Apps for Outdoor Activities
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Kayaking - Canoeing
Paddle Log, from Australian Canoeing, is a user friendly logbook with the ability to copy and edit past activities. It will enable users to keep their logbook current at all times on their mobile device.
The data recorded is suitable for submission to Australian Canoeing when applying for an ACAS award. The log can be exported in a format that can be used as a backup, manipulated in a desktop spreadsheet program or submitted with application for ACAS awards. Paddle Log also allows users to download details of their ACAS awards and be visually reminded of their expiry date.
Now available on your desktop too!: http://paddlelog.canoe.org.au
Paddle Prep has been designed for all those that are new to paddlesports or those that are already hooked on this great life long activity. Paddle Prep has a goal to educate and inform people on safety matters to make them better, safer paddlers and encourage people to have more fun on the water.
Paddle Ready is designed for new and experienced paddlers alike. The ACA built this app with one goal in mind: to maximize your fun and safety on the water! Whether kayaking on a lake, rafting down a river, stand up paddleboarding in the ocean, or canoeing down a stream, millions of Americans participate in paddlesports every year. Paddle Ready empowers you to have a great time!
KayakLog turns your smartphone into an automatic “logbook-creater”. When you have finished your kayak trip, all logged data such as wind speed, temperature, length of trip, average speed, photos taken on your trip etc. are directly transferred to the KayakLog website. You can also share your kayak adventures with friends on Facebook
Waterways Guide. Discover the beauty of our Australian waterways, many accessible only by canoe or kayak.
The Paddle NSW Waterways Guide is maintained by the paddling community to help you explore the many lakes, rivers, bays and coastlines of New South Wales and beyond.
All major waterways are described, with trip suggestions and handy maps showing public access points, nearby accommodation and great camping spots. The whitewater rivers have detailed notes on rapids and the grade for each river section. The flatwater and coastal waterways have suggested itineraries and points of interest to see.
Kayaking GPS. Developed by Kayakers for Kayakers.
All kayakers need a way of mapping and identifying features on rivers. This app will allow you map and mark features with GPS accuracy and will allow you to use GPS my location to identify where you are in relation to these features on future runs and allow you to add new features using this facility. There is an extensive array of icons to help you map your rivers. This app uses GPS exclusively allowing you to use it worldwide.
Boating & Sailing
Compass Eye can be used to help with navigation on land, sea or air as a bearing or marching compass.
Compass Eye is fully gimballed and works accurately in all orientations and angles, unlike most compass apps which only show the correct heading when held level and close to horizontal.
Simple to use, Man Overboard shows you the way back to the MOB – and the position to give to the emergency services. That alone could be life saving. If you are in any type of boat – yacht, motorboat, dinghy, anything that floats – your safety and that of your crew and guests is paramount. Don’t just download this App yourself – make sure that they do to. It may be you that goes overboard!
What’s On My Boat?
Looking for something on your boat? At the chandler and can’t remember what it was you wanted? Not sure in which of the many cubbyholes you stored that spare filter?
What’s on my Boat™ lets you
• Know what you’ve got aboard
• Know where things are
• See what they look like
• Filter by Locations, Categories and Lists
Ship Shape Boat Lights
Ship Shape Boat Lights is designed to be used as both a learning tool and a reference tool for anyone who operates or spends time on their boat.2
Float Plan EZ!
Float Plan EZ! is intended to make it easy to file a float plan.
- Great for one leg trips or multiple destinations.
- You can add multiple crew, vessels, recipients and destinations which are saved and available for one tap selection with your next float plan.
- Quickly check off the combination of vessel, crew, destination and recipients you want included in your float plan.
- User your saved routes again and again. Just change the date and time of your trip.
- Use your device’s contacts database to select crew and recipients.
- Add a photo of your vessel.
- Tap the ‘Mail’ button to email that information from your device to the selected recipients. You will get to see a preview of the message before it’s sent
When you have completed your float plan and have landed safely then just tap the ‘Mail’ button again and select the return message. A pre-composed message to your recipients telling them that you have made safe landing will be sent by your choice of text message or email.
“Anchor Watch” uses the GPS on your smartphone to monitor your boat’s position. If the boat moves outside of set limits, the program will alert you immediately. Alerts include phone calls, sound, vibration alerts, popups, email or SMS (through a third party).
There are no more sleepless nights when you worry about weather your boat is dragging or not. Keep the phone next to where you are sleeping and a quick glance will assure you that all is ok. If the boat drags out of the predefined area (no limit on radius), it will alert you in any way you decide. Flashing text, sounding alarm or even call to another phone.
Marine Chart Symbols
Complete reference for symbols, abbreviations and terms used in marine charts. Useful as an aid for teaching and learning, or as reminder for experienced sailors and sea cartography users.
Marine Rules & Signals
The reference guide to rules and signals at sea. Part of a series of Marine Navigation apps, Rules & Signals is a useful tool for sailors, fishermen, surfers and people involved in sea water sports. The Imray Marine Navigation reference products are intended for quick reference and learning.
Boating Australia & New Zealand
World’s Most Popular Marine & Lakes App! A favorite among cruisers, sailors, fishermen and divers. Find the same detailed charts as on the best GPS plotters. This app includes the overwhelming value of Navionics+
The one and only Leisure , Lifestyle and Boating App for everything on and around the water is here , all in the one place. SUP, Kayak , Boating , Boarding , Dining , Health and wellness – Must see and do around Australia plus more.
Service , Products, Weather , Blogging, Events, News and update and your FREE monthly magazine of the month every month for your reading pleasure.
Fishbrain is the No. 1 app for people who love fishing.
Share your catches, or keep your info 100% private! Whether you’re a pro or casual angler, Fishbrain helps you discover your best possible fishing experience. With 7 million recorded catches, over 9 million users and 1.7 million fishing waters, Fishbrain is the biggest source of up-to-date fishing information in the world.
Most importantly, you can choose to share your catch location – or not! It’s always your choice. Your secret spots always stay secret.
Have instant access to Queensland’s fishing rules anytime and anywhere. The Queensland Recreational Fishing App provides up-to-date information on recreational fishing rules and regulations in Queensland, including size and possession limits, species identification, closed seasons, closed water and stocked impoundment maps, angler diary, and access to tide and weather information.
Rock Climbing Beginners Guide
This is the all-inclusive App to quickly learn about Rock Climbing knowledge. We aim to provide the comprehensive guide and help you fast grasp the essentials in this area that would take other people many years to learn.
- We carefully selected the collections of tutorial video for basic overview as well as deeper understanding.
- We have included essential facts, knowledges and tips and put them into intuitive learning sheets. You may easily access these intuitive learning sheets from your iphone or ipad, or you may print them out for easier reference.
- We have included the latest news and events to keep you update with what’s new.
- We have collected All of the most frequently used Rock Climbing knowledge terms. Wherever you feel puzzled by the language, the App is your powerful dictionary tool.
ClimbCoach is the pioneering training app for climbers and boulderers that makes planning, recording and even executing training as easy as possible. . . so that you can just concentrate on reaching your climbing goals more efficiently and effectively. ClimbCoach not only gives you all the essential training info you need to reach your goals quicker but also takes you through climbing specific workouts step by step, exercise by exercise.
iCrag – Arapiles is a rock climbers’ guide to Mt Arapiles in Australia. Mt Arapiles is one of the world’s most incredible rock climbing destinations. It is a climber’s mecca necessitating a pilgrimage at least once in every climber’s life. The app uses content from the high quality climber’s guide to Mt Arapiles: Arapiles Selected Climbs and contains over a thousand of Arapiles best climbs.
Climbing Grade Converter
Climbing Grade Converter is a simple tool used to help rock climbers understand the different grading systems used around the world. Currently the app converts between 16 different climbing grading systems including bouldering systems.
Mountain Biking & Cycling
Turn your next ride, hike, or run into an adventure with Komoot. Get inspired by tapping into shared community knowledge and recommendations, then bring your adventures to life with the easy route planner.
Plan Your Perfect Hiking, Road Cycling, or Mountain Bike Adventure
Get the route perfect for your sport—be it smooth asphalt for your road bike, singletracks for your mountain bike, silent cycling paths for touring or natural hiking trails for your hikes. Plan down to the last detail with at-your-fingertips info like surface, difficulty, distance and elevation profile and check your running, walking or bicycle progress with the GPS tracker.
Cycle Incident Log (CIL) is an easy to use application that enables cyclists to accurately record information about an incident. The CIL App simplifies the entire accident reporting process by providing intuitive features to thoroughly document an accident so that peak cycling bodies and their advocates can better assist cyclists in cycling accident claims, legal process and provide a better advocacy service for improved infrastructure.
The Cycle Law App simplifies the entire incident reporting process by providing an easy-to-use interface that works great on iPhone devices. It includes significant built-in global positioning system (GPS) functionality for capturing the geolocation and automatically record the date and time of the incident.
The Cycle Law App Allows You To:
- Enable GPS on your phone to automatically retrieve accident location information, such as street name, city, state and country.
- Add type of incident and description.
- Upload video,date,time and other police report details like police station name, police officer’s name, report number and officer’s comment.
- Fill in the date, time & weather information along with personal details in the event of a bike crash.
- Capture photos of your damaged bike and own injuries by accessing your phone’s camera.
- Share your relevant personal details such as name, phone number and email address.
- Share details about casualties to the accident report such as other driver’s name, phone number, email address, and vehicle’s registration number.
- Add witnesses’ testimony by including their names, phone numbers and email addresses.
- Create a detailed bicycle accident report with all the necessary information from your mobile device in just a few seconds!
Trailforks is a mountain bike trail database with over 80,000 trails. Users can contribute data and then local trail associations have the control to approve & curate the data.
Bike gears calculator allows you to choose cadence, speed, tires size, gears determine gear ratio, gain ratio, speed, pedal rotations and much more.
Track all your runs, rides and cross-training too. Upload your activities from your Garmin, Android or iPhone and Strava will automatically log all your workouts. Run or ride a segment (specific section of road or trail) and compare your effort against past efforts and other athletes who’ve ridden the same segment. See where you rank and start moving up the leaderboards.
Just go out, track your activity, take some photos and enjoy the moment. Finished? Time to create your video! Your outdoor activities have never looked so cool.
Relive turns your adventure into a personal video worth sharing. Fly over your route, see where you’ve been and view your highlights!
Relive works with Strava, Endomondo, Garmin Connect, Apple Health (Watch), MapMyRun, MapMyWalk, MapMyRide, MapMyHike and Polar Flow.
Experienced campers know, novices will learn. To fully enjoy the pleasures of camping, don’t forget anything – this app contains a list of everything you will need and has been prepared by experienced campers who know what is important, experienced campers who know what they MUST have …
‘Can I fly there?’ is a free drone safety app showing Australian sub 2kg commercial drone flyers where they can and can’t fly their drone. It reflects the standard operating conditions for those flying their drone recreationally or commercially (under the excluded category of commercial operations) and is a valuable educational, safety and situational awareness tool for drone flyers. It highlights controlled airports, helicopter landing areas, restricted airspace, danger areas, and includes the drone standard operating conditions.
MSW Surf Forecast
The MSW mobile app provides long range surf forecasts for thousands of beaches across the globe. Our forecast includes the MSW star rating, surf size, swell height, swell period, swell direction, wind strength, wind direction and temperature. MSW App+ users get additional information: wind gust speed, atmospheric pressure, forecast accuracy % and benefit from an additional 3 days (extending the forecast to 10 days).
Whether you are off to find your first geocache or your ten-thousandth, this app is your ultimate geocaching toolbox. There are millions of cleverly hidden containers called geocaches scattered throughout more than 185 countries, just waiting to be found—there are probably even some near you right now.
Step out on more than 90 bushwalks – climb Australia’s highest mountain. Follow in the footsteps of a 19th century explorer. Circumnavigate Uluru. Stand on precipitous sea cliffs. Walk independently or join tours. Designed to help you choose a walk from over 150 entries and 1000-odd images describing and illustrating each walk’s terrain and the wildlife you may encounter. (THIS IS NOT A TRAIL GUIDE)