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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.

GOAZ: Social app for GPS navigation. Search places
GOAZ: Social app for GPS navigation. Search places

GOAZ: Social app for GPS navigation. Search places

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GOAZ is a free social navigation app for iPhone and iPad. It’s made to create, search and share your location in maps, trip route and your favorite places by GPS. Manage your points of interest, route and directions by folders created by your own… It’s surprisingly easy!

Why is GOAZ useful when you travel or have a work trip?
• GOAZ users –social or work- can create new routes to visit places, location or street and call them like ‘Best NYC burgers’, or ‘best beaches in Thailand’.
• Create new folders by themes and save your route inside
• As, Mapquest or Waze, GOAZ is an app made to solve the needs of travelers from here and there.
• With this social navigation app you can know in advanced all trip routes and send them to your friends or work mates
• Social free tool: All the members of the group can be aware of the point of interest where they will stop
• You can open it with other GPS navigators like Apple Maps or Waze (traffic inf.)… no limits here!
• Your family, friends or work mates will know your location: share with them your street location
• Search places and bookmarks & open a route or places here with your favorite navigator
• Share your routes via SMS, mail, Viber, Facebook…

Create a route and save it by folders: your way!
GOAZ is the unique social free navigation app for iPhone and iPad that lets you create your new route or places, save them by folders and share them with family & friends.
With GOAZ you can search your favorite places by address or geographical coordinates and travel here easily.
Create your own route or directions, save them in a folder called, for example, ‘Sept. family trip’ and send them to your family! They will immediately receive the folder with your route and any point planned for the trip.

What is more, if you just send bookmarks or location, the receptor will be able to open it with navigators like: Apple Maps | Google Maps – Navigation & Transit | Waze – GPS Navigation, Maps & Social Traffic | Sygic: GPS Navigation, Maps, Traffic, Gas prices | Here WeGo – Effortless city navigation | Navigon | TomTom | MotionX-GPS | MotionX-GPS Drive | Navmii GPS Navigation, Maps and Traffic | GPS Navigation (Sat Nav) | Yandex.Navigator | Yandex.Maps | Telenav | Verizon VZ Navigator | Gokivo GPS Navigator | Scout GPS Navigation, ETA, Maps & Traffic | Gaia GPS: Topo Maps and Trails for Offline Hiking | Genius Maps: GPS Navigation |Komoot Cycling & Hiking Routes & GPS Navigation | Wisepilot – Maps, GPS navigation, traffic & speed | MAPS.ME – Offline Map with Navigation & Directions | Aponia GPS Navigation & Offline Maps | Aponia Truck GPS Navigation & Maps | Magic Earth: GPS Navigation, Offline Maps | Magic Earth Pro: Premium GPS Navigation & Maps | Garmin StreetPilot USA | Garmin StreetPilot North America | Garmin StreetPilot Western Europe | Garmin StreetPilot UK – Ireland | Offline Topo Maps.

As Mapquest or Waze, GOAZ is an app made to solve the needs of travelers from here and there.

You can also save your new route or places to share them with your contacts via Whatsapp, email, Facebook, Twitter, or Google +, Linkedin, Pinterest, Tumblr, Skype, Evernote, Telegram or Viber.

Design and usability
With GOAZ, you can search and find any street, restaurant, station, place or service just typing or looking on the map where it is.
Take the geographical coordinates and type them on the GPS. This way you can also follow any route saved with your app.

Free app for iPhone and iPad: use maps and GPS from GOAZ
Edit maps as you want and use it offline with some navigation systems, without Internet or cell phone coverage, even when you are abroad.

Find any place or bookmarks on Google or Bing and send it! Plan a trip, make a week-planning for your commercial work, as this app will help you to commute to any location and make your life easier.

This app is the best way to save you a great amount of time and energy and keep in touch with your family and friends… Find and share!

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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

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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.

Bikemap – Your bike routes

Bikemap – Your bike routes

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Bikemap – Your bike routes

For those who want a bike map app with route tracking and sharing.

Bikemap helps you to find new routes for your next cycling excursion. Navigate with interactive maps, track your rides with distance, duration, elevation, and speed, and share your routes with friends. With almost three million routes available around the world, get pedaling with Bikemap.

Why we love it

When you are ready to head out on your next cycling adventure, take Bikemap with you and try a new route.

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.

MP3 Audiobook Player - listen audiobooks!

Listen to your existing audio books in a simple interface.

MP3 Audiobook Player - listen audiobooks!

MP3 Audiobook Player - listen audiobooks!

For those who prefer to BYOB (bring your own books).

MP3 Audiobook Player offers a convenient place to keep and access your existing files if you don't want to go through your phone's onboard Music app. It supports MP3s (obviously) and Apple's M4B audiobook format. This app aims to make listening to audiobooks in MP3 and M4B formats easy and convenient!

Why we love it

It has a simple, clean interface. And we really like its sleep timer, which lets us doze off while listening without having to worry about finding our place again when we return to the land of the living.

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.