Navigation Apps

From map apps to GPS trackers, with the right navigation apps you can get as lost as you want! For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Navigations Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for breaking news and recent reviews of iOS navigation applications.


Buy Christmas Light Displays on the App Store

MapMuse Announces Release of 2011 Christmas Lights Locator Website and Accompanying iPhone App

MapMuse today announced the release of its 2011 data update to the Christmas Light Displays locator, a map-based web platform that's designed to give homeowners and other holiday decorators the chance to show off their holiday lights to thousands of internet visitors.

MotionX GPS Drive is Top-Notch Auto and Pedestrian Navigation App

MotionX GPS Drive is Top-Notch Auto and Pedestrian Navigation App

However, that's not to say drivers don't need them from time to time. And if they do, MotionX GPS Drive is the one they want.

GeoGuide 3D Guides Outdoor Adventurers Where Other Maps Go Blank

GeoGuide 3D Guides Outdoor Adventurers Where Other Maps Go Blank

Outdoor athletes, hikers and geocachers know that a map is only as good as it's off-road navigation. Unfortunately, this is precisely where most traditional navigation systems fail, according to MovingWorld today.

Buy Geocaching on the App Store

Geocaching guiding you for hours of hidden treasure fun

Geocaching is basically a game of treasure hunting. When I first heard about it a year ago I had no idea how remarkably popular geocaching is. It’s a game played by untold numbers of people throughout the world.

Buy Catchif on the App Store

Catchif Works for the Location Aware

Catchif joins the crowded field of apps competing to share your location and keep tabs on others. While Catchif works well, it may not be compelling enough to move you off of Loopt, Google Latitude, or any of the other more popular services that have developed a strong following.

Buy AudibleSpeed (GPS Speed Monitor) - CONTINUOUS AUDIBLE MONITORING of your current speed!! on the App Store

AudibleSpeed Enables You to See and Hear Just How Fast You’re Traveling

If you want to know how fast you’re traveling and for how long, whether it’s on wheels or by boat, then OK Apps’ AudibleSpeed (GPS Speed Monitor) will satisfy your need for speed with sight and sound.

Voice Mark Lets You Audio Tag and Go

Voice Mark — If you and your iPhone 3G or 3GS get around a lot, you may find it’s sometimes hard to remember your impressions about each place you've visited. GeoGraffiti’s Voice Mark provides you with the ability create audio geotags of each location that interests you as well as listen to the audio geotags created by other users of this app.

Buy SOHOinmypocket on the App Store

Put Manhattan's SOHO Shopping District in Your Pocket

SOHOinmypocket, from AppFury, LLC, is a straightforward directory and location-aware navigation app that informs you of what’s around you and how to get there. In this case, it’s New York City’s famed SOHO and NoLita districts, a 50-block area of Manhattan replete with restaurants, galleries,  funky little shops and other retail outlets.

Buy Trails - GPS tracker on the App Store

Keep a Record of Where You've Been with Trails - GPS Tracker

Trails - GPS Tracker is designed to tell you where you've been, more than for where you're going like some other GPS apps for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. Bikers, joggers, motorists and even snow mobilers who wish to record their travels for record-keeping, journaling or other purpose will find this app useful. However, its main focus is on hikers.

Buy NAVIGON North America on the App Store

Navigon AG's MobileNavigator Lost Me There for a While

Navigon MobileNavigator - One of the big deals about Apple’s iPhone 3G and 3GS iPhones are their built-in GPS. With the right app, any 3G flavor can become a fully-featured GPS unit. Make the app cheap enough, and the iPhone as a way-finder becomes a better option than the real thing.

Don't Fret the Parking Lot With Park'n Find in Hand

Whether it’s a crowded mall parking lot during a busy shopping season, the movie theater lot, or even the downtown parking garage, Park’n Find for iPhone makes it easy to remember where you parked and helps you find your car again.

Buy MapQuest: Maps, GPS, Voice Navigation & Traffic on the App Store

MapQuest 4 Mobile Makes It Easy for You to Find Your Way

MapQuest 4 Mobile – I've always been a fan and user of MapQuest  but I don't think AOL's MapQuest 4 Mobile offers any more functionality than many other apps that use maps to help you find nearby eateries, hotels, discounts and so on.

Buy Pollution on the App Store

Pollution App Provides Geographic Environemntal Information

Pollution - Let’s be honest, environmental information apps are probably not at the forefront of many iPhone/iPod touch users’ minds, but maybe they should be. I confess, I never thought about searching for an app that provided location-based air, water, and ground pollutant information, but Pollution by aMobile Future does exactly that.

MeetWays Locates the Midpoint Between A and B

MeetWays—There’s a lake in central Massachusetts, not too far from where I live, called Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, which is said to be one of the world’s longest place names.

TopVideo Sounds Good, but Misses The Point

TopVideo by Akinwale Ariwodola is a an application that aims to provide the user with the most popular videos from sites like YouTube and more. However, TopVideo doesn't truly provide videos, plural.