Tide Now WA

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About this app

Tide Now WA is a tide and tidal current calculator for Washington State. Each station displays a graph, daily table, present levels status, and daylight/sun/moon timing. There are 138 tide locations and 18 tidal current locations. There are 14 nav charts to display station location.

Off Line Operation- app does not use the internet, it works by calculation.

Predictions are quick the app is simple to use. Use swipe gestures for the next and prior day tides. There are no ads and app cannot access phone features.

User Options

Controls for the user are provided by four action bar buttons and eight "..." commands. The action bar controls are Set Location, Set Date, Refresh, and show chart. The settings controls are Add Station to Favorites, GMap Station (internet), Change Color Scheme, Sun and Moon Info, Mark Height, About Gestures, Overlay Waveform, and contact information.

Accurate Predictions

This app was written using well-known tidal prediction algorithms and publicly available location data. It can be expected to match very closely to federally-published tide tables.

Designed for On The Spot Use

The tidal status presentation gives an immediate snapshot of the tide or current status, as well as a list of highs and lows. The display can be refreshed at any time to update this status. This app is designed for use while actively out and about along the waterfront.

200 Year Calendar
In addition to today's tides, a date picker is available to choose any date from 1901 to 2100.

Next Day, Prior Day Swipes

The selected station can be added to a set of 8 favorites. These can be accessed by a down-swipe.

Sun and Moon Info. - There is available sun and moon status for the presented date. There are three choices for how much to display. The "Full Sun and Moon Info" displays rise, set, and transit times, time lines aligned with the daily graph to show them, and moon phase and illumination. The "Daylight Shading" displays a highlighted section on the graph to indicate daylight hours. The "None" removes all sun and moon information. The graph size is reduced for the "Full" option, to allow room sun and moon info. To get the largest graph, select either Daylight Shading or None,

Mark Height - You can mark any given tide height on the graph. The height line is drawn, along with the times the tide crosses this line. Examples boat launching, clam digging, walking around obstacles such as bulkheads.

About Gestures - provides a reminder from the left, right, and down swipes.
Left is next day, Right is prior day, Down is shortcuts list.

Overlay Waveform - For those interested, you can show two waveforms to allow you to compare how similar or different are two locations. First you run one of the stations you want to compare. Then you select Overlay ON. Then you run the other station you want to compare. Both will be displayed. Later, turn off Overlay and hit the refresh button to clean up the display. This is also interesting to compare the tide and current waveform for nearby stations. You can see how the current flow adjusts the tide levels.

Contact Info - Displays an email address. Please contact me for support and suggestions.
Updated on
Sep 10, 2022

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159 reviews
A Google user
March 17, 2019
The best tide app bar none! I downloaded this because every other tide app was inaccurate. Some by as much as a few feet which can equal 100 yards of beach! I relied on another app to park my car on the beach, but it was so far off that the surf actually touched my front tires. Tide now showed the tide at 6ft when it was really over 10ft. I think I'll stick with this app from now on. it actually has much more info than the others. kudos developers!
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Lawrence Freytag
March 18, 2019
thanks Billy. I do sweat the details, glad it is working for you! Sometime try tide now USA West, it is the long term successor to tide now WA and will be updated for android changes as they come along. Take care. Larry tide.now@gmail.com
A Google user
December 31, 2018
Might be my all-time favorite app. Easy to use, full of information (has become my default for checking sunrise/sunset times as well as tides) and good design. It even has fun little (apparently hand-drawn) doodles for the sun, moon, and logo! Love it.
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Lawrence Freytag
January 1, 2019
Thank you! My wife drew those graphics for me. I'm the chief bottle washer. HAPPY NEW YEAR. Oh yeah, also try out TIDE NOW USA WEST. bye.
A Google user
May 8, 2019
Outstanding app. Simply gives you all the useful information you need, great interface, intuitive, and extremely well done-exactly what I have been looking for.
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Lawrence Freytag
May 9, 2019
Thank you I appreciate it and make sure to send along any suggestions or questions.

What's new

Major update
support for Android 12
included numerous more tide and current stations
added charts and button to display station location
removed default shortcuts. shortcuts need to be reentered.
simplified display mode - you can change back to full sun moon info
added pin to GMAP display