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Awesome Apps for Commuters

Awesome 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 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 - Transit Navigation

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

Citymapper - Transit Navigation

Citymapper - Transit Navigation

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.

HERE WeGo - City navigation & Offline maps
HERE WeGo - City navigation & Offline maps

HERE WeGo - City navigation & Offline maps

HERE Apps LLC

HERE WeGo is a free app that makes city navigation effortless. With detailed routes, turn-by-turn guidance and information about every way of getting around, it’s the only app you need to get through the city.

MORE OPTIONS MEAN LESS HASSLE.
Take your car, ride your bike or hop on public transport to get to your destination. If you’re in a hurry, call a taxi or check options for car sharing. HERE WeGo has recommendations for all the ways to get around, so you can compare and pick the best one for you.

SMARTER PLANNING BEFORE YOU GO.
HERE WeGo tells you everything about your route before you go. You can see the cost for public transport tickets and taxi fares, where to park, and the traffic delay on any drive.

BETTER GUIDANCE ALONG THE WAY.
On the move, HERE WeGo gets you to your destination with ease. Turn-by-turn voice guidance for drivers keeps you stress-free behind the wheel. If you’re walking or taking public transport, you’ll know every step and every transfer just when you need it.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KEEP MOVING.
HERE WeGo means you’ll have alternatives when delays are slowing others down. Live traffic and public transport information keeps you in the know, so you have the flexibility to stay on the go no matter what happens.
You can even choose to download maps, so HERE WeGo keeps working if you’re in an area with no signal.

HERE WeGo offers transit information in 1300+ cities around the world including: New York City / NYC, San Francisco / SF, London, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne and many more. Get to where you need to go via subway / metro / underground, bus, bike, train, tram, or ferry.

INTERNATIONAL COVERAGE
HERE WeGo has offline maps of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Canada, Australia and more than 100 other countries around the world. Download the map you want and you’re set!

INTEGRATION & PARTNERSHIPS
HERE has partnered with other great companies to give you the best location experience and information to help you get around the city, no matter where are you. Some of our partners include:
- GetYourGuide
- Trip Advisor
- BlaBlaCar
- Expedia
- Car2Go
- Wikipedia
- Hotels Combined

With the help of our partners, you can find the closest points-of-interests (POI) nearby such as ATM machines, restaurants, bars, parking, gas stations, car sharing, taxi stands, pharmacies, car rentals and local tours.

So where will you go? It's all up to you. Because wherever your destination is, and however you're travelling, HERE is how you get there.

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Note: continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. You can reduce your battery usage by saving maps to your phone ahead of time.

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Scout GPS Navigation, ETA, Maps & Traffic
Scout GPS Navigation, ETA, Maps & Traffic

Scout GPS Navigation, ETA, Maps & Traffic

Telenav, Inc.

Scout is a personalized navigation experience for the iPhone. The app allows you to navigate to locations with its voice guided turn by turn navigation. Scout lets you specify custom locations such as your home or where you work so you can easily navigate back with a single tap of a button; there is also a history of all the places you’ve recently visited with the app. Scout also lets you choose places where you can eat and drink, park your car, withdraw money, watch films, and a lot more. You can even view events that are taking place around you. There is also a premium plan included called Scout Plus; if you upgrade to Scout Plus, you can make use of offline maps and view real time traffic details. Furthermore, Scout Plus alerts you of upcoming speed traps, posted speed limits, red light cameras, and assists you when changing lanes. You can upgrade to Scout Plus for $24.99 for a year.

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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

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 Audiobooks HQ - 10,500+ Free Audio Books

Free Audiobooks HQ - 10,500+ Free Audio Books

Inkstone Software, Inc.

Free Audiobooks HQ - 10,500+ 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.

Free Books - Ultimate Classics Library

Listen to classics on the go.

Free Books - Ultimate Classics Library

Free Books - Ultimate Classics Library

For those interested in a huge variety of free books.

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 includes over 50,000 books, so there is something for everyone. Catch up on the classics anytime, anywhere.