If you are wondering what the best digital log book for pilots is, you are probably not alone as someone named Chris Carlson recently asked the same question on the Ask a Flight Instructor forum:
Is anybody aware of a good iPad or PC based logbook program? I have created my own in excel, but am wanting something that can connect to an iPad, and hopefully be able to import my current excel logbook into it from the beginning.
A couple of pilots responded by suggesting LogTen with Kev Hughes noting that from what he sees, its by far the most expensive but its also the most user-friendly and “all around best product.” He added that if a pilot is looking for something that is seamless for both computers and the iPad, LogTen is the best choice.
Someone with the user name Sidestickplayer suggested MCCpilot log as there is a free version while the enterprise edition goes for about $70 or so. There is also an iPad/iPhone app for it and you can import your data from excel.
Finally, Mark Kolber wrote that he is a big fan of cloud based solution MyFlightBook. com. Mark did caution that with any cloud-based solution, there is always the risk of something happening to the provider, but MyFlightBook.com mitigates the risk by providing the ability to download a syncable Excel spreadsheet in order to maintain your data locally plus they regularly update their product and there are both iOS and Android apps. Mark also noted he had 1,500 hours of flight time over the course of about 20 years to import from Excel and with some helpful assistance from the developer, the import went “surprisingly smooth.”
At the end of the thread, Chris thanked Mark for his MyFlightBook.com suggestion and he even wrote that myflightbook. com is “one of the best things I’ve even gotten for free!”