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Master Gardener

Master Gardener

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$2.99 was 3.99
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"With over 45 gardening apps for the iPhone, Master Gardener, is the first one that I find useful" - the Growing Edge

"IMHO I would invest the few bucks now before this becomes wildly popular and the developers can begin to charge what the app is really worth." - Gardening Tips 'n Ideas

"Finally a garden app that shows promise." - Customer

Designed by gardeners, the Master Garden makes gardening easier. It is a portable garden plant tracker, to do list, planner and journal in one. It goes where you go - to your garden, home, gardening supplies store or anywhere else - weighs a lot less than a bunch of books, and holds a lot more than a notebook.

The built-in database of 30,000 plants (this database is North America-focused... please see below) is a good start that allows you to focus on maintaining and improving your garden instead of entering plants. To dos and journal entries help you document your garden's progress. And, you can get more plant information through built-in access to the Wikipedia.

The easy-to-use interface lets you manage one or more gardens by allowing you to easily switch gardens whether you are looking at your plants, to dos, or time-stamped journal entries. And, at $3.99, it can’t be beat by any book, note pad or desk-bound computer program.

The Master Gardener app features the ability to:

* Track all your gardens. Keep a separate list of your plants in each garden and your to dos for each garden. Use the built-in wizard to easily create a garden and add the plants.
* Over 30,000 plants built-in. Most plants are probably already here thanks to the expansive USDA database. However, if you don’t see your plant, you can add as many new plants as you’d like.
* Modify existing plants. Add quantity, purchase date, planting date, height, color and notes to each plant.
* Add your own pictures. Take a picture of your plant and add it, use an existing picture, or add a picture directly from the web.
* Track to dos for each garden noting the due date and the complete status.
* Look up info in the Wikipedia. A built-in browser connects directly to the Wikipedia page for your plants.
* Keep track of your favorites, a list of plants that you are interested in getting.
* Keep a separate journal for each garden and separate notes for each plant.

- Please note that the app doesn't ship with photos due to licensing issues (most comprehensive plant image databases are copyrighted and require fees if used in commercial apps) and size issues (a 30,000+ image database easily increases the app's size by more than a hundred times and makes it impossible to download). That being said, the app allows you to add a photo from the web, take a photo or add it from your photo library.

- Also, PLEASE NOTE that the built-in database is focused on NORTH AMERICA. However, the app is useful for gardeners worldwide. Before you buy, please check out the USDA database online at http://plants.usda.gov/. This lets you get a look at the included database (data only, not the images) to see if your plants are there... if they're not, you can always add them.

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What's New

This version of Master Gardener allows you to edit any plant in your garden, fixes the "add photo from web" feature to work with Google's interface update, removes the botanical name requirement for new plants, provides alpha sort and includes performance enhancements.

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