February 21, 2010
Version 3.0.6 is now available from the CacheStats website. This update fixes a couple of problems with the way CacheStats stores FTFs which caused an incorrect FTF count to be shown for some people. If your FTF count is correct, there is no need for you to download this update.
January 27, 2010
Geocaching.com recently made a subtle change to the way dates and times are stored in GPX files. They are now stored using UTC format, or Coordinated Universal Time (the same time zone as Greenwich Mean Time). Because of this change, some of your found dates reported in CacheStats may be off by one day. This update provides a fix for that. But not all users are affected – it actually depends on your time zone. Read on if you want to know the gory details.
November 1, 2009
The most notable feature in this release is a calendar grid that shows your number of finds for each day of the year. You can choose to show each year individually or all years combined. Need another excuse to get out geocaching? Probably not, but if you’re one who can't stand those open squares in your grid, you’ll feel an extra tug to get out the door when you see you’ve never been caching on a particular day. Read on for more...
April 9, 2009
Even if you’ve only been caching for a short time I’m guessing that you’ve encountered one or more next-to-impossible puzzle caches. There are a lot of people out there who love to come up with the most devious, unsolvable puzzles. Fight fire with fire I say! I recently ran across this puzzle that you can use in your next puzzle cache to confound everyone (and I mean everyone):
April 5, 2009
"Haven't we been here before?" As I approach my 5th anniversary of geocaching, I find myself asking that as new caches are created to take place of archived caches. Often I have a vague recollection of the area, but can't remember which cache used to be there. It used to be that the maps at geocaching.com whould show archived caches, but they removed that feature a couple of years ago. I was sad to see that feature go because I used it to refresh my memory as to when we were previously in that area. This release has a new feature that partially addresses the issue. You can now show all caches (that you have found) that are nearby any given cache. Here's how it works...
April 2, 2009
I’ve noticed a couple of nice reviews of CacheStats 3.0 already: one at Geocaching Online and another at Trip’s GeoAdventures. I especially liked TripCyclone’s suggestion to combine grouping with the show caches feature to learn interesting nuggets about your finds. For example...