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Best Social Apps 2014

Posted: 9th Jan 2015

Written by: Lauren Williams

With a new year comes the inevitable development of new technology, including apps. But first we want to make sure you haven't missed out on any of the gems 2014 had to offer, with a focus on social apps. Read More

App Review: Uber

Posted: 2nd Jan 2015

Written by: Lauren Williams

No matter where you are in the world, most people like to have a drink when they go out. Although those of you on charter may have to delay it, sooner or later, your time will come. Read More

Talking Translator

Posted: 30th Dec 2014

Written by: Smart Mobile Software

Voice Translator let you translate what you say in more than 60 languages. Read More

XE Currency

Posted: 30th Dec 2014

Written by: Inc

Convert every world currency with the XE Currency App – Free Edition. It offers live proprietary currency rates, charts, and even stores the last updated rates, so it works when the Internet doesn't. Read More

MedAire Sea to Shore

Posted: 5th Nov 2014

Written by: MedAire

Yachties may now confidently explore new destinations with the support of MedAire, the global travel safety provider. The MedAire Sea to Shore app for iPad is the first of its kind, delivering medical and travel safety information... Read More

Medaire Trip Ready

Posted: 23rd Oct 2014

Written by: MedAire

Assess and mitigate travel and safety risks for crew and passengers on your upcoming trips. Pilots and flight departments can see the medical and travel risk ratings, local time, current weather, and Notams for each destination on... Read More

App Review: Fitbit Flex

Posted: 5th Sep 2014

Written by: Lauren Williams

Depending on what kind of boat you work on, exercise is either par for the course or really difficult to fit in. The same goes for sleep. Fitbit flex helps monitor and motivate you for healthier habits. Read More


Posted: 6th Aug 2014

Written by: Intelsat

Intelsat is the leading provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity for leading media and communications companies, Internet Service Providers and government organizations. Read More

From LinkedIn to Tinder; Apps to Help and Hinder!

Posted: 1st Aug 2014

Written by: Lauren Williams

We all know apps are useful, but have you ever thought about what they could do for your yachting career? Amongst the Angry Birds and Candy Crush lie the social and yacht-crew specific apps to help you on your way. Read More

OOW Colregs Revision Apps

Posted: 2nd Jul 2014

Written by: Lauren Williams

Are you swotting up for your Officer of the Watch? You'll want to read on; some of these apps could help you pass the much dreaded Oral Exam. Read More

Great language-learning apps

Posted: 27th May 2014

Written by: Daniel Shea

Whether you’re going for fluency or brushing up on some basic phrases before your guests arrive, we suggest five great language-learning apps to help you get where you want to be. Read More

Vivino: A World of Wines in a Stew's Pocket

Posted: 30th Apr 2014

Written by: Lauren Williams

Vivino is an app with so many different functions it's hard to know where to begin, but it's easy to see that it's a valuable tool for stews on yachts. The idea is this: 'Take a photo of any wine label to tap into the wisdom of m... Read More

What’s on My Boat?

Posted: 27th Apr 2014

Written by: Daniel Shea

How many times have I put something somewhere and then can't find it again. Luckily there's an app to get you organized (as long as you know where you put your phone). Read More

Yachting World Storm Sailing Techniques

Posted: 24th Apr 2014

Written by: Yachting World

In this 12-part series with Yachting World, round the world racer and renowned expedition sailor Skip Novak explains the fundamentals of preparing and sailing safely through heavy weather conditions. Read More

App Review: Evernote Hello

Posted: 2nd Apr 2014

Written by: Lars Liedberg

Have you ever found yourself racking your brain to remember someone’s name the next time you see them? Evernote’s mobile phone and tablet app Hello is there to help you. Read More

App for Crew Hours of Work and Rest

Posted: 26th Mar 2014

Written by: Andy Levy- Great Circle Systems

Triton Administrator has now has an app which tracks seafarers' hours of work and rest, making record-keeping and following MLC regulations easier on board your yacht. Read More

8 Mobile Apps for the Constant Mariner

Posted: 17th Mar 2014

Written by: John Matsuya- Bizshark

Sailing technology has come a long way since sextants and moon compasses. In fact, some of the most useful boating technology out there now comes in app form Read More


Posted: 21st Feb 2014

Written by: Lars Liedberg

In today’s world of information overload it’s becoming harder and harder to keep up with the things you really want to read online. Then along comes Pocket. Read More


Posted: 29th Jan 2014

Written by: Lauren Williams

If you become easily bored with the music you own, there's now a plethora of apps and sites which allow you to stream pre-made playlists with varying functions and features. Read More

2Do: An app that will nag you till it’s done

Posted: 27th Dec 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

A boat, at one level, is a series of tasks. The bigger the boat, the more comprehensive the series of tasks becomes. You have regulatory checklists, maintenance checklists, culinary checklists, operational checklists. You have a c... Read More

WhatsApp: A Must Have!

Posted: 11th Dec 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Okay – so WhatsApp is nothing new. But – even if this review brings WhatsApp to only a few new users – it will be worth it. Why? Because WhatsApp is just that great. Read More

Apps To Get Your Money in Order

Posted: 1st Dec 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

How do you manage your money, working between countries, between tax codes, between currencies, between banks? Imagine if there was an app... Read More

Sick of Missing the Game?

Posted: 13th Nov 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Just because you’re stuck scrubbing down the hull or manning a late-night watch does not grant you an automatic excuse to be negligent in your sporting life. There is no excuse. Your team doesn’t halt its matches the minute you be... Read More

Diving Dude: The S.C.U.B.A. Logbook

Posted: 8th Oct 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Perhaps the most innovative thing about the use of apps in the modern world is their ability to track personal data. The S.C.U.B.A. logbook “Diving Dude” is a prime example. Read More

AroundMe: What's Out There?

Posted: 26th Jul 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

One of the perks of the job is the variety of places you get to visit but, finding your way around is not always easy, especially when you have limited time. New places offer loads of exciting possibilities, but they also present ... Read More

Get Wired: The DC Wire Sizer simplifies electrical engineering

Posted: 30th Jun 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

The primary cause of boat fires is DC shortages and faulty wiring. Even the odd megayacht can suffer these costly and dangerous malfunctions with highly qualified engineers manning the mechanical and electrical systems. Now there’... Read More

Yachtie – Keeping Track So You Don’t Have To

Posted: 3rd May 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

If you’re constantly on the go, moving between regions of the world, it’s nice to be able to track it in some way. This can be especially important for those of us that spend our lives adrift. Whatever the motivation – logistical,... Read More

Charter Listings by Expedia?...Not quite, but close

Posted: 11th Mar 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Its breadth is modest enough at the moment, but that doesn’t mean Charter Digest couldn’t flip the charter industry on its head. Just look at what’s happened to travel agents: they’re nearly extinct thanks to sites like Expedia an... Read More

WindGURU: Because weather is not absolute!

Posted: 15th Feb 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

Under the wrong circumstances, WindGURU can be irritatingly accurate. The reason I say “irritatingly” accurate is because, as is the case with things like weather, being right isn’t always good for the user. I specifically recall ... Read More


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