Online Tools/Software

Every Geocacher caches in a different way. And we all prepare for our adventures in our own way.

A wide range of apps and software are available to assist us. Here are just a few.

Software
GSAK GSAK is the all in one Geocaching and waypoint management tool. Major features include: Multiple databases, sending/receiving waypoints to GPSr, Google maps, conversion to many mapping formats, HTML output, extensive searching, macro support, backup and restore, distance/direction from other waypoints (including caches, locations, post codes) and much more. GSAK only runs on Windows operating systems
GSAK is a fantastic resource for the novice and experienced geocacher.

iCaching is the all-in-one Geocache manager for the Mac.

It is a fast, native app with a real Mac userinterface like you’re used to from applications like iTunes. Available in the Mac App Store

Happy (i)Caching!

 GeoPrinter is an extension for Chrome. It adds features to the geocaching listings allowing to create lists on the fly, then print them out.

Get the extension here

Official Geocaching Apps

Get Started with the Free Geocaching Apps

Begin your worldwide geocaching adventure with the free Geocaching  Apps. You'll be able to find nearby geocaches, plus get tips and tricks along the way.

Available on Apple and Android

Apple Apps
Geosphere is iPhone alternative to the official apps. A range of features make this app appealing for any level, novice to hardcore. Available for Apple product only

Cachly is a simple and powerful Geocaching app that includes many advanced features.

Get it here.

GPS Averaging is used to record accurate co-ords when hiding geocaches –

Get it here

 iGeocaching Toiolkit -  A free collection of waypoint and text tools. A paid upgraded version is also available.

Grab it here

GCTools – A collection of tools for Co-ordinates, Ciphers, Data Tables and converters.

Available here

 

ARG Tools. A range of Interactive and character tools plus further links to key websites.

Get it here

Geocaching ToolKit – A collection of Conversion, Navigation, Decoding, Text and Number utilities.

Grab it here

Android Apps
c:geo is an Android alternative to the official app.
GPS AVeraging

GPS Averaging  allows to save GPS location much more precisely than phone GPS. Great geocaching tool for placing new geocaches. Can be used to precisely pinpoint any location.

Get it here

The GeoCache Calculator is a comprehensive tool for every active cacher! It contains over 250 different functions to calculate values and checksums, as well as tables and overviews for supporting your outdoor geocaching search. A tool which no cacher should miss! - Get it here for android only
Online Tools
  Project-GC is a website aiming to provide dynamic statistics for all geocachers in the world. Besides statistics there are several map tools that might be helpful. The goal is to make the best third party geocaching site available.

All statistics are produced with data from Groundspeak (
Geocaching.com), retrieved via the Geocaching LIVE API.

Project-GC has a vast number of resources available to geocacher. Some of these require membership, but many geocachers use Project-GC for its basic functions.

If you are interested in checking our your geocaching statistics (or those of other cachers you know) check out Project-GC at
www.project-gc.com

The Australian geocache listing website www.geocaching.com.au caters for Australian only caches and has geocache types not available at the main U.S.A. website. The Australian site is completely 'free and open' and run completely by volunteers under the direction of Australian community members.

Besides their own listings for GCA caches, they have a great stats section which will pick up data from both GCA and GC sites.

As an example, here are a few direct links but feel free to browse further. You will need to register. then login with your geocaching.com username and password.

Bear in mind, some of these can take some time to run as they review A LOT OF DATA

Dashboard for Western Australia

Oldest Caches in Western Australia

Stats for WA caches and cachers for 2015

Listing

Tools 

Here is a range of websites that will help you with your listing formatting

Listing Generator - A tool to create a listing page with color and photos.

CK Editor - An online HTML editor to allow you to create the source code for your listing

Photobucket - An online storage area for your photos. Great for storing your photo and pictures for your geocache listings.

Geocheck - One of the more popular geo-checkers used in listings in Australia.

 

PUZZLE

TOOLS

Here is a range of tools that you may find handy for solving puzzles.

Rumkin Cipher Tools - A list of various ciphers used in many puzzles

Parmstro's Geocaching Puzzle page - A hint / tips page for puzzles

Geocaching Toolbox - A popular one stop shop for geocachers. Co-ordinate tools, ciphers, convertors etc.

Red Luth Riddle Tools - Another source of puzzle tools.

Omniglot - An online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages

Co-ord

Tools

Here is a range of tools that you may need for plotting and editing co-ordinates.

GPS Latitude / Longitude Coordinate Converer - As the name suggests.

Plot a route - A good tool for plotting the path on a trip.

 

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