Tide Now OR, Oregon Tides, Sun and Moon Times
by: Lawrence Freytag • 47
I recommend Tide Now USA West for folks using this app. It is updated
for Android 9 and has improved commands. It includes WA OR CA AK
and HI. Still free of course! & It won't conflict this this app.
Lawrence Freytag 12/23/2018
Tide Now OR is a tide calculator for the state of Oregon. It displays a tide graph, daily tide table, present tide status, and daylight/sun/moon timing. It supports 57 locations organized into 5 regions.
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.
Controls for the user are provided by three action bar icons and five items in the settings menu. The action bar controls are Set Location, Set Date, and Refresh. The settings controls are Add Station to Favorites, GMap Station (internet), Change Color Scheme, Sun and Moon Info, and About Gestures. Three graphs are available, one with full sun and moon information, one with daylight hours shading, and one with just the graphs.
Phone or Tablet
The app works on any Android device at level 3.0.3 or above, most phones and tablets are supported. Depending on the nature of your android device, the landscape or portrait mode display may present a more useful size.
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. It uses the "Harmonic Prediction of Tides" methodology in long use for tide elevation predictions.
Designed for On The Spot Use
The tidal status presentation gives an immediate snapshot of the tide situation, more useful than just a standard 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. It uses large text and the white on black text choice is easily read on the bright sun.
200 Year Calendar
In addition to today's tides, a date picker is available to choose any date from 1901 to 2100. The app does not have to be refreshed on the new year.
Next Day, Prior Day Swipes
Gestures are supported to go to "next day" and "past day" to step day by day through a range of dates. These operate like turning the page of a book. You can quickly swipe through a range of dates to look for good clam digging days.
The selected station can be added to a set of eight favorites. These can be accessed by a down-swipe.
There are five color schemes, good for situations ranging from bright sun to night use. Try each one out depending in which conditions you use the app you can find one that works best.
Tide Regions and Stations.
The Columbia River regions now include all tide stations on the river, both the Oregon
and Washington side.
Columbia River Mouth : North Jetty, Jetty A, Cape Disappointment, Ilwaco, Chinook, Hammond, Warrenton, Astoria Port Docks, Astoria Youngs Bay, Cathcart Landing, Hungry Harbor, Astoria Tongue Point.
Columbia River Upriver: Settlers Point, Harrington Point, Knappa, Skamokawa, Wauna, Longv iew, Saint Helens, Rocky Point, Vancouver, Portland.
Pacific Coast North: Seaside, Nehalem, Brighton, Barview Tillamook Bay, Garibaldi, Bay City, Dick Point, Netarts, Nestucca Bay, Cascade Head, Lincoln City Taft, Depoe Bay.
Pacific Coast Central: Yaquina Bar, Newport Yaquina USCG, South Beach, Weiser Point, Winant, Toledo, Waldport, Drift Creek Alsea River, Suislaw River, Florence USCG Pier, Florence.
Pacific Coast South: Half Moon Bay, Gardiner, Reedsport, Charleston, Coos Bay Sitka Dock, Empire, Coos Bay COE Dock, Bandon, Port Orford, Wedderburn, Gold Beach, Brookings.