Waypoint management software
Waypoint management software allows you to keep lists of geocaches on your computer. Depending on your computer setup, you could download waypoints in GPX format to your GPS and cache descriptions to your PDA. This saves you from re-typing coordinates and printing out huge volumes of paper.
Overall, Aussie cachers prefer GSAK, partly because it's made by Western Australian geocacher ClydeE, but mostly because it works well! The Geocaching Australia Forum has a support thread on GSAK. The beauty of GSAK is that it is created by a programmer that caches, rather than a cacher that programmes.
The most popular waypoint management software packages are:
- GSAK homepage - Sorts caches, marks, links to map, etc. Supports GCA GPX
- GPSBabel - Converts almost any format to any other.
- GPX Spinner - Converts GPX files to document format
- GPX2HTML - Converts GPX files to simple indexed HTML format
- OziExplorer - GPS mapping software
- MapSend Lite GPS mapping software & Geocache software
- GPS Utility - Tracks, waypoints etc.
See also GPS software - Pocket PC
- CacheMate - Testimonial
- iSilo - Document reader
- GPilotS - Waypoints, route and track log manager program for the Garmin GPS
The range of popular Smartphone Caching apps is always increasing, and are usually downloaded from the operating system's dedicated App Store.
For older devices, TrekBuddy - works with any java enabled phone including MIDP, Symbian, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Palm and Android. Supports GPX files from GSAK, GCA and GC. Supports field notes for GCA and GC caches. Offline maps support.