Commute 101: 6 Essential Driving Apps to Have

Commute 101: 6 Essential Driving Apps to Have

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What are the best driving apps? The answer to this question depends on your personal preferences and how you use your phone while commuting. For example, do you want a navigation app that helps you avoid traffic or one that is customizable based on different locations? Whatever your preference, there are many great apps out there for drivers. Here are the six most popular driving apps:

Navigation Apps

Uber and Lyft are the quintessential navigation apps of this generation, but other options are abundant when navigating using your phone. Whatever you prefer, these six essential driving apps will help with any drive:

  • Google Maps
  • Waze
  • Apple Maps
  • HERE WeGo GPS Navigation & Maps
  • MapQuest Maps
  • Garmin GPS Navigation

Otherwise, you can also download any of these apps to your phone: Google Earth, CoPilot Live Premium GPS, TomTom Traffic, and Maps App. All these provide a different way to navigate using navigation apps and maps.

Dash Cam Apps

Dashcam apps are one of the best ways to help protect yourself against insurance fraud. Dashboard camera recorder app for Android and iOS, which records your drive-in high-quality HD video footage with an interface that’s easy to use while driving. With a wide variety of technology options available on Google Play Store or iTunes App store, you can find the dashcam app that best fits your needs.

Petrol Price Comparison Apps

The easiest way to find the cheapest gas station near you is to search with an app. Then, save money and drive away happily. Start your trip by entering a zip code or address to see where all of the nearby stations are on one map, then use this information when filling up for fuel so that you can get the best deal possible.

Traffic Ticket Apps

Several traffic ticket apps are available for drivers, both on the App Store and Google Play, like TicketBust, WinIt, or Off The Ticket. These applications make it easier to find out about any potential issues with your vehicle or driving record, such as points due to violations. 

It means that you can take care of these matters before getting pulled over by police officers. They can also help you present your defense without going to court. 

Parking Spaces Apps

Parking Spaces is an app that helps you find parking spots in your area. It scans for available and recently vacated street parking, as well as open lots near you. In addition, the Parking Panda app allows users to purchase guaranteed reservations at more than 16,000 lot spaces nationwide with their smartphone or computer. 

Mileage Tracking Apps

Apps like MileIQ, TripLog and My Tracks are great for tracking mileage. These apps can sync with your accounting software or expense reports so that you don’t have to enter data manually. They also allow the user to track fuel consumption, vehicle service records, and others, which is helpful if there is a question about reimbursement and appropriate documentation.


A vital piece of any commute is to be ready. By installing these six apps on your phone, you’ll have access to everything you need for a safe and effortless drive with the touch of one (or two) buttons.

This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.


My name is Richie and I am a 37 year old father of two. My daughter is ten years old and my son is seven. I am married to a beautiful woman named Destiny. She is the foundation of our family, and without her, none of this would be possible. During the day I work as a network security administrator for a local school district. At night I can be found illustrating books, working on websites, or creating music, but more than likely though I am spending time with my kids.

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