Best Elite Dangerous Mods, Apps and Add-Ons in 2021 (UPDATED)

Log Your Travels

One advantage of Elite Dangerous having such an incredible scale is we can explore any star system we wish.  But, how do you keep track of such epic adventures?  Enter Captain’s Log.  This is an explorer’s dream.

There’s also EDDiscovery, which can track your Elite Dangerous travels, combat, trading, rank, commodities, materials, scans and all host of other data.  It tells you which planets are high value and terraformable with little icons next to them, so you can be more efficient with your probing, streamlining some of the more tedious aspects of the game.

Map Out The Stars

The sheer number of star systems to explore in Elite Dangerous is simply staggering.  Fortunately, there are a couple of resources that will help you to keep track of what’s out there.

Elite Dangerous Star Map has many routes, maps, expeditions and logs.  It is also a good place to post your findings.

EDAstro is another great resource, with lots of galaxy maps and charts.  All data is based on scanned bodies, and/or visited systems.

Keep on Top of Your Screenshots

For those who love taking screenshots while they explore the many different star systems on offer, the Screen Shot Changer mod adds the ability to save the current system name into the screenshot name when you hit F10.

It’s a simple improvement, but a significant one.

Engineer Materials, Data and Blueprints Tracker

EDEngineer tracks materials and data and also keeps track of blueprints, listing the current data/materials needed.  This is a HUGE timesaver and allows Commanders to keep focused on the task at hand after the weary 2,000th jump in search of a part.

Monitor The Market

The Elite Dangerous Market Connector app can download your Commander’s details, along with system, faction, scan, and station data.  It can then: