Archive for MacCaching

v0.2.4 is now available

0.2.4. adds some key functionality while fixing a number of bugs. All reported bugs have been fixed, so if you see a problem, let me know. Download it from

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New Latest available.

The new “Latest” Release contains the following major changes:
* In the Edit Coordinate dialog (double-click on one), links to Google Maps and work! Check them out!
* A dialog will pop up asking which CacheList you want to transfer to your GPS, instead of defaulting to all.
* You can edit existing Caches by double clicking on them. (This is also a good way to view the extended information.)
* gpsbabel is now embedded in the App bundle. You don’t have to locate it, I’ll always put it there.

– File -> Open has “.LOC” listed as an option, but it doesn’t work yet.

0.2.4 is going to be around the corner. Let me know if you run into problems with this (or any) of the “latest” releases.

Get the latest bugs, er, features.

Since this software is in constant development, I thought I’d start releasing my “in between versions.” These are basically the builds I use while I’m busy breaking the development code to do something new. If you run a “latest” release, please let me know what issues you encounter. From now on, they’ll simply be put at this link:

To see the Modified date look at the blank directory:

LOC to GPX Converter uses LOC files for its caches. If you are a premium member, then you have access to the GPX files. Originally, MacCaching was developed with GPX support only. Now, MacCaching has full support for LOC and GPX Files (single or pocket queries). This small application turns LOC files into GPX files for MacCaching (and other programs that support the GPX file format).
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MacCaching v0.2.3 Released!

This one took me much longer to complete than I had planned. I decided to go back and fix things I was putting off. For example, the Preferences work now and the program won’t crash if you delete your Library. Download v0.2.3 Here.

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v0.2.3 is almost ready

Tonight I spent most of time working on usability issues. For example, now you can select multiple caches to delete or move to a playlist. Also fixed the navigation in the cache list, so the keyboard’s arrows can be used now. There was a bug when deleting caches from the main library. They didn’t get deleted from the Cachelist.

I’ll package up another release once I finish with the Preferences Manager (1/2 done).

Paperless by iPod

Next week i start traveling for an extended period. One of the reasons I started this project was to help with caching in new areas. So I’m working on importing a pocket query from Right now things like the descriptions and hints are lost on import. I’m working to not drop those.

In addition, I’m going to put hooks in for iPod syncing. You’ll have the option of sync through your Address Book or through the “Notes.” The trade-off is, your address book can become full of caches. However, to use the “Notes” you’d have to enable Disk Usage in iTunes.

For now I’ve put “sticky” preferences aside. I was creating my own preference file, which might not be the “mac” way to go. I should probably be using a “plist.” Since i don’t know how those work, I need to figure that out first.

Quick follow-up release: 0.2.1

After “releasing” 0.2, I realized there were a couple of hard-coded things which don’t work on other systems. I’ve resolved them. You can now delete waypoints from the library (or a playlist.) The only two ways to add waypoints is from a new “Download” or Importing a GPX file. Also I fixed the bug where the program wouldn’t actually call gpsbabel.

MacCaching v0.2.1 is now available for downloading (2.5mb).

Next on the list is “sticky” preferences.

Halloween Release

The screenshot isn’t up to date, I didn’t spell check the README, the icon doesn’t show up, and the list of known issues is longer than the features. However. If you’re looking for a Universal Binary that lets you communication with a Garmin GPS, you’ve got it. The best part, it is free. Not $100, not $49.99, or not even twenty-bucks.

Granted, it doesn’t do a whole lot…. yet.

I’m targetting an update every 2 weeks until 1.0.0.

The OSX disk image is available here.

Progressing toward v0.2

I made significant progress this weekend towards v0.2. I am able to download (transfer) GPS coordinates from my Garmin eTrex Venture and import them into the library. I paused work on the Library manager because of a bug in my development enviornment. Since I discovered a work-around, I will move back to completing the v0.1 features. After the final Library features are implemented, I’ll work on coordinate uploads. Once I can upload and download coordinates, I’ll release v0.2.

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