Dissatisfied with waiting for the Galaxy Map to calculate longer routes for you? There's an app for that!
Elite:Copilot will find routes within 1-2 seconds even if you travel 200+ LY. It will guide you to your destination using spoken instructions, and you can tell it to route you around locked systems. It will also dynamically find new routes in case you're taking a detour.
Like the facebook page to stay up to date about the tool: https://www.facebook.com/EliteCopilot?ref=hl
To get set up, you need 3 things:
1) Download it from https://app.box.com/s/2k73xd3jj6wn6unyb7gi - EDIT: DROPBOX mirror: http://goo.gl/uFUSoS
(You should get the .exe, the systems.json, and speech.ini if you want to set a custom system voice like Ivona if you have it)
You can put the files on your desktop or whereever, and then run the executable by double clicking it.
2) Set netlog path
Click the "set netlog path" button in the tool, and navigate to your E/Products/FORC-FDEV../Logs folder and select any of the netlog*.* files in there. You only need to do this once.
Before you start E, you also once need to change an option in your AppConfig.xml file in your Frontier\EDLaunch\Products\FORC-FDEV-D-1002 directory. In the Network section put a new line with VerboseLogging="1" . That will have E write your current system into its log files so that Elite Copilot will know where you are in the galaxy.
It should look like this: http://i.imgur.com/kxlNwTb.jpg
Source code is on github: https://github.com/w0nk0/Elite-Copilot