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    Best Boating Apps for Android Phone-gctid382273

    We have the phone but not the apps. What are you using that you "can't live without"?

    #2
    I don't use many and I'm not sure any of these qualify as "can't live without" but here is a list of a few boating related apps I enjoy or refference on my Droid Bionic in no particular order, oh and all free...I don't pay for apps, I pay enough for the phone:

    The Boat US app

    Flag Bag (for easy flying flag refferenceing since I never could remember all those!)

    Knots Guide

    Marine Traffic

    I think the Flag Bag and Knots Guide are great refference apps, Boat US app can post your position on Facebook for friends and the Marine Traffic is for all things AIS.

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      #3
      Ship finder is a nice one for watching AIS targets. Marine Traffic s another. Tides and Currents by Fly To Maps is a very handy app here in the PNW.
      Custom CNC Design And Dash Panels

      iBoatNW

      1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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        #4
        I use

        marine weather by bluefin

        tide chart free

        ulyssespeedmeter

        navionics us east

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          #5
          I use earth nc lite(free) awesome little backup charting app

          and gps essentials-has a camera function that records gps location and compass direction on pic

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            #6
            Thanks for the input everyone I wll check them out.

            Greg

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              #7
              We just picked up a Tablet for assorted reasons Lenovo IdeaPad.

              I realize this thread is about software, but this is one of the few inexpensive tablets that actually has a GPS in it. I just wanted to mention that.

              As far as software...

              For the tablet...

              EarthNC - Charts directly from NOAA, works with the GPS and allows you to download charts to work offline. AWESOME APP (do I really need to add the always have paper charts disclosure?)

              Tides and Currents - It downloads several days in advance so again... works offline.

              Marine Traffic - Great AIS app. I think it only refreshes data every 5 minutes which for us is just fine.

              On my phone...

              I have pretty much the same apps, but also

              Animated Knots - cause it's always good to practice.

              Weather by BlueFin - This app is actually a bit overkill, but it gets the job done.

              I also created a page that is somewhat phone friendly at www.sunnyledges.com/boat . Anyone is free to use it, and if you have some links you want added or you want your own special page with your favorite stuff on it, just contact me. No charge..
              Aquatic Muse
              Mount Vernon, WA
              MMSI: 367498870
              '79 Bayliner Santiago w/ Mercruiser 470 power and drive

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                #8
                I finally entered the 21st Century and got a Galaxy III.....while our boating season is basically finished, does anyone have any updates to this thread and android apps that they love, or almost love?

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                  #9
                  I would likely add WindAlert by WeatherFlow to the above list. We use Marine Weather by Bluefin most days we're out.

                  It appears EarthNC has pulled their free app, at least from the Play store.

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                    #10
                    Since posting the above and now having my boat moored at a marina, I still use the same apps. I use the Weather by Bluefin on my phone just about every day as it also has tide levels.

                    For the tablet...

                    EarthNC - Charts directly from NOAA, works with the GPS and allows you to download charts to work offline. AWESOME APP (do I really need to add the always have paper charts disclosure?)

                    Tides and Currents - It downloads several days in advance so again... works offline.

                    Marine Traffic - Great AIS app. I think it only refreshes data every 5 minutes which for us is just fine.

                    On my phone...

                    I have pretty much the same apps, but also

                    Animated Knots - cause it's always good to practice.

                    Weather by BlueFin - This app is actually a bit overkill, but it gets the job done.
                    Aquatic Muse
                    Mount Vernon, WA
                    MMSI: 367498870
                    '79 Bayliner Santiago w/ Mercruiser 470 power and drive

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                      #11
                      Nimh wrote:
                      I would likely add WindAlert by WeatherFlow to the above list. We use Marine Weather by Bluefin most days we're out.

                      It appears EarthNC has pulled their free app, at least from the Play store.
                      I just got an update on mine... I don't think I have the pay version, but I might.
                      Aquatic Muse
                      Mount Vernon, WA
                      MMSI: 367498870
                      '79 Bayliner Santiago w/ Mercruiser 470 power and drive

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                        #12
                        Nimh wrote:
                        I would likely add WindAlert by WeatherFlow to the above list. We use Marine Weather by Bluefin most days we're out.

                        It appears EarthNC has pulled their free app, at least from the Play store.
                        What they say about "great minds"?....I just downloaded WindAlert about 30 minutes ago. Looks like a really nice one. Thanks

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                          #13
                          Navionics is a "must have" for me. Not sure If there Is a free version, I paid $10 and love it.

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                            #14
                            Navionics is $15.50 now - downloaded it last week onto a friends 'droid.

                            Worth every penny though
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                            1989 Bayliner 3270

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                              #15
                              Navionics. No other chart apps exist for my area.

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