HopStop Transit Directions Map

I’ve been using HopStop ever since it was in beta. Yes, google maps also has mass transit directions, but I find that HopStop’s are far more up to date and logical really. Also love that it includes construction and other issues. They also have a great SM team, who are extremely engaged in their community via twitter and FB.

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NYC Subway & Transit Status

Helpful with HopStop, it alerts you up to the minute of different issues and alerts on the NYC Subways and buses. Also gives schedule updates, which was news to this New Yorker, as I didn’t think there was an actual subway schedule! (Like when 3 of them come in a row… and then no trains for 20 minutes.)

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Maps

AWESOME map. Although I had a complete fail with it in Chicago because I can’t tell my east from my west. But that’s my fault, not the app’s. The only fault with this app is two-fold. The first being the voice giving you directions while driving – SHE IS SO ANNOYING! And she yells at you 5 times to do the same thing. SO AGGRESSIVE! Also sometimes you wind up in a place that is totally not where you need to be, or Google doesn’t realize a road is closed off/one way. Always good to double check where it’s taking you if you can.

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Wheres My Droid

Lose your Android? Is it on silent mode? FAIL. Wheres My Droid helps you find your phone even on the dreaded silent mode. You can send a text with a pre-set attention word, and it will turn the phone off silent and will vibrate and ring. You can also enable GPS to track it down.

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Yelp

While you wouldn’t necessarily use Yelp to help when you’re lost, it could help greatly if you need to get somewhere to get gas, use a bathroom, etc, all while trying to find your way. Super comprehensive directory and map to restaurants, shops, gas stations, supermarkets, etc. And then, you get to check in and review the places! WIN.

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