What are the best apps for geologists?

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    #1Smart Geology - Mineral Guide

    Smart Geology - Mineral Guide

    Smart Geology - Mineral Guide is a free app for Android and iOS that offer illustrated mineral charts and lots of useful information about them. It also features a geological time-scale and a related dictionary.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Mildred Bell
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "This is an excellent app for geologists or just a regular rock lover. It offers a handy mineral chart with images, which look aesthetically appealing. It does a good job of identifying rock specimens. However, I wish it would include more minerals."
  2. 2

    #2iGeology

    iGeology
    iGeology is a free app for iOS and Android that provides an interactive geological map of the United Kingdom. It works for common people to find what's nearby, maybe an interesting rock.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Margaret Fernandez
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "I like to use this geology app with my daughter who is into geology. She has it on her iphone and we look at the different locations of geological discoveries on the map and imagine we are there. The only problem is that the pictures are a little one dimensional."
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    #3Geology Sample Collector

    Geology Sample Collector

    Geology Sample Collector is a free Android app that lets you take fancy notes of your fieldwork, adding all kind of media files attached to that notes. The steps you took remains also tracked.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Paul Graham
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "This is the app you didn't know you needed, until you found it. I was trekking a volcano, and needed to quickly add a video to stats. This worked flawlessly for it. No, I'm not going to make any rock jokes here, you savages!"
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    #4iGeology 3D

    iGeology 3D
    iGeology 3D is a free Android app that works only for UK users. It uses geological info from the British Geological Survey to show you 3D a view of the landscapes you are visiting in that moment.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jerry Miller
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "If you are into geology and maps then this is go to app. This is great for surveying the landscapes in the UK. This is perfect for when you are exploring or if you are are into nature. One thing I like is that a you move about it picks up the movement and adjusts accordingly "
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    #5geotimescale enhanced

    geotimescale enhanced
    geotimescale enhanced is a paid app for Android and iOS for those who want to check a nice geologic time, full-illustrated that helps through understanding the different periods of our planet.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $0.99

    Sarah Armstrong
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "geotimescale enhanced is an awesome app for geologists, or even people wanting to learn more about geology by themselves. It displays the information in such a way that it's easy to learn. It's interactive and gives all the relevant info in depth."
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    #6geotimescale 2

    geotimescale 2
    geotimescale 2 is a free app for iOS that shows an Earth's time scale with illustrations and features that let you choose by era, epochs, periods, ages, etc. Works 100% without internet.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Gloria Keller
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "I received my degree in Geology and I love using this app! It's hard to remember the dates of things, but this app really helps. It's very easy to use. Highly suggest to all professional and amateur geologists."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for geologists
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Smart Geology - Mineral GuideApps 2 Free
2iGeologyApps 2 Free
3Geology Sample CollectorApps 2 Free
4iGeology 3DApps 2 Free
5geotimescale enhancedApps 1 Paid
6geotimescale 2Apps 0 Free
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