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  1. I tried this again last night, but first deleted the app and reinstalled it. The download time reduced to about 4 minutes. Speedtest indicated a download speed of 27.0Mbps. I tried at work today, with a download speed of 35.6Mbps, and the PQ download took 4:02.
    Also worth noting, deleting and reinstalling the app got rid of a couple of other weird things.

  2. My wifi connection at home seems to be pretty consistent. For comparison, I turned wifi off and downloaded via LTE. Took about the same amount of time - 6:36. For another comparison, I still have an iPhone 4S, and using Geosphere, the download c/w images was 1:56.

  3. Downloading a pocket query in v4.0 seems to take about three times as long as the last version, even without the background image downloading - 6.5 minutes for a 1000 cache PQ. Both iPhone and iPad. Deleting an offline list takes twice as long as before as well.

  4. I'm still trying to wean myself off Geosphere, so I tried using Cachly again this past weekend. I only use it in offline mode to write logs for the caches that I find using my GPSr. I have sorting set to Ascending and Distance. I also have "Re-sort caches for location updates" toggled ON. When I first start Cachly, the list is sorted properly, with the closest cache at the top of the list. Then as I move along, the sorting does not change when another cache becomes the closest one. Yet, I can see the distance to each cache change every second or so. The only ways I've found to get the list sorted properly, is to "Sort Caches" and "Done", or shut Cachly down and start again. I find an auto-sort feature essential so that I don't have to search the list for the cache I want to log, or constantly do manual re-sorts as I'm moving along. Back to Geosphere again, for now, but that's a short-lived option with iOS 11 looming. I've attached a screen shot of the list after a short drive. The closest cache is the 3rd one down.

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  5. I'm trying Cachly again since it's been upgraded to V3. I'm currently using 3.0.2 (4). I prefer using offline lists and noticed something unusual. The gear icon keeps turning and flashing in the centre of the screen, whether I am in list view or map view. I believe this has something to do with "Re-sort caches for location updates" in settings. I have this toggled on because I like to have the offline list always showing the nearest cache at the top. I find the constant flashing of the gear icon annoying though. Coming from the Geosphere platform, I find this curious, as it never happened in that app. Is there a way to suppress it?

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  6. Is there any way to add a Cache Note to a cache in the Pending Logs list? I wanted to add the final co-ords (as a cache note) of a multi after I had marked it as found and typed in my log, but I couldn't see a way to do it. The option appears in the Live List and the Offline List, but not in the Pending Logs list.

  7. We're heading down south soon and I'm trying to get as many logs for the caches in that country as possible. A PQ will only net you 5 logs, which is fine. I've been running this PQ daily for a couple of weeks. If I download the PQ in Geosphere, it will append the existing database and build up the number of logs. This isn't possible in Cachly as each PQ download creates a new database. I know that databases can be merged in Cachly, so I tried merging a new download with a previous download. The problem was, the merge truncates the number of logs to the newest 5 logs only. This seems counterintuitive for offline caching where you may not have data. The only way I can see around this is to build up the database in GSAK and import it to Cachly.

  8. On Geosphere, I keep a database of all my found caches - 10,000-ish. I can export it to Cachly (from GSAK) using Dropbox. The import goes OK, but I can't open the database. When I try, the app seems to grind away for a bit, then goes to the map screen, but there's no map and no caches. Nothing happens for a minute, then the app crashes. Is there a maximum database size? I'm importing a zipped file if that matters.

  9. Wonderful! Thanks Nic.

    The issue I was having, was adding text ahead of the default log, which I use at the end of all my "Found it" logs. When I tap "Log this Cache" and then "Message", the cursor is at the end of the default log. I want to add the body of my log ahead of this. I have to touch somewhere in the text of the default log and then slide my finger to the beginning of the default log to reposition the cursor. I find this cumbersome to do every time I log a cache. I also tried tapping at the beginning of the default log to reposition the cursor, but about half the time it would take me back to the previous screen because it is so close to the back arrow at the top of the screen.

  10. Using Cachly on the trail for the first time today, I encountered issues with sorting the offline caches by distance. I was on a rail trail doing part of a power trail. As I walked from cache to cache, I went to the List View and re-sorted by distance. Sometimes the closest cache was at the top of the list, but mostly it was a mix of nearby caches. The only way I could get it to sort accurately, was to close the app, reopen it, and sort again. 

  11. As a Geosphere refugee, I have become quite used to creating templates for logging caches. Examples would be for FTF logs with time stamps, TFTC logs, specific logs when out caching with a group. In Cachly, I had set up the single available default log, but found it cumbersome. It was my standard "Thanks for the cache, Ted." In order to add to that default log, I have to touch the screen and slide my finger to set the cursor to the beginning of the default text, and then begin typing. With templates, I can begin typing and then insert text from templates quickly on the fly. In my opinion, text templates are an essential time saver when logging. Text templates would be a most welcome addition to Cachly.

  12. New Cachly user and Geosphere refugee here. I used Cachly on the trail for the first time today, and encountered problems when I tried to use "export GSAK Note". It would only work with the email option. Exporting to Dropbox or OneDrive both failed. Dropbox gave an error, OneDrive just hung there, but I could cancel out of it. I'm using an iPhone 6 with iOS 10.2 and Cachly 2.0.1.