GSAK

GSAK

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Video tutorial & screenshots

  • Main window
  • Main window
  • Main Window
  • About Window
  • Setup Screen
  • Options Window
  • Build Macro Install File
  • Database Properties
  • Location Selection

Editorial review

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Sean O'Reilly Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 8.1
GSAK is an application designed to provide complex databases containing Geocaching information stored in GPX and LOG file format. Geocaching is an outdoor activity practiced worldwide, which consists of hiding and seeking containers (geocaches or caches) and which can be found with the help of GPS devices or other navigational techniques.
The purpose of this activity is to find the cache. Once they are found, the geocachers can write the date when they found it, as well as their code name. Some caches may contain small objects such as toys which geocachers can take provided they replace it with another object.
Therefore, the purpose of this application is to provide information about caches around the world. Users will notice that the main window is divided into two screens. The screen located on the upper part will provide detailed information about specific geocaches, such as its code, the waypoint name, its location, the name of the placer and other information that is provided as a list. The second screen will display the geocache selected from the list, displaying a map where users can see its location. There are several map styles that users can view according to their preferences: street map, satellite imagery, open streetmap tiles etc. On the left part of the second screen, users will be able to read detailed information about the respective geocache and all that it contains: the geographical coordinates, the country, the date when it was placed and the name of the one who placed it, as well as tips on how to get to it.
By the way, comments, impressions and further suggestions of geocachers who have found caches can also be read below the map.
Moreover, users can export data in different file formats, as well as filter their geocache search through different searching criteria. They can even create an account on geocaching.com and get access to new geocache databases or update the existing ones.
To sum it up, GSAK is dedicated to geocachers who are active players in the discovery of geocaches. By using this tool, they get instant access to substantial geocache databases which will guide them through new and exciting adventures.

Pros

  • Instant access to geocache databases.
  • Advanced filtering options for geocache searching.
  • Access to tips on how to get to geocaches.

Cons

  • A nag screen will appear after 21days of its use unless users register the program.

What's new in version 8.4

8.4.0 11th February, 2014

Changes:
Enhanced column heading hints (more info)
Number of available macro buttons increased to 40 (more info)
User notes - added picture dialog (more info)
Macros - added check to make sure system read only variables are never written to (more info)
Publish logs - Main screen now re sizable
Publish logs - Main screen position is now "sticky"
Publish logs - added "Clone" button to edit dialog (more info)
Publish logs - User account now displays in the dialog caption (more info)
Publish logs - Macro to run after all logs prevented from running if user aborts the run (more info)
Publish logs - added option to ignore duplicate log warning messages on fetch (more info)
Publish logs - added $_CrLf to field note conversions (more info)
Publish logs - Trackable find name is now a hot link (more info)
Publish logs - added progress summary to log status caption (more info)
Publish logs - Added helper bar to insert BBcode (more info)
Publish logs - Added vertical scroll bar to publish log template (more info)
Publish logs - added tags
 

Publisher's description

This official description applies to version 8.4

GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife) is a GPS tool. The first thing you need to do with the program is to get information into your GSAK database. You can do this manually by adding your own waypoints, the program can also get this from Geocaching website. After this, you perform waypoint tracking and other GPS functions. It supports Google maps, mapping format conversion, automatic direction to waypoints, etc.
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