For those folks unhappy with Apple’s new Maps app with regards to turn by turn navigation, we’ve got some great news for you. There are a number of great alternatives already available in the App Store. Best of all, they work on any iPhone. Here are five of the best.

Paid Apps

MotionX GPS Drive, Universal



Long a favorite at AppAdvice, MotionX GPS Drive is popular both for its low price and long list of options. Featuring Live Voice Guidance, the $0.99 app is compatible with the iPhone and Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad, and features NAVTEQ maps from Nokia, and Bing search.

Price: $0.99, which includes one month of Live Voice Guidance. Each additional month costs $2.99, or you can get a yearly subscription for $9.99.

Compatible with: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Live Voice Guidance features:

  • Real-time turn-by-turn voice guidance with high-quality spoken street names, fully integrated with the iPhone music player
  • Live over-the-air maps and real-time navigation
  • Cached routes and maps for optimal performance
  • Predictive live traffic for optimal routing
  • Details about traffic incidents, construction, and events

Garmin StreetPilot onDemand, iPhone



Featuring up-to-date maps for the United States and Canada, the $0.99 app also includes voice-guided navigation at a price. Like MotionX GPS Drive, the app will work even without a subscription. Includes NAVTEQ traffic, and Google Local Search.

Price: $0.99, which includes one month of Premium Navigation with Traffic. Each additional month is $2.99, or $29.99/year.

Compatible with: iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Premium Navigation with Traffic features:

  • Navigate in the car with voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions including street names
  • Access real-time traffic updates and see the estimated traffic delay along your route
  • View speed limits for most major roads
  • Create, edit, and save multiple routes using Trip Planner
  • Know the correct lane before it’s too late with lane guidance and photoReal junction views
  • Navigate while walking with routes that integrate public transportation into your itinerary
  • Detour around unexpected roadblocks or emerging traffic conditions
  • See 3D buildings and landmarks for added awareness while navigating
  • Download free voices from Garmin Garage
  • Check-In On Arrival makes it easy to post your location to your favorite social network

Navigation By TeleNav – TeleNav GPS Plus, Universal



This $0.99 app includes free turn by turn directions, and one month of Telenav premium. Includes speed trap camera locations, search, and up-to-date traffic conditions. Maps are provided by TomTom.

Price: $0.99, which includes one month of Telenav premium. Thereafter, premium costs $2.99 per month or $9.99 per year.

Compatible with: iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Telenav premium features:

  • Voice Navigation – Get spoken turn-by-turn directions
  • Voice Commands – Speak, don’t type, to navigate hands free
  • Premium Traffic – Avoid traffic jams with automatic rerouting and traffic flow views
  • Speed Traps & Red Light Cameras – Know when to slow down with red light camera and speed trap alerts
  • Lane Assist – Never miss an exit
  • Connect to Sony A/V Receivers and get navigation in your car dashboard. Find more information at

Free Apps

MapQuest, iPhone


Offering free voice-guided, turn by turn, and GPS navigation, MapQuest includes gas price, and live traffic camera integration.

Compatible with: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Waze social GPS traffic & gas, iPhone



Sure, some of Waze’s featured are cooked in the new Apple Maps app, but this is the real deal. Featuring real-time traffic and road alerts, Waze also includes voice-guided navigation.

Compatible with: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Do you have a favorite turn by turn app that we might have missed? Let our readers know here!

For further reading, be sure to check out The Best Apple Maps Alternatives Aren’t Found In The App Store, and GPS Navigation Apps For the iPad 3G.