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BackWay app review: a location bookmarker that helps you find your way back



BackWay is an iPhone and iPad app that will help you to navigate around. You can save your favorite places easily to get back to your parked car, favorite shop, and more.

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Never Lose Your Car Again

If you’re constantly losing your car, or just need to remember where you parked it at the amusement park or mall, then BackWay will help you. Snap a photo of the location, add some description, and ta-da! You’re ready to go and you won’t forget where your car is!

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I gave this app a try when I went to the zoo. It was a huge parking lot, and I was going to be walking away from the car for the day, so I wanted to make sure that I’d remember. Before picture and smart phones I would have written myself a note, then I could take a picture with the first-generation picture phones. Now, you can take a picture, add a note in the app, and even jot in a GPS location so that you can work your way back to the place with ease!

Other Uses

BackWay allows you to save multiple locations, so if you want to get back to your hotel, favorite restaurant, the swimming pool, or any other location, all you have to do is make a note in the app. Additionally, there is foursquare support to help you find friends’ locations, and you can share and import locations if you and your friends are meeting up at a specific place. Another attractive feature is that you can use the app on or offline. That means that you can save your data for when you need it.

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Data is a commodity these days, and while other countries have more liberal allowances, Canada not only has strict and smaller limits as low as 500MB, but also more expensive overage fees. This means that when you’re close to your limit, you really don’t want to go over. The fact that this app will work on or offline for looking for your locations is excellent.



Pros & Cons


  • Free
  • Online or offline
  • Share and import between friends
  • Foursquare support


  • None found

Final Thoughts

BackWay is an iPhone and iPad navigation and location app. It will help you to bookmark your locations so you can find your car, favorite restaurant, and more. Additionally, you can share your location notes with friends, and import your friend’s locations. This means that you can easily tell your friends where you are, down to the exact square meter. I enjoyed testing out this app, and it works well. I’ll put it back on my phone for my next trip to a huge parking lot, or if I need it mid-week to meet up with friends.



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