Two Apps have recently turned my head I wanted to Show and Tell.
First off is an iPhone only app called GPS Hiker. Someday it’s going to warm and with my newfound body-type and interest for all things healthy. I’m chomping at the bit to get outside for some hikes or Geocaching or both. I stumbled across this app and it seems to feed that need of a Geospatial Tech and Outdoors app combo.
There have been times that i just want the Garmin functionality on my iPhone, “just track my walk” or “just get the lat/long here”. This app does both. As well, it does the whole GPS Almanac thing we love about our Garmin GPSr. There is offline (OSM) map functionality, taking pictures and exporting options as well. If Garmin were not committed to a business model devoted to runners and Airplanes, they should hire this developer and buy this app. As it is today this app is FREE, better yet there’s NO ADS. Apparently just a good developer who is a wonderful human being.
Use DeskConnect on all of your devices. Without the functionality of Air Drop (iPhone 4s & iPad 3) I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect app to quickly and seamlessly throw files from one device to another as well as my MacBook. I’ve had a few: Files United, Instashare & the like. But they either had an essential tool missing or were painfully slow. DeskConnect takes care of all of that. The only thing that I don’t like is having to create an account for connecting to a mystery server in the cloud. Sure they address security in their FAQ
section on the website, but who wouldn’t say their servers are under Top
Security? Three aspects of awesomeness here are the device to device
connectivity. You actually don’t need a ‘desk’ in the equation.
Secondly is the Call from my MacBook contacts. Click this and a few seconds later your phone is calling the contact! That’s a real nice feature. Last of the uber cool things is sending you clipboard to your device. How many times have you emailed yourself a link? At least a few times a week for me. Oh Best Yet… IT’S FREE!!
There are always new apps coming out. No, Seriously, I mean in the time it took you to read this post there have been 2.5 new apps submitted to Apple and 4 updates released. Or something close to that. I hope these help you sift through the junk.