“Speed” – This satisfyingly simple application turns your iPhone into a speedometer. Large digits and no additional distracting information make it incredibly easy to use. Price: $0.99; www.steventroughtonsmith.com/speed
“WindGuru WAP2” – Here’s a cool little app that gives you the current and forecasted wind speeds and directions world-wide, and works on most modern mobiles. It’s basic, useful, and simple. Price: Free; http://www.windguru.cz.
“Windbouy” – This is another relatively simple app for iPhones, but it has a wealth of good weather data piped in directly from NOAA buoys. Wind speed and direction, air and water temperature, wave period and height, and atmospheric pressure are some of the things you can check out, with Windbuoy. Price: $3.99; www.windbuoy.com.
There are thousand of other apps out there that could be useful to boaters. Actually, there are closer to 65,000 of them, if you take Google’s word for it.