I too have the PC (beta) version which is on my laptop - beta, by the way,
refers to a pre launch test version . It is certainly useful for research
and compiling lists but not as a "Field Guide" as such. Not unless I want
to lug my laptop around with me, which I don't. Whereas my wife's Apple
(beta) app. has all the functionality of the PC version but also is a
superb "Field Guide". The beauty of the Apple app on my wife's iPad as
"Field Guide" was brought home last year when we were looking for the
Eungella Honeyeater. Before walking the forest trails we sat in the car
with the iPad, which weighs no more than the Pizzey book. We checked the
same excellent drawings and descriptions you can find in the book but also
at the tap of a finger looked at great photos and heard recordings of its
call. In a couple of minutes walking the trail in the forest we identified
and tracked the bird by its call. We could have easily carried the iPad
with us and sometimes do. We now find it convenient having everything on
one platform but it's horses for courses. Some people like having different
references (ipods, books etc) to hand in the field.
To answer your last your last question. The PC version and the apps (Google
and Android) are not interchangeable. You pays your money and you takes
On 26 April 2014 16:01, David Richardson <> wrote:
> I don't understand what the differeces are in the computer version being
> discussed. I thought the electronic version would work on iphones and those
> pads etc that people have now. Is the "PC 'disc different to that? I
> don't yet have an iphone of any kind. No mobile at all.
> I have BOCA calls on ipod. And I carry Simpson and Day in my bag.
> David Richardson.
> On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 3:48 PM, Dave Torr <> wrote:
> > Yes, would not be very good on a PC - mine is on a tablet which is
> > and lighter than the book!
> > On 26 April 2014 12:31, David Richardson <
> >> Hello,
> >> I was surprised to have won a competition to win the Pizzey & Knight
> >> Digital Edition.
> >> I have just received it and managed to load the CD onto my computer.
> >> I'm really not sure what use it is better than having the book.I'm
> >> grateful to have won the competition but looking at the field guide on
> >> computer, I think I may as well stick to using the book. people say the
> >> book is heavy but its not as heavy as the computer.
> >> David Richardson
> >> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 8:32 PM, Dave Torr <> wrote:
> >>> One of the things I noticed in an early download when testing was that
> >>> the
> >>> app seems to be limited to two devices, which is unusual for an Android
> >>> app
> >>> - all the others I own can be downloaded to all Android devices that
> >>> the same Google account. I am not sure if that applies to the released
> >>> version or whether it was just in the test versions - has anyone who
> >>> downloaded the release version noticed this limit?
> >>> Not of course that many of us will have more than 2 Androids I
> >>> On 25 April 2014 16:44, Arthur & Denise Carew <>
> >>> wrote:
> >>> > I have downloaded to both a HTC EVO phone and Galaxy S2 7”
> >>> > with no problems on either. Remember that once you download it, it
> >>> to
> >>> > unpack and load to your system.
> >>> >
> >>> > Arthur Carew
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