INDI clients are the programs you use to directly control your devices. There are numerous clients implementations that are tailored to specific requirements. But the most popular clients are the generic GUI clients. GUI clients are capable of running any INDI driver.

The following is a list of popular INDI clients:

NameDescriptionCostLicenseOperating SystemsNotes
KStars KStars is free, open source, cross-platform Astronomy Software. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time. The display includes upto 100 million stars, 13,000 deep-sky objects,all 8 planets, the Sun and Moon, and thousands of comets and asteroids. In addition, it provides tools to perform many astronomical calculations, an observation planner, and lots of information and resources to help you explore the universe! Free GPL Linux, BSD, OSX, Windows INDI Library for KStars is only available for Linux, BSD, and OSX.
Ekos Ekos is a tool that aims to provide astronomers using Linux with a single, consistent, and extensible framework to perform astrophotography tasks. This includes polar alignment using drift method, auto-focus & auto-guide capabilities, and capture of single or stack of images with filter wheel support. Free GPL Linux, BSD, OSX Ekos is part of KStars.
AstroImager AstroImager is a powerful, but easy to use image capture application for the astrophotography for OSX. €14.99 Proprietary OSX AstroImager in Apple Store.
AstroTelescope AstroTelescope is a simple planetarium for astrophotography integrated with imaging application for OSX. €9.99 Proprietary OSX AstroTelescope in Apple Store.
AstroGuider AstroGuider is a simple to use guiding application for your telescope mount. It can be calibrated semi-automatically or manually, you do not need to take care about camera orientation or pixel scale. €9.99 Proprietary OSX AstroGuider in Apple Store.
IPARCOS IPARCOS is a INDI client for Android phones and tablets. It supports connecting and controlling your INDI devices including easy to use telescope and camera controls. Free GPL Android  
Remote Observatory Remote Observatory in a multilanguage INDI client for the Android platform. It is under  active development and allows to control any number of INDI Servers and Devices simultaneously, including handling of BLOB properties, multiple usar interfaces for particular devices and so on. It has been designed to be extensible in the way that the information is presented to the user. Free GPL Android Remote Observatory in Google Play
Cartes Du Ciel Cartes du Ciel is a free planetarium program for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. With the change to version 3, Linux has been added as a target platform, licensing has changed from freeware to GPL and the project moved to a new website. The software maps out and labels most of the constellations, planets, and objects you can see with a telescope. It can also download Digitized Sky Survey Charts and superimpose images over these charts. Numerous star charts and indexes can be installed. There are also telescope interfaces and many versatile display options. Free GPL Linux, OSX, Windows Cartes Du Ciel only supports telescope control.
CCDCiel CCDCiel is a CCD capture software intended for the amateur astronomer. It include all the features required to perform digital imaging CCD observation of celestial objects. Using the standard drivers protocol INDI and ASCOM it can connect and control the CCD camera, the focuser, the filter wheel and the telescope mount. Free GPL Linux, Windows  
DCD DCD is a platform independent user interface for remote telescope and device control, compatible with the INDI standard. Free GPL Linux, BSD, OSX, Windows  
INDI For Java The INDI for Java is a set of libraries (written in the Java programming language) to implement Clients (graphical and not graphical ones), Drivers and Servers that follow the INDI distributed control protocol, a protocol designed to operate astronomical instrumentation. The library provides an Android client as well (version 8 or higher). Free GPL Linux, OSX, Windows  
OpenPHD The PHD Guiding software from Stark Labs is a popular, free package for telescope autoguiding on Macs and PCs. The goal of this project is to bring PHD Guiding to developers on Linux, OS X, and Windows. Free BSD Linux, OSX, Windows  
wINDI wINDI is an INDI wrapper and INDI server for ASCOM drivers. It was developed as a supporting module for jINDI cross platform observatory control software, but can be used for personal or educational purposes for free with any other INDI client running on the same or a remote machine (e.g. KStarsXEphem or CdC). Free Propietary Windows  
jINDI jINDI is a project of cross platform observatory control software based on INDI protocol. It consists of jINDI protocol and jINDI GUI.   Propietary Windows, Linux, OSX Not officially released yet.
iINDI iINDI is a mobile control panel for the remote INDI servers for iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. It offers the same functionality as jINDI Device Manager or KStars Control panel for indiserver and INDI drivers or wINDI and ASCOM drivers. The only limitation is, that it doesn't support BLOB transfer. €3.99 Propietary iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad  
Xephem Xephem is a Motif based ephemeris and planetarium program for Unix-like operating systems. $19.95 Propietary Unix-like  
GoQat GoQat is a hardware control and data acquisition program for astronomy on the Linux platform. It has an INDI client to control any device with an INDI driver and has native support for any CCD camera from Quantum Scientific Imaging and any Starlight Xpress USB 2.0 camera. Free GPL Linux  
EqmodGui EqmodGui is a user interface for Linux INDI Eqmod telescope driver.
It allow to easily set the main parameters require to use this driver and manage the alignment data.
Free GPLv3 Linux  
INDI starter INDI starter is a user interface to run a INDI server.
You can configure different profile for your astronomical equipment.
The INDI server can be launched locally or remotely on another computer. In this last case a ssh tunnel is established to allow local client connection.
Free GPLv3 Linux  
indiprop indiprop provides a generic user interface for browsing device properties published by an INDI server. Free GPL Linux  
AstroDSLR AstroDSLR is an application similar to AstroImager, an easy to use tool for astrophotography, but intended for use with Canon EOS cameras. €14.99 Propriietary OSX  
PixInsight PixInsight is an advanced image processing software platform. It has been designed specifically for astrophotography and other technical imaging fields. PixInsight is a modular, open-architecture system where the entire processing and file handling capabilities are implemented as external installable modules. €230 (without IVA)
Proprietary Windows, Linux, OSX You can try out the PixInsight Platform at no charge for 45 days.


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