I am currently in Wells, Nevada at a Motel 6. I recently drove from Oakland, CA to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and am now on my way back. I used a lot off road trip apps!
- Total Distance: 5624 miles
- Time: 9 days of driving.
- West to East – Tui the dog, Mandy, and Myself.
- East to West, just Tui the dog and me.
Tui is quite the conversationalist, but I have still had plenty of time to play with road trip apps and find some that do an incredible job.
My Top road trip apps
Downcast is a great podcast app that does both audio and video podcasts. It makes them easy to find, and you can create podcast playlists. Say, a Moth, an American life, followed by an episode of Stuff to blow your mind, and then a Planet Money.
Audio books. Good player UI and syncs with Kindle if you happen to have both the audio and ebook. Get a free book when you signup! (Coming soon — How to get a free ebook and half off Audible for 3 months)
Much better than the default Apple maps. Inline directions, updated interface, tons of useful information. Gets me from A to B.
So much fun. Extracts colors from live video of photos and makes swatches.
The last one… Sorry mom… Netflix…
Sooo this one might not be legal, but I rigged up the iPhone to the edge of my mirror and had Netflix documentaries going for a little bit. They sounded great through the car stereo, and they were in my field of view without me having to focus on them. I could glance at the screen, see who was behind me and keep on going.
“But officer, I wasn’t texting…”