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I've been looking through these threads and haven't found anything that satisfied me.

 

Basically I am a free member(nor premium) and I have the intro app (free) that I use time to time or I just go online and search the coords. Keep in mind I only use my phone which is a Galaxy s5.

 

I've noticed some controversy with the paid/free app. I don't want to become premium but I was thinking about buying the 10$ app.

 

Which is better? What are some pros/cons of each? With the paid app do I unlock more geocaches on the map?

 

I can adapt pretty easily so a little different layout won't mind me much. I did read that Groundspeak wasn't planning on updating the paid app? Or was that just rumours? Thanks for any help I get!

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I've been looking through these threads and haven't found anything that satisfied me.

 

Basically I am a free member(nor premium) and I have the intro app (free) that I use time to time or I just go online and search the coords. Keep in mind I only use my phone which is a Galaxy s5.

 

I've noticed some controversy with the paid/free app. I don't want to become premium but I was thinking about buying the 10$ app.

 

Which is better? What are some pros/cons of each? With the paid app do I unlock more geocaches on the map?

 

I can adapt pretty easily so a little different layout won't mind me much. I did read that Groundspeak wasn't planning on updating the paid app? Or was that just rumours? Thanks for any help I get!

 

Benefits of Premium Membership (approx $30.00 per year)

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.book&id=5

 

3. Geocaching with Android

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=47

 

4. Geocaching with Free App for Android

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=101

 

2.2. What is the Difference Between the Free Geocaching Intro App, the Paid Geocaching App, Geocaching Basic Membership, and Geocaching Premium Membership?

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=514

 

1.23. Geocaching App/Membership Feature Comparison Chart

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=442

 

Whether all this is going to change or not regarding the free versus paid apps, I don't know.

 

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pros of the intro app - it's in constant development, has the new messaging functions, new UI

cons of the intro app - no trackable support, some fairly annoying bugs, no offline support, major limitations if you're not a premium member

 

pros of the paid app - offline support, trackable support

cons of the paid app - no longer being actively developed, no new messaging functions, old clunky UI

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I have both as of recently and I feel like I got hosed but the $9.99 purchase. Feel like I learned to late about them not updating it anymore. Guess I'll just keep my hopes up that they are just planning to drop a huge update to the app in the future and make it $9.99 better then the intro version. I enjoy c:geo.

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