For better or worse, the digital age has touched almost every aspect of our lives. Whether it’s in the form of electronic hearing protection, laser rangefinders or the TrackingPoint Precision Guided Firearm (PGF), technology has undoubtedly left its mark on the firearm world.

Subscribe or grab a copy of the Oct. 2014 issue of G&A to read why Tom Beckstrand says, "Download this app!"

Subscribe or grab a copy of the Oct. 2014 G&A to read why Tom Beckstrand says, “Download this app!”

A major area where technology is advancing our abilities to hit targets comes in the form of software development for smartphones and tablets. There are now a growing number of ballistics apps created specifically for shooters and hunters, and you don’t have to be a computer whiz to use them effectively.

Ballistics apps are designed to help shooters make calculations to hit distant targets or take down game in the field. Determining bullet drop, wind drift, impact energy and flight time in a palm-sized package, ballistics apps are making the arithmetic easier than ever. The real benefit of using a ballistic app is the convenient ability to calculate data that’s tailored to your specific firearm, cartridge and environmental conditions.

If you’re not using ballistics apps, its time to consider pairing your hardware with the right software with our list of the best ballistics apps available now:

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