App Comparison

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

  • All apps can access the same maps (iOS and Android apps need a separate copy of the 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
  • Route terrain elevation profile, estimated walking time taking ascent into account
  • Interactive speed and altitude graphs of Tracks


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, and has AIS support built-in.
  • 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


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


Memory-Map for All is recommended for all new users. In fact, the legacy app does not appear in the app store for new users, due to the use of external storage for maps.

The following android-specific new features are in the new app but not in the old one.

  • The new app makes full use of screen real-estate including camera cut-outs
  • The new app has better support for screen auto-rotation
  • New app has Altitude settings that can correct altitude datum anomalies. This replaces the raw NMEA mode in the older app.
  • The new app can be used without having to unlock the phone