Parking Apps for your iPhone!

For many of us that have¬†iPhones, you’ll eventually want (and need) to use your iPhone for business. Thankfully, there’s an app for that.

More specifically, there’s literally thousands upon thousands of apps for that…by my last count, over 500,000 total. But the ones that you’re most interested in now are the ones that can make your business life a little less hectic and stressful.

If you travel, and most of us will, sometime in our careers…then parking is an essential part of it. If you can’t bum a ride from your significant other/in-laws/siblings/parents/friends, then you might be forced to actually drive yourself to the airport and…park.

Yes, it can be a little overwhelming, as there are a lot of options, and we all want not only the one that’s the most cost-effective, but one that we don’t have to worry about whether or not one of our biggest purchases in life is being protected, 24 hours a day. After all, we already have enough to stress about.

Here’s a few great (free) parking apps that I personally use to travel with:

Airport Parking

Pretty straightforward, once you register for the service, you can select the country and specific location of your departure (currently limited to the United States and Canada), as well as your arrival and return times. Airport Parking quickly goes to work to find you the rates of all of the available parking lots. Once you’ve selected the one that best suits you, follow the prompts, and you’re set!

Park My Car

Once you arrive to your destination, you’ll probably be picking up your rental car next, so that you can make it to your destination in time. Especially if you’re in a new city, navigating through it can be daunting, to say the least…and eventually, you’ll need to park it! This is where this app comes in handy. Based on your current location (it’s best to be stationary while doing a search, for safety purposes), it will locate the closest parking garages, lots, car parks, etc. From there, you can read all of the information, as well as write your own review, and even add a photo! You can also send this information to any of your traveling colleagues.

Take Me To My Car

Once you’re done for the day, and are ready to head back to the hotel, you’re heading back to your car. Chances are, you’re unable to find it!

What to do? Don’t panic…as always, there’s an app for that too!

Out of all of the apps that I use for locating your vehicle, this one is by far the easiest to use. Simply park your vehicle, then open up the app…after that, select the “Park Here” button located in the lower left hand corner, and that’s it! Once you’re done for the day, and are ready to leave, simply open the app again, and start walking towards your vehicle. If you’re out of walking distance, you can also ask for turn-by-turn directions. Accuracy varies from 5-10 meters.

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