App Comparison

Memory-Map for All has much in common with the older Memory-Map apps.

  • All apps can share the same maps
  • All can read and write GPX files
  • All use the same Memory-Map Cloud Sync service

Memory-Map for All has the following new features across all devices

  • Easily backup and restore maps from local storage
  • Overlay data organized in nested categories
  • Sort overlay data by name, distance from current map view, size, date
  • Search overlays
  • Search and sort the map list
  • Dark mode / Screen brightness control (for nighttime use and lower power consumption)
  • Customizable screen layout with configurable buttons and data readouts
  • Flip between pages showing different maps or data layouts.
  • Configure the default appearance for new tracks, marks and routes

Windows

Memory-map Navigator for Windows PC has a 20 year head start and is a mature legacy product. It has many features not found in other apps.

  • We continue to recommend Memory-Map Navigator for at-home planning and printing maps
  • For real-time navigation on a Windows PC/Laptop/tablet, Memory-Map for All is better
  • Memory-Map for All can connect to the Windows location service and Wi-Fi GPS data sources
  • If you want to use a touchscreen, Memory-Map for All is better
  • Memory-Map for All has better overlay management, with several sorting options and the ability to multi-select overlays
  • Memory-Map for All has a full-screen mode

Mac

Memory-Map for All is recommended for all new users. The old Mac app is just a port of the old iPhone app and there is no real reason to prefer it over Memory-Map for All. One thing it does have is printing. However, the printing features are very basic and you could probably do just as well using a screen capture (Shift-Cmd-5). For more advanced printing (eg, printing at a specific scale, or printing multiple pages along a route) it is still best to run Memory-Map Navigator on Windows Parallels. We are planning to add printing features to Memory-Map for All in the future.

iPhone / iPad

Memory-Map for All is recommended for all new users.  The only feature missing is the ability to use the compass when the device is in landscape orientation

Android

Memory-Map for All is recommended for all new users. 

  • The old Android app allows you to connect to a Bluetooth GPS
  • The old app has a raw mode for the built-in GPS, which sometimes corrects Altitude anomalies
  • The new app makes full use of screen real-estate including camera cut-outs
  • The new app has better support for screen auto-rotation