A new version of TrailRunner, Berbie
’s route-planning application for Mac OS X, has brought the program to version 2.1 Build 466. TrailRunner can display maps and elevation data from web-based mapping services like USGS topo maps, import GPS recordings from Trails for iPhone, as well as import tracks and workouts from GPS fitness devices like the Garmin ForeRunner or Garmin Edge.
“If you ever asked yourself how long your workout routes are and what route you should choose for this evening — then TrailRunner should be your training-partner,” Berbie says on its TrailRunnerX website. “TrailRunner can calculate a route for your desired distance and export directions onto your iPod, giving you a detailed orientation while you are on your way.”
Revealed by the changelog
for TrailRunner 2.1 build 466 are just two bug fixes, one for drawing performance, which should behave a tad better, according to Berbie, and one for the GPSies route importer. Berbie credits TrailRunner user Daniel for reporting the bug. Although new versions of TrailRunner require Leopard to run, version 1.6 Build 209 is still available for Tiger users. TrailRunner 1.6 Build 209 includes a handful of bug fixes, as well as improvements in key areas of the application.
A note for the readers before downloading TrailRunner – the program is still in the pre-release state. Although downloading and using the app is free, all current releases of TrailRunner will only run for about three months. Users are advised to regularly update to the most current version, as well as review and accept the License Agreement that comes with the application, before using it. TrailRunner versions above 1.6 (including the one available for download today) require Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard to run. The only remaining version supported on Tiger is TrailRunner 1.6. TrailRunner is updated on a weekly basis with very few exceptions. Download TrailRunner (Free)