Getting stuck in traffic, or losing your way when you’re in a hurry are possibly the most frustrating things. These great GPS apps let you avoid traffics and find routes easily.
This is an excellent service that has been provided by Google. It lets you view street maps, plan routes even if you’re travelling by foot, by car or by bike. One can find directions to a place; plan their route and decide the best route to follow.
MotionX GPS Drive
This app lets you choose a route, and save it for offline viewing. It lets you avoid traffic by giving updates about traffic, accidents, events etc that are taking place nearby. Another feature included in this app is voice guidance which lets you follow directions easily.
Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic
The world’s largest community based navigation system, lets you interact with real drivers who share info about traffic, routes etc in your locality. This cool app lets you sync with facebook and see what your friends are up to.
GPS by TeleNav
This app lets you navigate to your destination quicker and easier. You get to choose from 3 different routes, and the app gives directions making it easy to follow. It has live traffic updates enabling you to avoid traffic jams.
MapQuest: Maps, GPS, Voice Navigation & Traffic
This app has a very basic navigation tool which is very easy to use. All you need to do is type your destination and the different routes to it appear. After the routes appear, another button can be selected to start the voice guidance.
Scout GPS, Maps, Voice Navigation & Traffic
This app requires a data connection to work. A nice app, it lets you find your destination easily. The voice guidance on this app is not free, and also does not allow you to preload maps for offline use.
CoPilot GPS – Plan
A very useful app, it lets you plan your routes and view them in case of no cell reception. It even lets you view restaurants, shops, gas stations etc. Once you buy the turn-by-turn service, reaching every destination becomes easy.
Navfree GPS USA + Street View
A free app, it has all the basic features of a good navigation service. It lets you view maps in 2D and 3D, search for restaurants, stores, schools, and other places very easily. Its turn by turn voice instructions let you reach your destination quick and easy.
This app comes with a free 30 day trial. Its features include turn by turn voice instructions, saving time by receiving traffic updates, and re routing if you somehow miss a turn. It lets you find the closest wifi hotspots, restaurants, and other important places.
This app lets you save time and drive smarter by providing information about the traffic on the route you are about to follow. It helps you save time by giving you traffic conditions so that you can choose alternative routes to reach your destination.
NAVIGON North America
An amazing navigation app, it lets you view your maps in 2D and 3D view. It has a very user friendly interface, which lets you plan routes easily and find restaurants nearby. It has a lane assistant that helps you follow streets and road signs.
Not sure if this is related to GPS apps.
Beat the Traffic
This excellent app lets you view the traffic conditions so that you can avoid that route. It alerts you via SMS about the traffic and weather conditions. It also provides live camera pictures in 33 cities all over the USA.
A truly amazing app, it has unique features which alerts you about mobiles and fixed speed cameras. It lets you pre load maps so that it works even if there is no signal. The app also provides information about the traffic and lets you avoid it.
GPS Navigation 2
This is an alternative to expensive apps but with the same basic features. It lets you receive turn by turn directions, install maps and use them offline. It lets you search via home address, street names or name of places.
Gokivo GPS Navigator
An excellent app, it has amazing features. It lets you stay informed about the junctions, exits that are coming ahead, it automatically re routes you if you miss a turn. It lets you choose between different navigation views as well.
Navigation By Telenav – Telenav GPS Plus
If you’re driving, an absolute must is audio navigation. The app provides this feature and it lets you view the map in 3D direction. It is a paid app and is liked by its users.
A great app, jam-packed with features. It is a user friendly app, and lets the driver view the text easily. Not only does it provide directions, the app also provides information about local gas prices, movie times and weather.
amAze GPS – Worldwide Navigation
This app has unique features which enable you to choose between a day or night mode. It lets you choose between the shortest route, fastest route etc and gives you 3D views of the maps. The maps can be zoomed easily and they are highly detailed.
Sygic GPS Navigation: All regions
This awesome app has high quality maps, and it is very reliable. It lets you view maps even there is no signal. It has an audio turn by turn instruction system which gives you the best route to follow whether you’re on foot or car.