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Must have apps for commuters

No one is looking forward to their daily commute, but the good news is that your phone is here to help with a number of brilliant apps designed to make everything from taking your train to making yourself that much easier.

Below are five must-have apps for commuters:

Citymapper (iOS, Android)

Citymapper is a popular alternative to Google maps for people traveling by public transport and for a very good reason Citymapper works out the quickest way to complete your joinery with data from a local train, bus companies and other modes of transport in your area. Citymapper combines everything you need in one card, with line statuses and real-time fault reports, which means that if your train is canceled at the last minute, you will know immediately. Another extremely useful feature is Uber integration making it easier than ever to get one Uber on those days when you just have to come home.

Moovit (iOS, Android)

Moovit is your personal assistant when it comes to navigating in public transport, simply entering your starting destination and where you need to go and everything else is done for you, giving you the fastest and cheapest route. A nice feature about it Moovit is that every mode of transport is considered, including bicycle shares and taxis, so you don't have to worry that there is absolutely no easier way to complete your journey that has been ignored. Moovit will guide you through every step of your journey and even give you a warning when your stop is approaching, allowing you to sit back and relax without the stress of missing your stop.

Zip – Zap (iOS, Android)

Zip-Zap is a fun, fast and addictive game, perfect to let your commute fly by. Each level contains a new puzzle that will test your patience and mechanical skills, the only rules are to touch and let go to zap, making it super fast to master even when you are stuffed in a train state. As you progress through each level, you will encounter new challenges in which you will be immersed as your train runs to your final stop. Zip-Zap is perfect for commuters because it starts quickly and offers just the right level of challenge that allows you to solve a puzzle in just one train journey, yet gets lost in every puzzle.

National Rail (iOS, Android)

For those commuting on trains in the UK National Rail app is a must-have that gives you current departure times and helps you plan the most efficient route. The app is even known to show train delays for the signs at the station, so you can adjust your journey quickly and easily. It is also a useful app if you plan your trip in advance, because you can set your departure date in the future and view the different available routes, you can even buy your ticket so there is less to think about at the station. There is also a section for those traveling in London with the current statues of each subway line, so that you can plan your trip accordingly and do not notice that you are wasting valuable time that you could spend at home.

Quartz (iOS, Android)

Quartz is a news app specially designed for commuters, with each report taking just a few minutes to read or view, perfect for when you are on a train or even waiting in line. News reports are presented to you in ways that can be recorded quickly, including photos, GIFs and even 3D objects that you can view using augmented reality. Easily customize your news experience so that only the topics that interest you are shown and set notifications for top stories so you never miss an update.

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