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Old 30-03-2015, 02:26   #16
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I'm also planning to get all my manuals and technical documentation onto it.
Fred Rift, but 2 things -

Upload all your manuals to dropbox, then on the tablet/phone mark them as favorites and they will be downloaded onto the device.

Evernote - get it and start using it! Everything goes in there - pics of serial numbers, downloaded web pages, best threads from here, screenshots of weather , absolutely everything, pics of projects ongoing, to do lists. Then add a load of tags and there's a huge amount of ever growing info which can be really easily found again. Try it, it's great

OK 3 things, do those 2 then come back in a couple of months and tell me I'm wrong

GPS essentials in my favorite. Along with ebookdroid for pdf/epubs etc.

I have an experia tablet as well - lovely .
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You might also like to try the Navionics app. It turns your phone into a Chart Plotter. I find this brilliant.
I am specifically looking for something which is not a chart plotter -- I have lots of those.

I'm looking for something which replicates the function of a non-plotting GPS.
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Fred Rift, but 2 things -

Upload all your manuals to dropbox, then on the tablet/phone mark them as favorites and they will be downloaded onto the device.

Evernote - get it and start using it! Everything goes in there - pics of serial numbers, downloaded web pages, best threads from here, screenshots of weather , absolutely everything, pics of projects ongoing, to do lists. Then add a load of tags and there's a huge amount of ever growing info which can be really easily found again. Try it, it's great

OK 3 things, do those 2 then come back in a couple of months and tell me I'm wrong

GPS essentials in my favorite. Along with ebookdroid for pdf/epubs etc.

I have an experia tablet as well - lovely .
Hot tips!!
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Another vote for gpsstatus: I liked it so much I bought the pro version. It displays all your sensor data, so will also show pressure if your phone has a pressure sensor.
I had this on my old phone. Very cool graphics, but it does not provide many basic functions of a handheld GPS.
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Thread drift, but one of the giant advantages of Android devices over IPlods is that you can actually put files onto them -- they have USB ports and you can simply transfer files from a PC.
I carry SD cards full of books/documents and films taped to the inside of the phone case. Just change the card when want to watch certain films.

Long live android.

Note Bene: Yes you can download but if off line....... I have about 50 films that I havent seen..... plus work I should have done and didnt get round to.
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I carry SD cards full of books/documents and films taped to the inside of the phone case. Just change the card when want to watch certain films.

Long live android.

Note Bene: Yes you can download but if off line....... I have about 50 films that I havent seen..... plus work I should have done and didnt get round to.
Sounds like you need a bigger SD card! A 64 gig one now costs less than 20 squids.
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I am specifically looking for something which is not a chart plotter -- I have lots of those.

I'm looking for something which replicates the function of a non-plotting GPS.
In that case, I second both GPS Test and GPS Essentials. I have both but find I turn to GPS Test more and I spent the three bucks to upgrade it to Plus.
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Sounds like you need a bigger SD card! A 64 gig one now costs less than 20 squids.
Phone will not handle more than 32GIG
Plus....... I can reload one from the computer after Ive watched the others in a cycle....
Plus........I keep the work file separate from the playtime.
Plus........I have not had a lot of luck with longevity of micro cards.
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You might also like to try the Navionics app. It turns your phone into a Chart Plotter. I find this brilliant.
Totally agree!!!
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Why are you specifically looking for GPS app without charting?
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I use One Note instead. It is free and syncs with my computer seamlessly.
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I use One Note instead. It is free and syncs with my computer seamlessly.
Seems very powerful as well, though i haven't used it.

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For such a simple basic idea incredibly powerful , thousands of notes, web snips, photos, scanned docs all easily reachable with an extremely efficient search engine. Most of evernote is free as well, I subscribe for full offline storage on all devices.
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Phone will not handle more than 32GIG
Plus....... I can reload one from the computer after Ive watched the others in a cycle....
Plus........I keep the work file separate from the playtime.
Plus........I have not had a lot of luck with longevity of micro cards.
Clearly you have too much porn.
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Why are you specifically looking for GPS app without charting?
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Because some times I just need to know position, SOG, COG, BTW, DTW, VMG, without all the extra baggage.
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Seems very powerful as well, though i haven't used it.

Lifehacker Faceoff: OneNote vs. Evernote

For such a simple basic idea incredibly powerful , thousands of notes, web snips, photos, scanned docs all easily reachable with an extremely efficient search engine. Most of evernote is free as well, I subscribe for full offline storage on all devices.
Yes, I read that article about 6 months ago. I tried Evernote but because OneNote was doing all I needed I gave up on learning it. When I got the ON App on Android it made ON so much more valuable to me.

I think if I had been using Evernote prior to trying OneNote I would not have changed, unless there was some specific item that I felt I needed or that served my purpose better.

Honestly I use OneNote badly but it does serve my purpose.
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