Blank face customer - Great App just a bit overpriced
I mean I just paid $5 for it why do you want to squeeze another $5 out of me for the extra information...Bit of a money grab. Thus only 4 Stars
H_LAD - Southern Hemisphere Moon Phase?
Starwalk 2 is on my widgets and it shows the stargazing condition, sunrise & moon phase. This is all well and good except for the fact that I live in the Southern Hemisphere but the moon phase is always that of the Northern Hemisphere. Would be appreciated if you could add the Southern Hemisphere one?
Shmincey - This is PRICELESS!
The best app I have ever purchased. I spend hours outside using, very detailed and accurate, easy for adults and kids to use. This is a MUST!
Connectionfailure - Gone downhill
Once was good, now flashy nonsense. I can’t seem to turn off the darn constellations. In addition the live update stopped working during using the app and it couldn’t orient itself even after I quit and relaunched it.
Time for a new astronomy app for me.
Heliitrope - No longer troubled by annoying pics
I’m glad it has a setting where the drawings are optional, so you can just have stars and planets etc named!
KChatt88 - Yeah not bad
It’s a bit weird to work the app but slowly bumbled through it. If you want info in constellations you have to purchase their full app. Pretty good otherwise 👍
Aus_geek - 😎
Don’t like this version going back to the original.
Have to keep paying for the same add ons. Where as the original ver is all I need, look and find objects. All the rest is just gouging money. Also too much astrology that can’t de remove, over too limited.
Myozspot - Wonderful
Only new to Astronomy & loving it along with this App which is teaching me so much.
I think it is just wonderful
PartyPaper65 - Graphical changes needed
I really like this app and think it is awesome but a few things annoy me.
1. Nebulas and galaxies don’t show zoomed out and you need to zoom in all the way to see them
2. Most of the 3D galaxies look the same in the models and is really weird and annoying
I love this app but pls fix
Fh icurhx - I don’t know what to think
This app looks amazing without a doubt but kind of annoying how I pay 5Aud just to have to pay an extra 5Aud to learn more about what we take for granted
Quantoid - No zoom to objects
In the previous version you could zoom into nebulae and see detailed astrophotos. Now when you zoom you only see stars, even with all the additional context installed. Disappointing.
麦敷麦 - Years later, its still the best.
I admire the work.
Littlewing2018 - Great
I really love the interactivity of this app. I just wish you didn’t have to pay for twice to get the full app
Meatpy - 5 ☆ App.
This app. Is for everyone and definitely has to be put on your iPad.
Nibiru73 - Wow
I just downloaded and can’t stop exploring, thanks for a great app
Sheepdog71 - Fantastic
I absolutely love this app & use it all of the time... my 8 yr old daughter loves it too!!
Christopher Yow - Worth getting
Great app easy to use worth getting.
HalMSP - The best app!
I absolutely love this app, the music, the features, it’s so immersive and a must have for a space lover!
Joshhayne - As above, so below.
Necessary for anyone with Vision to develop Insight, Wisdom & Understanding of Celestial Mechanics, Sidereal cause & effect and Stargazing the Cosmic Logos.
A portable scientific, spiritual & mythological laboratory.
As above, so below.
Screwknuckle - Dishonest
Paid ‘twice’ for it and still don’t get all the features. And the compass feature is about as accurate as a drunk taxi driver.
Dr durp - Not happy with it all
Most of the time is does not work I can’t get it to track the sky like others also really spammy
The music is w. Looking if something more professional than this
Sustaman - Almost perfect
The only disapointment is Sky Live. No mention of Uranus & Neptune. Unnecessarily large Sun and spinning planets a waste of space. Could be supplemented with other pertinent info.
Debbie doormouse - South west vic aus
Really makes looking at the night sky so interesting . 🥰
Hadi Aghaei - Thanking
I love this app and I am learning new information.
Thank you so much
Alex-o0 - Battery drain
I love the app awesome features but for some reason it’s been draining my iPhone X battery. The only thing the app is running is the widget ?
Jihop6u - Love this update, automatically installing purchased 3D image and 🛰️🚀🛸
God bless you forever❤️🌞🌈🚀🛰️🛸🦋❤️
Bobbiieee - Love it!
Love it! Anywhere in the world i go i use this app! Such a nice peak into the Cosmos around us :)
JimIXL - Very useful
I always fall back to the useful program
Libra1950 - Thanks
I have a telescope and I find this very useful
To my stargazing endeavours Bollinger
Miss jane 33 - Great app seriously great
My only issue is that the alerts are not Southern Hemisphere orientated. Please fix that or tell me how to
Mick3490 - Fabulous
This is a Fabulous app.
It’s like an encyclopaedia and a 3D map with explanations to everything rolled up into one.
I’m actually a bit concerned that comment doesn’t so it enough justice.
It’s really really Fabulous.
Yamidan - Not what I expected
A lot of information but couldn’t figure out the augmented reality/ live view at all. Disappointed i spent money on it.
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Gsuha - Excellent app!
Love this app, use it every time I look up at the sky at night. This is a must have for anyone that loves to see what is going on up there!
Darrenfrig - Too many notifications to buy other apps and features
My personal opinion is that I paid $3.99 for Star Walk 2 - Night Sky Map and most times when I click a button an ad pops up to buy more stuff. I regret buying it. Other people may have different opinion but this is my personal review
MrsThug - Crashes
Bought the app and it won’t open on my phone. It crashes every time. Want my money back
Techie 123 - Will not search/find locations in Canada.
Bought all the StarWalk 2 upgrades, still won’t find/search locations in Canada. Even with full access to location services.
StarWalk 2 support not responsive.
Suggestion: take a $10 bill and a $5 bill and put them through a paper shredder. You’ll get the same effect as buying StarWalk 2.
Pleasurengineer - Greed. Vito won’t let you share with your family. Hide behind Apple policy.
Bought this and the in-app extra since I felt I was missing too much content with the baseline purchase. Looks pretty, though I haven’t seen Sky Safari 6 Pro yet to compare.
I politely contacted Vito Technologies, the Solar Walk 2 app creator, asking how to share via Family Sharing with my son on his iPad. The answer was that in-app purchases aren’t shareable and that I need to invest my $15 of in-app purchases (for Solar Walk 2 and Star Walk 2) 4 times, one for each family member.
I asked the rep if I should similarly also buy four telescopes, one for me, one for my wife and two children. No response. Just greed and arrogance.
They aren’t the only company that hide behind the “in-app purchase excuse” to circumvent Family Sharing, but let’s boycott family-unfriendly apps like this one.
When Vito Technologies become obsolete they need only look at the mirror to determine cause.
Berg ! - Apps très bien faite et très simple pour consulter et très intéressant
Salut je trouve très bien le site pour consultation merci beaucoup de bien nous faire visiter la voûte céleste ainsi que l’espace.
Rick droppo - Easiest Sky Watching Tool
Easy app to understand - even for a rookie sky watcher. Lots of features. You don't have to buy any additional features but they are easily available as your interests develop. I like to follow the ISS on here. Good job on the app!!
Lairdve - Very Educational
Thankful for teaching me so much about our amazing Solar System. My favourite part of the App is “what’s new tonight”. Everyone should this App
Cian2434 - Not worth it
Wanted an app that I could point to the sky with my kids and it would tell us what was in the sky but this app just tell you horoscope ones and I really don’t feel it’s accurate at all in Canada. Will delete it
YUMad99 - Nickel and dime
Add on after add on already paid for the app and can’t believe the charge for information available free on Google
Yap Yap doode - marvelous
just love it all detales
Denmom - Nebula frustration
Looking for horse head nebula is impossible on this app, why?
Martin!eMalin - Espace imaginaire...
C'est formidable de voir cet application et de la transposer dans notre quotidien. De jour et de nuit Star Walk permet vraiment de parcourir l'espace de mon imaginaire et et il est vaste 🤩
Jewls#1 - Perfect
Teaching the basics of astronomy to my girls. ♥️
IzzyNobre - DO NOT BUY. BROKEN APP.
Bought the 3.99 DLC, only for the app to not work at all. All I get is a splash screen and some music. What a waste of money.
Thoughtfullsoul - Awesome!!!
I have tried several star apps before and this is the best one I have seen so far. It's worth to use and lots of options. Don’t let the file size stop you from getting it.
Mjts10 - I’m waiting to be a grown up
I just love space and my dad does to me my name is Kaia and I’m 71/2 I want to be a Mishin-control
SayGenre - This app WAS great but now.... it’s a money grab!
Paid for the full version. Now you have today for all kinds of supposed add ins. Like the dwarf planets. Seems like total greed to me.
Jen4w - Love this app !!!!
I have had this app for years!! It shows exactly where planets, stars and comets are.. in the sky in real time...makes it so easy to then use the telescope to find what I want to see.
Thundermesa - The best
The best application for sky discovering
Mac10.6 - Simply the best
I got the app and purchased all the ad-on many many years ago. It doesn’t cease to amaze me everything I get my phone out. 10/10 would recommend
Cbjkyz - Great app, but.
This is one of the best stargazing apps I have ever used, but on your latest update the compass is calibrated wrong. Where it should be west it is showing south, it is off by about 90 degrees. Please fix this. Thank you
Dust1234567890 - Excellent literature
I enjoyed playing and learning with this book
*Frankdehtank* - Used to me amazing not ad money hungry
Honesty this app used to be amazing and even if it had ads and a paid version that’s cool but literally every time I click something a ad pops up now.
Also why not just have the one app and just keep updating it. I don’t see the point in multiple apps.
Owensoundstudios - Nice
I’d really like a lot more information about the stars in the app itself. Size, distance, origin of the names, age etc. Many of the stars just have a default description of a sun.
Pa smurf - Walk among the planets, stars and constellations
Great app! Had it for years 🥰
Plaidhat - Charged me twice
I enjoy app, fun to bring out while you are camping. But when I bought it, it charged my CC twice. It’s not a lot of money but still.
Zachyg94 - Money grab scam. Worthless.
Bought it for $4 to see Neowise, when I got in it only offers the most BASIC none sense and when I tried to find neowise it said I had to pay another $4. Not being cheap but tracking the comet isn’t worth $8 and maybe would have been if it wasn’t sketchy by making me pay multiple times. Better apps out there that are up front about costs. The way these guys operate are verging on scam territory.
No moles please - Good content, poor support
Enjoy the app, almost accurate. I purchased the All-In-1 bundle about a month ago, stuck at 89% downloading after all this time. There’s no support so...fml
Kitchenbitchin - Got squat for 3.99
I paid the 3.99. Said it was a bundle. Got starwalk 2 with next to no features and no other apps. Almost seems deliberate all the different apps with similar names, and far as I can tell every one offers options but when selected I’m directed to a different one that wants another 3.99 🤨
SS Balmoral - Thank you and great job guys!
I’ve only just begun using this app but so far tonight it is really been a lot of fun learning lots about the skies and the stars. Space has always been one of the biggest mysteries and I hope to learn more keep up the good work guys I’ll be sure to buy some upgrades.
Rebeggar - Pretty cool
Helped me identify constellations and learn more about the cosmos, I love it so far! Beautiful app!
Happy. J - starwalk 2
Tkcerbs - Full version is not “full version”.
Paid full price for the app so I could see now wise, then when I searched it on the app it told me I needed to pay more for additional content. Total scam. Do not buy.
Toasterunit - Bk
It is enjoyable and quite well done
Lorford - Neowise comet
Very disappointed in the app. I paid $4 and I point to the sky and all it shows me is the horoscope stars etc but is not mentioning or showing the comet at all. All this app wants is for me to pay another $4 for add one
Marsofearth - Great little Astro-Companion
Pretty good little app to introduce people’s to the night sky and its glory. It’s ok.
Funny gamer 6366390021 - overpriced and bad !DO NOT BUY!
I bought this app to see the NEOWISE comet and after I get in and type it up it says I have to PAY ANOTHER 4 DOLLARS to see its location !!!DO NOT BUY THIS APP THERE ARE WAY BETTER FREE STAR TRACKERS!!!
Kwazy1234 - Not the best app
Would love to discontinue my subscription but it’s literally like pulling teeth to do it if someone could help me out that would be great.
Sedgie27 - Amazing Watch App
The apple watch app for Star Walk 2 is the best app I’ve used on my watch. Impeccably useful for an amateur stargazer, I can look at what stars and planets I’ll be able to see now or later in the day, and tell how much light pollution there is. Definitely worth the subscription.
AustKel - I love this app
I’m having no problems witch is good, I also love how when you move your screen it follows so whatever direction you’re facing
Schneidley whiplash - Awesome stuff.
Lockwoodpa - Used the original and now the sequel
Have finally upgraded my old version. Still a great app.
Kidbong - Calibration
I have an issue with regards to celebration sometimes. But I love everything beside the calibration. Sometimes it’s accurate sometimes it is not. Cool app tho!
Siavreg10 - Awesome app.
Amazing app. Use it often. Paid for the extras in the app. Glad I did. Makes it an even better tool.
Pyromaniak420 - Needs improvements
Needs to be modified for more convenient use such as finding satellites which I purchased. Also I have a hard time getting it to work sometimes on a new iPhone 11
Porknu - Just my opinion
I live to watch the sky this is a great app if you like to be outdoors or indoors. Ty
Beatleluc - Amazing
I had lost some of the additional content I had bought, but a reinstall fixed the problem...
Toddsieling - Why is changing the time so hard?
This app offers a lot more than most planetarium apps, but it has an incredible user interface flaw in changing date and time. There is no way to have precise control over date and time, instead you move a slider that seems to jump between different rates of time change, often going bananas and spinning out of control way past where you tried to set it. There are so many other ways to implement this feature, but this one is unusable and needs a rethink.
Ike godsay - Fantastic App!
Great for sky viewing, really enjoy it!
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