There are some reasons about why offline maps are always be a good option for your smartphone. First of all, you cannot always rely on the network connection. You will need a map when you are looking for certain places you have to visit but you are not familiar with the roads while there is no guarantee that your internet connection always has excellent signal wherever you go.
The question is will you pay data fees again and again for same few map information that you need every day? We think offline map allows you to visit it again and again but the downloading is only once. Well, it is free forever after all.
The last question is will you take a totally free download or you want to drop some cash? If you want to find out a good app and built in convenience, why not? But forget it. We have found some recommended offline maps built with best quality.
Maps With Me Lite
We’ve been using this offline app for a long time and we love it. Google Maps, we hardly stop using it since we found this app since I think I don’t have to activate my data connection. We don’t need to connect, search or load. And it is a great option we think.
Maps With Me Lite is a free version which utilizes data from OpenStreetMap and it is not as detailed as GoogleMap, but it is a quite good application since it is free. It offers addresses and bookmarks certain location, no navigation support, fast GPS locator and it bit takes space.
RMaps: Offline Maps
It offers more features as free download app such as distance calculation, auto-rotate, auto-follow and also POI functionality. It means when you choose another app, you have to pay those features since it is included as extra.
It has diffferent look and built with nice map detail. However, sometimes it is not easily readable and the details are bit crowded.
With this app, you can track, search, setting the distance and time interval and many more.
OsmAnd Maps & Navigation
It has navigation, search function, turn-by-turn voice guidance and also GPS assistance, well many more.
Remember that when you download it, it requires voice prompts.
It has a nice look and there is no weird compass or auto-rotate problem.
Well, which one do you prefer?