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16th January 2011, 02:35 PM
We always try to be 'paperless' whenever possible so when it comes to Multi's and series with Bonus caches, we try to do it electronicaly.
When we cached with a PDA as our backup MultiCalc was the business but now we have changed over to using an Android phone as our backup to the Oregon that does not work.

Have now downloaded an application called Geocaching Buddy, with this app you download the cache details onto the device and then you can enter the formulas for each additional waypoint and then enter the digits as an when you find them. When all of the digits have been entered the waypoint co-ords are displayed and then you can either manually enter them into your GPS unit or use the built in 'Navigate' function which will display a basic compass, distance and destination and current co-ords.
Have tested it out on 2 caches and it was spot on both times.
It takes a little getting used to at first but once mastered is easy to use.
Especially handy for those Multi's with three or four locations to calculate and visit, due to the fact that it can add multiple waypoints and formulas.
Very handy when you do a large series in segments as there is no risk of loosing the bits of paper you note the Bonus numbers on.
It is not free but at 7.99 euros it is good value.

Search for Geocaching Buddy in the App store, also available for the iPhone.

28th August 2011, 09:25 PM
This app has now been updated and allows you to download the cache data from the GC site and all you have to do is add the formula for the final find. Simply add the clue numbers as you go and it will give you the final co-ords once you have got them all. You can even navigate to the final location with it.

30th August 2011, 12:46 PM
I've used this both on iPod Touch and Android platforms and find it an essential tool, for some reason I don't get on with numbers when out in the fresh air which is why I love this app so much.

The price is about the same on each platform but the iPod / iPhone edition has a few more handy features such as alpha numeric conversions (a=1, etc).

IMO it is a little pricey compared to other apps but it will get the usage.