Whether you’re running errands, calling on clients, or just looking at houses to buy or rent, Route4me is an app that can not only save you time but money as well! How does it work? All you have to do is enter in all of the places that you want to visit in any order, and Route4me will automatically set up a “route” that will take you to all of your destinations in the quickest/shortest way possible!
When you open this app up the first thing you’ll need to do is enter your email address. This is just to create an account which will allow you to easily share route information with other iPhone users or to send them to your email address so that you can open them up in your browser and print them off!
Something I noticed right away with this app is how the developers tried to keep everything as simple as possible. When you open up Route4me the first screen you’ll see is the “Destinations” screen. This is where you will enter in all of the places that you want to go! The first address on your list will be your “Departure” address. You can either enter it manually or use your current location by touching the button in the lower left corner of the screen.
Entering in destinations is simple. All you have to do is touch the “+” button in the upper right corner of the screen and then type in the address! You can also touch the “Address Book” button to enter in an address from your contacts instead of typing it manually! Once you get all of your destinations filled in you’re ready to create your route! To do so all you have to do is touch the “Plan Route” button at the bottom of the screen.
Once your route has been calculated you can access it by touching one of the menu options at the bottom of the screen. There are two different ways to view your route information besides the default list of destinations: “Map” and “Directions.” The map view will just give you an overview of where all of your destinations are on the map, while the directions view will give you detailed turn by turn directions between each point on your route!
A little bit of a disclaimer here. If you’re looking for a complete GPS navigation solutions, this is not the app you are looking for! While the directions that it gives are accurate, and it is extremely easy and quick to enter in your destinations, there is no easy way to receive these directions in real-time as you are driving. With that said, this app is a great way to find the quickest/shortest way to visit multiple locations. This is something that you can’t really do with a traditional GPS app because you have to enter the order of your destinations manually!
So in short, when this app is used for it’s intended purpose, which is finding optimal routes for visiting multiple locations, it will save you time and money. It’s extremely simple to use, and it even looks great on the iPad if you’re looking to plan your routes from home! If you’re still reading this review and think there’s a chance that this app might be useful, what are you waiting for?