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Post  tmax on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:50 am

Nice bit of software which uses SQLite, nice for searching and filters.


Has a GSAK lookie-likie free App too called GeoGet.

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Post  tmax on Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:36 am

Had a play last night.
Database is much quicker to sort but seems slow to input GPX files...
File size is much much smaller and in one file instead of hundreds.
You can have multiple databases instead of messing with directory entries.

It CAN (in theory) download from the Internet, but it wouldn't take my login details.
Couldn't get the GPS to work either.

The Maps are great, working just like the Geocaching.com one. The surrounding caches and WP are shown.
The Map appears in the App window and not in GoogleMaps, very slick.
The Map tiles are also cached so once you've downloaded them, no Internet required. :-)
The Cache icons are active so if you click on one it takes you to the Cache detail.

It jhas a Compass AND Radar...

Hate to say it but if it all worked, I'd prefer it to GCz. :-0

Stay tuned...

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Post  obstgarten on Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:29 am

It CAN (in theory) download from the Internet, but it wouldn't take my login details.


Pocket Drake is a freeware application for devices running Windows Mobile for paperless geocaching. The aim of the program is to provide in one place everything needed for geocaching as well as to allow simple data management through programs on the PC. Program is not designed for opencaching. It is recommended to use PocketDrake in cooperation with GeoGet with PocketDrakeSync plugin on PC.

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Post  tmax on Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:56 am

There is definitely an option to download from GC.com but as it's GPX based and probably needs to be Premium, I'm not. :-(

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Post  obstgarten on Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:59 am

I tried also. My Phone is a HTC HD mini and so the Resolution is not in every Menue perfect.

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Post  tmax on Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:55 am

Did a download from GeoToad and got 800 caches.
PocketDrake imports and sorts, queries and lists fine.
GCz stops at 500 caches and creaks to just sort it. Sad

The mapping on PD is excellent and is now my caching software of choice; when I get the GPS working . Mad
I use PD to decide where to go, and then use MemoryMap in the field; until I get stuck when I then lookup details in PD.

GCz is fine for random searches, but I do that less and less now....

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Post  Admin on Fri May 06, 2011 6:02 am

I just started using Packet Drake (now that GCzII is offline). So far I like it. Imports of GroundSpeak GPX files are slow, but the manual says you should use GeoGet GPX files for faster imports. I like all the sorting and filtering options.

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Post  tmax on Fri May 06, 2011 6:41 am

I use cachebox now, like PD but IMO better.
I've stopped using GCz, but keep it for ad-hoc searches or page updates.

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Post  Admin on Sat May 07, 2011 5:51 pm

Is it just me... I downloaded the latest version of PD (..79) that has updates for the 04 may site update. Now it won't sort. So I downgraded back to .72 or whatever the earlyer one was. Is there a forum or something for PD where I can report the issue?

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Post  Admin on Sat May 07, 2011 5:52 pm

tmax wrote:I use cachebox now, like PD but IMO better.
I've stopped using GCz, but keep it for ad-hoc searches or page updates.

Can you give more details on why you think cachebox is better than PocketDrake?

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Post  tmax on Sun May 08, 2011 2:09 am

Cachebox is better because....

GPX import is quick.
GPX import UPDATES current records.
Create PQ in the field.

Very active support/maintenance, patch for 040511 already.
Code is on Sourceforge, multiple user support.
Large user base, German forum.
Being ported to Android, futureproof.

Bugs in PD....
GPS wouldn't connect on my phone, no Windows driver option (HTC Touch II).
Login details wouldn't work.

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Post  Admin on Sun May 08, 2011 7:29 am

tmax wrote:Cachebox is better because....

GPX import is quick.
GPX import UPDATES current records.
Create PQ in the field.
....
How about FieldNotes and Sorting. How do those compair?

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Post  tmax on Sun May 08, 2011 8:50 am

Fieldnotes upload easily.
Sorting from current location.

Filter by any/all fields.
Routing to next waypoint, by car/cycle/foot.
Three map choices.
Multi-solver.

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Post  ldmpub on Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:19 am

Does Pocket Drake supports "offline" geocaching ?

Now that GCzII is down for a while I'm seeking an alternative and Pocket Drake looks nice but I absolutly need an off-line mode.

Thanks for your answers,

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