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Your preferred Ipad/Ipod/Android SAILING Apps?

What are your preferred and useful apps to use besides the traditional? I found Windguru to be pretty useful with a good and detailed forecast for my area.
Wondering what do you use...
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I don't have AIS on my boat so I like "ship finder" for my iphone (i think it works on Ipad as well)
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Just got an iPhone too weeks ago. I feel like I just came out of the stone ages. For $7.99 Navionics Marine & Lakes is amazing. Charts,tides, currents, POI's. Not a substitute for a chartplotter because of screen size, not weather proof, battery life and in general not as rugged as a dedicated chartplotter but still great.

Accuweather's radar maps, seem to be pretty up to the minute and free.

Knot Guide, also free. Not animated butstep by step guides for many, many knots. 30+ sailing knots.
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Marine Traffic (more of a toy)
mobile GRIB
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I also use my Android browser for some weather sites:
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I also like Navionics. Use if for tides and currents all the time. For $15 bucks, got all the charts for the entire west coast US along with tides and currents, about the same price as a single paper chart. Don't have to have a cell phone signal to use it either.
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I also like Navionics. Use if for tides and currents all the time. For $15 bucks, got all the charts for the entire west coast US along with tides and currents, about the same price as a single paper chart. Don't have to have a cell phone signal to use it either.

Are you using it with an iPad or iPhone? The Navionics app I'm using is
$7.99 and charts free.
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I also like Navionics. Use if for tides and currents all the time. For $15 bucks, got all the charts for the entire west coast US along with tides and currents, about the same price as a single paper chart. Don't have to have a cell phone signal to use it either.
A couple of features I really like on the Navionics app:

1) The community; it is possible to correct / amend the charts, Navionics will verify the the corrections and post them

2) Search function; marina phone numbers as well as other amenities are available, such as restaurants. This can also be added to through the community.

I would not use it for "serious" navigation.
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