The better Google Maps? This app impresses with the bookmark function
For many users, Google Maps has become the standard for navigating. But there are alternatives with additional functions. Places can be bookmarked in the Mapstr app. And there is also a social element.
Mapstr is a favorite places app: a French startup’s navigation app offers the ability to bookmark places of interest around the world, from parks and museums to restaurants, bars, clubs and cinemas.
On the Mapstr map you can not only see your current location, but you can also easily mark places and provide them with a description and a picture. With the integrated search, a list and a filter by categories, it is easy to find saved places.
Google Maps also has an integrated bookmark function with which you can save locations in your personal Google account. But Mapstr was specially developed for this purpose and offers extended functions.
Mapstr app contains social element
Everything in the app revolves around organization: if you save a location, you can tag it with tags such as “Park”, “Bar” or “Museum”. And even add your own comments – this can be useful as it reminds you why you saved a certain location.
Despite the wide range of functions, Mapstr is not overloaded. In addition, the app does not try to be a social network, even though it contains a social element: you can share your favorite places with family, friends, acquaintances and colleagues. If you don’t want that, you can keep it private and only use it for yourself.
Mapstr can be downloaded free of charge for iOS and Android. In the free version, some functions are limited, for everything else you need the full version, which can be activated by in-app purchase.