Originally Posted by colin007
Swing by Swing is better than GolfLogix
I can't say it is better, not having used Golflogix, but I like Swing by Swing a LOT!! And it is free! And you don't pay for course downloads. And you can customize the course data relatively easily by labeling and marking spots so you can get the distance to them next time. For example, on one hole there is a ditch running across the fairway. I went to the ditch, labelled it on the phone and clicked a button to register its position and then saved. Then next time, the the distance to carry the ditch came up on the screen so I could decided whether to lay up or not.
And unlike what I hear people complain about with other apps, I never had a problem with battery usage. If my phone was fully charged at the beginning of a round it generally ended the (18 hole) round at 70% or higher. That is with a Droid X2. Plus the guy from Swing by Swing hangs out here occasionally and is responsive to questions and suggestions.
They have a "Looper" add-on for a fee that allows you to record your round shot by shot, entering the club you used. Then you can go back and review your round, seeing where each shot went on a map of the course, kind of like looking at the Shot Tracker stuff on pgatour.om. I got that add-on but after a few times decided it was distracting me a little too much so I requested a refund and got it instantly, no questions asked. And they even let me keep the add-on until the next update.
Best $0.00 I ever spent. LOL