Maps.Me Offline Maps

What is Maps.Me Offline Maps?

Maps.Me Offline Maps is pretty much what the name says it is. It is a navigation app where the biggest feature is the ability to download maps for offline use whenever you want. There is a free trial version in the Google Play Store and a paid version for $4.99.

The app is pretty easy to use. You select your region and download the maps that you need. There is no time limit on how long they stay there so you’ll have them whenever you want. Maps.Me touts 100% offline use so aside from actually downloading the maps, you don’t actually need a web connection to use this and that’ll probably make a lot of people happy.

In the free version, you just have access to the maps and the GPS will show you where you are on them. In the Pro version, you’ll also gain the ability to create routes, offline search, auto-follow mode, and bookmarking. You really can’t go wrong either way but do remember that the free version is a trial and is appropriately bottlenecked.

Maps.Me screenshot

A must have app for offline map users.

PROS
  • All maps are 100% offline. You have to download them but once you do, they’re accessed solely offline.
  • Offline map search, routing, and bookmarking are all very nifty features (Pro version only).
  • Easy to use and understand.
  • A lot offline map providers have weird policies and licenses and you usually have to buy things and it gets tedious and expensive. This app does none of those things.
CONS
  • A more traditional trial-buy paradigm might’ve been better. As it stands, it sits halfway between trial-buy and free/paid and that does confuse some people.
  • Some small issues have popped up here and there. A little inconvenient but nothing terrible.
Overall, this is a must have app for people who use offline maps frequently. This is also a great app to use on tablets where you usually only have Internet connections at home. The practical uses are virtually infinite. If you want to check it out, click the button below.

One thought on “Maps.Me Offline Maps

  1. I have a question: Can you do a search for a specific address? If so, can you see more than one search result (teardrop) at a time on the same map?

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