One of my favorite productivity apps isn’t an actual productivity app. But it saves me a lot of time and even money. It’s my navigation app Sygic (Europe).
I would even say the money I paid for this application was the best spent money I ever invested in a mobile app. For the price of 29 bucks (got it on a sale – like it is again at the moment) I got offline maps of whole Europe (by TomTom), which you get free updates for (elsewhere you have to pay pricey subscriptions for this).
The app has a nice user interface and a ton of useful features. Personally I like the lane assistant and the traffic circle drawing which previews the correct angle where to leave the circle (maybe nowadays this is normal navigation system stuff – my hardware TomTom is like 10 years old…). And it
warns me of these perfidious highwayman devices reminds me to drive responsible where advisable (certainly I only activate this features where not permitted by law!).
The accuracy of the precalculated arrival time is amazing. I once drove about 650 km and it predicted the journey time with a deviation of only 5 minutes!
Anyhow the most important thing is its reliability. I’ve used it a lot and it never let me down; not even in Spain or Turkey where I first had some doubts about the exactness of the map material.
But all of this praise (BTW consented by all the Sygic-users I know of) isn’t the reason for my todays post. The cause which brought me to throw some light on the app is a cool new feature I stumbled upon while activating my new ViewExif app (also a very cool tool!) in my photo settings: The “navigate to picture” feature:
I totally love this new functionality! Imagine this: After a weekend trip on which you just cruised around aimlessly, you totally forgot the exact route you were taking. But along the way there was this wonderful view / building / restaurant / you-name-it (sure you took a photo of this place). How to get to this place again? Open the photo, hit the share-button, choose Sygic and there is your route to this amazing location!
(Sure you could also find out the position information from the picture’s Exif data and enter it into your navigation app manually, but this way it’s sooo much cooler 😉 ).