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ForeFlight’s Documents view has an enhanced layout that makes it easier to find, download, and access documents. Documents are also included in ForeFlight’s Sync system, allowing you to access your documents, annotations, and bookmarks from any device. And finally, Documents are now supported on the iPhone, making them even more accessible.
We’ve been working hard on redesigning the app’s interface on the iPhone to create a more consistent and familiar experience between it and the iPad, and this new interface is now available for all ForeFlight customers.
The biggest thing you’ll notice about the new interface is the tab bar at the bottom of the screen, which replaces the “Menu” button as the primary means of navigating around the app. The tab bar makes it much easier to move between different views in the app, and provides a consistent navigation paradigm between the iPhone and iPad.
The iPad has some notable changes as well. Favorite and Recent buttons throughout the app are consolidated under a single button and a new “slim” tab bar design increases usable screen space. Finally, we redesigned the More view to group the tabs on the left into more logical sections. We moved frequently used features like Logbook and Checklist to the top and administration functions like Downloads, Account, and Settings to the bottom.
ForeFlight’s advanced hazard awareness capability and backup attitude indicator is now available on the iPhone, and it looks fantastic! See detailed 3D terrain, obstacles, and runways in full screen Portrait or Landscape mode, and pair with an AHRS-capable ADS-B receiver like Sentry or compatible Garmin equipment for dynamic backup attitude and traffic display. The iPhone also supports Glance Mode, allowing you to swipe within Synthetic Vision to view terrain and traffic in any direction.
Synthetic Vision is included in Pro Plus subscriptions and above.
This "Coming Soon" video was published 2 weeks prior to our May release as a sneak peek of the major changes included it in. These changes are now available in the App Store, along with new Internet Traffic via FlightAware. Visit foreflight.com/12-4 to learn about that and other features included in the release.
ForeFlight's May 2020 release includes support for Multitasking on iPad, plus a huge collection of design improvements on both iPad and iPhone that establish a fully unified and consistent interface across all devices.
The result is a more efficient layout, a re-imagined compact More menu, support for re-arranging the Tab order, fullscreen layouts for pages like Checklist and Logbook, and the arrival of virtually all iPad-only features on the iPhone, including the FPL "Bubble Editor" and dedicated Plates and Scratchpad views.
Watch ForeFlight's Lead Product Designer, Ryan McBride, walk through many of these changes and how to use the new Multitasking functionality.
Jeppesen’s global enroute charts are now available in ForeFlight Mobile for all customers who have purchased or linked Jeppesen chart coverages. No matter what Jeppesen coverage you have, you can download the entire set of global VFR and IFR enroute charts, at no additional cost and with no setup or configuration required.
Jeppesen enroute charts are not available for the following iOS devices: iPad Mini 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPhone 5 and below.
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