3 Must-Have Android Apps for Geocaching

by Ostatic Staff - Aug. 19, 2010

One of the best features of he Android phone is it's built-in GPS and navigation system. Besides helping you get where you need to go without getting lost, it's a nice bonus for geocaching enthusiasts who don't want to haul around a standalone GPS device on every expedition.

If you’re not familiar with the sport, here’s the scoop. People venture out with GPS devices and look for containers hidden somewhere in the great outdoors by other geocachers. Once found, you jot your name in the logbook, put the container back where you found it, and go find another. Think of it as a pumped-up version of the treasure hunts we used to go on as kids. Here are three fantastic geocaching apps for Andrioid that can help you find one of the 1,161,435 active geocaches around the world.

GeoHunter - Load this app with geocaches from bcaching.com or from your own GPX files. This app supports filters and favorites, allows data storage on the SD card and more.

HintDecoder for Geocaching -

Most geocache descriptions contain encrypted hints, but some devices geocaching devices and apps have a hard time decoding them. Use HintDecoder to figure out the hidden hints as you plan your next adventure.

GCDroid - This app supports GPX, LOC, and ZIP files, shows nearby caches on a map and also displays child waypoints. You can also use GCDroid to view cache details and keep logs of caches you've already visited.

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