The best free or cheap GPS navigation apps for the iPhone

The best free or cheap GPS navigation apps for the iPhone
Apple placed itself in a pickle with the first edition of its own Maps navigational software, as Tim Cook acknowledged after the release. The software needs to be improved, and it will probably take some time until Apple Maps catches up to the players that have been in the industry for a good while now.

If you don't want to wait, but also don't want to shell out the big bucks for a standalone 3rd party navigation app with all the bells and whistles, there's a number of free or very affordable alternatives that work the GPS radio inside your iPhone pretty well.

Some of these use open source maps, which are getting better and better by the day and/or rely on crowdsourced information about POIs, traffic and other collectibles, and you will be surprised how good an alternative they are to the high-priced GPS apps, no to mention the integrated mapping solution.

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7 Comments

1. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Excellent apps! :) +1

2. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Google Maps

4. android_hitman unregistered

was google maps :)

6. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

nokia maps

3. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Thank you for this article!

5. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

What?! Cant beleive iOS Maps didnt make the cut :/ #sarcasm

7. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Sarcasm well taken. Ironic Apple can't even supply their vaunted iPhone with its own maps app anymore...

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