Commuting should be less difficult once you figure out how to put your pocket wizard to work for you!
Being on the go is not just an aggravating part of one’s day anymore, it’s sadly a major part of your life, and you definitely don’t need us to remind you of that, with “The average UK worker spending about 400 days of their lives on commuting alone and about 559 days for workers commuting into London” some devasting statistic compiled by the lads over at Totaljob.com. There’s no reason why anyone should spend more than virtually necessary commuting. Whether its finding a better way to your destination or simply checking when the next bus or train will arrive, we’ve asked our staff here at JIMBAG on what are some of their favorite apps they prefer to use will on the go and we've listed for you the perfect 3 apps!
1) Here WeGo
Not to be confused the name with the popular song by OK GO – “Here It Goes Again” that debuted back in 2009, how could forget that catchy tune, am I right? Here WeGo is a free app that is available both on the Apple app store and Google play store. This app has all the bells and whistles covered with turn-by-turn voice guidance for both driving and public transportation or walking. Here WeGO also shows you multiple alternative routes in case the situation calls for a change, and even notifies you about when a delay is occurring with live traffic and public transit information to keep you from getting stuck in the commuter limbo .Running low on data? Don’t let that stop you! This is where Here WeGo serves you piece of mind with a side of fries by allowing you to actually download the maps prior to starting your journey. With over 100 different countries maps to download there’s no way you should never know where you’re going. Talk about international coverage!
2) Waze Navigation & Live traffic
When most people think about a navigation app the word “community” almost definitely never comes to mind, I mean how could it? But, my dear friends! as we have gathered here today, to explore the evermore wisdom of the wonderful people here at JIMBAG. Which they have advised to checkout Waze, the free mobile app available on both the Apple app store and Google play store. Waze offers the largest community based navigation app around. Always know what is happening about traffic alerts, where the about is the police and hazards all while on your commute. Tried of switching for app to app try to find your favorite mid-morning jam? With Waze you can control your tunes without missing a turn while still allowing for a smooth transition from the voice guidance system to music with ease, all the while not getting too distracted while on the road. Waze even offers a features such as “alerts only’ mode to inform you on minimize amount of traffic coming out of your speakers or headset. You can even share your ETA to any of your contacts through WhatsApp or email so your boss can know that you’re not making up any ordinary excuse.
3) Citymapper Transit Navigation
Lastly, whether you are right smack in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of the city or just simply trying you’re way to get to it. Citymapper is another one of the favorite free apps that offers great assistance while navigating all types of public transportation even allowing you to integrate you’re uber account to add even more options. Citymapper is available for use in a number of major cities all around the world. The brilliance of app is that it allows you to see all forms of public transportation right above one another with added in suggestions so you can get to your destination easier. Plus if you are living in the year 2077 they even offer you the perfect route to and how long it takes you for you to get there on a jetpack. That’s what I call forward thinking.
So there you have it! The People of Jim Bag have Enlighted us with their tricks of the trades on how to get a handle on your commuting life so you don’t end up stay there longer than you have to.