What’s your favourite detecting apps?

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I was looking at my phone today and realised I have a few apps I’ve only downloaded because I detect, or it was the main reason!

My favourite is A History of English Places . It’s brought to us by the people who do the Victoria County History VCH) lot. The free version is superb cause you can slide between a modern satellite image of your location and old maps. If you enable location services it’ll show you where you are in a field so brilliant to see how near an old field feature you are.

Obviously I have ‘What3Words’ in case of accident or to get some grid reference info.

There are more of course but what do you have?
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I use history of English places aswell . It shows all the old footpaths and buildings that are no longer visible .
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I don't have any. Actually, that's a lie: I do have one of them tracking apps somewhere on me doggun but I've never used it. Too busy digging to bother with the thing ;)
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figgis wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:23 pm I don't have any. Actually, that's a lie: I do have one of them tracking apps somewhere on me doggun but I've never used it. Too busy digging to bother with the thing ;)
Agree on the tracking app. Too much of a faff!
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I`m an app free zone and `app y to be that way.
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Good Question Cath.... I have used a couple for quick "recording" of finds and waypoints and iSmartDetect is the best.... quick and easy to use - efficiently records a photo and waypoint though it sometimes takes a bit for the dynamics to get accurate... i.e down to 3/4m accuracy. And it hasn't failed me yet... I have all my locations stored and can quickly zap between them or from one to the other to quickly record the loot!
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HolzHammer wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:09 pm Good Question Cath.... I have used a couple for quick "recording" of finds and waypoints and iSmartDetect is the best.... quick and easy to use - efficiently records a photo and waypoint though it sometimes takes a bit for the dynamics to get accurate... i.e down to 3/4m accuracy. And it hasn't failed me yet... I have all my locations stored and can quickly zap between them or from one to the other to quickly record the loot!
Haven’t heard of that one. Shall check it out :D :thumbsup:
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I just use my Garmin Etrex 20x to record tracks and findspots then every so often overlay them on Google Earth.
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I don't have any extra Apps other than what I use for other field stuff (shooting, nature stuff, farm work) but the locations are automatically stored in the meta-data of each photo if I want/need to look - you just have to adjust the privacy settings for the picture app on your iPhone. Android has the same but I don't know the settings.
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I use Etrex GPS for tracks and XY Recording finds, what3words for general go back to point of interest

Best application is a physical marker like something tied to a hedge branch or fence left for re-starting where I left off and a photo taken of the field edge so I can recognise again

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Steve_JT wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:36 pm Best application is a physical marker like something tied to a hedge branch or fence left for re-starting where I left off and a photo taken of the field edge so I can recognise again.
I quite agree, on the last field I searched I was able to leave markers in position between visits which was really handy. But still always not quite where you had thought them to be on returning! If going by last GPS track then best to add a few metres overlap just in case, but then no need for leaving any reference markers. After digging a target I still occasionally get flummoxed as to which way I was heading so square it up just in case! :lol:
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What3words that`s it.

If I remember to take the phone.... :shh:
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