Through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, there are many options for free apps to make your life easier while out on the road. There are so many options, it can be overwhelming to decide what will work best for you based on recommendations, reviews, or just what you’ve used in the past. We broke down our favorite six into a list of travel must-haves to download for free today:
Trucker Path is a great app that helps drivers plan their trips. It’s built for truckers, by truckers. The app includes information on truck stops, available parking, fuel prices, and weigh station statuses. It also has a GPS feature for finding routes specifically for your truck height, width, weight, and type, to avoid small roads, sharp turns, and more!
Waze gives real-time traffic conditions and route planning, like when you should leave to arrive on time for a trip. It can also be used as a pre-trip tool, as drivers can see exactly where they are going and avoid hazards and more on your drive.
The Audiobooks.com app offers over 8,000+ free audiobooks and more for a fee. Simply download or stream all your favorites and choose from a library of fiction, crime, mystery, thriller, politics, and more. Make sure you download your choice ahead of time so you can listen whenever, regardless of whether you have a cell signal.
A favorite for music streaming! Through Spotify, you can make and share your playlists of all your favorite songs or choose to browse through listener-made playlists or artist radios. Spotify’s choices are endless so there is always something new to discover each listen. Some features vary with a paid versus a free plan.
The Weather Channel app gives real-time rain notifications and provides future forecasts up to two weeks in advance to help you plan. Their radar tracks real-time weather conditions right on your phone so you know when a storm is coming or going.
We love MyNetDiary because you can set a weightless goal and you’ll be set up with a personalized daily calorie budget to help you stay on track. You can track food intake and even document meals with their handy barcode scanner so you can easily upload nutritional information on food labels. It keeps track of all exercise and steps as well to get you towards your best shape while on the road.