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Recently a frequent site content contributor suggested we see if there might be interest in developing a list of iPhone or iPad "apps" of particular interest and value for RVers. He submitted a few for starters, and we've added a couple of our own. If you have used an app that you've found particularly suitable for RVers, please let us know by dropping us an email here.

1. Netflix for iPad – stream to your iPad or use the A/V Adapter I describe here how to use an HDMI cable and show on larger TV. [Leo Everitt]

2. Oh! Ranger – Park finder. My grandson is a US National Park Ranger Supervisor and he describes it as follows: a very cool way to find parks with all sorts of facilities and activities anywhere in the country. Search by activity, state, or GPS location. [Leo Everitt]

3. AroundMe - uses the GPS function to determine location and will give you the closest banks, ATMs, restaurants, etc. Also allows specific searches by name, etc. My oldest son who travels extensively as a Consultant says “I find it to be pretty helpful”. [Leo Everitt]

4. Gas Buddy - uses the GPS function to determine location and shows the nearby gas stations and their prices. Can save some money when there is a station around the corner that is cheaper. [Leo Everitt]

5. Ink - a new product from DocuSign that lets you download and "sign" any document with your own signature -- and delivery it electronically. No more Fed Ex or snailmail mailing of documents. Free app. [RVers Online]

6. Geocaching - An extremely useful app for those that would like to have the ultimate tool to aid in the techno-sport of geocaching. Paid app, though the "Geocaching Intro" app that describes all you'll want to know about the sport is free. [RVers Online]

7. Sportacular - A free app from Yahoo that keeps you completely up to date with your favorite teams in all major sports; and even sends you alerts on matters of special interest to you.

8. GPS Tracker - Let's you update your own private webpage to show your exact location whenever you choose to share your current location. Just give the website URL to family or friends with whom you'd like to share that information. Keep your kids in the loop. Free app. [RVers Online]

9. Have2P - Being in my ninth decade this app has the potential to be very valuable. It has gotten good reviews but I can’t confirm since I’m not traveling. Locally, it lists virtually every hotel, dining place, stores etc but does not have any data. It asks for input at each one i.e. public/private, clean ?, how to find, etc.

10. Anyone? Drop us a note with your suggestion!