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How-To / Highlighting DNFs
When Geooh obtains detailed log information on a geocache it reviews the last log to see if it was a DNF or a note. For a DNF, the icon will show a red DNF overlay on top of it. This is a useful feature to quickly see which geocaches in a list or on a map may be lost. It gives you a chance to inspect more logs or details about the cache before taking the effort to drive to it and search for it.

Only in Geooh!
How-To / Location Stats
When a geocache is selected on a map Geooh will attempt to download location stats for the geocache. At the bottom of the map there is a dark translucent bar that will display the county, city, state, and elevation for the cache. In addition, you can long-press anywhere on the map to display the same information plus location coordinates at that point. This can be useful for county challenges and/or puzzles that require elevation information when you don't have a dedicated GPS that gives elevation readings.

Only in Geooh!
How-To / County Boundaries
Are you a county geocache hunter? Like to get a geocache in every county in a state? Like county challenges?

Well, you are in luck. Geooh is the ONLY geocaching app to automatically show county boundaries on the map. It will show the boundaries for the state you are currently in when opening the map. Available only for USA geocachers though.

Only in Geooh!
How-To / Souvenirs
Do you want to see your geocache souvenirs? Side out the left drawer by swiping right on a screen or press the hamburger icon in the upper left corner of the top bar. In the drawer, press the SHOW SOUVENIRS button. This will display thumbnails of your souvenirs that can be ordered by the souvenir type or by the date you received them. Pressing on a thumbnail image will open a bigger view of the souvenir with some information about it. And from there you can go to the web site to show even more information about the souvenir.
How-To / Messaging other Geocachers
There are two ways to send a message to other geocachers. First, when looking at cache information after selecting one in a list you will see the cache owner's avatar (if they have one) at the bottom of the screen. Pressing it will open up the web browser and go to the website for messaging other users. It will preselect the user so all you need is to enter a message for them. You can also do the same for owners of a log by pressing the log when viewing a list of logs for a geocache.

Unfortunately, Groundspeak doesn't let 3rd party apps access messaging features directly like their official app does. So in the meantime, this is the next best way by going to their web site instead.
How-To / Adding and Deleting
With Geooh's powerful geocache list management you can easily add and delete items in lists. First, you can delete an entire list. Press the red trashcan icon in the lower right floating button on the home screen to enter delete mode. In this mode, a delete icon shows on the right side of a geocache list. Press it and then confirm deletion of the entire list. To get out of delete mode, press the X where the trashcan icon showed in the floating button below.

You can do the same for individual geocaches in a list. Press the trashcan icon on the bottom bar to enter delete mode. Like the home screen, a red delete button then shows on the right side of a geocache. Press it and then confirm it's deletion. This can be useful if you want to unclutter a list and remove geocaches you do not want to go after.

In a similar manner, you can add a waypoint to a list. Press the + icon on the bottom bar to add a waypoint. You may want to do this to add a location for a particular use... maybe where you parked your car or maybe a location you later want to place a geocache.
How-To / Filtering Map Items
Similar to filtering geocache lists in Geooh, you can also filter what geocaches you see on the map. Press the filter button on the bottom bar (second from left) to select which geocache icon types to show. So if you want to see only puzzle caches for example, deselect all icons except for the puzzle one to show only those on the map. Press the filter button again to clear out the filter and restore viewing of all the geocaches.
How-To / Sorting and Filtering Lists
Geooh gives you multiple ways to sort and filter the geocaches in a list. Press the Name column header to alternate between sorting in descending or ascending order. Do the same with the GC Code column. To filter, long-press on a column header and it will display a dialog so you can enter text used to filter its contents. Wild cards ('*') can be used in a filter search.

For example, let's say you want to see all the geocaches with the word "cemetery" in the name. Long-press the Name column and then enter "*cemetery*" in the filter. Selecting the Show radio button and pressing FILTER will then show only those caches that contain the word cemetery in them. If you leave out the wildcard * in either the front or back of the search words, it will find instances of names starting with or ending with cemetery respectively. If you want to hide geocaches with the search word or phrase, then select the Hide radio button.

Another want to sort and filter the list is by the geocache color bar and/or geocache icon type. Colors represent the difficulty rating and go from green (level 1) to red (level 5). There is a white square icon as a column header for the geocache color/icon. Pressing it will sort the list by color and icon type. Long-pressing the white square will show a filter dialog so you can select which colors or icons to show in the list.

When a column has been filtered a yellow dot will display next to the column heading to visually let you know it's filtered. Another nice thing about filters is that if you press the map button on the bottom bar it will show only those caches displayed in the filtered list. This is a powerful feature unique to Geooh!

And if you want to show less information in a list, swipe across one of the list headers. Doing so will remove that 'column' from the list to condense what is displayed. For example, if you don't care to see the geocache number, swipe the GC Code header and it will remove that line in a list row. A red line through the header will indicate that that column line has been hidden.
How-To / Offline Use
Geooh gives you powerful ways to geocache without having a cell network. First, downloading Pocket Queries, GPX files, and Bookmark Lists will retrieve all the necessary geocache information so that you can review cache details and logs without using the cell phone network. For searches, be sure to uncheck the Lite Download option so you will include detailed information in the search. Although the search will take longer, it will reduce the need to access the network later.

For posting logs or other geocache tasks that communicate with, Geooh will store the task data in a saved queue if the network is not available. Then later when you have cell access, you can look at a list of the queued tasks and submit them individually or in a batch. You never have to worry about not having network access again while geocaching!  :D
How-To / How to use Geooh
Geooh Live takes a unique approach compared to other geocaching apps. Like other apps, it allows you to see a live map of nearby caches. But unlike others, it excels at keeping multiple lists of geocaches so you can better organize your geocaching adventures. It's easy to download Pocket Queries, GPX files in the cloud, or Bookmark Lists (including other's public lists). Plus with powerful search capabilities you can have multiple files with various search criteria.

So when you use Geooh it can be spontaneous to locate nearby geocaches. But better yet, plan on your adventures by downloading files or creating them with search. You can then switch back and forth between the files and have all the cache information previously downloaded so you can cache offline when there is no cell network available.

You can be random or organized!