Great Cache Logs in 3 Easy Steps: Why Type When You Can Talk!

We all like to get great logs on our geocaches. And we'd all like to easily leave great logs on caches while in the field, right? Trying to type out a fun long log on a tiny phone screen isn't very easy. There is a better way. Voice dictation!

Have you heard that 'drafts' have been added to the geocaching app?  These were previously known as field notes. We will share with you an easy three step tutorial on how to use voice dictation to update your Cache logs in the field, and also show you the steps to edit your drafts once you get home if necessary!

So, you just found a great cache, and you want to let the world know all about it!

Ready to log it?

Step #1: Instead of typing your log, click the microphone to start dictating:
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You'll next see this screen to start dictating your log:

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Step #2: Talk away! We all know that phones are made for taking pictures and texting... but seriously, phones are made to talk into, right? Share your story, tell what you found and left, your adventures and even give cryptic clues. Then make any quick and easy edits if needed.

Here is what I dictated:

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Step #3: Save and submit! All of your adventure is now recorded, and you can move on to your next cache. You can submit the log right to geocaching.com if you like, or save it as a draft for later editing, as I did here.

Next, let's look at how to update your cache drafts to log your caches.

So your caching day is over, and you are back home and ready to review your drafts and finish your cache logging.

Go to the new "Drafts" on the website, and you'll see all the drafts that you made earlier just waiting for you:

Next, click to Compose Log: here you can edit your log on the website and make any changes.

When you are done, simply hit submit and you log will publish to the site.

Here are a few links to help you use voice dictation on your device:

For iPhone or iPad users:
Punctuation commands for Android:

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