If you frequently travel by sea, or want to learn more about this mode of transportation, then check out our list of the best iPad apps for nautical navigation.
Nautical Terms for iPad 1.0
If you think “Ahoy!” and “Matey!” are all you need to learn when you’re working on a ship, then you’re just watching too many pirate movies lately. It’s a dictionary for the usual terms used at sea, and more. It’s a worthy download, even if you just want to learn some new jargon.
Reeds Nautical Almanac Digital Edition - UK and Atlantic Europe 1.0
Reeds has been termed as the “yachtman’s Bible”, and with good reason! The app provides updated weather and tidal data in the westernmost hemisphere of the world… up to three straight days! Not only that, but the locations of buoys and waypoints littered on the seas are also included. For a complete navigational experience, you really can’t get better than this!
Distance Converter HD 1.0
Yes, distances are a mariner’s best friend… and his worst enemy, as well! Can you imagine how many times you have to convert different lengths to its appropriate units just because those are the ones used in your logbook? Well, erase those nagging headaches with this app, which includes many of the most common units used in navigation: miles, furlongs, Scandinavian miles, and everything else is included in here!
It does sight reduction and automatic graphing. It also includes a Universal Time Generator according to your iPad’s date/time settings. But all of these will mean little to casual folk when they drop their jaws at this function: it foresees data from 1973 to 2059!
AdriaMARINE HD 1.0
Going on a trip to the Adriatic? No matter if it’s for work or for fun, better bring this app along with you for “safe”-keeping. With the help of Croatia’s Navigo Sistem, 1500 points of interest are included on the database, including where you can find the nearest service gas stations and engine repairs on your side of the world.