5 Must-Have Travel Apps For iPhone & Android Fans

September 25, 2012 7:00 AM

5 Must-Have Travel Apps For iPhone & Android Fans

" Our colleagues at Total Car Score offered their take on the best iPhone 5 apps for drivers. We agree with many of their picks, but we also know that a growing number of our friends own Android phones, which can’t use software like Apple Maps.

Naturally, we began to wonder: what must-have travel apps would we recommend for owners of iOS and Android handsets? (Blackberry and Windows fans, we’ll try to catch up with you soon.) Here’s our current list of fave applications that will work on either operating system.

Navigation  Tie: Google Maps, Waze

It’s hard to believe that Google Maps debuted just seven years ago. In that short span of time, it’s become a mainstay — a place we go to search for nearby businesses, scope out potential apartments and hotels, and even create our own maps to share with friends. Google Maps’ search functionality is superb, even when speaking place names. And who doesn’t like turn-by-turn directions?

So why include Waze? Because as much as we love Google Maps, we don’t really need it on a daily basis. Most of the time, we’re commuting from home to office, a drive we know like the back of our hand "

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