Maybe you have the new software on your Apple device that has made headlines as not being reliable, or maybe you’re just tired of the rivalry between Apple and Android. Either way, if you have a smartphone or tablet, you may want to invest in some apps that can get you from Point A to Point B without any hiccups. If map apps are what you want, then these three are good places to start.
1. MapQuest GPS Navigation & Maps
Well before Google Maps was popular, you probably looked directions up on your computer through a little website known as MapQuest. Well, MapQuest now has an app, and if you have a dedication to the web version, then you’ll certainly want to download the app.
MapQuest is not only free to use, but it will also provide you with voice-guided directions, which can help you from having to look at your screen while driving.
You’ll also receive turn-by-turn directions, so there’s no need to try and guess where the map is trying to take you or how to get from one street to another. You can also use the app to check current traffic or look for restaurants or other establishments in your area.
2. Waze Navigation & Live Traffic
With over 30 million users, you can rest assured that Waze will help you get to your location. Not only does the Waze app serve as a GPS, but it will also provide you with real-time traffic information and give you route options to take. The directions are voice-guided, so you’ll never have to look at your phone for directions. And if you end up in a traffic jam, Waze will help you find the best way to get out of the jam and get to your location.
Waze uses the information from its users to determine roadblocks, traffic jams, and times, so if you’re using Waze, you’ll be helping others in the area learn the best routes. And to make Waze even better, you can also use the app to find the cheapest gas in your area.
Motionx GPS Drive (Discontinued on August 20, 2015)
If the first two don’t sound appealing to you, you still have Motionx GPS Drive. This app will provide you with both real-time and predicted times for your trip. You can view the app in both landscape or portrait mode, and you can also see the designated speed limit for the road you’re traveling on right on your screen.
This app also has voice-guided directions, and you can choose the voice you want to hear. Plus, they will also give you detailed maps to ensure that you stay on track when coming to difficult intersections. You also have the option to integrate the app with both Facebook and Twitter, and if you’re not traveling by car, Motionx GPS Drive will also give you walking directions.
Nobody likes getting lost, and sometimes you want something different than Google Maps or a non-functioning Apple Maps. If you’re headed out, make sure to have these apps on hand to keep you on track.