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Question What are good tide apps for the iPhone

I was interested in what iphone applications for the tides that are pretty good. I found one called Chronglobal Tidal Chronoscope on the itunes site. I was looking for a GPS based application that got all the secondary ports and gives quick intuitive information. This ones happens to be in the format of a tide watch. Anyone else have this app? I downloaded it, and seems to work pretty solid.
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Charts&Tides by Navimatics. It is that a much much more for about $20.
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I'm not an iPhone user, but on the Android market I've found an app simply called,
"Tide Prediction" that is pretty acurate and very easy to navigate. It's a free app from
by David Flater. Basic, but does it's job
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Navonics. Great app for tide data. Also has currents, marinas, marine repair, waterfront restaurants, etc. I love it!
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I have Navimatics Charts and Tides / East coast. I used it a lot this summer.

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Here is an idea: throw your Iphone, Android or whatever overboard and see which way it drifts as it sinks in the current, if any.
For the entire east coast there is a book called the Eldridge Tide & Pilot Manual that will give you the tidal predictions from Maine to Florida and it is only $13.95 or so. The ink wont run if it gets wet and it never gets low on batteries.
The more time you spend tinkering with your I-whatever, GPS and charplotter you will miss what is actually going on where you really are.
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L-36.com Winds and Tides Have it on My I Pad...great tool...too much info almost AIS info

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Here is an idea: throw your Iphone, Android or whatever overboard and see which way it drifts as it sinks in the current, if any.
For the entire east coast there is a book called the Eldridge Tide & Pilot Manual that will give you the tidal predictions from Maine to Florida and it is only $13.95 or so. The ink wont run if it gets wet and it never gets low on batteries.
The more time you spend tinkering with your I-whatever, GPS and charplotter you will miss what is actually going on where you really are.
Screens are for keeping the bugs out.
That's funny. Some people are so anti tech it's crazy. If you want to make it more simplistic you should just suggest the OP get one of those free tide charts from the local sail club, fuel dock, etc. I know I have about five of them in various places. Why buy a $14, five pound book?

As to the original question, I have an APP called Surf Report that shows tide and surf conditions. I'm in Southern CA so not sure if it works where you are. It's worked pretty well for me though. In addition to tides, it shows swells, direction etc.

BTW, if the batteries run down on your mobile devise and you have no way to recharge them, invest in a way. (cig charger etc.) If your boat batteries are too low to re-charge a small phone, chances are you may be in more trouble than wondering when low tide is. You're f'ed either way.

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I use Aye Tides for the iPhone. It's $9.99.
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