Whether you are going on a road trip or making a daily commute to work, driving apps can drastically cut down on the amount of time you spend behind the wheel. Here are four apps to help you get from Point A to Point B:

1. Waze
Waze is a free iOS app that uses information obtained from crowd sourcing. The ability of users to update traffic information in real time is what helps drivers avoid things like closed roads, construction areas and even speed traps. The app will put you on an efficient route that will avoid issues reported by other drivers using the app. If you're consistently running late to work, give Waze a try.

2. CityMapper
If you're located in a large metropolis, download CityMapper to your smartphone right away. CityMapper is great at showing the layout of entire cities while highlighting public transportation options for users. Additionally, if a train is delayed or a major accident is slowing traffic, the app will show you alternate ways to get to your destination. 

3. Moovit
Like CityMapper, Moovit is a wonderful app if you utilize your city's public transportation system. In the same vein as Waze, users are encouraged to provide real-time data about their experience using public transportation to travel. That said, if there are delays, users can help alert fellow Moovit users so they won't get caught waiting as well. Plus, there is an extension to the Lyft ride-sharing application within Moovit. If you're stranded as a result of public transportation and don't feel like waiting any longer, you can always order yourself a Lyft ride.

4. Tripit
​If you find yourself traveling often for work, you are probably familiar with how hectic it can be trying to keep track of flight arrangements, hotel accommodations and meeting schedules. Luckily, the Tripit application can help you keep all of your travel information in one convenient location. When you find yourself in an unfamiliar city for work, having Tripit at your disposal can help you get to meetings all over town on time.

5. SpotHero
​Wouldn't it be nice to reserve a parking spot before you arrive to the parking lot? SpotHero lets users do so while comparing both hourly and daily parking rates at different parking garages and locations. You can pay for a parking spot ahead of time and then use that address in your GPS app to get directions to your destination. Plus, if you have to cancel a parking reservation at the last minute, you can do so free of charge.

Keep in mind that these apps require data on your mobile device. Make sure your smartphone is equipped to handle these apps' data usage. For more tips on how to get the most out of your IT environment, contact MC Services today.