FIRST 90 DAYS FREE for new users: APDL is the one and only airline pilot logbook app you'll ever need. Pilot logbook, comprehensive up to the minute legality with complete 14 CFR Part 117 coverage, duty time management, crew tracking, schedule importing, automatic resume generation and much more. Export flights at any time using the airline pilot portal for extended features.

- APDL Toolkit makes schedule importing (included) seamless with Safari direct browser integration and schedule change management
- Automatic schedule management for FLICA users with change detection (FLICA mobile access required)
- Extensive legality integration including What-If dynamic legality computations when delays occur and important real time decisions need to be made
- Comprehensive legality reports can be generated and sent to any recipient on demand using the iOS share features such as through messaging or email
- Color coded legality and projected delay information for real time status at all times
- Duty and rest charts and detail including color coded progress bars to show when nearing limits
- Schedule and Calendar views for month view duty review and navigation
- Automatic resume generation and sharing both within the app and on with QR code support
- Data everywhere sync with automatic online backup keeps all devices running APDL up to date at all times
- Familiar trip sheet format with intuitive information at a glance in the format airline pilots know and love. View gates, ground/turn times, aircraft change indicators, and projected delays
- Customizable Status Board allows you to add/remove widgets and organize per your needs based on duty phase
- Cloud connected resources automatically retrieve gates, aircraft, and OOOI data making flight logging seamless and automated
- EDCT and other resources available per flight in Leg Resources
- Hotel management and van/shuttle departure alerts keep you from missing important events
- iOS integrated alerts help you with duty status, equipment changes, and other important duty events
- 3D touch integration for supported devices such as Peek and Pop and application shortcuts
- App access security via Touch ID or iOS passcode protects your schedule
- Calendar sync automatically syncs duty to your desired calendar in iOS
- CrossCheck data validator continually checks your data to ensure accurate and complete information is available for legality computations
- Weather map with route of flight, weather radar, and FAA alert overlays including real time weather information for any airfield
- Automatic night calculation
- Extensive settings to allow complete control of the app tailored to your needs
- Advanced search throughout the app and indexed quick jump links on right side of data areas
- Data is tied to your airline/employer so employment changes don't clutter your data
- Drill down information is available to easily lookup information such as flights flown with crewmembers, tails flown per aircraft, etc.
- On Time performance
- Extensive and informative Payroll and Summary views with date filtering
- Color coded indicators "lozenges" help to quickly identify status and information
- Alerts view shows a list of the latest information such as duty status, legal for duty, etc.
- Included schedule importer with over 200 supported airline formats, time zone support, and export functionality
- Automatic duty adjustments based on report/release configurations
- View weather forecast in Schedule and Calendar views

Subscriptions do not auto-renew. In-app purchases will be charged to your iTunes Account. Subscription terms and pricing may be found in the My Account area within the app.

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APDL is a registered trademark of NC Software, Inc.

What's New

Version 8.4.3

Minor improvements to ensure you have THE BEST Airline Pilot Logbook with full 117 coverage in your hands at all times.

We hope you enjoy the most reliable data everywhere sync with a dedicated web portal on with new reports and export functionality. We welcome your reviews and feedback via our community forums.

Thank you for choosing APDL - The Airline Pilot's Logbook.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

218 Ratings

218 Ratings

Best logbook for airline pilots


If you are an airline pilot this is the best logbook for you. It is more than just a logbook. It's a lifestyle changer.

Absolutely abysmal customer service

Der Orgelmeister

Steer well clear of this product, not because the product itself is bad, but because of the exceptionally poor service from the company behind it. APDL itself is pretty decent software and has some really nifty features (but it is barely compatible with some airlines’ systems). It is buggy, and some of the features (example: resume) do not work properly. For all it does, APDL is not complete enough to be a standalone logbook, and for full functionality requires dumping the records into separate logbook software.

APDL is designed to work with Logbook Pro, which itself has seen no significant upgrades in years, and is lacking such basic functionality as the ability to search in custom text fields. Also, trying to print custom-formatted pages is nightmarish, if not impossible. Features such as schedule uploading, that used to be included with the one-time initial purchase price have been transformed into subscription services at no small annual cost.

All developmental attention seems to have been turned to APDL. I have registered complaints and feature requests on multiple occasions. None of my requests have been granted.

BE WARNED: NC Software customer service is practically nonexistent at best, and adversarial at worst. My impression is that this company takes your money and runs. For the most part, any issues you may have are simply “not their problem.” NC Software seems to have not the slightest inkling of the concept of customer delight or treating others the way they want to be treated.

Developer Response

Hello and thank you for your feedback. It sounds like we either did not receive your inquiry or you did not receive ours. We typically respond to ALL inquiries within an hour 24 x 7 x 365 including all holidays. It's best NOT to use email but login to directly to submit your ticket and check for replies. If you do email don't forget the hyphen in Please contact us with any questions or concerns and we will gladly assist you just as this is being written on a Saturday. We are here to help you and we are always working on all products, APDL is our newest offering and as others are stable and working great we have been focusing our resources on the APDL side which is now going back to split resources to bring on the new and exciting things on the Logbook Pro and cloud side. We have tons to do, we're hiring, and looking forward to exciting new offerings in the pipeline. Thanks again for your time and I look forward to communicating with you offline.



I have been a loyal APDL user since the Palm OS days. My 7 year old Palm Treo finally died, so needless to say I am thrilled that NC Software has finally updated this vital application for the new technology and the new rest regulations.

First, it's incredibly easy to use. You can import your schedule with just a few taps — not like that clunky app produced by a major pilot's union where you have to manually punch in every single leg (and that you can't use if you should happen to belong to another union). It will sync your schedule to your iCloud or Google calendar, which is a feature I use quite a bit (I share my work calendar with my wife so we can plan our lives around my days off).

The amount of information you can get out of this thing is amazing. You can check your legality at a glance. It will show you where you are with respect to all the 117 limits, and will warn you if you're getting close to any of them. If you're running behind and are worried that you might bust your FDP limit, you can use the "What If" function to easily determine if you can finish your assigned flying. It pulls in Flight Stats and Flight Aware info to tell your gate, if you're delayed, or if you're going to have a plane swap. It pulls in weather and airport delay info, too!

There are a few features that it's missing, but these hopefully will be coming soon. Despite this, APDL is an extremely useful and feature-rich application. Thank you, NC Software!


NC Software, Inc.
151.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 NC Software, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. APDL 30 Days $9.99
  2. APDL 1 Year $99.99
  3. APDL 3 Months $29.99


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