San Francisco is a beautiful city on the coast of California. It’s a melting pot of cultures, education and scenic locations. In fact, some of the country’s most iconic landmarks can be found in this city. Our list of the best San Francisco apps for your iPhone or iPad will help you make the most of your time in San Fran, especially if you are just visiting. For residents, there are apps that can provide valuable services from places to eat or order from to mastering the BART System.
The best San Francisco apps for your iPhone and iPad
22 Apr 2021, by  Matt Tennison
Gig, an app for getting around in San Francisco is easy one-way car sharing for the Bay Area, Sacramento, and Seattle. Sign up in minutes. With this car share app for San Francisco, you can find a nearby car, unlock with your phone, get in, and go! Drive eco-friendly hybrids in the Bay Area and fossil-fuel-free electrics in Sacramento. Round trips are square. Pick up a car in one location and drop it off just about anywhere in our service area, *HomeZone*. No need to feed the meter!
- $0 membership fee – only pay for what you use.
- Parking included: no need to feed the meter in the HomeZone*.
- No reservation needed, return whenever you want and at any place you want
- No surge pricing. No extra charges based on the driver’s age.
- All Inclusive–fuel, insurance**, and roadside assistance included.
Bay Wheels (formerly Ford GoBike), an iPhone app for San Francisco is the Bay Area’s premier bikeshare system, and one of the largest in the nation. With this app for the Bay area, you can get access to thousands of bikes and see public transit schedules around you in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, and San Jose. Best of all, it’s available 24/7. Bay Wheels consists of a fleet of specially-designed, sturdy, and durable electric bikes as well as classic bikes. Within the app, you can purchase the following:
- Single Ride
- Access Pass
CityMaps2Go is the ultimate offline map for travelers, mountain biking, and hiking enthusiasts who want to be prepared wherever they go. CityMaps2Go works online and offline. Saving you from connectivity problems in national parks and remote areas and data roaming charges in foreign countries. Join the millions of users worldwide who trust CityMaps2Go!
- PLAN TRIPS & TOURS: Plan tours with lists. Remember and save all the places you would like to visit. Create lists and have your travel ideas ready when you need them.
- DETAILED MAPS: Explore your saves on a detailed worldwide map. Navigate streets, footpaths, and bikeways wherever you are.
- SHARE WITH FRIENDS: Share your travel plans with your friends. Planning your trips or hike with others made easy with CityMaps2Go.
- SYNC BETWEEN ALL YOUR DEVICES: Create an user account and login from any of your devices.
This app is designed to help travelers or visitors to San Francisco navigate the transit systems like a pro. In addition to BART, this app also covers the Muni, AC Transit and Caltrain. Just choose which line you want to ride and Routesy will display the closest stop and real time data for duration of wait. Keep track of your favorite locations like for work or school. Never has traveling on San Fran's transit systems been easier than with this app. This is the free version of Routesy. There’s a Pro Version with even more features.
- Suggested transit system to ride
- Real time data
- Closest stop or station
- Bookmark favorite stops
- Covers Muni, BART, Caltrain and AC Transit
For those of us familiar with San Francisco, you know that finding a parking spot can be a very challenging task. In fact, it’s nearly impossible in some areas of the city. With this app, you can find and book parking spots before you even get near the area. Get paperless passes, enjoy discounts on parking fees, search for parking spots by destination or near location, filter by prices, view dates and times, get virtual parking passes and more. This app will help you save time so that you can get where you need to be. Don’t waste any more time trying to drive and find a parking spot or garage, use this app and book a spot today.
- Very easy way to find parking in SF
- Book parking places ahead of time
- View parking spots and garages nearby
- Filter parking results via price
- Virtual passes, Easy to use home screen
Need a drink? Looking to spice up an evening with friends or a party with everybody? Saucey will deliver the alcohol to your place so that you don’t have to make a beer run or a late night drive to the liquore store. You can get your order in minutes, schedule a delivery ahead of time or during your party, choose from an assortment of alcohol, book a bartender, enjoy a professional service and more. This is one on-demand delivery service that will definitely add to your nightlife and social life.
- Get alcohol delivered to your home
- Order and receive delivery quickly
- Schedule a delivery ahead of time
- Assortment of alcoholic beverages
- Professional service, Book bartenders too
This restaurant review guide makes finding the perfect place to eat a breeze. Whether it’s a date night, girls night out, family dinner or business luncheon, Infatuation will find the best place for you. The app can be used to find nearby places or you can search for restaurants based on your needs. Save your favorite places, mark the ones you want to try, read reviews and more. This app is not only helpful for finding places to eat at, but it’s also very knowledgeable so that you can learn how to choose the best places to eat at based on your needs.
- Find the best places to eat at in San Francisco
- Find places based on your needs
- Look for places near your location
- Reviews and guides for restaurants
- Save your favorite restaurants
Anyone who lives or commutes into the Bay Area knows all about BART. This app makes it very easy for users to use the BART system and get around the city easier than before. The app shows BART system map, real-time departures, BART fares and round trip costs, find the nearest station, view any delays, know what amenities the stations have, view interactive maps, see the walking or driving distances to any station, 3D touch, smooth interface and more. There is an in-app purchase for the Easy Features Upgrade which has more cool features to use.
- A fantastic BART app
- View BART fares and round trip costs
- Find nearest stations and the driving or walking distance
- View interactive maps, View station amenities
- In-app purchase for Easy Features Upgrade