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Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

I recently got an iPad mini with data capability for the GPS chip. Of course I bought it s a toy, but the justification was to use it as a nav tool. We had used my wife's iPad 2 for the same purpose and it was great.

The Mini is somehow is much more difficult to read in the direct light than was the iPad 2. I don't really know why that would be. For two years we have used iSailor and really liked it, but it is difficult to see on the mini. Yesterday a Nushield Dayvue screen protector arrived in the mail, and seems to have alleviated some of the reflected light problem. Apparently it is like anti-reflective eyeglass coatings. Thankfully it doesn't have that granular kind of look that most anti-glare screen protectors have. We'll see how it works out on our long cruise that starts next week.

While waiting on the screen protector to arrive, I had been contemplating purchasing Navionics for a couple of reasons. The very high contrast charts might be easier to see on the Mini, and I found that at least one location (The Oak Orchard River in Kent, NY) Navionics had WAY more chart detail than did iSailor. I am surprised by this, as both of the apps' charts are based on the same NOAA and Cdn Hydrographic Services data.

Has anyone used both Navionics and iSailor? Comments? Navionics seems like a very good value when you consider the amount of regions you get for the money. iSailor sells you regions a la carte, so the upfront cost for the regions I need are less. I had Navionics on my android phone and found it kind of ugly compared to iSailor, but usability has to trump style. I am still thinking of buying the Navionics, but don't want to simply toss money away ('cuz like I have a sailboat and would NEVER do that).
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Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

I've been working on a simple MAFOR translator iPhone app, mostly just because I want it for myself. Would anyone be interested in giving it a shot? It should be ready for testing pretty soon and with my current forecast for this weekend (calm, calm, and calm) I don't think I'll get getting in much good testing myself.
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Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

Last weekend I used InavX in combination with AyeTides for a cruise up the california coast. I'm fairly new to the app and to sailing but the app worked beautifully. Mounted it on the Pedestal guard with a RAM Mount and the RAM waterproof case.

Only problem was how to keep it charged. I got a Solar charger from REI and it seems to work but I havent figured out a way to keep it mounted while doing so. Also I dont like the stainless (Maybe Aluminum?) Ring in direct contact with the S/S pedestal guard but for now this system works.

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Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

Yachtweather
GoogleSky
Saildroid
Navionics
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Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

oh and iSailor.I haven't used it, but i hear its pretty good.
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Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

Not sure this has been mentioned:FLIR ONE™ personal thermal imager by FLIR® - See the Heat
Great uses for nighttime nav or mob.
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Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

If you use Expedition Navigation and Routing software then take a look at the Ventus Navigation apps for both iPhone/iPad and Android.
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