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Bl3wbyyou

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Hmph well i seem to be using a really great wifi scanner app that sweeps all the lower range wifi networks that i come across.Damn near can find wifi anywhere in this day and age.


Also use textfree and you can set up a googlevoice account and download an app to make free calls over wifi as well.

I use those 2 things since im a cheap bastard and have a obama phone to use for whatever i feel like lol.

Wifi manager 2.7.1
Textfree
Googlevoice VOIP (voice over internet provider,or something like that lol)
ProPDFreader
Inkpad (never know when you might wanna jot something down)
 

thomas mccoy

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Hmph well i seem to be using a really great wifi scanner app that sweeps all the lower range wifi networks that i come across.Damn near can find wifi anywhere in this day and age.


Also use textfree and you can set up a googlevoice account and download an app to make free calls over wifi as well.

I use those 2 things since im a cheap bastard and have a obama phone to use for whatever i feel like lol.

Wifi manager 2.7.1
Textfree
Googlevoice VOIP (voice over internet provider,or something like that lol)
ProPDFreader
Inkpad (never know when you might wanna jot something down)
whats an obama phone??
 

novadarling

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Hmph well i seem to be using a really great wifi scanner app that sweeps all the lower range wifi networks that i come across.Damn near can find wifi anywhere in this day and age.


Also use textfree and you can set up a googlevoice account and download an app to make free calls over wifi as well.

I use those 2 things since im a cheap bastard and have a obama phone to use for whatever i feel like lol.

Wifi manager 2.7.1
Textfree
Googlevoice VOIP (voice over internet provider,or something like that lol)
ProPDFreader
Inkpad (never know when you might wanna jot something down)

you just helped me out of a huge bind. I'm about to rubber tramp it 8,000 miles my first time out, and every penny counts so I couldn't pay my Boost bill. Now getting everything organized became exponentially easier, so thank you!
 
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Kim Chee

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Google Earth (take a screenshot(s) for offline use)
RadarScope (very detailed weather radar for weather geeks)
MyRadar (a lot like RadarScope, less detail but you can see much larger areas)
uWeather (current weather and forecasts using NWS data)
Talkatone (free talk/text, used to be better, but hey it's free)
CityMaps2Go (downloadable streetmaps for offline use)
 

Desperado Deluxe

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I use magicapp to make phone calls download and connect to wifi viola free calls.
I got a radio scanner I use from time to time.
And I recently discovered the magic of un-installing the updates for google maps works much better now.
I use adobe for my pdf reader.
 

briancray

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CityMaps2Go - I found this good for once you get into a city. I've only used it abroad, but I know it works with the USA cities too.
Tiny Flashlight+ - Guzzles your battery, but shit man if your headlamp goes out this comes in handy until you get battery replacement.
Backcountry Navigator - Good for loading GPX coordinates from Adventure Cycling. You can get all the bicycle trails that go cross country to find the most scenic backroads to tour or hitch hike if you don't want to hitch on the highway.
Strava - Comes in handy sometimes for recording routes when trying to get back to the same place you started. I used it in China a lot without service to find my way back to camp.
Wild Edibles - Good for foraging plants and edibles.
WarmShowers - Good for finding a place to crash if you are bicycle touring.
Showbox - Great for streaming or downloading the newest movies and TV shows.
Colornote - Good for adding notes and sticky's on your phone for important shit.
BoltBus/Greyhound - Never hurts to have these on your phone...sometimes hitchin' sucks.
SkyScanner - Good for checking on flights.
Talkatone - I used this in China over WiFi and it works.

I think that's all of the good ones I use. I will update this as I find more good applications. I know I'm missing some, but this is from memory since my phone was recently stolen.
 
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Kim Chee

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This iphone app is made to wake you up as you near your destination. Yes it uses gps and should be good on the tracks if you have a signal:

http://waykup-app.com
 

thebends

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MAPS.ME (aka Maps with Me) -- Offline open-source maps which I've found to include a lot of hiking trails and gas stations. Especially useful when hitching motorways/highways in Central/Western Europe as if you zoom in far enough you see the gas stations serving just the motorway traffic.

Hitchwiki Phrasebook -- on Android. There's some room for improvement but it's a decent, lightweight phrasebook with hitch-useful phrases in almost all European (and many global) languages.

Google Sky Map - learn the stars and constellations !
 

meathook

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can anyone recommend a good radio/scanner app for listening in on train business?
 

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