Good Mobile Apps for Tides

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  1. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    I just did a quick search on here and didn't find anything, so thought I'd post the question.

    I recently got a smartphone (I know, a little late to the party).

    I'm wondering if anyone can recommend any of the various tide apps that seem to be available? My phone is an android. Rather than searching through reviews and explanations online, I'd rather hear from some of you who I at least know digitally.

    I'd also love to hear from any of you old timers about how back in your day you didn't have all these new-fangled contraptions to predict the tides with, and you had to dip a bare butt cheek in the water while chewing on eel grass in order to be able to predict the tide. ;)

    Just kidding. I really don't want to get cyber-yelled at for not buying a tide table at Sportco.

    Thanks!

    J
     
  2. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Jason,
    Since I'm always logged on here, I just use the Pro Tides link.
    Works great for all the Puget Sound areas I fish.
    Simple and easy.
    SF
     
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  3. DennisE

    DennisE Topwater and tying.

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    I really like the US Tides app. Have it on both my tablet and phone. Gives you both a tide graph and text plus sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset and moon phase. Only downside is you can't look at more than 7 days data.
     
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  4. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    SF,

    Me too, when I'm online and on my computer. I love that Protides gives you that nice monthly snapshot so you can sort of plan to hit certain beaches when you know the tide/current will be ideal.

    Now that I have the smartphone, though, I'm hoping to find something that I can easily access on the phone which doesn't require going through the site on the internet on my phone.

    Just trying to use this little doodad (my phone) to its fullest potential!
     
  5. Rodney Bryan

    Rodney Bryan Rodney Bryan

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    "Tides" Windows Phone 8 ( Could be available on other platforms like Android and iOS but I don't know)

    Very easy to read display with all the pertinent information. It shows up to a month of tide information
     
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    I use an app called Simple Tides. It has dates, times, and a tide graph plus sunrise and sunset data. It may or may not be available for an andoid. I have an I-Phone.
     
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    There is also FishHead. Has tides and river flows.
     
  8. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Hmmm.some bad reviews for fishhead. Although it looks cool. Also it's not free unfortunately

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    I use U.S.A Tides on my iPhone. Nice & simple with graphs, moon phase, sunrise & set. It's free but only the next few days are displayed.


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    I use an app called Tides Near Me. I like it because besides allowing me to pull up specific locations, it will list locations near me. So if I'm driving around, and say I don't know what body of water I'm near, it will display the various locations near me and the info for those locations. Example St Claire's Inlet, Oysterbay etc.
     
  11. Jason Rolfe

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    Yeah, just downloaded that one and it seems nice.
     
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    It may be overkill, but I was really interested in a watch w/ tides. There are a lot of surf watches that do that however they don't have many locations. The best I could find was Forks, PA, Elliot bay. Seems like a fishing watch w/ load of tide data, sunrise/set, and moon phase would be a winner. Not that I can't pull out my phone and see that though...
     
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    I've been going to saltwatertides.com for years. Find Washington then bookmark the site.

    Leland.
     
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    I just started using TideTrac. It's $2.99 on the app store, but it's got a good interface and all the features you'd expect (graphing, tables, moon/sun, etc.), and it allows you to look ahead as far as you'd like.