With the increasing popularity of smart phones and tablets, there are more and more applications being offered. Many are free, and the ones that cost are usually very reasonably priced. Long-time PC users are even now finding the joys of working with Apple Computer products. So many more boaters are using iPads as chartplotters, for example, that RailBlaza reports that their iPad mount is the most popular item sold within their very extensive line of rail-based mounts and accessories.
So how to keep these apps all straight? Better yet, how to find some new neat ones?
United States Power Squadrons has created a free service that can be accessed through their website. It lists all the relevant boating apps, and even sorts them to iPhone or Android systems, and describes how to order them. This is a terrific list that they are adding to every week.
Check out: www.usps.org/eddept/misc/apps.htm.