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iCaching is an indispensable tool for geocachers with a Mac. Import, organize, manage, explore and export your geocaches with iCaching. A native, fast Mac App!
====== Import ======
Import GPX- or LOC-files using the import button, or drag and drop them into iCaching.
Import Pocket Queries directly from Geocaching.com from the Pocket Query window. iCaching also notifies you when new PQs are ready for download.
Each Pocket Query will be imported into it's own folder.
iCaching also supports the Geocaching Live API. You can query geocaches from Geocaching.com using all kinds of filters.
====== Organize, manage and explore ======
Explore your geocache library with the special 'Library'-folders. View your finds, favorited caches and so on. Sort on all properties of the caches.
You can easily add folders and organize your geocaches with drag and drop. Each cache has only one instance in the database.
The tabs under the geocache list show the different aspects of the selected geocache. The Info tab shows the metadata. In this tab you can also add your own note, corrected coordinates, like or dislike a cache and add or remove Favorites.
The description tab shows the offline description. The Webpage tab shows the geocache page on Geoaching.com.
The additional waypoints (for multi's) are show on the waypoints tab, with descriptions and a map.
Logs are shown on the logs-tab. Every time you import a new version of the same geocache, new logs are added to the loglist.
The last tab shows the Images that are related to the cache. You can easily export them to Garmin devices for reference 'in the field'.'
The Map window displays geocache(s) and additional waypoints on a map. This map is interactive; select caches or waypoints on the map to view their properties in iCaching and vice-versa. You can switch between map types, including Open Street Maps.
An extended search window helps you to sort out caches by all properties of the cache. You can save your filter as a Smart Folder, for later use.
iCaching can contain multiple home- or centerlocations and calculates distance and bearing from there for all geocaches on the fly.
GCVote is build in. iCaching queries for GCVote on every import, and you can rate a cache on GCVote when you have a GCVote-account.
====== Export ======
iCaching can export to GPX, GGZ, CSV and to a lot of other file-formats
You can also export directly to a whole list of GPS-devices (Garmin, Magellan, DeLorme), including paperless devices like e.g. Garmins Oregon series.
====== Logging ======
After a cache trip, easily log your finds with iCaching. You can read the visits file from your paperless GPS.
iCaching also provides the ability to log Travelbugs and to add pictures to your logs.
To make usage of the entire range of iCaching functionalities you need a premium membership at geocaching.com
If you have feature-wishes or discovered something that doesn't work as expected, please contact us! You'll always get a response.
And of course: if you like iCaching, recommend it with a review!
In short, happy caching with iCaching!
Version 7.5 (Oct 2018)
- Support for dark mode in the latest macOS version
- Select geocaches in the Map window by dragging a rectangle (holding the option key)
- Under the hood performance improvements
- Several small issues
Version 7.2.1 (May 2018)
- You can now import fieldnotes files with multiline logs (e.g. from Looking4Cache)
- The Travelbugs in a geocache in the log window were often not loaded
- Issue with crashing Pocket Query window
Version 7.2 (May 2018)
- You can now choose not to create a folder when importing a Pocket Query in the settings in the PQ window (gear icon)
- New (additional) waypoint icons, which are much clearer on the map
- High resolution attribute icons
- Problems with a wrong log date when importing via GPX. The bug was timezone depended and affected mostly users from America, and could lead to shifted found dates.
- Several small issues
Version 7.1 (March 2018)
This update contains a ton of under-the-hood changes to make iCaching even more stable, faster and maintainable.
- Download all new pocket queries at the press of one button
- Revisited the date handling of logs/finds. Groundspeak made some changes in the API which result in better date handling.
- Importing the visits file from your GPS didn't respect the timezone of the logs, now it does
- Several small issues
Version 7.0.2 (November 2017)
- iCaching now remembers the last used settings for library cleanup
- Enabling/disabling columns in the cache list
- Several refresh issues with the Map
- Printed Map now does contain geocaches again
- Other small issues
Version 7.0.1 (November 2017)
- Purging old logs was not working correctly
- Editing user waypoint on waypoints tab could make the application freeze
Version 7.0 (October 2017)
- Geocaches close to each other appear now clustered on the map. This also vastly improves the speed of the map with large amounts of geocaches.
- New Library cleanup function to easily purge archived and/or old geocaches and logs.
- iCaching now uses the new round geocache icons
- When importing a field notes file containing geocaches that are not in iCaching, the cache names and types are retrieved via the api
- The API window now has the new API logo
- Various small issues
Version 6.6 (June 2017)
- A change by Geocaching.com in the API responses made importing via the API crash
- Sometimes the API access token was not persisted, so you had to login again and again
- Sometimes the changes in the geocache note were forgotten
Version 6.5.1 (April 2017)
- More informative tooltip texts
- Less automatic panning of the map
- You can select to center the Map on the selected cache or not; works as a toggle now
- Changes of the geocache (e.g. changing corrected coords) now appears immediately on the map
- The found and owned icons are back
Version 6.5 (April 2017)
- Support for the Touchbar on the new MacBook Pros
- iCaching now remembers the open windows: Log window, Map and Homes panel. When you restart iCaching they will return.
- The Map window now remembers your last settings: map type, visible map area etc. and comes back with the same settings after a restart.
- Completely rewritten Maps window: replaced the Google Maps engine with Apple Maps which works much smoother and faster.
- Pinch to zoom in the map
- Show user location in the map
- Re-introduced the toolbar in the Log window to make importing field notes more discoverable.
Ratings and Reviews
It’s a great Mac Platform
I attempted to use GSAK and was overly confused. This program doesn’t have nearly the learning curve of the other one, yet it has enough features that keep me coming back to learn more about it. I have had it for over a year now and have not been disappointed.
The filtering is like a 6th grade student (yes I am a teacher), you have to be precise in telling it what you want, AND don’t want. Once you figure that out, its a piece of cake to use.
Thanks for a great program.
Best software for geocachers with a Mac
Enjoy iCaching as it helps to sort my pocket queries and I am able to perform multiple logging when I have found many caches in a day. It has a lot of features. It is great for us Mac users.
Just awful. Filtering is pathetic to use. It takes forever to download and then it grabs things I do not want it to grab - like my finds. It will not export to my GPS - and it is one that is listed. I have been trying to make this work for some time and am so disappointed in it. I would never recommend this. I would recommend that a geocacher buy a cheap PC and install GSAK. There is a true geocache manager.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.