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gotta run
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:11 am Reply with quote Back to top

In the process of migrating to a Mac and trying to figure out what to do with GSAK.

I am considering putting a virtual windows environment on there to run a few things that are hard to replicate on the Mac. But I'd rather run things natively on the Mac because, after all, that's why I bought the machine.

I've downloaded and looked at Maccaching and it looks like crap compared to GSAK. Child waypoints load as separate caches, map function is not well integrated, working with different databases doesn't seem to be robust, and online manuals/help is…not there.

Either it is truly an inferior program (possible) or I simply am not using it right (also possible). Any thoughts from those who have used both, or are successfully using Maccaching?

Basically I need to do what I have always done:
-Keep a big master list of "unfound" caches
-Set up sub-lists of caches for particular trips
-Do custom sorting, etc., as needed to accomplish the above.
 
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sandlanders
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Don't have any answers, just my experiences.

I've always used a Mac and never had access to GSAK. Used Maccaching quite a bit a few years ago, and it always did what I needed it to, which wasn't much. Don't know what's going on with it now, since some things don't work for me anymore, and there have been no updates or notes in over four years that I can find. We are "minor" cachers, and quite inefficient to boot, but I get what I need done done without any program now. Confused

If you are used to GSAK, you will be quite disappointed with anything out there specifically for Mac. There are cachers who have found a way (like your virtual windows, perhaps) to make GSAK work on their Macs, and maybe they can chime in here with some suggestions.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful, GR.

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shrek and fiona
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I am using parallels on my mac and windows xp and have not had any trouble yet .

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gotta run
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

I installed VMware for the handful of apps that either won't run in Mac (GSAK) or I don't yet want to replace with Mac versions (Quickbooks). It works fantastic and the best part is Windows runs faster in the virtual environment than it ever did on the PC...
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm not a Mac User, but I checked with a buddy and he recommends iCaching, which I think is the spiritual successor to MacCaching. It is only 15 bucks, but I don't think there is a trial option. Looking at the features, I suspect it would do everything you want. I don't believe it has the expandability (macros) of GSAK, but I'm guessing most Mac users wouldn't use that anyway.

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gotta run
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Sweet! That's exactly what I was looking for. I don't know why I didn't find that when searching the store.

2 minutes of using it and I can already do everything I need. Perfect. Thanks!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:09 am Reply with quote Back to top

gotta run wrote:
Sweet! That's exactly what I was looking for. I don't know why I didn't find that when searching the store.

2 minutes of using it and I can already do everything I need. Perfect. Thanks!


Well, you do realize that using Mac is widely suspected to accelerate the Alzheimer's process? Just sayin'....
 
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neonride93
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:02 am Reply with quote Back to top

I am just going to briefly hijack this forum as I dont want to start a new one -

Quick questions Can you have different Display Options for different Databases? IE - I have a puzzle database and a DNF Database I do not need the Corrected Coords indicator in the later -

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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

neonride93 wrote:
I am just going to briefly hijack this forum as I dont want to start a new one -

Quick questions Can you have different Display Options for different Databases? IE - I have a puzzle database and a DNF Database I do not need the Corrected Coords indicator in the later -

Easily done in GSAK. You can define filters and then select them any time you want. All caches can go in one database and the filters can display them as needed. You could keep them in separate databases also, but that's extra work.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

neonride93 wrote:
I am just going to briefly hijack this forum as I dont want to start a new one -

Quick questions Can you have different Display Options for different Databases? IE - I have a puzzle database and a DNF Database I do not need the Corrected Coords indicator in the later -


You can also define different views to be selected if you have different databases setup already.
 
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