Top Mobile Apps to Use on Nature Walks or Hikes
Summer has finally arrived so it is time to pack up the family, grab your phone and head outdoors. No, you are not going to use your phone to check your email or text your sister. Instead, you are going to use your phone to check out the top mobile apps to use on your nature walks or hikes.
All Trails App
All Trails app is a free app for iOS and Android phones. This app is designed to easily help you find great hiking and biking trails. The app lists more than 50,000 trails in the United States and Canada. Also, with All Trails app, you can track your hikes with the GPS features, save your hikes and take photos.
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Swiss Army Knife App
The Swiss Army Knife app is a free app for iOS and Android phones. This app is designed to provide you with an array of tools that you may need while you are out and about with nature. These tools include a magnifying glass, mirror, flashlight, compass, ruler, calculator, unit converter, timer and bubble level.
Project Noah App
Project Noah app is a free app for iOS and Android phones. This app is a community of enthusiasts who document their findings in nature. This app features three different modes: spottings, location-based field guide and field mission. Spottings allows users to take a picture of something they want more information on like a plant or animal. Users submit this picture along with their location and within a few hours, they get an answer to its identity. Location-based field guide lets you check out what plants and animals have been spotted in the area and field missions lets users gather data for research projects.
Every Trail App
The Every Trail app is a free app for iOS and Android phones. Every Trail is another community based app that lets users connect with others, share tips and find new things to discover. The app features more than 400,000 trails worldwide that also include audio and video information along with reviews and points of interest. The app also features preparation lists, veteran hiker interviews and inspirational messages.