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I request an option to automatically batch log lot of geocaches from myfinds.txt file from Garmin.
We had this feature on another software but it is not working anymore. I'm looking for an option to upload txt or .csv file, Edit logs when it is ready, publish them all on geocaching.com in the same way as discover trackables.
I believe that mostly it is handy for powertrails or longer geocaching trips but it may save the time of opening each page, writing log, submiting, then again closing page also for simple weekend caching of 20-30 caches.
Option to add different log for each cache is essential.
in Feature requests by udajs_16 (230 points)
This would indeed be interesting but the option to have a different log for each cache will make it difficult to use I'm afraid. This would leave the task basically unchanged with the main change that one can edit all in one go, without submitting and going to the next cahe, right?
Yes, for example there might be powertrail with 100 caches so you can just upload list of GC codes you have found and want to log. They might have the same log. If there are some special notes you can always edit the log later but at least you don't have to push Ctrl+C+V +Next 100 times.
Remember the purpose of commenting is to allow differing points of view so hopefully people can remain open minded. Power trails are one thing but logs on individual caches should not be copy and pasted.  The CO did not take the time to place a cache only to get some rubber stamped log.  Also, as a cache hunter, I rely on subtle hints inside logs to help me find a cache.  Often, I will read logs just to help me make a decision to go after it or not.
Possible variation on the request: the tool limits its use to only caches with the "power trail" attribute. This avoids people using it to bulk log non-power trail caches.

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This feature can be very useful. Just now I'm searching some tool as I need to log a power trail of 48 caches. All of them in forest, all of them equal. It's frustrating to must copy and past manually 48 times.
by jpavlik (Expert) (18.4k points)
Yes, it could be useful for power trails but only for that function.  Sadly, people won't just limit it to power trails.
> Sadly, people won't just limit it to powerful trails.
as my 12 years old daughter. She normally logs as "TFTC". When she logs. She has found about 1000 caches but logged only about 150. In her case is better to log at least TFTC respect to does not log at all.
No worries, we all have differing points of view and I have had to learn how to accept that but it doesn't stop me from expressing my opinion.
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I found a solution and it currently has everything I need:
https://www.geocentral.pl/pobierz/
Very nice tool from Poland- you can bulk log caches, have individual logs for each of them, add favorite points if necessary etc. Helped me log 800 caches we found in August in few days.
by udajs_16 (230 points)
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