Macintosh, Windows, and Newton GPS Programs (aka, our competition)
This page lists most of the currently available GPS communications programs for the Macintosh,
Newton, and PC platforms. Despite being a provider of Mac-based GPS software, why include our competitors?
Apart from our hubris in thinking GPSyTM and
GPSy Pro TM are clearly
superior, we think that expanding the (Macintosh) GPS market as a whole can only benefit everyone.
Competition has greatly improved GPSy and will continue to push us
into new avenues of development. Besides, the more high quality products for the Macintosh that are
available, the better for everyone.
The more people who have GPS units on Wintel is also good for the Macintosh market since these
people will eventually "forward migrate" to the Mac platform. At first glance it appears that
there are more products for the Wintel platform, but the general quality of Windows software
as a whole (not just GPS) is lower, so quantity gets made up in quality.
GPS Data Collection and Auto-Mapping Software
- GPSView by Craig Burton --
constructs an azimuth/elevation plot of the GPS constellation for a given position and time
- GPSyTM -- Macintosh GPS
Communications; NMEA-0183, -0182; Sony IPS; Rockwell NavCore and Zodiac support;
Trimble TSIP support;
Eagle/Lowrance, Garmin, and Magellan transfers; & GPSyLinks to other databases
- GPSy ProTM -- adds
BSB nautical chart support and tools for high-end chart users to GPSy.
- GPS for Macintosh -- older program that works with Sony units (freeware)
- MacAPRS -- for Ham users and more ($50; shareware)
- NavimaQ -- Mac BSB marine navigation software ($195; commercial)
- MaxSea -- maritime navigation software (~$350++; commerical)
- FlightMaster -- simple VFR flight plan construction kit ($35 shareware)
- MapPad -- Newton GPS
- GPS Map [Lite] ($100 and up)
- Teletype GPS for Newton -- auto-mapping for Newton and WinCE platforms
- Tripmate/e-Mate software by Rochelle Rogoff
- FieldWorker -- data collection
- Although this is not meant to be a criticism of any particular Newton GPS product, our readers advise
people to buy only after demoing the software or with a money-back-guarantee since the usability of these products vary.
We've heard the best reports about TeleType for Newton/WinCE.
Mac Software Top 10
The following Macintosh software are products that GPSy® and her developers just couldn't be without:
- Anarchie Pro by Stairways Software -- the best FTP client for the Mac,
now even better (US$35; shareware)
- BBEdit and BBEdit Light by Bare Bones Software -- world
class text editors that don't suck (BBedit Light is freeware)
- CalcWorks by John Brochu -- a high-powered
scientific/programming calculator (US$15; shareware)
- Codewarrior Pro by MetroWerks -- the best compiler for the Mac
(and maybe even Windows; Windows CE; Pilot ... )
- GraphicsConverter by LemkeSoft -- what PhotoShop(TM) would be
if it went on a diet and major fitness workout
- HourWorld by Paul Software -- a very nice world clock
and almanac (sunrise/sunset; moon; etc.) package. Has built-in links to GPSy. (US$34.95; shareware;
discount w/ purchase of GPSy)
- MacOS by Apple Computer, Inc. -- what other operating
system keeps getting faster and more stable with each iteration; while minor upgrades are always free
- Program Switcher by Claireware --
a great looking application switcher (command-tab) that's even better than the one built-into
- Resorcerer by Mathemaesthetics -- you have resources?
this edits them
- Spotlight by Onyx Technologies -- a must-have memory debugger
for MacOS programmers
Here are some more great links to other products made with "Moof in Mind".
This page was created on March 8, 1997 and last updated on February 18, 2005.