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=== Prevent Map Rotation ===
=== Prevent Map Rotation ===
When enabled, this option will prevent you from rotating the map when touching it or pinching and twisting our fingers on the display.
When enabled, this option will prevent you from rotating the map when touching it or pinching and twisting your fingers on the display.
=== Clear Map on Refresh ===
=== Clear Map on Refresh ===

Revision as of 20:55, 6 March 2018

This screen allows customization of Cachly settings.


Use Metric System

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

Automatic Search on Start

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.

Show Cache Radius

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.

Prevent Map Rotation

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

Clear Map on Refresh

If enabled, a new set of caches being loaded in the Live Map will clear out previously loaded caches. If this setting is disabled, loading caches will leave previously loaded caches on the Live Map. An X icon on the Map can be used to manually clear caches when this is disabled.

Allow Compass Calibration

If enabled, the iPhone iOS will frequently display the compass calibration screen. If this setting is disabled, you shouldn't see what can sometimes be very frequent displays to calibrate the compass.

Since iOS 10 your phone should calibrate automatically.

Show Heading Indicator

When enabled, a small red arrow will show your heading direction (the direction you are facing the top of your device) for your current location on the Live or Offline map screen. If disabled, no heading indicator will be displayed.

Show FTF Indicator

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.

User Location Overlay Map Pins

When you are near a cache, the cache pin on the map may obscure your current location marker. If this option is enabled, the current location marker will take priority over the cache marker.

Fit to Map

If enabled, the map will zoom out to show all caches that were loaded. If this setting is not enabled, the current map zoom level is maintained.

Rotation Lock

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 your move between caches.


Recent Logs Use Smilies

Cache details of recent log dots will use smilies and DNF frowns instead of colors.

Offline List Clustering

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 Map Clustering

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

Cluster Grouping

This value indicates that minimum number of caches that will be clustered.

Cluster Threshold

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

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

Choosing this will reset the Clustering options.

Log Defaults

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

Send Log Now

When enabled, this will enable the Send Log Now for all new cache logs.

Save as Draft

When enabled, this will enable the Save as Draft option for all new cache logs.

Log Type

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 and then after uploading all logs to Geocaching.com, allow you to go through each in the Drafts section of the website, clean up your logs, 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

You can define default messages to be used for different log types. You start by defining a text template.


Here you give the template a name, choose the log type it is to be used with and enter the template message text.

Let's look at one that is filled out. The name has been entered already and it is to be used for Found It logs. The template text is some sentences and the *|xxxxx|* markers are places where a value is inserted at logging time. This template will include date, time and current total find count for the user. All available keywords can be seen/selected by tapping the key icon.


When happy with your template, save Save to finish up. You will see your template on the Available Templates list. If something is not right, you can swipe left and choose Edit or tap Edit at the bottom of the screen. You can delete one by swiping left or via Edit also.


Now let's use this new template to give you a feel for how they work in practice. I've turned on Enable Log Type Templates in Settings to allow automatic entering of text for defined log types. I have tapped the Log This Cache on the Cache Entry page. Then I see the below screen.

Notice that the Log Type is automatically set to Found It and the text template for Found It logs has been filled in. If I now tap Send Now at the top, my logging is done. Of course, you could have things defaulted to Save the log as a Draft in which case you would tap Save Now. The template inserts are not filled in until you choose to Save or Send so you can do further editing of the text if there is more you want to say.

For a power trail logging does not get much easier. Tap Log This Cache and tap Send/Save Now. All done.


Did Not Find (DNF)

Show Cache Type on Map

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

Clear All Checkmarks

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

Pocket Queries

Download Images

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

Setting the user flag in GSAK will highlight that cache. If enabled, this will cause Cachly to highlight the cache.


Re-sort on location updates

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

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.