Top Navigation & Route Planner Apps for 2017

The best free and paid navigation & route planner apps are found in this category. These apps allow the user to create routes and find their way around different areas. Types include local, international, and transit map apps. Navigation & route planner apps are great for those planning to travel to somewhere unknown or to discover easier routes to different places.

Last updated 03-26-2017

GPS Map Guide
1st

GPS Map Guide

Android

Seller: appsclub

35 3.5

Are you trying to find out where you are? Do you need to estimate the travel time to your next destination? This app is built to navigate accurately whenever and wherever you are! From the categories of the nearest ATM to restaurants, you will enjoy the convenience this GPS provides.

To start, simply go to the "Earth Map" to see your current location; you can estimate the length of travel time by tapping "My location" and inputting where you are and your next destination.

▲ Check the estimated time needed for travel through Google-powered maps.

▲ See the best facilities near your area for your convenience.

▲ Check your most visited locations, and even share your current area with friends or family.

Save your usual go-to places through convenient functions in one place and immediately access them. See the status of the traffic through Google-powered maps and get the fastest route to your destination. Check the best facilities in your area per category in this comprehensive GPS app for those who love to travel.

Make your life easier whenever you go out to go to work or simply to meet up with your friends. Save time and effort by consulting this app for less time stuck on the road!

Android
GPS Map Guide

GPS Map Guide

Free

Navitel Navigator GPS & Maps
2nd

Navitel Navigator GPS & Maps

Android

Seller: NAVITEL

40 4

Cities around the world can feel unnerving if it is your first time to visit. This powerful map reader can provide you the support you need. It features a highly-interactive model of the globe. Tap on the next city you are going to, and purchase navigation information you can use to find your way around like a local.

From solid models of buildings, to multi-level road intersections, this provides you with plenty of visual information in regards to your current location. Coupled with other handy features such as route calculation, real-time traffic reports, and turn-by-turn voice guides, you can be correctly finding your way in no time. Whether you are traveling through Berlin or Bangkok, start navigating the world’s major cities with all information you need at your disposal.

▲ Find your next destination on a fully interactive 3D globe.

▲ Get a more detailed layout as you zoo in further in. No internet connection required!

▲ Easily locate places of interest nearby and far away!

Android
Navitel Navigator GPS & Maps

Navitel Navigator GPS & Maps

Free

Karta GPS - Offline Navigation
3rd

Karta GPS - Offline Navigation

Android
iOS

Seller: Karta Software Technologies

40 4

Mobile technology, internet searching, and GPS features make traveling a breeze compared to the days of paper maps and guide books. But adventuring outside your data area and using your smartphone or tablet for directions can be expensive or impossible. Utilize this navigation app to download offline-capable and highly detailed maps for the state or country you plan on visiting, including driving directions in a virtual 3D map and local tourist destinations like food, lodging, and landmarks. From Albania to Zimbabwe, from Alabama to Washington, you can have all the details pre-installed before your trip and go data-free!

Before you go offline, simply download a map using GPS or select the country or state from a list. You will then have access to street-level details about the area. Icons dot the map for restaurants, hotels, tourist spots, parking, and more. Pinch on the screen to zoom in or out; pan around by swiping. Use the search bar to find a destination, then tap the arrow icon for instant directions. You can even watch a simulated drive to preview the turns you should take!

▲ View a route simulation from start to end: preview your trip to ensure no surprise turns or tolls.

▲ Tap on a place that interests you for the address, hours of operation, photos, and more.

▲ Get recommendations for food, leisure, and tourist spots around you, and see how close they are.

Are you on a whirlwind trip around the globe? Did you make a change including a pit-stop in France? Just head to the “Downloads” section to grab more maps for all your destinations! While you are there, don’t forget to check out optional upgrades, including safety camera notifications to help you stay informed of speed traps as well as humorous navigation voices.

Don’t stay holed up in your hotel or in coffee shops while visiting a new and exciting place, tethered to the necessity of internet: download the app and your area map, then get back out there and enjoy exploring with a handy digital guide ready and waiting!

Android
Karta GPS - Offline Navigation

Karta GPS - Offline Navigation

Free

iOS
Karta GPS - Free offline navigation

Karta GPS - Free offline navigation

Free

Waze - GPS, Maps & Traffic
4

Waze - GPS, Maps & Traffic

Android
iOS

Seller: Waze

40 4

Don't you just love the feeling of being stuck in heavy traffic, boiling point through the roof? Thought not. Take the reigns of the roads and plan out a hassle-free journey. This app tracks your location, finds the best route to your destination, alerts you of any roadway diversions, and guides you with a neat voice navigation feature.

Simply open the app to get started. Creating an account will allow you to interact with friends and family, and check their location in real time. Found an obstruction? Send a report, and help out your fellow drivers from making the same U-turn you did!

▲ Stay safe and turn on voice navigation, and get detailed information on your remaining journey!

▲ Find establishments and facilities in proximity to your location.

▲ Plan your travel ahead; take into consideration traffic levels and time of day.

Is your host trying to prepare a lovely meal for your grand arrival? Use the realtime map to check the remaining distance and time of your journey and let them know, ensuring you arrive to a warm dinner! For time critical trips - like going to the airport - plan ahead; check for traffic conditions, diversions, and any other surprise hindrances that you may be glad you took into consideration.

Looking to save a dollar or two? Check gas prices, and pick out routes which avoid toll gates (after all, everyone loves a savvy driver)! Searching locations can be done with remarkable ease, and can be added to favorites for future reference. Don't arrive exhausted - feel like the king of the road with this invaluable companion!

Android
Waze - GPS, Maps & Traffic

Waze - GPS, Maps & Traffic

Free

iOS
Waze - GPS Navigation, Maps & Social Traffic

Waze - GPS Navigation, Maps & Social Traffic

Free

Truck GPS Route Navigation
5

Truck GPS Route Navigation

Android

Seller: TeleType

35 3.5

No longer run into heinous traffic, waste gas, lose time, get lost, or throw away money! This app is dedicated to helping you drive your truck around without getting lost. Whether you’re freighting cargo or delivering large packages, this app can tell you the best route to your destinations. These routes are optimized, thanks to the built-in GPS, letting you save time, money, gas, and sanity!

Your phone’s location is determined through your GPS; simply type in your destination to get started. The app’s navigation will then calculate and give you a route to take based on your location. These maps are supported by a paid subscription, so you’ll need to be a subscriber. Get your company on board and start utilizing the most efficient routes!

▲Enter a destination. The app will the give you the best possible route you can take.

▲The map will indicate relevant landmarks. Such as gas stations or truck stops.

▲Markers and legends on the map will help you navigate your truck.

Your just have to indicate your destination and the app will do the rest. By using GPS location for your phone, you’ll always know where you are - you won’t ever get lost. The routes provided by the app are accurately based on current highway maps with live traffic updates and directional aid. These maps are accessible throughout different countries around the world. Are you a truck driver in the United States or Europe? Drive your truck more efficiently by subscribing to a paid account on this app. It’ll help you save tons of time and money. By giving you a route to take, you won’t have to rely on guesswork and instead get an accurate time-saving road to take. Get your work done faster and more cheaply using this app!

Android
Truck GPS Route Navigation

Truck GPS Route Navigation

Free

Maps - Navigation & Transit
6

Maps - Navigation & Transit

Android
iOS

Seller: Google Inc.

40 4

Just like its search engine, the Google Maps app is unmatchable. With its super impressive range of features, this is more than just a navigation app. From 3D maps to real-time information on traffic and public transport delays, this app has it all!

Lost in a new city? Don’t worry, as the Google app can help find your current location and give you directions to the place you want to go to. Choose from the options on the top of the map search function to get road-maps, schedules for public transit systems, and the travel time to your destination. Use the voice recognition feature to find a location if you can’t use the search option. Set pit-stops, explore eating joints and coffee shops, and tag places that you visit along the way.

▲ Get audio directions from the GPS navigator as your drive through an area.

▲ View satellite maps to see actual picture of building and routes you want to visit.

▲ Restaurant guide with photos, review, menu, and even contact details of the eating joint!

For those who love the outdoors, the Google Guide is an amazing option that allows you to earn points and unlock new and amazing features by tagging new locations, writing reviews on restaurants and places to visit, and uploading pictures.

Personalize your account to set maps for frequently traveled routes, zoom into maps to get a detailed look, and go out on expeditions with cycling routes and terrain related information. In short, get all the information you will ever need before you visit a new place! So go ahead and get the app before you put your travel shoes on.

Android
Maps - Navigation & Transit

Maps - Navigation & Transit

Free

iOS
Google Maps

Google Maps

Free

Drivemode: Driving interface
7

Drivemode: Driving interface

Android

Seller: Drivemode, Inc.

40 4

With a “no look” interface, “Drivemode” will help you focus on the road while enjoying your favorite smartphone features. Users can navigate the driving app with broad swipes, taps or even through voice prompts.

Use your voice to change songs, reply to text messages or contact friends. Users will no longer need to take their eyes off the road to check their phones. One can simply turn on the “Do not disturb” feature to ignore calls and messages while driving.

▲ Set your destination and see your route!

▲ Enjoy your phone features including music and text messaging without covering your driving route.

▲ Customize your settings and turn on or off your the "Do not disturb" to receive calls or messages only after driving.

A smart driving or navigation mobile aid that will allow users to instantly change route when receiving a message with a street address. Anyone who need or want a safe and user-friendly driving app will love this mobile software. Don’t take your eyes off the road and enjoy your smartphones while driving!

Android
Drivemode: Driving interface

Drivemode: Driving interface

Free

ERP Search SG
8

ERP Search SG

Android

Seller: Ken Kum

35 3.5

There are few toll gantries (roadsigns) in Singapore that you have to know off. Before you go and drive at certain times of the day, be sure to know the pricing of the toll gates to be prepared and save a lot of time checking in.

The prices are accurate as it is taken from OneMonitoring. There are defined areas in City Central which include Bugis, Marina Centre, Orchard, Chinatown and Shenton Way. To check for the pricing, monitor the gantry IDs according to the vehicle that you are using. If you are travelling from PIE westbound before Eunos Link, you can simply choose this option and learn the price. Find other locations and get accurate updates effectively.

▲Input your schedule and time to find the prices on a specific express way.

▲Choose a possible linkage to where you will pass.

▲Find the prices of a gantry of your choice.

To help manage the traffic system, this scheme is adopted by the Singaporean government to manage and reduce traffic and implement a good vehicle flow. For system implementation, the road toll collection helps lessen the congestion, especially at peak hours as the vehicles do not halt or slow down to pay tolls. Sensors are used once you pass the gantry point.

As you pass the gantry point, it is mandatory to pay using a store-value card, NETS or EZ-Link through the lower right corner of the front windscreen within sight of the driver. So if you are driving a Singapore-based vehicle, you must have an IU to use when you pass a toll.

Android
ERP Search SG

ERP Search SG

Free

MapFactor GPS Navigation Maps
9

MapFactor GPS Navigation Maps

Android

Seller: MapFactor

35 3.5

Getting lost in an unfamiliar place is nothing new. For foreign tourists, however, this means wasted time and effort. Use this mobile navigator to solve the issue! Browse through detailed routes taken from OpenStreetMaps. Download them all on your phone for offline browsing while you’re on the road.

Can’t take your eyes off the streets? Activate the tool’s voice guide to help find the fastest routes to arrive at a destination. Get accurate distance readings from one point to another, followed by audible warnings while approaching speed cameras on certain roads.

▲Select the information you wish to pull out from your current location.

▲ Find points of interest while on the go.

▲Set speed restrictions on select roads to maintain a safe and legal travel.

Explore with ease by setting your routing mode to “Car” “Pedestrian” or “Truck.” This should set the appropriate routes users must take. Take control of the whole land trip by familiarizing your way in and out of a city. Browse the map to spot primary and connecting routes. View the speed limit for major roads to avoid any violation. With this offline map, reaching your destination has been made easy. Anyone who is a first time traveler of an area should use this guide for support. Locals on the other hand will find this tool handy in finding other routes in case of sudden setbacks. Map out your trip and save time!

Android
MapFactor GPS Navigation Maps

MapFactor GPS Navigation Maps

Free

back2thebastion
5

January 7, 2017

Fantastic! Probably one of the best GPS maps that is offline. And so much for free! Hard to believe, really. Have used it across a number of countries without any issues too!

Next Stop Paris - RATP
10

Next Stop Paris - RATP

Android

Seller: RATP

35 3.5

The Paris Metro is a complex but convenient method of traversing the city by train or bus. Use this app if you are planning a trip to and around Paris: it has loads of useful tools for any traveler or tourist such as the underground map. Buy tickets to quickly and simply board the trains, and get ready to explore the sights!

There are different tools to help you navigate around Paris. Use the route finder to help you find the best ways to get around. View the metro train and bus schedules and timetables through the map. All of these features are a great help for anyone wanting to visit Paris.

▲ Buy a train ticket or view information from the main menu.

▲ Check train or bus routes using the map.

▲ Find out where to go using the routes.

Find the best routes by typing in your location and destination. A number of possible routes is given. Travel there by foot, train, or bus. These routes are designed by the app to get you to your destination as quickly and conveniently as possible.

The Paris metro can be a confusing experience for any first time rider. Use this app to ease your experience traveling around Paris. If it is the Eiffel tower or the Louvre you want to visit, discover how to get there through this app’s route finder and maps.

Android
Next Stop Paris - RATP

Next Stop Paris - RATP

Free

charlesmcmann04
4

November 17, 2016

Really useful! Used it on my trip to Paris last year, and didn't have any major issues. It could do with more actual guides, but the travel info was enough for me anyway.