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MAPS.ME - Offline Map and Travel Navigation for Android

By My.com Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 2, 2015

Maps.Me features detailed offline maps for all countries, presenting them in an easy-to-use interface. This powerful app, which has been selected as one of the best Google Play apps this year, proves to be a great alternative to Google Maps and other similar interactive maps that require an Internet connection to work.

Pros

Awesome functionality: Maps.Me's free to download, openstreetmap.com-based maps contain almost as much detail as Google Maps, including restaurants, shops, ATMs, gas stations, and hospitals, but have the great advantage that they can be used entirely offline once they are downloaded, which means no more data roaming costs and no more connectivity issues. Features, such as routing with accurate directions and zooming in, work great offline.

Fluid interface: The interface moves smoothly, even when navigating big-city maps replete with points of interest. Zooming in and out is effortless, thanks to the right-hand side buttons. Hand gestures for navigations are swifter and more responsive than what you get from Internet-dependent mapping apps.

Easy map management: Maps are organized by continent; for each of them you get to see their size, so that you'll know how many MBs you have to download. Maps can be downloaded or removed with a tap, making their management quite facile, so long as you're connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.

Cons

Large map size can be a problem for some users: For a country like Italy or the Netherlands, the available maps weigh hundreds of MBs, making their download problematic for users who have a device with a small internal memory and no memory card. Compressing maps while keeping them detailed may not be possible, but perhaps future versions will let us download smaller city or regional maps depending on our needs.

No public transport data: Unlike Google Maps, Maps.Me features navigation only for pedestrians and drivers.

Bottom Line

With its remarkable ease of use and offline reliability, Maps.Me stands out as a spectacular app that is not only an excellent alternative to online-based maps, but also a great example of what talented developers can do to harness the power of the Android platform. Whether or not you're a world traveler, we recommend you grab this app, especially now that it's entirely free; even if you don't use it daily, it will save you when your connection fails.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.4.5-Google

Major bug fixes and improvements, including car navigation, compass issues on some devices, battery issues etc.

And finally, ads removal is launched :-)

Please update maps.

General

Release November 15, 2018
Date Added November 15, 2018
Version 8.4.5-Google

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 16,484
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Free, fast, detailed and entirely offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation - trusted by over 100 million travelers worldwide.

OFFLINE MAPS

Save mobile data, no internet is required.

FREE FOREVER

All maps inside and all features are free. Always were and always will be.

NAVIGATION

Use driving, walking and cycle navigation anywhere in the world.

INCREDIBLY DETAILED

Directions to points of interest (POI), hiking trails and places missing from other maps.

UP-TO-DATE

Maps are updated by millions of OpenStreetMap contributors daily. OSM is an open-source alternative to popular map services.

FAST AND RELIABLE

Offline search, GPS navigation along with optimized maps to effectively save memory space.

BOOKMARKS

Save locations you love and share them with your friends.

AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

Essential for home and travel. Paris, France? Check. Amsterdam, Netherlands? Check. Barcelona, Spain? Check. New York, Chicago, Florida, Las Vegas, Nevada, Seattle, San Francisco, California, USA? Check! Rome, Italy? Check. London, UK? Check.

TRAFFIC DATA

New online city traffic maps. Check out updates on traffic info and fastest driving routes in 36 countries!

AND MORE!

- Search through different categories e.g. restaurants, cafes, tourist attractions, hotels, ATMs and public transport (metro, bus...)

- Make hotel bookings via Booking.com directly from the app

- Share your location via text message or social media

- When cycling or walking, the app shows whether the way is uphill or downhill

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

If you have any questions, visit our Help Center: support.maps.me.

If you are unable to find the answer to your question, contact us at: android@maps.me.

Follow us on FB: http://www.facebook.com/mapswithme | Twitter: @MAPS_ME