APPS FOR A ROAD TRIP

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Drivesafe.ly

Free; iOS, An­droid, Black­Berry, Win­dows Phone Us­ing a cell­phone while driv­ing isn’t a good op­tion. Get this smart app that will read out your text and emails as soon as they ar­rive in the in­box. Easy to set up, it doesn’t in­volve a long process and can also read short­hand words like lol and brb. The free ver­sion does not sup­port all fea­tures, but the paid ver­sion does.

Getit

Free; Univer­sal Ex­plor­ing un­known roads and cities is fun. But do keep an app like Getit handy as it will help you get lo­cal in­for­ma­tion, busi­nesses and ser­vices around. It auto de­tects the cur­rent lo­ca­tion and even of­fers in­ter­ac­tive maps with di­rec­tions. With a sin­gle click, you can even tap and call the num­bers listed.

Sy­gic & Map­myIn­dia

$49.99; Univer­sal Stuck with Google Maps? What if you don’t have In­ter­net con­nec­tiv­ity on the way? Get Map­myIn­dia that of­fers ex­ten­sive voice guided GPS nav­i­ga­tion for many cities and towns across In­dia. It has nu­mer­ous point of in­ter­ests, 3D cities and land­scape in­for­ma­tion and is very ac­cu­rate.

Car Care

Free; iOS This app will give you tips and tricks on how to keep your car in per­fect shape. Avail­able in the from of an ebook for mo­bile, it tells you how to save on fuel costs, air con­di­tion­ing or heat­ing, ser­vice and re­pair costs, etc.

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