5 Apps for On-the-Go Driving Directions
For: iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone devices.
Cost: Basic app is free; premier package (which includes info on speed traps) is $5 a month or $25 a year.
Best for: The social butterfly.
The gist: Looking for a nearby theme park or sushi restaurant? Use this app, with easy one-touch buttons, to send real-time ETA updates to friends you plan to meet. Then find the right restaurant or bar for your rendezvous.
Nice surprise: A built-in local-events calendar, complete with a section for kids’ activities.
Biggest minus: Drab-looking maps with a faded palette.