Favorites

Favorites is the list of Favorites (user's points) in 'My Places' menu.

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Favorites are special points marked by user and by default displayed as yellow star. Though it could be customized with any color, shape and icon. They become visible on the map from the zoom level 6. Any user can add places on the map to Favorites, to save it location and description. Favorites are like user notes on the map.

Favorites introduction android Favorites introduction ios

Favorite Point

View on the map

Favorites are one of the vector layers on the map. User can show or not Favorites and their names on the map:

Switch on/off favorites on the map - 'Configure map' menu

Switch on/off favorite names - 'Configure map' menu

Favotires layer Android Favotires layer iOS

Favorite Context menu

Click to favorite point on "My Favorites" menu or on favorite point on the map opens Map Context menu. Where user can find needed information about point or add/edit favorite point.

Create

For creating new Favorite an user needs to tap on the map at the place where he wants to add Favorite.

When an user clicks at chosen place appeares 'Map Context menu' with 'Action menu'.

Click to Add for opening 'Add favorite' menu.

Favorite add menu Android Favorite add menu iOS

Here you can add: name, description, address for favorite.

Favorite add description Android Favorite add description iOS

Select Favorite group (folder) for your favorite point or add new group (folder).

Favorite group Android Favorite group iOS

For adding new favorite group(folder), you need to add name, to select color. This color will be used for all new favorites added to the group by default.

Favorite new group Android Favorite new group iOS

Next, you can select icon for your favorite from our list.

Favorite icon Android Favorite icon iOS

After, you can choose color and shape for favorite icon.

Favorite color and shape Android Favorite color and shape iOS

In 'Actions', you can replace another point with this. For Android, this 'Replace' button repeats in up corner of 'Add favorite' menu.

After creation, you can click 'Save' button for saving new Favorite point or 'Cancel' button for canceling point creation.

Favorite actions Android Favorite actions iOS

Edit

For editing a Favorite point an user need to short tap on chosen a Favorite point.

After that, you need to click 'Edit favorite' button on 'Map Context menu'.

'Edit favorite' menu opens. It's look like 'Add favorite' menu. But in Action part there is one more action - 'Delete' button. For Android, there is additional 'Delete' button in up corner of 'Edit favorite' menu.

Favorite edit Android Favorite edit iOS

You can change name, description, address for chosen favorite, change or create new group for it, select another icon, color and shap, replace another point with this.

  • Favorite points can be seacrhed by Search function of OsmAnd. The first points will be from 'My favorites'.

Favorite searching function Android Favorite searching function iOS

Manage Favorites

In order to open Favorites list:

Android: Menu → My Places → Favorites

iOS: Menu → My Places → Favorites

My places favorites android my_places_ios

View

Favorites list in 'My Places' menu is not only a list, but function buttons and switchers. With these we can make any manipulation with Favorites folders and points.

Android: Favorites list is a list of Favorites folders, functions buttons, searching.

Favorites menu android

iOS: Favorites list is a list of Favorites folders/points; Editing button; Import/Export buttons.

Favorites menu iOS

Order / Sorting

An order in the Favorites list for Favorites folders is by alfabet. Personal folder is the first of the list.

Favorites folders android Favorites folders ios

An order for Favorites points is by distance from device location (Android) and by alfabet (iOS).

Favorites points order android Favorites points order ios

For iOS version, switching between Folders <-> Points list, you need to use switcher button on top corner of the screen. For Points list, an order for Favorites points is by distance from device location.

Favorites folders list iOS Favorites points list iOS

An order for searching list (Android) is by distance from the map center on the device screen.

Search (Android)

Searching function opens a points list of Favorites sorted by distance from map center on the device screen.

Searching menu Favorite android

Click to 'Magnifier' buttons opens seaching menu for Favorites, where user can start to find needed points from Favorites. Clicking to a chosen point opens Context menu of this point.

Searching menu Favorite android

Actions

The second part is list of folders of Favorites groups. Folder of Favorites is one Favorites group.

User can expand and collapse list of Favorite points for one group by clicking to a folder line or to '∧', '∨' symbols (Android) and to '>', '∨' symbols (iOS). Each point from Favorite list has a name, distance and direction from your location.

Favorites folders expand android Favorites folders expand ios

Click to any point from Favorite list opens Map Context menu for chosen point.

Favorites context menu android Favorites context menu ios

Click to '⋮' button (Android) opens special functions for a chosen Favorite folder.

Favorites folder functions android

Functions for Favorite folder:

  • Edit name - changing folder name.
  • Change color - changing folder color.
  • Show on map - showing or not Favorite points from the folder on the map.
  • Add to map markers or Remove from 'Map markers' - add or remove all Favorite points from a folder in Map markers list.
  • Share - sharing Favorite points with other users (like Favorites.gpx file).
  • Button 'Cancel' - close this menu.

At the bottom of the screen are four Actions buttons.

Favorites actions android

Actions:

  • '+' - allows to import Favorites points (favorite.gpx) from device storage.
  • '<' - allows to export (share) all Favorites points like "favorite.gpx" file.
  • '🚩' - allows to add or to remove chosen Favorites points (folders) in Map markers list.
  • '🗑' - allows to delete chosen Favorites points (folders).

Click to 'Pencil' button (iOS) opens special functions for a chosen Favorite folder. You need to choose folder or points for actions.

Favorites actions ios

Actions:

  • 'Import loader' - allows to share/import Favorites points (folders) like "favorite.gpx" file.
  • 'Folder' - allows to move your Favorites points (folders) to others Favorites folders (named Groups) or to new creating folders (Group).
  • 'Palette of colors' - allows to change colors for Favorites points (folders).
  • 'BIN' - allows to delete chosen Favorites points (folders).

Export/Import favorite for iOS version like special menu in "My Favorites" menu.

Favorites export import ios

'Import favorite' - You can import your favorites as waypoints in GPX file (common GPS data format) To share the favorites.gpx file you can open file from Dropbox, Email, or any other source - Use Open In function..

'Export favorite' - You can export all your favorites like Favorites.gpx file.

Favorite Groups

Favorite Groups is folders with favorite points in 'My Favorites' menu.

Change color

Android:

Click to '⋮' button (Android) opens special functions for a chosen Favorite folder.

Favorites folder functions android

Functions for Favorite folder:

  • Edit name - changing folder name.
  • Change color - changing folder color.
  • Show on map - showing or not Favorite points from the folder on the map.
  • Add to map markers or Remove from 'Map markers' - add or remove all Favorite points from a folder in Map markers list.
  • Share - sharing Favorite points with other users (like Favorites.gpx file).
  • Button 'Cancel' - close this menu.

iOS:

Click to 'Pencil' button (iOS) opens special functions for a chosen Favorite folder. You need to choose folder or points for action: to change colors for Favorites points (folders).

Favorites actions ios

Bulk move (iOS)

Click to 'Pencil' button (iOS) opens special functions for a chosen Favorite folder. You need to choose folder or points for action: to move your Favorites points (folders) to others Favorites folders (named groups) or to new creating folder (group). If Favorite group (folder) hasn't any points it will be deleted after OsmAnd restart by automatic.

Favorites actions ios

Rename (Android)

For changing Group (folder) name you need to click to '⋮' button for opening special functions for a chosen Favorite folder.

Favorites folder functions android

Functions for Favorite folder:

  • Edit name - changing folder name.

Bulk delete

For Android you can delete Favorites data (points and groups) by using bulk delete.

At the bottom of the screen are four Actions buttons.

Favorites actions android

Delete Action:

  • '🗑' - allows to delete chosen Favorites points (folders).

Next, you need to choose points and groups for deleting and click to 'Delete' button in up of the screen device.

Favorites action delete android

For iOS you need to click to 'Pencil' button opens special functions for a chosen Favorite folder. You need to choose folder or points for delete action.

Favorites actions ios

Delete action:

  • 'BIN' - allows to delete chosen Favorites points (folders).

Add to Map Markers (Android)

You can add or remove your favorites in/from Map markers list.

Click to '⋮' button (Android) opens special functions for a chosen Favorite folder (group).

Favorites folder functions android

Functions for Favorite folder:

  • Add to map markers or Remove from 'Map markers' - add or remove all Favorite points from a folder in Map markers list.

Special Favorites (Personal)

"Personal" folder is a special folder for 'Home' and 'Work' points of Navigation Context menu. This folder doesn't have '⋮' button, because you can not change the parameters for this folder.

Favorites personal android

Export / Import

Click to '⋮' button (Android) opens special functions for a chosen Favorite folder.

Favorites folder functions android

Functions for Favorite folder:

  • Share - sharing Favorite points with other users (like Favorites.gpx file).

At the bottom of the screen are four Actions buttons.

Favorites actions android

Actions:

  • '+' - allows to import Favorites points (favorite.gpx) from device storage.
  • '<' - allows to export (share) all Favorites points like "favorite.gpx" file.

Click to 'Pencil' button (iOS) opens special functions for a chosen Favorite folder. You need to choose folder or points for actions.

Favorites actions ios

Actions:

  • 'Import loader' - allows to share/import Favorites points (folders) like "favorite.gpx" file.

Export/Import favorite for iOS version like special menu in "My Favorites" menu.

Favorites export import ios

'Import favorite' - You can import your favorites as waypoints in GPX file (common GPS data format) To share the favorites.gpx file you can open file from Dropbox, Email, or any other source - Use Open In function..

'Export favorite' - You can export all your favorites like Favorites.gpx file.

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