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GSAK

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GSAK Logo Many of you are probably already familiar with GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife), but for those of you who aren't - now is your chance to get aquainted. The author of GSAK describes the application as "the all in one Geocaching and waypoint management tool" with features including "Multiple databases, sending/receiving waypoints to GPSr, Google maps, conversion to many mapping formats, PDA output, HTML output, searching, macro support,...and much more." Basically, GSAK is an application that runs on your Windows PC, and gives you an incredibly powerful tool to manage your geocaching, helping you to organise, log and coordinate your hides, finds and searches. The application was created by Clyde England, who is based in Western Australia, and now makes a living from the product. It's free to download and use, but a small 'nag' screen encourages you to buy a license, which is a very reasonable $30. Although the program is sophisticated, it's easy to use, and suits cachers of all levels, whether they only need some of the basic functionality, or all the 'bells and whistles'. The application has been extended through a large collection of macros - basically small extensions to the application that allow certain tasks and functions to be automated. Examples of useful macros include statistic generators, badge generators, export tools etc. There are almost 1,000 macros listed on the GSAK forums. Take a look at the GSAK Website to find out more, and try the product.

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  • I’ve been using this to generate stats for a while now. It took some time to get my head around it, but I’m getting there.

    GSAK is a bit like Photoshop. If anyone ever tells you they “know Photoshop” they’re lying to you. There’s always a feature they haven’t used yet.

    mvyrmnd on
  • Clyde has just released v8 of the GSAK app, and the big change is that it now makes use of the Geocaching.com API, so will allow direct queries from the GC database, instead of relying on pocket query imports. I’m upgrading as we speak and will report back. Anyone else already using v8?

    101geo on

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