Apps have worked their way into nearly every niche and hobby on the planet. Smart phone and tablet users are increasingly using them to better their quality of life, make things easier and stay in the know when it comes to the things they like to do in their daily lives. If you are a boating enthusiast and want to make the best of your days spent on the water, check out these useful apps.
NOAA SuperRes Radar HD (iOS)
Knowing what’s what with the weather is extremely important when taking your boat out on the water. With this high resolution and incredibly accurate app, you will be able to keep a close eye on the weather to determine if your boating ambitions for the day are actually safe. Plus, even if you don’t plan on hitting the water, you can still use the app to check the weather for other purposes.
Price: € 3,99
Navionics Boating (iOS & Android)
People these days rely heavily on GPS, it’s just a fact of life. When you are out on the boat, having a reliable GPS system like Navionics is paramount. In fact, when asked, many boaters say that they both use and recommend this free application. And what’s even better is that it is compatible with both IOS and Android and also has options for paid upgrades.
Windfinder (iOS & Android)
Knowing what’s up with the wind is extremely important for those out on their boats, windsurfers and kite surfers too. This app will let you see what the wind, weather and waves are doing in real time. The app is free, offers paid upgrades and is available on IOS and Android.
ScoutLook Fishing (iOS & Android)
This app is especially useful for fishermen as a resource and a way to get social. You can upload pictures of the fish you catch, let others know the conditions that you are facing and tips, get information about popular locations where others are catching fish, add friends and view the photos of others. It is available for both Android and IOS.
Animated Knots (iOS & Android)
Seasoned boaters and newbies will love this app which was created by Grog and works as a tool for teaching and reference. Using easy to follow instructions with animations, this app teaches boaters how to tie knots in a way that is understandable and hands on.
mySea (iOS & Android)
You will not only find helpful information on mySea about harbours, anchorages or buoys, but also about restaurants, shopping amenities, sail makers, mechanics, and even contact information on the closest doctor or taxi drive. Let this app help you find a dock to keep your boat. Boaters can see what sort of docks are available in their given location and make requests for moorings or slips. When a marina approves the reservation, the payment goes through quickly and easily all through the app. This app can be used on iOS and Android.
myLite Flashlight and Strobe (iOS & Android)
Among several free apps available, one of the best is myLite Flashlight and Strobe. It provides a strong LED beam as well as a variety of lighting effects on the screen. One of those special effects is an SOS signal, just in case you ever need it.
Start downloading and get ready to better your boating experience today!