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Old 11-15-2010, 11:29 AM   #1
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iPhone Motorcycle App Thread

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Let me start by saying I am not an Apple guy. The iphone and is the only thing I ever bought from Apple. I am not telling anyone to go buy one, but if you have one this will be hopefully grow into a thread for you.
Post your Favorite App here. And please lets not have this turn into a "my phone is better then yours" pissing match. There are a lot of great phones out there. This is an iPhone APP thread. Apps realted(but not exclusive) to motorcycle travel.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:39 AM   #2
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That being said. I will start this off with a screen shot of my main screen. This is the stuff I use almost every day.




I am a Photographer by trade. My stuff leans in that direction. But for fun I play some of the Tag O Rama games here on ADV. And a lot of the above apps make it almost unfair when playing the game.

Most of these are obvious, so I will just talk about my 2 favorite TOR tools.

PS Express is free- And it is Photoshop. You can lighten, crop and more from just that program. Cropping is always a good thing if you are uploading from an area with poor internet.

Photobucket- Is where I choose to host my images. The app must of been designed by an ADV member. Its so easy to upload and post tags. The latest version is perfect. The original sucked. So if you tried it and deleted it, its time to come back to this wonderful free program.
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:05 PM   #3
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I'm a iOS / Mac developer currently so I have a handful of iOS devices available to me ;)

Apps I use for motorcycling:

MotoMinder - Keeps track of service intervals and gas milage
GreatestRoad - Find good rides wherever you are
Campwhere - All state campgrounds stored on the device. Great for when you are looking for a place to stay but don't have any cellular connection.
NorthFace Trailhead - Kinda alright if you are looking for a place to hike or mountain bike.

iOS 4.2 broke MotoMinder for me so I hope they fix it soon.
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:11 PM   #4
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Nice. I could of used campwhere last weekend.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:47 AM   #5
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That being said. I will start this off with a screen shot of my main screen. This is the stuff I use almost every day.




I am a Photographer by trade. My stuff leans in that direction. But for fun I play some of the Tag O Rama games here on ADV. And a lot of the above apps make it almost unfair when playing the game.

Most of these are obvious, so I will just talk about my 2 favorite TOR tools.

PS Express is free- And it is Photoshop. You can lighten, crop and more from just that program. Cropping is always a good That's why it's so easy! Can't say from experience as I'm challenged...thing if you are uploading from an area with poor internet.

Photobucket- Is where I choose to host my images. The app must of been designed by an ADV member. Its so easy to upload and post tags. The latest version is perfect. The original sucked. So if you tried it and deleted it, its time to come back to this wonderful free program.
It was created by an inmate! Funny you should say that... Can someone tell me how to "quote" when I respond without duplicating the pictures? It must use up tons of storage from the site. Sorry in advance to the "rockin mods"...
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Old 12-25-2010, 06:45 PM   #6
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Great thread. I just got an Ipod Touch from the wife, for Christmas. Its not the phone or camera, but its still a fun toy...especially since she knew I would never buy it for myself.

I already downloaded the free wifi finder. It has an offline list that is indexed as well.....so even if you do not have wireless signal at the moment, it will show you where to get one.
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:09 AM   #7
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:42 AM   #8
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i.wund.com

It's the weatherunderground.com app for iPhone. Lots of good info and radar.
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:12 AM   #9
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It was created by an inmate! Funny you should say that... Can someone tell me how to "quote" when I respond without duplicating the pictures? It must use up tons of storage from the site. Sorry in advance to the "rockin mods"...
You just go inside the quoted part and delete the picture. If it is a linked picture, you should be able to do it that way. Not sure about attachments.
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:38 PM   #10
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Skype - great for making calls via wifi hotspots.
Trip Journal - cool features for recording and posting your trip.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:51 PM   #11
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Navigon for when your primary GPS dies on you....pricey, but it works.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:55 PM   #12
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Skype is great.

Several of the weather apps have radar, which is nice when you're riding. I've used them to dodge thunderstorms multiple times.

I also like Campwhere and the built in Google Maps app is very useful.

Hipstamatic is a fun photography app.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:10 PM   #13
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Gps MotionX Drive- 99cents and it turns your phone into a full function gps unit. Voice turn by turn instructions for the first 30 days. $2.99 a month after that or $24 a year for the voice nav. Cheap considering your map info is always up to date. I use it for all my on road navigation. Offroad I use MotionX gps.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:18 AM   #14
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I agree with all of the above. I like to have 2 GPS apps on my iPhone at a time: a less expensive but connected/easier one that needs a network connection (e.g. Motion-X Drive) and a more expensive but slightly harder to use one that will work when I'm in an area without phone/3G coverage (e.g. TomTom).

For videos I've taken to using VLC. It's incredibly easy to drag and drop all my videos, in all their different formats, on the iPhone/iPad so I can view them while traveling. Though I personally don't even like listening to music while I'm riding, I figure it's only a matter of time until someone starts watching movies in flight. Actually, now that I think of it, maybe there needs to be an iPad holder for the pilot's back so the pillion can watch while moving ;-).
And, of course, Greatest Road holds the most prominent place. Actually, I do use it on a regular basis as a consumer, and have found a whole bunch of unknown-to-me roads nearby.

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Old 11-16-2010, 01:44 PM   #15
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I'm looking for a good App to use for a mini travel journal when on trips, just to take quick notes. Any Suggestions, I've looked around and none of the Apps I've looked at, seem to get great reviews. I'm looking at Simple Note, anyone using it?

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