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  • 2.0 stars

    "Overly complex product with tough learning curve"

    February 10, 2012  |   By sjd10

    Version: MacGPS Pro 9.2

    Pros

    I will write about that once I can get it to run properly.

    Cons

    I hike extensively and have used a handheld Garmin GPS for many years. The out-of-the box Garmin interface has been fine, but limiting. I recently shifted from PC to iPhone/Mac. After reading the MacGPSPro product promotional material on-line, I downloaded it to my MacBook Pro, in order to interface with my GPS. Should have read the reviews. A common theme is that this product is complex and doesn't adhere to Apple's (intuitive & wildly successful) user interface guidelines. I don't buy the argument that it's broad capabilities offset the complexity. Today's developers package much more complex capabilities in very elegant interface designs. Simplify it.

    Summary

    Terrible user interface

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Love This Software"

    May 7, 2011  |   By steve_or

    Version: MacGPS Pro 9.0

    Pros

    I plan my hikes on my Mac, transfer routes to my Garmin 60CSx, and transfer my tracks back to my Mac afterward. These maps on my computer screen have more detail than the Garmin ones on my GPS. Every feature works as described. Happy!

    Cons

    None at all

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great New Features..."

    January 9, 2011  |   By GPSTom

    Version: MacGPS Pro 9.0

    Pros

    MacGPS Pro updates regularly. I have found the developer responsive to my questions. Easy to follow Help Menu gives step-by-step instructions. As I boat with friends in the Spring, I look forward to the BSB charts stitching together in Real-Time.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints for this software.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This satisfied Garmin owner loves MacGPSPro!"

    January 9, 2011  |   By msteitz

    Version: MacGPS Pro 9.0

    Pros

    Data flows both ways as advertised. I find this product invaluable. You can't "upload a map" to Garmin GPS due to Garmin limitation, that's tightly controlled. You can upload way points, routes, etc.

    Cons

    None that I can find!

    Summary

    Developer is quick to respond to questions and offer help, great product!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Watch for"

    December 1, 2009  |   By rainer.engelmann

    Version: MacGPS Pro 8.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    ...
    our new iPhone App coming soon!

    Found on their website.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Usless for GARMIN OWNERS - CANNOT UPLOAD MAPS!"

    February 13, 2009  |   By SBernie

    Version: MacGPS Pro 4.0.5

    Pros

    Nothing positive!

    Cons

    CANNOT UPLOAD ANYTHING TO GARMIN UNITS!

    Summary

    Pros: Garmin owners can ONLY use the maps on their desktop/laptop.
    Garmin onwer can ONLY use this to download & manage where they've been.
    Otherwise - USELESS for Garmin Owners.

    Cons: Maps CANNOT be uploaded to GARMIN GPS UNITS!
    Garmin owners can ONLY use the maps on their desktop/laptop.
    Garmin onwer can ONLY use this to software to download & manage where they've been.
    Otherwise - USELESS for Garmin Owners.
    Summary: Garmin Owners can ONLY manage where they've been.
    MAPS CANNOT BE UPLOADED TO MANY GARMIN GPS (and some others).

    Website is intentionally misleading:
    Home page shows green double ended arrow (indicating that data can go 2-ways)... WRONG!
    Compatibility Chart shows that the maps are "compatible" with ALL Garmin GPS units.
    But, after you buy their product, you learn that their maps CANNOT be UPLOADED to Garmin GPS.
    You'll discover this little fact buried in the back of their website, under Tech Support , FAQ. No one ever goes to Tech Support BEFORE they buy a product.... they are scamming Garmin owners! How many people just throw this in the trash & don't bother returning it?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Worthless Maps"

    February 13, 2009  |   By SBernie

    Version: MacGPS Pro 8.3

    Pros

    Garmin owners can ONLY use the maps on their desktop/laptop.
    Garmin onwer can ONLY use this to download & manage where they've been.
    Otherwise - USELESS for Garmin Owners.

    Cons

    Maps CANNOT be uploaded to GARMIN GPS UNITS!
    Garmin owners can ONLY use the maps on their desktop/laptop.
    Garmin onwer can ONLY use this to software to download & manage where they've been.
    Otherwise - USELESS for Garmin Owners.

    Summary

    Garmin Owners can ONLY manage where they've been.
    MAPS CANNOT BE UPLOADED TO MANY GARMIN GPS (and some others).

    Website is intentionally misleading:
    Home page shows green double ended arrow (indicating that data can go 2-ways)... WRONG!
    Compatibility Chart shows that the maps are "compatible" with ALL Garmin GPS units.
    But, after you buy their product, you learn that their maps CANNOT be UPLOADED to Garmin GPS.
    You'll discover this little fact buried in the back of their website, under Tech Support , FAQ. No one ever goes to Tech Support BEFORE they buy a product.... they are scamming Garmin owners! How many people just throw this in the trash & don't bother returning it?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "difference"

    March 25, 2008  |   By alberto2602

    Version: MacGPS Pro 7.6.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I am thinking that I have a very good GPS antenna: I found it trought Mac GPSPro.
    Anyway, I am thinking that the "interface" between the antenna and mac could be the difference.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "MacGPS Pro - One of my all-time favorite..."

    March 22, 2008  |   By Paul Peters

    Version: MacGPS Pro 7.6.0

    Summary

    ...applications
    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've used MacGPS Pro for quite a few years and watched it's capabilities grow along with that of the Macs on which it runs. Other mapping programs have come and mostly gone but Dr. James has always kept McGPS Pro up-to-date with the Mac OS and ever changing lines of GPS receivers. I go back a long way and can remember a time before there were personal computers and when my mapping was done on printed quadrangles. As time went on I purchased a Garmin 38 and some digitized quadrangles on CD from the USGS that I could view on my new Powerbook. Things didn't come together however until I purchased MacGPS and suddenly I could calibrate my quadrangles and view my Garmin's waypoints and tracks on these quads with my Pismo. I could even attach my Garmin to my laptop and display my moving position. I was hooked. Todays faster Macs allow MacGPS Pro to have even more powerful features such as tiling multiple quads or (as of the 7.6 update) tiling quads with different datums. You don't even have to calibrate your quadrangles anymore, with MacTopos you can have a complete set of calibrated quads for any U.S. state. There is talk now of new mobile Macs and I can't help but wonder if Dr. James will get MacGPS to run on these. Some reviewers have criticized MacGPS Pro for not adhering to Apple's "User Interface Guidelines" or for omitting certain features and while these concerns are often valid in my mind they pale in comparison to what MacGPSPro can do. I know of no other good alternative to MacGPS Pro on the Mac and few on Windows and so feel very fortunate that Dr. James has maintained it so well for so long. If you want to route a trip along America's highways get a TomTom or NuVi but if you want to see what's beyond those highways get MacGPS Pro.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Enjoyable, effective app"

    December 27, 2007  |   By msteitz

    Version: MacGPS Pro 7.4

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I have received personal assistance from the developer. This application has served me well, and I have successfully calibrated multiple maps of varying scales using the product. Highly recommended

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