Maps.me is an application that contains a map with travel planner, GPS navigation and traffic information that you can simply use offline. This application can therefore be downloaded for free on your smartphone or on your tablet. Please note that this application does need some storage space. Once in need, it’s a handy app!
How does it work?
Maps.me is easy to download in the app store, both with Android and Apple. Once you have these, you can open and use the app. Just know that you’re currently consuming the Internet. However, if you don’t want to use the Internet, you have to downloadthe map by country or region. You can easily do this by pushing your finger on the region of your choice for a little longer. This requires quite a lot of storage space. On the other hand, of course, you don’t use the internet to use this card. For the rest, the application works exactly the same as Google Maps. With the only difference being that for offline users, the traffic situation is not taken into account.
This application is really very useful! And we honestly wouldn’t really know what we would do without this app. Of course, there is still the regular traditional paper card, but it is not half as easy to use and usually still reasonably expensive. And now let that be the two pros of this app. Very easy to use (especially if you already know Google Maps) and it is completely free. Google Maps is certainly useful but you do need internet for that and for this app not! You only need to use your internet once to download the map.
The only downside to this app is that it takes up a lot of space on your mobile phone. We therefore recommend downloading land by country and if possible even region by region. If you are no longer in a certain region, it is best to erase this map again. This saves storage space.
Maps.me or any other app?
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