Crowsflight is a GPS compass that simply points. No instructions, maps to read or paths to follow. When we ask for directions on the street, a friendly finger pointing towards the destination is often more than enough.
By combining location data (GPS) with the compass, Crowsflight provides mapless navigation in an intuitive, glance-at-it kind of way.
It uses only GPS to navigate, so once you’ve loaded your destination/s, you don’t need a data connection to navigate. Crowsflight is perfect for wandering around foreign cities.
-Displays distance in metric or imperial units
-Drop a marker at your current position (if you have a data connection, Crowsflight will attempt to autoname your location)
-Heading pointer changes width as the compass/GPS accuracy increases or decreases
-Search for a new destination by address or placename
-Input latitude and longitude manually (e.g. open search, enter 40.692,-73.944)
-search for what3words (offline)
-Location list view shows your relative distance to each location, so you can see how places compare (distances are scaled logarithmically, so shorter distances show greater difference)
-Rearrange your location list by long-pressing the row
-Share your current location via email
-Launch Maps to get turn-by-turn directions
-Map view shows and allows you to select all your saved locations. It’s another way to see what is around you.
-Drag and drop pins in map view to pinpoint and adjust locations
-Longpress in map view to save a new location on your map. (if you have a data connection, Crowsflight will attempt to autoname your location)
-Works offline (searching is the only function that requires an internet connection)
-Opens custom url schemes (e.g. crowsflight://&ll=42.923580,-78.793953&q=BUFFALO). You can send Crowsflight destinations to yourself and friends via email. To get the browser bookmarklet for easy sharing, go to http://cwandt.com/#crowsflight
-Backup your locations to your computer through iTunes file sharing
-save and sync locations to iCloud
- same pointing interface as iPhone app
- swipe to select from locations that you've add on your phone.
-pro tip: If your running app keeps taking over as frontmost app, you can double press the crown to switch back to the last app.
*Crowsflight is not meant for driving. Most cars have too much magnetic interference to show the compass reliably in the car anyways. You probably want turn by turn directions if you’re driving, but just in case you were thinking about it...we don’t recommend it.
-added bearing for Apple Watch.
-tap screen once to switch between bearing and distance
-long press to switch between metric and imperial
Ratings and Reviews
Handy, but Quirky
Search function to find an address to navigate to is less intuitive than I’d like. Location name goes away when I tap it so I can’t long press and paste words into it. Can’t seem to search the map itself for an address. Have to go some weird way around to do it. Please remove the image of dentures in the favorites window. It was funny for about ten seconds. Now it’s just creepy.
My travel friend
I never review apps but I had to for this one. I love this very simple pointing app. If you are walking in a strange city and need to find an address other nav tools are a pain because you can’t get the map oriented until you start traveling. This simply points to where you want to be and tells you how far. I also love being able to casually hike knowing that getting back to my car is not going to be a problem. I would have gladly paid for this app but I appreciate that it is free!
Great app but having some glitches lately
This app is generally good but it's been opening spontaneously after unlocking my phone. Once this is fixed I'll give it a five star rating!
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- CW&T Studio LLC
- 8.2 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
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