Smart Phone Apps

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  1. Archy88

    Archy88 New Member

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    +1 for Waze. Great to know about traffic or speed traps(not that I am speeding with a PUP lol)

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  2. MD Saga

    MD Saga Pop-up journeymen

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    I've been using RadarNow. Shows the nearest weather radar based on your location. Also sends you wx alerts and warning messages.
     
  3. Darn

    Darn Pup to Hybrid

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    I have a couple of good apps that I use
    Flashlight (also has a compass built in)

    My favorite for leveling is "Surface Level" I couldn't believe how accurate this thing is! I used a small desk top to test it. First leveled it with my 3' level both side to side and front to back, then set the phone on it and the bubble hit dead center!

    I use it when I'm leveling the pup. I found a spot on the tongue that is level when the pup is level, so I crank it up until it hits dead on. I love it!
     
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    raspivey New Member

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    I use these quite a bit.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/what-knot-to-do/id345618285?mt=8

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/camping-list/id383720993?mt=8
     
  5. pej

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    Here are some not yet mentioned.

    Do you enjoy looking up? ... Google Sky map is amazing

    WIfi manager and wifi analyzer to help me find free wifi and how strong the signal is.

    Gps nav & maps for free navigation on the tablet.

    Tripadviser to get ratings.

    Personal hotspot to create wifi for my tablet. Must be careful, so i track my data plan usage. this is builtin to most.


    Peter
     
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    Jaybirdypb New Member

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    I like, and use, Gas Buddy because I like cheap gas. Especially when towing!
    I also like Weather Bug because it always tells me the dew point.
     
  7. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    I use weather bug because it doesn't stay active and use up resources when it isn't open.
    I also used OsmAnd on our trip, which is an off-line navigation app that uses open-source maps. It's free and very, very good (and handy when there is no cell service!).
    I have an Android though. The screen on the Apple is too small...
     
  8. popupmurf

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    For hiking which we do when we camp. :)

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/everytrail/id342467041?mt=8
    The GPS pedometer works even when your phone is off to create a trip and it's amazing how accurate it is.
     
  9. novagirl

    novagirl retired camper

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    +2 on the Campwhere app. Using it daily on our trip
     
  10. novagirl

    novagirl retired camper

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    +2 on the Campwhere app. Using it daily on our trip
     
  11. MD Saga

    MD Saga Pop-up journeymen

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    Also use INRIX for traffice and just found US Topo Maps. Topo maps looks promising for hiking. Pro version can overlay Nexrad weather.
     
  12. Jayko

    Jayko Jayco 141J aka Big Bertha

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    Angry birds, it won't help with the weather, but when it's raining, it will give you something to do
     
  13. heckufaguy

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    I use Radar Alive Pro. As a weather spotter it's very valuable, will find the local radar, plot your location on the map and show you the location of other weather spotters on the network. It'l also show warning/watch boxes as well as storm directions and other information.

    I also like weatherbug, I have the elite which I think now most of those features are built in to the free version.

    +1 on Waze for real time traffic info.

    and c:geo, for on the fly geocaching when we so decide.
     
  14. lbcarr87

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    Thanks, all for the suggestions.
    So far I've downloaded google maps which I really like, The weather channel, a flashlight with a compass (like this one too) and a bubble level ( not too, impressed may look for a different one ).
     
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    -1 for the Campwhere app because they don't have a Pennsylvania list. [:!]
     
  16. Jayko

    Jayko Jayco 141J aka Big Bertha

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    The cable channel A&E app. If wifi is available we can then watch Duck Dynasty.
     
  17. Harvardroger

    Harvardroger If it feels good, do it! If it hurts, Stop!

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    Here is what mine shows for PA.

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  18. popupmurf

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    Interesting. Do you have a direct link to the App? When I search iTunes for campwhere it has different apps for some states for $1.99 each but nothing for PA

     
  19. mrwithit

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    Another vote for:
    Flashlight app
    Compass
    Level
     
  20. mrwithit

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    AllTrails is great for finding hiking trailheads
     

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