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App for foraging

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:42 pm
by johnb1
I am not to happy with the apps I have. The main ones I have are for Fungi. Does anyone else use one? and what's your opinion on it?
Next I want one for edible wild plants, again has anyone got one and your opinion on it.
Trees would also be useful.
Now the the main thing I have problems with is recording and saving both location and description of food source.
The latter is my main problem, so strictly speaking it doesn't have to be a foraging one.
Thank you

Re: App for foraging

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:55 pm
by fruitfly
Are those apps free and are they reliable?

Re: App for foraging

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:29 pm
by johnb1
Some are free but they tend to be inferior to the paid for. The fungi ones tend to be a bit on the "I don't want to be sued so I will play safe and say don't eat it". When in fact it looks vaguely like a poisonous one. Note when I say poisonous I mean similar to a stomach ache. It goes:-
Very poisonous
Welcome to death. Only 3

Re: App for foraging

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:21 pm
by Shidifen
Here's a few I use regularly. I don't use apps to find edible plants but to indentify them. Then I research them and if they're edible or useful in some other way I put their names in a notebook. Occasionally I'll do more research on them, like recipes or medicinal uses. Slowly I'm building up a nice list of handy plants in my area without having to remember stuff I'll probably never see. They're all free. HerbiGuide has some parts you need to pay for but the most useful part for a forager is free. Some of them are big apps so you'll need space on your device and wifi to download them! If you don't think the areas covered by the apps suit you, you can look at the list of similar apps on their respective pages. If you don't own an Android device, I feel sorry for you. ;-)

Plants ... ... ... ydneyweeds ... e.sew_full ... ile.scotia

Fungi ...

Coastal life ...

Snails ... llusc_tool

Re: App for foraging

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:42 am
by johnb1
Thank you very much. Will look into them but I am in the UK they appear to be for Australia. Thank you anyway JB

Re: App for foraging

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:19 pm
by PurpleMcGowan
Has anybody since found any good apps for the UK?
I'm going to start a notebook, but think and app might help with initial ID's