MAPS.ME: Offline maps GPS Nav

MAPS.ME: Offline maps GPS Nav

MAPS.ME (CYPRUS) LTD

Worldwide offline navigation with maps and driving directions

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  • img Community
    The Hawaiian islands have plenty of beautiful, off-road hiking trails and remote places to visit, but that also means cellphone service can be spotty. Download an offline map for easy navigation so you don't get stuck 40 miles from your hotel without a signal.
    img by Antonio
    3 years ago
  • img Community
    Finding activities to do while traveling and planning meet-ups is great, but it's less great if you end up lost and unable to find the meeting spot. You can download offline maps so you don't have to wander around for 30 minutes searching for free wifi.
    img by Bhanu
    3 years ago
  • img Community
    If you aren’t one of those people who have a “natural sense of direction”....then you may need help finding your way to 8 different attractions during your vacation. MAPS.ME is a great way to navigate without using up your data in a foreign country!
    img by shahzad ahmed
    3 years ago
  • img Community
    It’s fun having an African Safari adventure. But when you’re 50km away from your hotel and there’s no network coverage, that is no fun at all. The least that you want is to get lost with all the wild animals around. Maps.Me is an offline map and navigation tool that can save you.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When you're going on a road trip that's 1000 miles or more, you never know when you might have an issue with cell service. This app works offline and has a lot of necessary features for any road trip across Canada.
    img by John
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Although this app is pretty popular, it is for good reason. If you are in a bustling city or a small island town of 20, you can download the country maps before you go, and never get lost no matter how rural or populated an area is. This app has helped me through tiny villages in Norway and even rural parts of Thailand.
    img by bill
    2 years ago
  • img Expert
    1. No locked features, no paid ads, no stress and no hassle! All maps and features 100% free and always will be
    2. Streamlined and convenient! Book hotels on booking.com directly from the app
    3. Available in all major cities worldwide, wherever you may need walking/driving directions
  • no ads and in-app purchases! and yes it's really free. Dec 14, 2017

    By Casey In LA
    This free app is already at the top of the heap simply because it has no ads and in-app purchases. But moreover, it's actually useful! You can use this without an internet connection. This means if you're a cheapskate like me and don't have a data plan, you can still use this. After downloading this app at home, just download the maps you need. The maps are detailed with many POI's included. It'll also create a route from your current location to a destination on the map. It's better than CityMaps2Go which I used before until it started charging a fee. There are a few things I wish they change. First, the name. It doesn't conform with other app names. Second, the icon color. Green is usually for chatting apps like Message and FaceTime. And third, either the arrow color or route color need to change when trying to follow a route on the map. Both the arrow color and route color are the same color blue and it's difficult to see where you are along the route. Other than these things, this app is perfect.
  • May 29, 2022

    By Steve Hermer
    When using the app for driving, it gives too much detail. I don't need to be told every bend in the road. When driving in a city, with a lot of choices for turns, the information can become confusing. All other gps apps give just the necessary info. I like the app but this one issue keeps me from using this app.
  • I love this app Aug 27, 2018

    By Abby and Sydney
    I just got back from a two week road trip in Norway. I live in the US and was not wanting to buy an international plan for data. I downloaded this app after I read that it doesn’t use WiFi or data. The minute that we got into our rental car and we’re trying to find out how to get to our hotel I turned on this app. I put in the town name and a bunch of option popped up, including hotels, restaurants and sightseeing opportunities. Still being new to the app I was waiting for an error message to pop saying I needed to connect to a server. Fast forward to the last day of vacation. We traveled over 3,500 miles in Norway, Finland and Sweden and every time this app took us to the place we wanted to be. This entire vacation was stress free and we didn’t have to worry about using the gigantic paper maps when we got lost. If your planning on traveling to a country or location that you know you won’t have service or your like me and does not want to pay extra charges for an international plan download this app.
  • no ads and in-app purchases! and yes it's really free. Dec 14, 2017

    By Casey In LA
    This free app is already at the top of the heap simply because it has no ads and in-app purchases. But moreover, it's actually useful! You can use this without an internet connection. This means if you're a cheapskate like me and don't have a data plan, you can still use this. After downloading this app at home, just download the maps you need. The maps are detailed with many POI's included. It'll also create a route from your current location to a destination on the map. It's better than CityMaps2Go which I used before until it started charging a fee. There are a few things I wish they change. First, the name. It doesn't conform with other app names. Second, the icon color. Green is usually for chatting apps like Message and FaceTime. And third, either the arrow color or route color need to change when trying to follow a route on the map. Both the arrow color and route color are the same color blue and it's difficult to see where you are along the route. Other than these things, this app is perfect.
  • May 29, 2022

    By Steve Hermer
    When using the app for driving, it gives too much detail. I don't need to be told every bend in the road. When driving in a city, with a lot of choices for turns, the information can become confusing. All other gps apps give just the necessary info. I like the app but this one issue keeps me from using this app.
  • I love this app Aug 27, 2018

    By Abby and Sydney
    I just got back from a two week road trip in Norway. I live in the US and was not wanting to buy an international plan for data. I downloaded this app after I read that it doesn’t use WiFi or data. The minute that we got into our rental car and we’re trying to find out how to get to our hotel I turned on this app. I put in the town name and a bunch of option popped up, including hotels, restaurants and sightseeing opportunities. Still being new to the app I was waiting for an error message to pop saying I needed to connect to a server. Fast forward to the last day of vacation. We traveled over 3,500 miles in Norway, Finland and Sweden and every time this app took us to the place we wanted to be. This entire vacation was stress free and we didn’t have to worry about using the gigantic paper maps when we got lost. If your planning on traveling to a country or location that you know you won’t have service or your like me and does not want to pay extra charges for an international plan download this app.
  • The international companion that saves you money Mar 11, 2019

    By Giantmike13
    Do you like saving money on international trips? If so, this app is a must. I found it before our 2 week trip to Chile. On that trip, we rented a car and drove 2100 kilometers. In all of that driving, we encountered one waypoint the map didn’t have, and another that was off by two blocks. Because of the completely offline nature of maps and waypoints and directions, we only had to enable cellular once in that two weeks to find that waypoint that was off by two blocks. So just $10 to Verizon for travel pass, instead of the $140 we likely would have paid. One complaint is the turn by turn directions. They could use some tweaking. As is, they sometimes cause you to blow past turns and take a U-turn. Not because of the diver, but because the route did that. It was weird. Also, the voice wasn’t too good at announcing the turns, but luckily my wife was.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Walker Shave
    This is a very excellent map app. I use this when I need walking directions in a foreign country. The best is that it works offline, if you download the area map first (I don't have data roaming). This app can find hotels, ATMs, bus stops, and other vital locations offline. When I use other maps offline, I get lost very quickly, especially in an old European town full of crazy little streets and alleys, but this map is easier to read and I haven't had any trouble yet.
  • Best travel app, can’t get lost Mar 5, 2020

    By soquilily
    This is by far the best map app I have ever used. I’ve used it frequently for international travel (South America, Europe, and North America) and in remote places where I don’t always have a cell phone signal. You can download the map of the area ahead of time and use it in airplane mode. It even navigates in airplane mode! The maps are really detailed and you can zoom in to see anything, even things like small hiking paths, monuments, historic ruins, waterfalls, in addition to the usual street names and building names, etc. It’s easy to add pins of various colors so I use it both as a planning tool, and I also mark the places I’ve been and liked and may want to come back to, such as restaurants, shops, natural parks, etc. The interface is easy to use as well. Highly recommend.
  • Jan 15, 2022

    By pschoggens
    I really loved this app for navigating overseas via downloading the area map while on wifi and exploring the region just using the GPS function to get routes to destinations. But as of late, the app seems to avoid bridges by directing me to take exit then get back on the freeway again and has tricked me a few times into taking the exit which cost time and fuel to get back up to speed. I am currently looking for a replacement to this app, seems I have paid a few dollars to skip adds which is no big deal. I will probably keep the app just for the waypoints I have saved. I love the fact that I can save Costco fuel locations as a yellow pin for fuel and hotels as blue, parks as green, etc. The other bug is the voice prompt tells me to take a left turn when the map shows I need to take a right turn.
  • Mar 22, 2022

    By Papi Chulo
    Downloading maps is ok, I find this better than having a cloud based or a massive database download. What I find horrible is that when I add navpoints I lose my original direction. Maybe this is due to my own phone LG G8? The tracking is also slow and directions are too slow specially when driving at high speeds on highways. I missed my exit a few times because voice notification failed to tell me anticipating for my current speed. I need it to tell me at least 1/8 mile to properly change lanes
  • Great but not perfect Jan 14, 2020

    By Pmenconi
    This is a wonderful app for travelers! Download the maps for the areas you need, and forget about a data connection, all the info needed is stored on your device. Update, download, and delete maps as you need. Set waypoints / pins at your location and never get lost agin (hopefully!). I like it particularly for walking. I would give it 5 stars if not for one little problem. Once a route is started an arrow appears that points in the direction to head. Driven by the compass this feature works even when you are not moving. If it worked properly this would be a 5 star app, no question about it. Even without this feature I’d give it 4 stars. But the arrow ALWAYS points in the WRONG DIRECTION. it did that years ago on my iPhone 5; it did it with my SE, and now it’s the same on my 7 Plus. It’s not a feature, it’s a bug that has persisted across many updates and several hardware changes. So, 3 stars. It’s still a great mapping app, though.
  • May 1, 2019

    By A Google user
    Is a great overall app. I love being able to contribute places to it so I can feel like I'm part of the improvement of it, however small. My only gripe so far is that, for navigation, your destination MUST be a searchable place - it will not accept just a bare address (such as for a place that isn't yet in there, a residence, etc). With this kind of limitation, it can never be a true replacement for Google maps. Maybe they never meant it to be.
  • Jun 25, 2022

    By Ralph Destin
    This app has totally failed for me. Even given a specific location in New Brunswick, Canada (yes, I triple checked that I had downloaded the map for NB) all I could get was a long list of locations in NB and MAINE (wrong country, even) that shared any of the single search terms EXCEPT for the one I very specifically searched for. I'm starting to think that there simply isn't a reliable offline navigation app for Android (or maybe for anything). PLEASE prove me wrong.
  • Jun 3, 2022

    By Evan C
    Maybe the best option if you need offline navigation, but very clunky and bloated, and the maps aren't styled well either. Keeps nagging me to use online features that I don't want, and last I checked was taking forever to open if I was online but had slow internet, which is absurd for an app that's supposed to be primarily for offline use. If you just want to look at offline maps (not get directions), use Mapy.cz or OsmAnd instead. You're welcome.
  • Poor navigation Apr 28, 2022

    By Thi-cot
    I tried this app both offline and online in a pretty rural area that I know well of Connecticut and I really am not convinced I could trust it when abroad. First, the directions are very basic, no indication of any kind about the exit numbers or general directions to follow, no indications about stops and sometimes, it got very confused with curved roads telling me to keep left or right for no reason. It just says turn right, turn left, that’s it. You better keep an eye on the screen to understand where you go. Second, it does not choose the shortest route. When on my way home from point A, it told me to exit then instead of turning right, it was going straight, back to the highway I just left?????? And finally, searching an address should be simple bit within this app, it is just a nightmare, you never know what to input first: state? Town? Street? Number? Who designed this? I mean, I entered my home address, it did not find it the way it is recorded by the postal services! Why not guide the user in how to input the address? Now, given the poorness of navigating in a “rural” area, I don’t think this is going to work in Paris, France… I grew up in Paris’s outskirts and this thing is going to lose me.
  • Jun 27, 2022

    By Yousif Al-Hashimi
    The app was a 5 star until this latest update. The app is literally butchered now. I can barely see the roads during dark mode, so i switch to light mode to see better, but then the text is all in LIGHT GRAY, which i can BARELY distinguish from the background. the contrast is just horrendous. The search future for the "Favorites" doesn't work anymore, and the app keeps freezing and i have to restart it everytime i use it. please return it back to how it was.
  • New version destroyed the app Dec 20, 2020

    By JeroldR
    I wish there were a way to go back to the prior version. While the new version (11.0.0) may have "pretty" maps, it has removed the ability to navigate with north up, so now the map spins around crazily while driving. Also seems to be 3D navigation only, not flat map, so you can no longer judge distances by looking. It no longer downloads maps if the screen locks, so you have to babysit while downloading, constantly tapping the screen to avoid auto lock. Downloads take forever - I am at a location with high speed fibre optic internet, and each map takes 15-20 minutes to download. Prepping for a road trip across South Africa where many routes have no cell coverage and the app does not let me download three of the nine provinces. The app no longer tells the download sizes, so I cannot make an informed decision about downloading over data vs wifi. The developers seem to be living in some sort of wonderful bubble with lots of wifi and complete cell coverage, unlike much of the real world. Disappointed.
  • GREAT idea but needs LOTS of work Dec 4, 2017

    By Kyle00428
    I love the idea of this app - especially as a NYC dweller who always finds myself needing to look up destinations on the subway with no internet connection. I downloaded the NYC map and then tried searching for a destination. Even though I had internet connection, it couldn’t find ANY locations for names of businesses I typed in... frequent destinations that show up #1 on a simple Google search. So I tried to type in the address, which is extremely annoying in an age where no one memorizes addresses or phone numbers anymore, but it literally couldn’t find ANY address. Not a single one. Finally, your nail in the coffin was that there’s zero support for subway directions, which is the only way I get around. A LOT of people in NYC could seriously benefit from this app (since lack of internet on the subway drives us all nuts) but not without transit directions, and DEFINITELY not if you can’t find anything. I’ll revise this rating if you get functionality, because I want this app so badly and would even pay for it, but honestly it’s not ready so I’m deleting it.
  • Oct 15, 2018

    By A Google user
    CONS: - I paid for the app way back when you had to purchase it. Some time later they made the app free but filled with ads, and now you have to buy subscription to remove the ads. This is the primary reason for 1 star rating. - Car navigation is so bad it's practically useless PROS: - Good offline map support for when you visit countries where you have no service so long as you do not need navigation - Maps include hiking trails which is very useful if you're hiking national parks and you want to check where you are on the trail. The hiking trail maps are actually better than Google's.
  • I need other features, ... Jul 5, 2020

    By Bad apple?
    Darn, thought I had found the map I need, ... guess not, ... this is missing things that a number of other maps already have, ... but is “supposed” to have stuff for hikers, outdoorsmen, (kayak fishing), ... like the location of “all” boat ramps, put in/take out points, marina repair, etcetera, ... for canoeing, kayaking, or float tube drifting, ... And I also need a marine version, that would include specific features, like area weather reports, current flow, depth charts, & user feedback notations for waypoints, ... in addition to including time of day moon/sun rise charts, ...Sure! Having hiking trail info would be great, I guess, but being able to also camp, fish, clean, & cook, plus places to rest overnite, including temporary shelters, would be a max enjoyable experience, ... maybe the developers could actually manage something of this magnitude? But then maybe not, I’ll have to stick to my Google maps for now I s’pose, .., great, but not detailed enough for me, ...
  • May 7, 2019

    By A Google user
    I want to love this app, but can't. Searching has too many problems: locations don't return results, and switching between map/list view makes some entries disappear. I love the spirit of this app, but without reliable search, I cant use it. UPDATE: I worked with support for 3 separate bugs. They were pleasant and prompt, but 2 of the issues remain, and they are deal-breakers for me. I genuinely look forward to using this app in a year or two when its more reliable.
  • Dec 14, 2021

    By colt bender
    Had this app for many years and it has been invaluable for travel abroad, camping, bike touring. That being said, it can be very frustrating to use, and updates will frequently break the functionality of the app. "Download area map" notifications that cannot be removed and obscure map data, randomly losing map data and bookmarks that are in phone memory...it's a frustrating experience. I know you're finding ways to monetize (which is valid) but can you not break what made it so great?
  • img Community
    The Hawaiian islands have plenty of beautiful, off-road hiking trails and remote places to visit, but that also means cellphone service can be spotty. Download an offline map for easy navigation so you don't get stuck 40 miles from your hotel without a signal.
    img by Antonio
    3 years ago
  • img Community
    Finding activities to do while traveling and planning meet-ups is great, but it's less great if you end up lost and unable to find the meeting spot. You can download offline maps so you don't have to wander around for 30 minutes searching for free wifi.
    img by Bhanu
    3 years ago
  • img Community
    If you aren’t one of those people who have a “natural sense of direction”....then you may need help finding your way to 8 different attractions during your vacation. MAPS.ME is a great way to navigate without using up your data in a foreign country!
    img by shahzad ahmed
    3 years ago
  • img Community
    It’s fun having an African Safari adventure. But when you’re 50km away from your hotel and there’s no network coverage, that is no fun at all. The least that you want is to get lost with all the wild animals around. Maps.Me is an offline map and navigation tool that can save you.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When you're going on a road trip that's 1000 miles or more, you never know when you might have an issue with cell service. This app works offline and has a lot of necessary features for any road trip across Canada.
    img by John
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Although this app is pretty popular, it is for good reason. If you are in a bustling city or a small island town of 20, you can download the country maps before you go, and never get lost no matter how rural or populated an area is. This app has helped me through tiny villages in Norway and even rural parts of Thailand.
    img by bill
    2 years ago
  • img Expert
    1. No locked features, no paid ads, no stress and no hassle! All maps and features 100% free and always will be
    2. Streamlined and convenient! Book hotels on booking.com directly from the app
    3. Available in all major cities worldwide, wherever you may need walking/driving directions
  • no ads and in-app purchases! and yes it's really free. Dec 14, 2017

    By Casey In LA
    This free app is already at the top of the heap simply because it has no ads and in-app purchases. But moreover, it's actually useful! You can use this without an internet connection. This means if you're a cheapskate like me and don't have a data plan, you can still use this. After downloading this app at home, just download the maps you need. The maps are detailed with many POI's included. It'll also create a route from your current location to a destination on the map. It's better than CityMaps2Go which I used before until it started charging a fee. There are a few things I wish they change. First, the name. It doesn't conform with other app names. Second, the icon color. Green is usually for chatting apps like Message and FaceTime. And third, either the arrow color or route color need to change when trying to follow a route on the map. Both the arrow color and route color are the same color blue and it's difficult to see where you are along the route. Other than these things, this app is perfect.
  • I love this app Aug 27, 2018

    By Abby and Sydney
    I just got back from a two week road trip in Norway. I live in the US and was not wanting to buy an international plan for data. I downloaded this app after I read that it doesn’t use WiFi or data. The minute that we got into our rental car and we’re trying to find out how to get to our hotel I turned on this app. I put in the town name and a bunch of option popped up, including hotels, restaurants and sightseeing opportunities. Still being new to the app I was waiting for an error message to pop saying I needed to connect to a server. Fast forward to the last day of vacation. We traveled over 3,500 miles in Norway, Finland and Sweden and every time this app took us to the place we wanted to be. This entire vacation was stress free and we didn’t have to worry about using the gigantic paper maps when we got lost. If your planning on traveling to a country or location that you know you won’t have service or your like me and does not want to pay extra charges for an international plan download this app.
  • The international companion that saves you money Mar 11, 2019

    By Giantmike13
    Do you like saving money on international trips? If so, this app is a must. I found it before our 2 week trip to Chile. On that trip, we rented a car and drove 2100 kilometers. In all of that driving, we encountered one waypoint the map didn’t have, and another that was off by two blocks. Because of the completely offline nature of maps and waypoints and directions, we only had to enable cellular once in that two weeks to find that waypoint that was off by two blocks. So just $10 to Verizon for travel pass, instead of the $140 we likely would have paid. One complaint is the turn by turn directions. They could use some tweaking. As is, they sometimes cause you to blow past turns and take a U-turn. Not because of the diver, but because the route did that. It was weird. Also, the voice wasn’t too good at announcing the turns, but luckily my wife was.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Walker Shave
    This is a very excellent map app. I use this when I need walking directions in a foreign country. The best is that it works offline, if you download the area map first (I don't have data roaming). This app can find hotels, ATMs, bus stops, and other vital locations offline. When I use other maps offline, I get lost very quickly, especially in an old European town full of crazy little streets and alleys, but this map is easier to read and I haven't had any trouble yet.
  • Best travel app, can’t get lost Mar 5, 2020

    By soquilily
    This is by far the best map app I have ever used. I’ve used it frequently for international travel (South America, Europe, and North America) and in remote places where I don’t always have a cell phone signal. You can download the map of the area ahead of time and use it in airplane mode. It even navigates in airplane mode! The maps are really detailed and you can zoom in to see anything, even things like small hiking paths, monuments, historic ruins, waterfalls, in addition to the usual street names and building names, etc. It’s easy to add pins of various colors so I use it both as a planning tool, and I also mark the places I’ve been and liked and may want to come back to, such as restaurants, shops, natural parks, etc. The interface is easy to use as well. Highly recommend.
  • Nov 10, 2020

    By Lesley Dudek
    This is the best free app of its' type that I have found. It is wonderful that you can download entire regions, and are not required to have full-time internet access (impossible where I travel). Certainly it is not perfect. Dirt roads are not differentiated from other secondary roads, and some of the on/off ramps are not always reliable, but it typically routes onto decent roads. I use it more as a general-purpose map for exploring regions anyway. Data can be directed to SD card.
  • Doesn’t work with Apple CarPlay Oct 12, 2020

    By SFC44E
    Was recently on two trips where I’d lost WiFi and cellular data. I’ve downloaded many state maps and all of those I was traveling through. But when I tried to use this app with CarPlay, all I could get was a blank screen. Thankfully, I had a route designated through Waze and Google Maps. Received a response from the app developer stating to open the app on my iPhone before opening it on CarPlay. I did this and it worked. I’d become so accustomed to not having to do that with other map apps that it didn’t occur to me to try it. The app developer said this issue will be resolved in later update. So, I’m changing my review from 3 to 5 stars.
  • Very good offline map Aug 13, 2018

    By Jjjjjjjjjjjj3568536
    Used this in a recent trip to Italy, including several smaller cities. Downloaded “the entire country”. Worked great at navigating around the city/village including the smaller ones. Also has a pretty good database of hotels, restaurants, destinations, etc. Some points for improvement (though this is still by far the best offline map app I’ve seen): GPS struggles a bit when “between cities” ie it thinks you are still in the previous city. We were using trains, boat, etc so not really an issue but it might be a problem if you are driving yourself. The search engine for the database of restaurants could use some improvement. It’s very specific on spelling and word order ie “ristorante simbiosi” vs just “simbiosi”. It doesn’t like navigating to a “street address” or “point on the map” which was sometimes a problem in smaller cities where the database didn’t include a restaurant that a guide recommended. Still overall the best offline map app that I’ve used, especially as it includes maps/data for an entire country not just the biggest cities.
  • Life saver! Aug 8, 2018

    By Vietxshorty
    I live in New England. My husband and I traveled to Vietnam for two weeks. We didn’t have a phone plan and we were able to connect to WiFi everywhere we went. But for the times we didn’t have WiFi this app was a life saver! It didn’t use any of our data and it gave us such great directions. We actually had more fun and seen more things because of it. With this app we purposely got lost because we knew that we can use it to get back to our hotel. It allowed us a more carefree travel experience. I recommend this app to so many other tourists while we were away and my own friends before they went on their trip. Love love love it!
  • May 2, 2019

    By A Google user
    I needed maps for Italy. My first thought was to download Google Maps for Italy, but the most Google would let me download was about 1/3 of the country. Plus, Google Maps doesn't provide a way to create pages of waypoints/bookmarks, let alone individual pages for individual cities. Maps.Me let me easily download all of Italy (or other countries) and create lists of waypoints/bookmarks for each city we plan to visit. I didn't discover until later that Maps.me also generally (but not always) provides better detail at maximum zoom than downloaded Google maps. For example, Maps.me shows hiking trails entirely missing from Google. So, getting this one was an easy decision. A suggestion to Maps.me: if possible, consider letting users filter out extraneous information, like bus stops, apartment buildings, etc. The reason I say this is sometimes I would do a search, for example for a museum, using the App and it would turn up things like 2 or even 3 bus stops, street names, apartment buildings, grocery stores, and everything else containing the search term. But notice I still gave it 5 stars, since this is so much better than I've seen elsewhere.
  • May 1, 2019

    By A Google user
    Is a great overall app. I love being able to contribute places to it so I can feel like I'm part of the improvement of it, however small. My only gripe so far is that, for navigation, your destination MUST be a searchable place - it will not accept just a bare address (such as for a place that isn't yet in there, a residence, etc). With this kind of limitation, it can never be a true replacement for Google maps. Maybe they never meant it to be.
  • Apple Maps Nov 29, 2018

    By Arnando's Review
    The Maps app that comes with every Apple phone is a pretty normal navigation app, you have your different views of the map, walking, driving, and more forms of transport. But, that’s it, it’s just a normal maps app with not much added to it, which is disappointing. It will definitely get you where you need to go with a very ordinary display, that isn’t too bad and with pretty good recommended routes. Now, there are some unique features to the Apple maps, you can do a flyover tour, which will show you a view of your desire from a view that resembles that of one you would see from a plane. The Apple maps app is useful and good enough for everyday travel, despite it’s very ordinary features, I recommend you use it if you have no time to download anything else.
  • Mar 25, 2019

    By A Google user
    app worked well during our trip in Thailand. I mostly used it for when we were exploring a small area like walking around. it gives better local detail than Google maps. I still prefer Google maps for long trips. I wouldn't mind paying a small fee to get rid of ads. I am uninstalling for that reason as I don't need it when I am home and don't like apps with ads.
  • Jul 8, 2019

    By A Google user
    Not a Bad App. Definitely is competition for Google Maps. However the only Con I have about it is not having the ability to change routes. It'll always pick the fastest which is great for most people, but it would be nice to have the freedom to choose a route if the fastest isn't available or desired. Otherwise, Its a great app, a learning curve, but great app.
  • Great app! Feb 13, 2018

    By Pgmark1
    This app is wonderful for traveling! With it, I was able to find everything I needed and get where I wanted to go. The ability to put pins on the map was invaluable and well worth the cost. It also told me how far it was to certain places, which was nice. It also helped me find restaurants and gas stations, which was really helpful when traveling in an unfamiliar area. The ability to access maps offline was extremely useful. In sure I'll be using this again in my future travels. Unfortunately it does have some problems. While using the navigation function, it misled us while driving. Also, navigation using public transportation doesn't work at all.
  • May 29, 2022

    By Steve Hermer
    When using the app for driving, it gives too much detail. I don't need to be told every bend in the road. When driving in a city, with a lot of choices for turns, the information can become confusing. All other gps apps give just the necessary info. I like the app but this one issue keeps me from using this app.
  • Jan 15, 2022

    By pschoggens
    I really loved this app for navigating overseas via downloading the area map while on wifi and exploring the region just using the GPS function to get routes to destinations. But as of late, the app seems to avoid bridges by directing me to take exit then get back on the freeway again and has tricked me a few times into taking the exit which cost time and fuel to get back up to speed. I am currently looking for a replacement to this app, seems I have paid a few dollars to skip adds which is no big deal. I will probably keep the app just for the waypoints I have saved. I love the fact that I can save Costco fuel locations as a yellow pin for fuel and hotels as blue, parks as green, etc. The other bug is the voice prompt tells me to take a left turn when the map shows I need to take a right turn.
  • Mar 22, 2022

    By Papi Chulo
    Downloading maps is ok, I find this better than having a cloud based or a massive database download. What I find horrible is that when I add navpoints I lose my original direction. Maybe this is due to my own phone LG G8? The tracking is also slow and directions are too slow specially when driving at high speeds on highways. I missed my exit a few times because voice notification failed to tell me anticipating for my current speed. I need it to tell me at least 1/8 mile to properly change lanes
  • Great but not perfect Jan 14, 2020

    By Pmenconi
    This is a wonderful app for travelers! Download the maps for the areas you need, and forget about a data connection, all the info needed is stored on your device. Update, download, and delete maps as you need. Set waypoints / pins at your location and never get lost agin (hopefully!). I like it particularly for walking. I would give it 5 stars if not for one little problem. Once a route is started an arrow appears that points in the direction to head. Driven by the compass this feature works even when you are not moving. If it worked properly this would be a 5 star app, no question about it. Even without this feature I’d give it 4 stars. But the arrow ALWAYS points in the WRONG DIRECTION. it did that years ago on my iPhone 5; it did it with my SE, and now it’s the same on my 7 Plus. It’s not a feature, it’s a bug that has persisted across many updates and several hardware changes. So, 3 stars. It’s still a great mapping app, though.
  • Offline capabilities are great but a few problems May 6, 2018

    By Kampcachefis
    I like this app. The ability to download offline maps is really great. The only problem is that you can’t search for street addresses, only for attractions, recreational areas, etc. You can add a custom pin on a map in which it will navigate to you, but if you don’t know where it is, you can’t. Also the ETA to certain destinations can be off, especially offline. Unlike Google Maps, biking and walking directions are available offline. The navigation system is not the best but works. Unless you walk or bike a lot, or want to download a very large area (like an entire country), I would recommend downloading an offline map with Google Maps, but in any other situation I would recommend this app.
  • Make sure you always have data available! Jun 11, 2020

    By Lanc Local
    I've had this on my phone for a long time. However, recently I was in an area with no service. I decided to use it to find my way since it doesn't require service to work. But, unless it already has the local detail map downloaded, it will always pop up a notification box asking you to download the local map. Thus making it absolutely useless. If you zoom out far enough it doesn't ask, only if you zoom in does it require the map to be downloaded. I recommend that if there's no data at least allow you to say not now or select no service available and continue on instead of having to give up and use the sun as a reference point.
  • Sep 26, 2018

    By A Google user
    Overall usefull for navigating, especially metros. The search function is pretty weak, it does not pull up places even though they are listed on the map. I will keep using the app, but something I hope they fix is the map recentering on the last geo location in offline mode/no signal. Its pretty annoying if everytime you open the app you lose sight of your location because your last phone detected location is in a different town or even country.
  • Jun 3, 2022

    By Evan C
    Maybe the best option if you need offline navigation, but very clunky and bloated, and the maps aren't styled well either. Keeps nagging me to use online features that I don't want, and last I checked was taking forever to open if I was online but had slow internet, which is absurd for an app that's supposed to be primarily for offline use. If you just want to look at offline maps (not get directions), use Mapy.cz or OsmAnd instead. You're welcome.
  • Poor navigation Apr 28, 2022

    By Thi-cot
    I tried this app both offline and online in a pretty rural area that I know well of Connecticut and I really am not convinced I could trust it when abroad. First, the directions are very basic, no indication of any kind about the exit numbers or general directions to follow, no indications about stops and sometimes, it got very confused with curved roads telling me to keep left or right for no reason. It just says turn right, turn left, that’s it. You better keep an eye on the screen to understand where you go. Second, it does not choose the shortest route. When on my way home from point A, it told me to exit then instead of turning right, it was going straight, back to the highway I just left?????? And finally, searching an address should be simple bit within this app, it is just a nightmare, you never know what to input first: state? Town? Street? Number? Who designed this? I mean, I entered my home address, it did not find it the way it is recorded by the postal services! Why not guide the user in how to input the address? Now, given the poorness of navigating in a “rural” area, I don’t think this is going to work in Paris, France… I grew up in Paris’s outskirts and this thing is going to lose me.
  • I need other features, ... Jul 5, 2020

    By Bad apple?
    Darn, thought I had found the map I need, ... guess not, ... this is missing things that a number of other maps already have, ... but is “supposed” to have stuff for hikers, outdoorsmen, (kayak fishing), ... like the location of “all” boat ramps, put in/take out points, marina repair, etcetera, ... for canoeing, kayaking, or float tube drifting, ... And I also need a marine version, that would include specific features, like area weather reports, current flow, depth charts, & user feedback notations for waypoints, ... in addition to including time of day moon/sun rise charts, ...Sure! Having hiking trail info would be great, I guess, but being able to also camp, fish, clean, & cook, plus places to rest overnite, including temporary shelters, would be a max enjoyable experience, ... maybe the developers could actually manage something of this magnitude? But then maybe not, I’ll have to stick to my Google maps for now I s’pose, .., great, but not detailed enough for me, ...
  • May 7, 2019

    By A Google user
    I want to love this app, but can't. Searching has too many problems: locations don't return results, and switching between map/list view makes some entries disappear. I love the spirit of this app, but without reliable search, I cant use it. UPDATE: I worked with support for 3 separate bugs. They were pleasant and prompt, but 2 of the issues remain, and they are deal-breakers for me. I genuinely look forward to using this app in a year or two when its more reliable.
  • Dec 14, 2021

    By colt bender
    Had this app for many years and it has been invaluable for travel abroad, camping, bike touring. That being said, it can be very frustrating to use, and updates will frequently break the functionality of the app. "Download area map" notifications that cannot be removed and obscure map data, randomly losing map data and bookmarks that are in phone memory...it's a frustrating experience. I know you're finding ways to monetize (which is valid) but can you not break what made it so great?
  • Best offline navigation app Dec 27, 2018

    By mackie cheese
    This is an awesome app. I would give it 5 stars if they change one thing. The navigation is terrible in one aspect. It tells you to turn at every curve. Where there’s no alternative option. Which is really annoying and potentially confusing. Especially when it tells you to go around a curve that’s just a few feet away from a possible turn. Everyone knows you keep following the road you’re on until you need to turn. They need to avoid extra directions that aren’t needed and focus on giving clear turns when you actually turn. I end up not paying attention especially on curvy roads and then miss a turn because it always says to turn to go around a curve. Also a direct 90 degree turn is NOT a slight right/left.
  • Jun 25, 2022

    By Ralph Destin
    This app has totally failed for me. Even given a specific location in New Brunswick, Canada (yes, I triple checked that I had downloaded the map for NB) all I could get was a long list of locations in NB and MAINE (wrong country, even) that shared any of the single search terms EXCEPT for the one I very specifically searched for. I'm starting to think that there simply isn't a reliable offline navigation app for Android (or maybe for anything). PLEASE prove me wrong.
  • Jun 27, 2022

    By Yousif Al-Hashimi
    The app was a 5 star until this latest update. The app is literally butchered now. I can barely see the roads during dark mode, so i switch to light mode to see better, but then the text is all in LIGHT GRAY, which i can BARELY distinguish from the background. the contrast is just horrendous. The search future for the "Favorites" doesn't work anymore, and the app keeps freezing and i have to restart it everytime i use it. please return it back to how it was.
  • New version destroyed the app Dec 20, 2020

    By JeroldR
    I wish there were a way to go back to the prior version. While the new version (11.0.0) may have "pretty" maps, it has removed the ability to navigate with north up, so now the map spins around crazily while driving. Also seems to be 3D navigation only, not flat map, so you can no longer judge distances by looking. It no longer downloads maps if the screen locks, so you have to babysit while downloading, constantly tapping the screen to avoid auto lock. Downloads take forever - I am at a location with high speed fibre optic internet, and each map takes 15-20 minutes to download. Prepping for a road trip across South Africa where many routes have no cell coverage and the app does not let me download three of the nine provinces. The app no longer tells the download sizes, so I cannot make an informed decision about downloading over data vs wifi. The developers seem to be living in some sort of wonderful bubble with lots of wifi and complete cell coverage, unlike much of the real world. Disappointed.
  • GREAT idea but needs LOTS of work Dec 4, 2017

    By Kyle00428
    I love the idea of this app - especially as a NYC dweller who always finds myself needing to look up destinations on the subway with no internet connection. I downloaded the NYC map and then tried searching for a destination. Even though I had internet connection, it couldn’t find ANY locations for names of businesses I typed in... frequent destinations that show up #1 on a simple Google search. So I tried to type in the address, which is extremely annoying in an age where no one memorizes addresses or phone numbers anymore, but it literally couldn’t find ANY address. Not a single one. Finally, your nail in the coffin was that there’s zero support for subway directions, which is the only way I get around. A LOT of people in NYC could seriously benefit from this app (since lack of internet on the subway drives us all nuts) but not without transit directions, and DEFINITELY not if you can’t find anything. I’ll revise this rating if you get functionality, because I want this app so badly and would even pay for it, but honestly it’s not ready so I’m deleting it.
  • Oct 15, 2018

    By A Google user
    CONS: - I paid for the app way back when you had to purchase it. Some time later they made the app free but filled with ads, and now you have to buy subscription to remove the ads. This is the primary reason for 1 star rating. - Car navigation is so bad it's practically useless PROS: - Good offline map support for when you visit countries where you have no service so long as you do not need navigation - Maps include hiking trails which is very useful if you're hiking national parks and you want to check where you are on the trail. The hiking trail maps are actually better than Google's.
  • Jul 11, 2019

    By A Google user
    The ads have become very intrusive. An important part of the screen has the ad and it is difficult to select a map function without hitting the ad. It isn't worth it anymore. Trip planning is an exercise in patience.It is repeatedly suggested that I download my current location not the country map I am trying to work with for a vacation. Everything is a charge! The UI is not very intuitive and trying to select a route between 2 bookmarked locations - well - I still haven't figured that out! Really - Google Editor Choice? Methinks not!
  • Feb 6, 2019

    By A Google user
    Change their business model to a subscription. I purchased this app for all my devices Android and iOS. At the time there where no additional fees, ads or subscriptions. Now this app has ads and to get rid of them you have to pay a monthly subscription. They changed the rules in the middle of the game, I'm deleting it from all my devices. This app works offline after you download maps. Searching for an address is not good. You can import KMZ files, such as places you've mark in Goolge Maps.

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