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Apps For Commuters

Apps For Commuters

Just getting to work doesn't have to turn into a second job. These apps keep you happy and entertained while making your travel as pain-free as possible. Whether you want to find a route, keep updated on traffic, or have something to listen to other than terrible morning radio, they have you covered.

Public Transit

Whether your car is in the shop or you're just trying to save money or stay green, these apps have you covered. They'll let you check out bus and train schedules to plan your trip and make it to your stop on time.

Google Maps - Navigation & Transit

Get where you're going with Google Maps

Google Maps - Navigation & Transit

Google Maps

For anyone who needs turn-by-turn nav, transit routes, nearby places, live traffic, and more.

Google Maps is probably the most comprehensive free maps app on iOS. The app allows you to use Google’s local search to find places to eat, drink, and shop around you. Google’s local search pulls up reviews and ratings of places you find to help you decide whether a place is worth going to. In addition to the local search, Google Maps features full, voice guided, turn-by-turn navigation when you’re driving. You can view walking and public transport routes in the app, too. There is also live traffic information available for select cities within the app. There are swipe based gestures in the app that make the minimalistic user interface very intuitive. Google Maps is what Apple Maps should have always been.

Why we love it

If you're looking for a free alternative to Apple Maps, this is the cream of the crop. While the interesting UI might not be for everyone, Google Maps is still arguably even better than Apple's own system and definitely worth a look - especially if you're well ingrained in other Google apps.

Citymapper - the Ultimate Transit App

Visiting a major city? This transit app will help you get around.

Citymapper - the Ultimate Transit App

Citymapper - the Ultimate Transit App

For those interested in a helpful transit app.

Citymapper is a useful app if you are traveling to a major city and want to check out your transportation options. With support for buses, rails, and ferries as well as Uber, you can check real-time departures, transit maps, and even disruption alerts. You can also vote to have a city added by visiting citymapper.com/nextcity.

Why we love it

Check out your transportation options with the helpful and handy Citymapper.

Navigate Your World Faster and Easier

It's important to know where you're going, but it's equally crucial to know how to get there. These apps provide maps, routes, and travel times both on and offline to help you arrive at your destination on time. They'll even reroute you in case of traffic snarl-ups to keep you on schedule.

Interactive Bike Maps for the Urban Commuter

A bike is a good way to save gas money and get into shape. But it's no good unless you have a place to ride it, and here are some apps designed to get your wheels rolling. They'll help you plan your ride and track how far you've pedaled. And they'll even help you discover new routes in your area so that you can go on new adventures.

Runtastic Road Bike GPS Cycling Route Tracker PRO

Runtastic Road Bike GPS Cycling Route Tracker PRO

runtastic

Runtastic Road Bike GPS Cycling Route Tracker PRO

For those looking to track their bike performance and monitor their progress.

The Runtastic Road Bike app, developed by road biking experts, turns your iPhone into a top GPS cycling computer with an array of incredible features! Track your tours, races and rides with your iPhone, monitor your training progress and compare your performance to your friends’! Become a part of the Runtastic Community with millions of enthusiastic users.

Why we love it

If biking is your life, Runtastic Road Bike is for you. It has loads of features, but none cooler than the ability to go live and show your friends where you are and how fast you’re moving.

Bike Maps — Bicycle Routes & Trails

Bike Maps — Bicycle Routes & Trails

Pathym Corp.

Bike Maps — Bicycle Routes & Trails

For those looking for the best bike routes for commuting or exploration.

Bike Maps shows you bike routes, lanes, and trails everywhere in the world. Whether you’re commuting to work, exploring your local neighborhoods, or planning a round-the-world tour, this app will help you find a good route to ride.

Transform Your Commute With Audiobooks

You don't always want to listen to music while you're on the go, and these apps let you expand your horizons while keeping your hands free. Audiobooks help you learn and keep you entertained by putting knowledge and stories directly into your ears. We don't always have time to read, and they help keep us relatively literate with polished productions from professional narrators.

Free Books - Ultimate Classics Library

Listen to classics on the go.

Free Books - Ultimate Classics Library

Free Books - Ultimate Classics Library

For people who want to get some culture while they drive or ride.

Free Books lets you check out over 50,000 ebooks including the world best known classics and read with the fully featured reader. It also includes of non-fiction content, so you can study or just broaden your brain. It also features reading statistics, original covers, and the ability to import your own tomes via Dropbox.

Why we love it

Free Books is mostly known as an e-reader, but we don't recommend you do that in the car. Luckily, it also included over 5,000 audiobooks so you can get your culture hands-free. So you can catch up on the classics without risking your life, which is nice.

Free Audiobooks HQ - 10,000+ FREE Audio Books

Free Audiobooks HQ - 10,000+ FREE Audio Books

Inkstone Software, Inc.

Free Audiobooks HQ - 10,000+ FREE Audio Books

For those interested in a huge selection of free and premium audiobooks along with radio shows.

Free Audiobooks HQ offers 10,500 free and 250,000 premium audiobooks for an enormous selection. You can browse popular, top-rated, or a specific genre, preview the book before you download it, and use the handy bookmark feature. As a bonus, the app includes an Old Time Radio catalog that includes more than 77,500 episodes.

Why we love it

Free Audiobooks HQ provides a simple interface, great selection, and easy search feature.