Recording rainfall across a farming property is likely the most critical piece of data we collect - so we asked the question to our farming community, what are the best Rain Gauge apps for farmers?
This is what we found!
Out of all the rain gauge apps to choose from Rain Log was the most recommended rain gauge app by our farming community.
They quote that "If you have a rain gauge then this is the app for you!", which we found slightly hypocritical when they only offer it for iPhones not Androids. Nonetheless, it's a great rain gauge app!
Key features are that it's simple, you can record info in 'mm' and 'inches', and it has fantastic graphs with 2yr, 5yr and 10yr averages for each month.
You can download Rain Log from the Apple App Store here.
Sometimes you just can’t go past the classic spreadsheet, but clearly it's not explicitly a rain gauge app.
If you go down the spreadsheet path, we recommend using Google Sheets. Being cloud based all your data is safe and you can access your rain records from any device. As an example you could set the spreadsheet up on your phone (like an app).
This will give you the most flexible record keeping, the downside is that you'll have to have a little bit of spreadsheet knowledge to set it up.
Mobble is a Livestock Farm Management Software - so if you're a farmer, this could be right for you.
The Mobble Rain Gauge feature can have multiple rain gauges per property (which is a big plus), YTD rainfall, MTD rainfall, historic rainfall totals and charts. That makes it easy to flick between the years, and compare seasons. Mobble also operates offline for all those hard to get to gauges. More on Mobble's rain gauge feature here.
We hope this guide has helped you find the right rain gauge record keeping system for you, feel free to check out what we at Mobble are doing for farmers by heading to our website here.
Onwards & upwards,
Jock Lawrence (Chief Mobbler)
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