Cross threaded *S*
Friday after I received my phone I found Aps. Lots of Aps. Z was pretty much laughing at me, but I wanted to see what was out there and put something worth something to put on my phone. These are the ones I have currently put on there (all of them are free aps) and left to trial for awhile:
Glympse – (my score A)
A nice way to share your location with anyone for a specified period of time. My friends showed me this when they were driving from Tennessee to Florida and it was kinda nice to see where they were on the road and how fast they were going. It actually puts them on the map of where they were at the time. I put it on my cell as I can see a lot of good reasons for it but only have it for specific people I am heading to their house.
Emergency Radio Free - (my score A)
Extensive database of live police, fire, EMS, railroad, air traffic, train, NOAA weather, coast guard, HAM radio, and other frequencies. Tune in to everything from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to the New York Fire Department (FDNY). It is very much like my Radio Reference that I like to use on my laptop, but I think this one is easier to use.
MKA Alerts (my score C-D)
The Natural Disaster Alerts Map application is free and displays the locations of and information about recent earthquakes, tropical cyclones, volcanic activity and floods that have occurred around the globe. Select an item on the map to receive general information. I am not too keen on this one, but am trialing it anyway. However it will probably get deleted.
Find iPhone - (not sure yet on a score as I have not lost my iPhone yet)
Elerts (my score C at this time)
If you’re on the scene of an emergency, you can supposedly help 1st Responders by sending a first-hand report – a photo can really help them evaluate what’s happening. ELERTS™ ap owners can relay the warning message to friends and family using their social media networks, helping to get the word out to people who may be in harm’s way.
Disaster Check In (my score C-B)
A program which supposedly lets you tell your friends and family where you are and if you are ok. I have not used it yet.
SAS Survival Lite (my score A)
SAS Survival Lite is the free version of the complete SAS Survival Guide. It is pretty sweet. I suggest it for newbies and experienced people alike.
MyAltitude (my score C-B)
I think it works?
I have not gone anywhere but the valley currently, so have not gained much in elevation or found mountain summit markers/train depot signs telling the elevation yet. However it says +/- 19 meters it could be out, so see below on Commander Compass Lite which I think I like better.
Coleman Camping Cookbook (my score A)
Just wish there were more recipes. But it is an excellent start and I really and trying a few of them. They also give you different cooking methods as well as ingredients and more.
Radiation Worldwide 2012 (my score C-B)
It is not as user friendly as the one I had on my old computer (which died a tragic death recently 7due to apple juice), but I can see it being useful. I know when Fukashima problem was in the early days I could read charts indicating we had some of the radiation here in Oregon. There is another ap out there, but you have to get another doohickie to go with it, to turn your cell into a meter. I will look more into that one of these days.
e-Food Storage (my score C-A)
I like this. I love being able to scan items in and out. I see high potential for this ap. I may be wrong, but I DO NOT like that all your stuff seems to be stored online and you have to be online in order to use it. Can anyone else see it? OPSEC risk? Anyone else know much about this? If my pantry data is not stored online somewhere, I am cool with this. Score C if it is online and Score A if it is not.
GoToAid lite (my score A)
Nice little 'pocket book' full of first aid, disaster, natural disasters before, during and after for people with little to moderate skills. I also like it in case I am tired or questioning myself as a backup. It also has Morse Code which I think I like better than the other AP mentioned below. It also has all the emergency numbers for LOTS AND LOTS of countries. COUNTRIES, not counties.
Disaster Alert (my score A)
I like this disaster alert program better than the other two listed above. It updates more frequently. Has more information. I will probably delete the other two programs. I have another disaster program on my laptop and this one is not as good as the one on my laptop. But it is good for a free ap.
Flashlight – It works, but not sure I can score a flashlight.
Alltrails (my score B until I can play with it a bit more)
40,000 trails & reviews. Tells elevation gains, distance, driving to the trailhead directions.
Maps with Me (my score A)
Offline maps of all the countries of the world. Was kinda difficult to find OFFLINE maps. So this way if you are out of cell tower range, you can still find your way (should still have a paper map in my opinion however)
Morse Code (my score D-C)
I like the one in the GoToAid lite ap much better
Leaf Snap (my score B)
At first I did not like this ap as it only has trees in it, now I kinda like it.
Wild Edibles Lite (my score A)
It doesn't have as many plants in it as I was hoping, but then again I used to teach wild edible foods classes for 10 years. I like that he has recipes, nutrition, medical, poisonous lookalikes. How to harvest and more. Great free ap.
Sun Seeker Lite (my score A)
It provides a FLAT VIEW SOLAR COMPASS showing the solar path, its hour intervals and elevation, winter and summer solstice paths, rise and set times and other details. I especially like the satelitte map overlay. It will help me out at the new farm.
Wiki How Survival (my score A)
I am not sure if I will ever have to control a spooked camel, but there is a lot of good things in here.
iBird Lite (my score A)
I have enjoyed birdwatching since I was 6 and I toted the Peterson's guide around with me everywhere. This I like for the bird calls and more. It could be applied for prepper stuff too.
Rogers Mushrooms (my score C-B)
This is a handy little Ider, but I like my books better. I am not sure I trust it for when I am actually foraging and having a question on something, but as a pocket ID for fun, I like it.
NWMflowers (my score C-B)
Good as a ID reference, but Wild Edibles Lite is much better for being a wild edible food guide. I like these kinds of flower guides when I go hiking too however. For just an ID guide, I would give it a A score, but wish it had more flowers in it.
Gas Buddy (my score A)
I like the maps, I like it tells the mileage to the station.
Commander Compass Lite (my score A)
It has the artificial horizon on it, degrees, I think it has the elevation on it and if it does, it is better than the Altimeter mentioned above. I may get rid of the other altimeter ap, although it is prettier and easier to read.
Chem Safety (my score B-A)
After seeing a video that someone posted on one of my newsgroups about a chemical spill and a police officer heading to the victim laying in the middle of the roadway, the fumes from the chemicals overcame him and you literally watched him die from his dashboard cam, I decided this might be a good idea as I will always assist in an accident. I used to have HUGE books in my home from my ex who did Hazmat stuff and this ap makes finding things so much easier. Nice to have with me in case there is a chemical spill on the roadway. If I had to choose between this ap and the one just below, this would be the one to go however.
Placard Plus Free (my score A)
I like this chemical placard program as well. I think it will go well with the other one, so I can justify two of them. This one seems to be a bit more user friendly and more information including first aid rendering. So if I had to choose one between this and the one above, this one would be the keeper.
New Holland Agriculture Weather (my score A)
My new favorite weather ap.
Bayer Weed Spotter (my score B)
Most wild edibles are weeds. This is a nice handy reference to grasses and broadleaf weeds. I like that is shows the plants in many grow stages.
I have two other ways of charging it other than plugging it into a wall or my laptop. I can also solar or handcrank charge it in case of an emergency.
and yes rikkrack I have found a bunch more and will rate them in a bit.