This page is meant for techniques that people have come up with while using CacheMate, and want to share with other users. If you wish to submit any content for this page, please feel free to send it in. Your tip or trick, if posted, will be credited with your real name (obfuscated as with the user testimonials) and/or or your geocaching name... specify which one you want to display when you send your email.
Preserving puzzle cache notes
If you're working a puzzle cache or otherwise don't want to loose notes you've made on a given cache [in the description field]... change the waypoint by adding a dash and some letter/code. (eg GCGQ42 would become GCGQ42-P for Puzzle on my system). Now, next time you upload a newer pocket query, you won't have your notes (or corrected coordinates) over written.
-- Bill (Green Achers)
Decrypting multi-cache hints
I discovered that when decrypting multi-caches, or those with several different clues, I got more info sooner than I wanted it. To avoid this, there are several little steps:
-- Ian (Algonquin Bound)
Archiving/restoring the CacheMate database
The main reason to do something like this is to temporarily free up some memory in the PDA, then later restore the database.
To archive the database, make a copy of the Items-cMat PDB file from your Backup directory in Palm Desktop (assuming a Windows machine... details may be different for other platforms) and delete all entries from the database on the PDA. To restore the database, install the PDB file as you would any other, and Hotsync.
"Bookmarks" for nearest cache searches
A few people have been requesting the ability to store sets of coordinates for performing nearest cache searches. The capability is already there, if you use what CacheMate currently provides.
You can also create a special category for these records, if it helps keep things organized.
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