I have complained some about my iPhone because, in most ways, I preferred by Android, but here is an app that I really like. Mapkin is a GPS app that gives directions as if they were coming from a real person. Users of the app can share tips about landmarks or things to watch out for, such as speed traps, and the app gives turn by turn guidance that includes visual clues, using real-time traffic reports that warn me if I am coming up on a reported accident or traffic jam, often even telling me which lane it is in. It also uses a familiar tone, sometimes slightly sarcastic. For example, if I go past a turn, she might say something like, “Okay fine, we’ll go this way instead,” and then proceed to reroute me, avoiding the “recalculating...” nonsense that so many other GPS’s will give. When I nearly missed a turn and swerved suddenly to get in the right lane, she perceived that movement as if I had been cut off and took my side, saying, “I can’t believe that other driver cut you off like that.” Plus of course, the directions are very accurate. At the end, Mapkin might say that I’ve reached my destination a couple of buildings away from the actual destination, but it’s very close, and better than most. Everyone who was with my on the road trip we made around Maine and to Boston last week ended up downloading Mapkin. I have a Tom-Tom and a Garmin, and I liked the VZ Navigator that I used when I had an Android and used Verizon as my provider but I use US Cellular now, and had to find an alternative to VZ Navigator. I am pleased to find that I like Mapkin better.