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Cachly is my go-to app for geocaching. It just works. More importantly, the developer listens to users and does what he can to make the app even easier to use. In the most recent version, he added premium offline maps that are even more detailed and quicker to load. They provide maps in low and no service areas and don’t require data access. I’ve been using the previous offline maps even when not geocaching (Dinosaur National Park) to identify terrain features. Offline lists help us organize our caching trips. Log templates allow you to customize your logs based on log type. And in the latest version, nearby caches are shown while navigating to a cache. That means you don’t walk past a cache on the way to another. And those are just some of the features. It’s a wonderfully well-featured app. Every iPhone geocacher should use it.
Have many friends who swear by this, and I can certainly see it’s greatness in potential, but since buying it yesterday it has done nothing but glitch and refuses to change settings (ie ‘hide/exclude finds’) and repeatedly hasn’t been loading caches onto the map on startup. Settings are very detailed, but not all together in one spot, so it’s been a bit frustrating to try to backtrack my steps checking to see if I somehow set something wrong. Sometimes it shows caches, sometimes it doesn’t, and glitched where it kept showing me my finds no matter what I chose. A service rep was very prompt in trying to reach out and offer help, which I appreciate. Although I still couldn’t figure out what went wrong, I finally just reset everything and it seems to be showing the caches properly, but I’m leery of making any custom changes now in case it glitches something. The map zooms in closer than on the official Geocaching app, and sometimes the navigation arrow is more accurate, so I’m just going to use it when I’m searching and want to double check.
I’m a newbie, and this thing seems to assume that you’re an expert geocacher. Instructions are poor and very confusing. Plus I paid for it in good faith, and now it turns out that I’m not actually a premium member. Paying for the app gets you the app and 3 searches every 24 hours. If you want more searches, you have to pay a monthly or yearly subscription fee. No one told me that up front! Stinking thieves! The excuse they give is that the limit is a “third party restriction,” but they do not make this restriction clear up front, which is highly misleading. I repeat, stinking thieves! To make matters worse, most of the caches aren’t even there anymore yet they keep them on the map for seemingly forever. So you decide to hunt for a cache on the map, you select it as one of your three free ones, and then you have access to see all the details about the cache that tell you, guess what, the previous eight people all couldn’t find the cache so it’s almost certainly a waste of your time to hunt for it. Now you’re down to just the two free hunts, and there’s a large chance that the same issue will occur with them as well. Save your money. Really. I wish I had. I feel completely cheated.
I saw the one-star review from the admitted "newbie" and I had to wonder. Why is someone new to geocaching paying for an app when there are several free ones you can download to try out and see if you even like caching. It sounds like they thought the app would give them premium access. An unfortunate misunderstanding, but not Cachly's fault. I got the app years ago because it shows a red circle around existing caches, so that when I am looking to place a cache I can see as I walk around, in real time, where it's legit to place one. Since then many features have been added, many that are way more advanced than I need, but that I know are very valuable to advanced cachers. I like the style, the use of color. To me, it's worth the one-time cost, especially if you've cached enough that you know you'll be into it for a long time.
I love this app a lot! It’s a lot more accurate than the free geocaching app. If you’re looking to get into the game more but you don’t have 300 dollars to get a good gps this is definitely the next best thing. Offline maps, waypoints for mulicaches, and being able to log my cache and trackable at the same time is amazing! I want just one thing.. when you click on a cache that’s on the map and that preview bubble pops up saying the name and all that, can you add the 5 color dots for the last 5 logs so I don’t have to click into the cache to see if someone has found it or if the cache hasn’t been found in a long time. That would be really helpful because sometimes I forget to check get all the way out there and geocache is about to archive that cache. Ty!
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Cachly - Geocaching has 1 815 user reviews.
Cachly - Geocaching has an average rating of 4.8.
The latest version of Cachly - Geocaching (5.2.19) was released on Jan 08, 2020.
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Cachly is a simple and powerful Geocaching app for iOS that includes many advanced features that include the following:
- Geocaching account
Cachly uses the Geocaching Live API so that you can login with your account and see all of your information.
- Apple Watch App
Use Cachly on your watch!
View your geocaching friends and add new ones right in Cachly!
Show available FTFs
on the map so you can be the first to grab the find!**
- Find Caches
Current location, coordinates, search for a location, or GC code. *Basic member restrictions apply. Some features only show for Premium users.
See all your blue frowns and turn those into smilies!
- Offline Vector Maps
Maps can be saved for offline use using powerful offline capabilities using OpenStreet vector maps.
- Offline caches
Save caches to offline lists for use anywhere!
- Offline filtering
Filter lists of caches by attributes and other cache data
- Bulk log upload
Upload all your pending logs at once!
Translate cache descriptions, hints, and logs from any language to any language.
- Map Options
Choose from Apple Maps, Google Maps, Ordnance Survey and OpenStreet Map online or offline vector maps
- Import & Export GPX
Import GPX files from Dropbox, iTunes, email and other apps or export and share a GPX of any caches.
- Advanced Search
Search for user finds, hides, exclude your finds and hides and so much more.
- Advanced Sorting
Sort the found caches by type, container, size, trackables and many other sort types.
- Navigate to Cache
Find the directions and route to the cache using Google Maps, Apple Maps, Waze, Sygic, Navigon, Tom Tom, Gaia and Pocket Earth.
- Log Caches/Trackables now or later
Log them now or save them and send later.
- Log Keywords
Set default text for logs as well as use keyword replacements for common text such as cache code, date, etc.
See your user Souvenirs as well as other users.
Drop multiple trackables into a cache
- Multiple Image Upload
Upload multiple photos to logs
- Pocket Queries
Download and view Pocket Queries offline.
- Bookmark Lists
View your bookmark lists and add caches to them. View other users bookmarks as well!
Create user waypoints as well as set a corrected coordinates.
- More features
Cachly includes loads of other feature that make it the best Geocaching app out there!
*Basic members of geocaching are limited to returning only Traditional geocaches, Pocket Queries are not available, and Custom Search is limited. Basic members are also limited to loading 3 full caches per 24 hour period. This is not a restriction of Cachly, but of the Geocaching platform.
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