Technology has allowed those who travel to always know where they are going. What first started as an expensive way to get around is now available for free to those with an iPhone. GPS apps are a great way to get where you are going quickly and safely. With so many GPS apps on the market, which are the best? Which are the best free apps? Here is a list of a few of the top rated free apps for iPhone to make sure you don’t get lost.
Free GPS Apps for iPhone
AmAze GPSThis free app offers all the features you would expect from an expensive full featured app. The turn-by-turn voice app will give you directions that are easy to follow. The app allows viewing in 2D or 3D and search by keyword or local search to find what you are looking for. For those who need to pay attention to the road, the voice feature is really helpful to command you instead of looking at the map. When you load the app there is a screen that pops up offering for you to purchase the full version, but for regular use there is no reason to do so.
Free GPSFor those looking for a small easy to use app, Free GPS is just that. You can tag locations easily by tapping on “Make Current Position New Waypoint” or by manually entering in a waypoint. The new version now includes maps that allow you to view your position or waypoints on a standard, satellite or hybrid map. It also allows you to add waypoints by pressing and holding your finger on the map. It will even store you waypoints for later use.
GPS-LoggerGeocaching is increasing in popularity. If you are a geocacher this is a must have app. This app will automatically lock in where a picture was taken. If you are out in the woods and run into a waterfall, you will know how to get back there in the future. The app also allows you to go back and add photos from your camera or other phones later and tie them to the location cached in your phone.
GPS-RRunning errands can seem never ending. With this app you won’t forget a thing. Not only can you use the conventional features such as where you are going, but you can also see when you are near something you need to do. Just enter your tasks for the day and where they are located for instance, going to the bank or grocery store, and the app will show you when you are near something you need to do.
InstaMapper’s GPS TrackerThe Boy Scout’s motto is to always be prepared. With this app you will be. The app tracks your phone’s GPS so in the event that you are lost, you can be found. The app updates every few seconds to the web application so the folks at home know where you are. If you are a hiker, camper, or geocacher, you can explore without the worry of never being found. The website will allow your friends or family to see exactly where you are and get help to you when needed.
There are hundreds of GPS apps available for sale, however free is always the best price. Find the right GPS apps for you based on your needs, uses, and lifestyle. If you travel on a regular basis, you can find the right way with the right app.
Author: Jeffrey Marshall is a writer working toward obtaining his online gis degree for map creation and the learning urban planning.
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