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. 

  • The old Android app allows you to connect to a Bluetooth GPS. The new app can connect to a Bluetooth GPS on Windows, Mac and Linux using a virtual serial port. On Android or iOS, you need a separate app that feeds the GPS data into the device's location service.
  • The old app can display data on WearOS. There is no support for WearOS in the new app.

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