Driving apps for iPhone reviewed - introduction

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  • We test car-related phone apps
  • Apps for iPhone devices
  • From 'black box' video to parking locators
So what is an 'app'? Simple – it's an application that can be downloaded and run on your iphone or iPad.

There are hundreds of car-related apps out there, but we've concentrated on driving aids, which will do everything from filming your car journeys to finding your car when you've forgotten where you parked it.

The apps
In this review, we've tested iPhone apps - however, we also have an Android version. Many of the apps are free, but some cost up to £4. We tested apps from the following categories:

Black box recorders To video your journeys
Fuel From petrol station finders to money-saving apps
Fun and games Toys for children and the grown-ups
Parking Find a space, share one and pay for it
Learn to drive Apps to help learners pass their test

Got a driving app for review? Send us details here.
If you have a new driving-related app that you think drivers should know about, then send details here and we will evaluate it and possibly include it in our review.
Pete Barden

Our essential apps

Witness Driving black box video: An excellent app that's easy to operate and set up.
Find out more here

DriveGain: Find out how much your car journeys are costing you, and how you can improve your driving to cut your fuel bills.
Find out more here

AA Parking: We all know how frustrating it can be to find a car park, but that's a thing of the past with the AA app.
Find out more here

Parking Aid: Ever mislaid your car in a car park, or in the middle of a field at music festival? This app will store its location then lead you right back to it.
Find out more here

By Pete Barden


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