Audubon Trees: Fabulous! Review

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Invaluable field tool!
LDL in PO on Aug 25, 2012 for Audubon Trees
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Good field guide
I take it on biz trips and it's very helpful. The books are easier to flip through when you have a tree in front of you. But the app works well on the iPad.
PB1111 on Aug 22, 2012 for Audubon Trees
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Two big flaws
Info is good, as are all the photos once you select the thumbnail. This is my major complaint, the thumbnails are virtually useless for identifying what you are seeing ( this is true for all these Audubon apps). The second flaw is that there are no good keys for winnowing down what you are seeing. So, you wind up spending a lot of time hunting one by one for the species you're looking at. For example, I saw a blue dragonfly. After putting in the location and general color, there were still dozens of choices and no way to pick the right one without opening all the thumbnails one at a time. If I had a key (eg: wings with no spots, two spots, more spots, etc) this would not be such a problem. App would be 4 stars with sharper thumbnails, 5 stars with a few keys to narrow down the search. Overall I would not buy the Audubon apps again without these fixes unless you already know most species you're interested in and just want some basic info about them.
Gamer314314 on Aug 14, 2012 for Audubon Trees
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Decent app
I've tried the keys for identifying plants that as a forester, I know names. Run into quite a few that didn't ID the plant. I can understand variations of plants, as nature isn't cookie cutter. But, I was disappointed when it didn't ID habitat typing plants. All in all, it is a decent app and beats the bejeezers outta carrying a book!
Vagabondh2o on Aug 12, 2012 for Audubon Trees
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Awesome Audubon
Terrific way to identify trees and become informed. Oh yeah!
Joe in BrynMawr on Jul 21, 2012 for Audubon Trees
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Not perfect, but still excellent
To complain about this app is like complaining about the color-profile of the sun. Since there's no alternative, let us at least give an honest assessment: this is a very good field guide, is very, very nicely priced, and has heaps of useful information. Let's be clear, the only widely available field guide with better information is Sibley's spectacular book. Which isn't available electronically and is so heavy so as to be impractical for field use. The Audubon tree book is great, sufficiently comprehensive for any amateur, and authoritative. This iOS app version has the same strengths and weaknesses, but at a fraction of the cost and no space or weight (presuming that you're already carrying your phone with you into the field). Would I like silhouettes of trees in both summer and winter? Yes. Would I like better, clearer images, especially of bark? Yes. Would I like this app to actually provide the functionality of LeafSnap (which, to be honest, has never worked for me, but is a intriguing premise)? Of course. And I want a pony and an ice cream machine and a battery that lasts a month of constant use. For now, I'm satisfied with this app, because it is useful to me as it stands. I'm glad I bought it. For anything less than $10, this app is a bargain. I suggest you buy it, too.
terceiro on Jul 16, 2012 for Audubon Trees
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