aNewDomain.net — Whether it’s work or play, with so much on your mind the act of trying to remember where you parked your car isn’t high in your memory banks.
But if you’re an Android, Windows Phone or mobile Apple customer, I suggest these three dependable apps that will definitely help you track down your wheels. Apps that find your car are where it’s at.
Credit: MyCar Locator
MyCar Locator Free by nomadrobot is a great choice for Android users.
This no-nonsense app doesn’t offer a lot of frills. But it includes a good variety of maps and it even gives you verbal walking directions.
McCar Locator uses your GPS to remember where you park, too. Two button presses. That’s all you need to mark your location and find your way back to your car. Also, use the app to remember other locations you want to return to –like your hotel, camping spot or a bus stop.
Credit: Where Did I Park
Where Did I Park — This is a free app by iPragmatech & TetFX Studio for Windows Phone, available in the Windows Store. It’s as free and easy to use as a breeze. The Park and Find buttons are color-coded. And a compass view points the way to your car. Take pictures of the area where you parked, and while you’re at it, write notes with all the location information easily visible on one screen. Park at a meter, and the Where Did I Park even has a timer with an alarm.
Parkbud – Parking & Travel Guide by Wunderstadt GmbH for Apple users has a $1.99 fee, but for that price you get some cool features. The user interface is good-looking and easy to use. Not only can you set your car’s location, take pictures of the area where you parked and make notes; you can also connect your favorite navigation tools such as Apple Maps, Google Maps, TomTom, and others. Then you can bookmark nearby points of interest such as public parking or restaurants, and Parkbud will lead you to them. The integrated map is zoomable, too. Parkbud even enables you to pay for parking anywhere that mobile payments are accepted.
If you are like me, and you have trouble remembering where you parked, any of these apps make sure you never lose your car again.
Based in Pinehurst, North Carolina, Sandy Berger is a veteran tech journalist and senior editor at aNewDomain.net covering tech tips and tricks, apps, gadgets, and consumer electronics. Email her at Sandy@aNewDomain.net. Follow her on Twitter @sandyberger, +SandyBerger on Google+, and on Facebook.