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=== FTF Indicator ===
=== FTF Indicator ===
[[File:FTFpin.jpg|right|64px]]When enabled and Cachly detects an FTF, an indicator will be displayed over the cache icon on the Live Map or Offline Map. If this setting is disabled, no overlay will be displayed.
[[File:FTFpin.jpg|right|64px]]When enabled and Cachly detects an FTF, an indicator will be displayed over the cache icon on the Live Map or Offline Map. If this setting is disabled, no overlay will be displayed. Note: This option is only available to Geocaching.com Premium members.  
=== Prevent Map Rotation ===
=== Prevent Map Rotation ===

Latest revision as of 17:06, 13 February 2020

This screen allows customization of Cachly settings.


Use Metric System[edit]

When enabled, Cachly will display distance in metric such as meters and kilometers. When disabled, Cachly will display distance in imperial such as feet and miles.

Maps and Navigation[edit]

Automatic Search on Start[edit]

When enabled, Cachly will call geocaching.com and load up the nearest 50 caches when the Live Map is displayed. With this option disabled, the Live Map will load with no caches and you can manually request caches to load. By default 50 are loaded - you can change the number loaded in the Live Search area of Settings.

Cache Radius[edit]

When enabled, a circle radius will show around physical caches to indicate the minimum distance area where no other cache can be placed. The ring will encompass .1 mile/528 feet or 161 meters.

Clear Map on Refresh[edit]

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This option is enabled by default upon a new installation of Cachly. Doing a new search on the Live Map after moving the map or changing filter options will clear the previous search and start a new search based on the center of the map.

If this setting is disabled, previously loaded caches will remain on the map when doing a new search. An X button will also appear at the right of the screen at the bottom of the map. Tap the X to explicitly clear all search results from the map.

FTF Indicator[edit]

When enabled and Cachly detects an FTF, an indicator will be displayed over the cache icon on the Live Map or Offline Map. If this setting is disabled, no overlay will be displayed. Note: This option is only available to Geocaching.com Premium members.

Prevent Map Rotation[edit]

When enabled, this option will prevent you from rotating the map when touching it or pinching and twisting your fingers on the display.

Prevent Map Tilt[edit]

When enabled, this option will prevent you from rotating the map when touching it with two fingers and pulling it down to tilt it.

Fit to Map[edit]

If enabled, the live map will zoom out to show all caches that were loaded. If further batches of caches are loaded the map will continue to zoom out as each download is completed. If this setting is not enabled, the current map zoom level is maintained. When opening an offline list map view, the map will show all caches in that list regardless of this setting.

Map Types and Layers[edit]

Download Premium Offline Maps[edit]

This screen lets you download the Premium Offline Maps that you might need when going out caching. Maps are sorted by continent. Some larger countries are broken down into regions to reduce the size of the maps.

Once you have downloaded your selected map you can then download the Extras for that map. What is downloaded is determined by the layers selected in the Offline Map Layer Settings.

Displayed Map Type[edit]

This screen lets you select the map type that is displayed in the Map View. The map can also be selected using the Map Options Icon.

Offline Map Layer Settings[edit]

This screen lets you control the layers displayed on the Premium Offline Maps. Controls are available for optionally showing:

  • Contour lines
  • Hillshades
  • County/Boundary Lines
  • County/Boundary Names
  • Trails/paths
  • Show Trails/paths at lower zoom
  • Show all street names
  • 3D Buildings
  • Points of Interest
  • Gates
  • Mountain Peaks

Rotation Lock[edit]

This allows you to force Cachly to lock in portrait or landscape mode. Select All Orientations to allow the app to rotate as the phone is rotated.

This option is useful if you are out caching and frequently putting your phone in your pocket as you move between caches.

Live Search[edit]

This lets you control how many caches are loaded on each time you tap Live Search. Adjust the slider to your preferred number. The default is 50.

Full Cache Data[edit]

If selected, Cachly will load full cache data on each cache returned by Live Search.
Default is full cache data is not enabled and Basic (aka Lite) cache data is loaded.
Loading full cache data can take longer, especially as the number of caches to load each on each search request is increased.


Recent Logs Use Smilies[edit]

Recent log dots on the Cache Details will use happy and frowny faces for find and DNF logs instead of green and blue colors. Other log types will still use colors.

Offline Clustering on Map[edit]

Clustering can improve offline map performance when an Offline List has a very large number of caches. Clustering is only used for Offline maps and has no effect on the Live Map.

Use Cache Clustering[edit]

When enabled, the Offline Map will honor the following Cluster options. If this setting is disabled, Cachly won't perform clustering of caches.

Cluster Threshold[edit]

This value is the threshold at which Clustering will be enabled. As an example, if set to 500, and an Offline List has less than 500 caches, no clustering will be done.

Max Zoom Level[edit]

The value represents the max zoom level at which clustering is used. After this level, all caches are shown on the map. Note: A smaller zoom level of 4 shows more of the map and higher zoom levels such as 18 will be very zoomed in.

Restore Defaults[edit]

Choosing this will reset the Clustering options.

Log Defaults[edit]

These settings set the default settings when tapping on the Log this Cache function for any cache. Even with these defaults set, you can override them when the Log screen is displayed.

Send Log Now[edit]

When on, this will enable the Send Log Now for all new cache logs. If on the logs will not be sent automatically but the Send Log Now tab will be set to on for all individual logging screens as the default. If this setting is off then the Send log Now tab will not be enabled and the log action on all individual logging screens will be set to Save. The tab can on the logging screen can be changed for each individual log.

Save as Draft[edit]

When enabled, this will enable the Save as Draft option for all new cache logs as the default. Submitting a log with this setting enabled will send the log to the Drafts section (https://www.geocaching.com/account/drafts) on the Geocaching website. This setting can be changed on individual logs.

Log Type[edit]

You can select the default Log type for all new cache logs. The options are:

  • Found it
  • Didn't Find it
  • Write note
  • Needs Archived

Combining the above 3 options such as disabling Send Log Now, enabling Save as Draft and setting your Log Type to Found it would be a good setting if you want to log offline. After uploading all your pending logs to Geocaching.com, they will be available as Draft logs (previously called Field Notes) off your Geocaching Dashboard. Go through each log in the Drafts section of the website, clean up your log entry, and submit them. Just remember, should you log a DNF, to change the Log Type on that particular cache in the field or at least before submitting the Draft.

Text Templates[edit]

Here you can activate and define default messages to be used for different log types. The use of these is explained in detail here Text Templates.

Lonely Caches[edit]

Enable Lonely Indicator[edit]

If this indicator is on, you will see a clock icon on caches that meet your criteria for number of days since last found (lonely).

Number of Days[edit]

It is up to you to decide what you regard as a lonely cache. You can select the number of days since last found for a cache to be considered lonely by you.

Did Not Find (DNF)[edit]

Show Cache Type on Map[edit]

When enabled, this option will show the cache type and DNF overlay at the same time. If not enabled, all you see is a frowning face with no cache type shape or color.

Found But Not Logged[edit]

Clear All Checkmarks[edit]

Clearing Found But Not Logged checkmarks will remove checkmarks from all caches and delete this database.

Pocket Queries[edit]

Download Images[edit]

When this option is selected, when downloading Pocket Queries, Cachly will download the images associated with those caches. If this setting is disabled, images are not downloaded for the caches included in the PQ.


User Flag Sets Highlight[edit]

Setting the user flag in GSAK will highlight that cache. If enabled, this will cause Cachly to highlight the cache upon import of a GSAK GPX file.


Re-sort on location updates[edit]

If sorting is set to distance, this option will allow the caches list to be re-sorted with each new location update. If this setting is unchecked, the cache distance to the caches will update in the List view but the order of the caches will remain as they were loaded.

Note that list sorting occurs once per minute and could take a while on very large lists. Also note that it can put more drain on your battery.


Decode Hint[edit]

When enabled, Cachly will automatically decrypt the hint when it displays the cache. If this setting is disabled the ROT13 view of the hint will be displayed. Even with this setting disabled, when viewing a cache hint that is encoded, you can click the three dots on the Hint screen and the option to Decode will be available.

Delete Offline Upvote Counts[edit]

Log upvote counts for offline lists can be deleted if log upvotes have been added outside of Cachly.

Map API Keys[edit]

Open Cycle and Thunderforest[edit]

Access to these maps requires the user to obtain a free API key. This screen lets you get the key and inform Cachly of it so the maps will be available.