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This list is fluctuating during development.

Listing services

Source GPX files API Queries Live geocaching Live logging Trackables
Groundspeak LiveAPI Yes LiveAPI (Provide your own key) Download of Pocket Queries Search within boundary box, refresh single waypoint. Log, favourite point, images, trackables. Lists, drop, grab, discover.
Geocaching.com website Yes No Download of Pocket Queries Search within boundary box, refresh single waypoint Log, favourite points Lists.
Geocaching Australia Yes GCA API Download of Queries Search within boundary box, refresh single waypoint Log, rating, images -
Geocaching Russia Yes - - - - -
TrigpointingUK Yes - - - - -
OpenCaching CZ Yes - - - - -
OpenCaching DE/AT/CH/IT/ES Yes OKAPI - Search within boundary box, refresh single waypoint Log -
OpenCaching BE/NL/LU Yes OKAPI - Search within boundary box, refresh single waypoint Log -
OpenCaching PL Yes OKAPI - Search within boundary box, refresh single waypoint Log -
OpenCaching RO Yes OKAPI - Search within boundary box, refresh single waypoint Log -
OpenCache UK Yes OKAPI - Search within boundary box, refresh single waypoint Log -
OpenCaching US Yes OKAPI - Search within boundary box, refresh single waypoint Log -

See here for the story behind the Groundspeak LiveAPI key.
See here for the story behind the Groundspeak LiveAPI versus Geocaching.com website.

Maps

Internal Geocube maps

Provider Included Map types Caching KML support Options
Google Maps After configuration update Map, aerial, aerial/map, terrain Internal Yes Night mode, tap for distance
Apple Maps Yes Map, aerial, aerial/map Internal Yes
OpenStreetMaps (tiles) Yes Map Yes Yes
ESRI WorldTopoMap Yes Map Yes Yes
MapBox Provide your own key[*] Map, aerial, aerial/map, terrain Internal Yes

[*] You will have to get your own key from mapbox.com and add it to the Settings.

Navigation external maps

Geocube supports external maps for navigation. When you are viewing a map, select the Directions option and the configured map will start. The following maps are supported: Google Maps, Apple Maps, Waze, Navigon and Maps.me.

I have not been able to find a similar URL based approach for Here Maps and Pocket Earth yet, once known I will check if they can be added.

OpenCage Geocoder

Geocube supports the retrieval of the locality of a waypoint via the OpenCage Geocoder project. You can at [1] request a license key and configure it in Settings menu. The next time when you refresh a waypoint or load a query this locality will be requested and added to the waypoint

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Nifty things

In the Navigation section:

  • You can chose from multiple compass types, you are not stuck to the compass provided.

In the Waypoints section:

  • Filter by groups, types, favourite points, sizes, difficulty, terrain rating, distance from current location, direction from current location, text, dates and flags.
  • Sort by various fields.
  • Instant geocaching: Hide a container, add a new waypoint to the list and let your friends/kids find it.
  • In the map, the zoom level is dynamically scaled to your speed.
  • In the map, the historical track is remembered.
  • In the map you can swap to an external map (Google Maps, Apple Maps and others) for navigation.
  • Support for logging templates and logging macros.

In the Keep Track section:

  • Keep track of where you left your car or vehicle and set that location as the target to navigate to.
  • Keep track of travelled tracks by day.
  • Be able to export the historical tracks to GPX track files.
  • Show the historical track on a map.
  • Be able to find your phone back by letting it beep every (say) 30 seconds.

In the Files section:

  • Export files via Airdrop or iCloud.
  • Import files via email attachments, Safari downloads, iTunes, iCloud or Airdrop.
  • Support for Dropbox, Google Drive and others via iCloud interface. (requires the various apps to be installed).
  • Be able to toggle on/off KML files with map overlays.

In the Statistics section:

  • Be able to see the individual and the cumulative statistics for all the accounts.

In the Settings section:

  • Configure various external site accounts.
  • A million of configurable settings (for small values of a million)
  • Set colours of the pins on the map.
  • Configure logs templates and log macros.

For a single waypoint:

  • Add a personal note for keeping track of information gathered.
  • Add additional coordinates for other waypoints.
  • Mark as highlight, ignore, found, DNF or in progress.
  • Show all logs on a map (when provided by listing service).
  • See the images for the waypoint.

Lists:

  • Mark a waypoint highlighted, found, DNF, ignore or in progress.
  • Refresh a list and clear all of them in one go.
  • Export the list to a GPX file.

Trackables (Groundspeak LiveAPI and Geocaching.com Website only):

  • See your inventory.
  • See your trackables.

Locationless caches (Geocaching Australia only):

  • Mark them as planned.
  • Show the logs on the map (when provided by listing service).

Moveable caches (Geocaching Australia only):

  • See your inventory.
  • See the status of your movables.
  • Map the location of all logged locations.

Localisation

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