Essential Backcountry Apps for iOS Devices

Stay connected with your favorite Apple device in the backcountry

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1. Theodolite HD
Take geotagged photos and videos embedded with coordinates and custom notes. This powerful app also offers real-time overlays of altitude, map views, and KML export (see bottom of page 47). $4; hrtapps.com

2. 360 Panorama
Use this app to stitch together multiple images into a high-resolution panorama. Just hit record and pan up-down-and-around to capture vistas. $1; occipital.com/360/app

3. Mosaic
Instant gratification: No need to wait until you get home to create gorgeous trip photo books. Load in 20 pics from your camera roll or social networks, and with a few clicks order a 7-by-7-inch, linen-wrapped book that costs $20 and arrives in four business days. free; heymosaic.com

4. Yonder
If Instagram and Foursquare met at REI and fell in love, this would be their offspring. Yonder uses your location to find nearby adventures and connect like-minded travelers, plus lets you upload and geotag images with a range of filters. free; yonder.it