Global Positioning System is a formerly complicated tracking method which is now used for just about every smartphone and browser in the world. How far we’ve come, huh? But that’s not to say there’s no fun to be had with this at all! Here are the 10 apps putting their spin on the beloved three-initialed word!

 

App Details
Price:
$0.99
Genres:
  • Navigation
  • Lifestyle

GPS2OS

Many devices use GPS, but barely any of them even tell you where you are REALLY are right now! This app, thankfully, avoids this pitfall!

  • Precise grid system
  • Customized for the iOS
  • Tells you where you’re literally standing
  • Instant flashing of coordinates
  • "Text your location" function

App Details
Price:
free
Genres:
  • Reference
  • Navigation

GPSnote

What are the things that did in, say, Amsterdam two years ago? Have trouble remembering it? Well, this app allows you to finally do it!

  • Takes any notes
  • Pins your notes on your iPhone’s map
  • Functions like a portable journal
  • Instant notes for “arbitrary” locations
  • Shake to change views between map and satellite mode

App Details
Price:
free
Genres:
  • Travel
  • Sports

GPSmeter

How many kilometers do you think you travel on that bike ride of yours? Well, you can finally gauge it correctly with the help of this app!

  • Gauges distances from point A to point B automatically
  • Meant for portable use
  • Includes measurement of altitude
  • Able to run in background
  • Different units of measurement

App Details
Price:
$2.99
Genres:
  • Travel
  • Photo & Video

gps4cam - Geotagging for all digital cameras

Trust us when we say that nothing’s greater than automatically tracking down where you did a certain activity including the photos you took on your iPhone!

  • “Start Trip” function automatically tags your photos on any location
  • Extensive localization function
  • Convenient for frequent travelers
  • Automatic export of images
  • Comes with a desktop app

App Details
Price:
$1.99
Genres:
  • Productivity
  • Navigation

GPSNotifier for iPhone 4

There’s the right time and then there’s the right place with the right time. This app, as described by iPhoneLife in its review, may have stumbled upon a goldmine of an idea!

  • Alarm goes off when forgetting something from one place
  • Location-based alarms
  • Can run in background
  • Customizes from the iPhone screen
  • Sets proximity of alarm

App Details
Price:
$0.99
Genres:
  • Lifestyle
  • Health & Fitness

Trail Tracker GPS

One advantage we have over the pilgrims now is that there’s absolutely no chance for you to get lost in the woods or mountains, as long as you have this app with you!

  • Meant for use for the active outdoorsperson
  • View the progress of your trail as it happens on your iPhone
  • Automatic coordinates in case of emergency
  • iSpeech functionality
  • Shares your map through Facebook or Twitter

App Details
Price:
free
Genres:
  • Business
  • Finance

TripLog - GPS Mileage Log Tracker

Want to save on gas? Well then, that’s why this app exists!

  • Tracks total mileage during your drives
  • Can be used for filling out IRS tax returns
  • Saves receipt either on Mac or in the cloud
  • Finds postal addresses via GPS
  • Calculates fuel for the whole trip

App Details
Price:
$2.99
Genres:
  • Travel
  • Navigation

GPS memo

If you think memos are only reserved for offices, then this app will change your thinking!

  • Saves your favorite locations
  • Attach notes on your map
  • Includes worldwide compass
  • Automatic backup of data
  • “Augmented Reality” enabled 

App Details
Price:
$1.99
Genres:
  • Sports
  • Health & Fitness

LogYourRun - GPS pedometer running tracker

If you ever want to consider yourself as a runner, then there’s no doubt you need this app!  

  • Easy setup
  • One-touch recording
  • Automatically flashes your performance data back at you
  • Allows you to control iTunes from the app
  • Exclusive algorithm for calculating performance

App Details
Price:
$1.99
Genres:
  • Utilities
  • Navigation

My Maps - Google Maps with Directions, Street View, Place, Search and GPS Services

Yep, it’s your maps!

  • Updated street views
  • Offline browsing
  • Encourages exploring
  • Bookmarks your fave locations
  • 24/7 support

App Details
Price:
free
Genres:
  • Travel
  • Navigation

Sygic: GPS Navigation, Offline Maps, Speed cameras & Head up Display (HUD)

Navigation at its finest!

  • Beautiful HUD
  • Works offline
  • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • Daily updates
  • Represents all maps in 3D
  • High quality maps