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Old 11-27-2010, 09:21 AM   #31
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Here's my $.02 contribution:

For any gps battery sucking app, I really like the mophie juice pack. It more than doubles battery life, can be used as a "protective case" and uses mini usb to connect and charge/sync with my computer.

Also, super basic - but I really like the ibooks app. I have all manuals in pdf format and have them saved in the ibooks app, which is super handy should I ever need a reference trailside.

Bam.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:29 AM   #32
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But if I could change all GPS software on my iphone, I would change screen view to manual. I hate winding thru turns or bumpy roads and the view changes by itself. I like landscape view, but when in my ram mount it easily gets confused and switches back and forth. But it I have it mounted in Portrait and very verticle it is more stable. Give us a manual view change option and I will be happier.
With iOS 4 and above you can lock the orientation of the phone:
- double click the home button
- slide the menu of apps to the left (by sliding your finger to the right)
- the orientation lock button is on the left side, beyond the music controls.

Hope this helps.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:09 PM   #33
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With iOS 4 and above you can lock the orientation of the phone:
- double click the home button
- slide the menu of apps to the left (by sliding your finger to the right)
- the orientation lock button is on the left side, beyond the music controls.

Hope this helps.
Wow, didn't know this. I thought it was to keep iPod on top. I tried, but can't lock it in landscape, just portrait.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:40 PM   #34
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I still have version 3.1.3 software on my iPhone as I hate the newest 4.0 software as there are glitches... and because I don't have current 4.0 software I can't download some apps because I need the new software. Stupid!!!
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:42 PM   #35
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Hey Guys,

I'm looking for an App for journal entries. I like to keep a daily journal of my trips, at present, I'm either hand writing notes in a small notebook, or firing up the laptop and doing a journal in MS word. I'd like an App that would basically let me take notes for each day, I have no desire to update to facebook, or a blog, or store on the internet in some cloud! Just want to jot down the days events, and then maybe re-write them when I get home on a real desktop,with a big screen. It would be nice to be able to export my notes in some kind of format that I could get into word on my home computer. I've looked at several journal apps but I thought I'd ask here first before spending a bunch of time figuring out what did and did not work for me. I've even looked as some of the simple note programs, and possibly one of those will do what I want.

Your wisdom is appreciated!

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Old 11-27-2010, 05:02 PM   #36
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I tried, but can't lock it in landscape, just portrait.
Rats. Sorry for the misdirection. I have only ever tried Portrait I guess.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:03 PM   #37
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I still have version 3.1.3 software on my iPhone as I hate the newest 4.0 software as there are glitches... and because I don't have current 4.0 software I can't download some apps because I need the new software. Stupid!!!
iOS 4.2 was just released. If you have an iPhone 3GS or 4 you should upgrade. Glitches are far fewer. Don't upgrade if you have an iPhone 3 -- still very slow performance I hear.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:11 PM   #38
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Hey Guys,

I'm looking for an App for journal entries. I like to keep a daily journal of my trips, at present, I'm either hand writing notes in a small notebook, or firing up the laptop and doing a journal in MS word. I'd like an App that would basically let me take notes for each day, I have no desire to update to facebook, or a blog, or store on the internet in some cloud! Just want to jot down the days events, and then maybe re-write them when I get home on a real desktop,with a big screen. It would be nice to be able to export my notes in some kind of format that I could get into word on my home computer. I've looked at several journal apps but I thought I'd ask here first before spending a bunch of time figuring out what did and did not work for me. I've even looked as some of the simple note programs, and possibly one of those will do what I want.

Your wisdom is appreciated!

Steve
I'm using Evernote for journaling. Very powerful and it syncs to your desktop system and iPad if needed.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:23 PM   #39
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Thanks, I'll look at Evernote!

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Old 11-27-2010, 05:47 PM   #40
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Rats. Sorry for the misdirection. I have only ever tried Portrait I guess.
Locked is locked. It's better then nothing. Would it be better locked in landscape? Sure. Thanks for the help.


On a side note I used trackr today for my ride. It worked fantastic. So far the best new software I have gotten from this thread. It's exactly what I wAnted.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:48 PM   #41
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Just got a new app that I thought I'd bring up.

Skobbler

It's a road-oriented GPS routing app. Type in your destination, it routes you, with voice guidance (not street names, just "turn right in 200 ft"). The UI is not the best, and searching for things sucks, but it's FREE, so you can't expect much.

It uses Open Street Map data, which means it might not be the most accurate, but if something's wrong, you yourself can report an inaccuracy or edit it.

This, along with MotionX GPS are my 2 sole apps. They are making me think really hard whether or not to pick up a 60CSx.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:21 AM   #42
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"GPS Kit" does the trick for me. Pricy ($9.99) but very useful when preparing rally and detailing stages (track altitude, speed, upload rally stages and reccee info and so on). I'll be starting to use it for touring on the bike!! can't wait!
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:17 PM   #43
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Hey Guys,

I'm looking for an App for journal entries.

Steve
I used TripJournal for a while, and it performed very well. It had a Notes module, and you could save your Photos with your GPS position, so your public could follow your route, read the notes and look at the pictures associated with each location. Exports could be e-mailed out, too.

I just hate typing on a phone.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:53 PM   #44
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Check out Momento too.. I keep reading great reviews of it, specifically for journals.

Here's a recent Gizmodo review:
http://gizmodo.com/5703396/app-of-the-day-momento



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Hey Guys,

I'm looking for an App for journal entries. I like to keep a daily journal of my trips, at present, I'm either hand writing notes in a small notebook, or firing up the laptop and doing a journal in MS word. I'd like an App that would basically let me take notes for each day, I have no desire to update to facebook, or a blog, or store on the internet in some cloud! Just want to jot down the days events, and then maybe re-write them when I get home on a real desktop,with a big screen. It would be nice to be able to export my notes in some kind of format that I could get into word on my home computer. I've looked at several journal apps but I thought I'd ask here first before spending a bunch of time figuring out what did and did not work for me. I've even looked as some of the simple note programs, and possibly one of those will do what I want.

Your wisdom is appreciated!

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Old 12-09-2010, 06:20 PM   #45
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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.
OK, so I'm a month late on this one. I still haven't found anything better than a moleskin and a pen. OK, so it's not an app. It's still the right tool for the job. They come in plain paper and graph paper versions, too.
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