Survival Tools styles your flashlight, stopwatch, compass and map in Material Design

Developer: Niels MasdorpDownload: Android
Genre: ToolsPrice: Free

Finally, here's an app that will please designers, adventurers, and adventurous designers alike. Survival Tools is the app to take with you on a trip in the wild. Its features include:

  • A simple and accurate compass.
  • Google Maps view with location tagging. You can mark your position and contact emergency services with a quick tap. You can also share your current location so friends or authorities can easily find you with Google Maps.
  • A flash-light with SOS code.
  • A stop-watch with nanosecond precision. These guys aren't joking - it actually shows nanoseconds!
  • A complete copy of the US Army survival guide with instructions for health maintenance, herbal medicines, shelter, water sourcing, firecraft, finding food, and everything else short of getting through a zombie apocalypse.
  • A Material Design interface which is a great fit for the concept.
This app contains pretty much everything you need on a trip in the woods. It's very simple and well put-together. It's also still in beta, but it seems entirely functional, and it's free on Google Play.



1. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I guess this app has the right idea....consoildate similar functions specific to a situation or type in one app....manufacturers could take a page out of this and consolidate functions on their phones or make an app accessible from several entry points based on usage rather than just having them spread out. Also first comment...woohoo! :)

2. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

nice idea, but I think that the app "swiss army knife" has more useful tools (such as the mirror).

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012


4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

tip - carry a swiss army knife , and the swiss army knife app

5. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

And a towel. Don't forget to bring a towel.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

"Wanna get high?" lol, thanks, now I'm going to have to re-watch that South Park episode.

8. HildyJ

Posts: 342; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

You kids have no cultural literacy. The towel is from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, not Towely from South Park.

7. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Nice and useful app

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