Sometimes living in the city can be hard. Navigating your way through the DMV will get easier after you check out this list. Whether youíre a college student, intern, tourist, or a DC resident, downloading these free apps will help.
DMV LIFE App (FREE) Listen to DMV Music 24/7 with No Commercials! This FREE app is a must have for any fan of DMV music. W emay be biased because it is our app, but this app is fucking dope! And everything on DMVLIFE.com is on the app.
CabMatch (FREE) The cab sharing app helps people find a ride to share from Washington DC to Dulles, BWI, and Reagan National airports.
Capitol Bikeshare's Spotcycle (FREE) The mobile app locates and shows the status of bike stations in Washington DC and other cities. Spotcycle is a free GPS-enabled application that helps you maximize your bike-sharing experience. Track the statuses of bike stations around you and then pedal away to your next destination!
DC Metro and Bus (FREE) The application provides realtime WMATA rail and bus information for the DC region. 'DC Metro and Bus' offers functionality such as 'next train' and 'next bus' predictions for Metro stations and bus stops, geolocation based search for nearby bus stops, Metro alerts and the WMATA map. The application also provides a 'Favorites' folder to save your frequently used stations and bus stops.
Got Eventz (FREE) The app features Washington DC events, places to eat after 11 pm, happy hour schedules, restaurant specials, concerts, live music and more.
Park Mobile (FREE) This app is a god-send for those of us like myself who have cars in the city. Park Mobile allows you to pay for parking at meters with your credit card using your phone. There are green signs/stickers posted all over DC that have zone numbers on them, all you need to do is enter that in, along with your license plate and credit card number and youíre all set. The zone number also helps keep track of where you parked your car (score!). Bonus: the app sends you an e-mail notification when your session is about to expire. You have the option to renew your session right there on your phone. No more scrambling for change (who even keeps change on them nowadays?) and running out in the middle of your dinner to feed the meter!
Explore DC (FREE) The Washington Post put together this app for tourists, but itís useful for those who are new to the area as well. To be honest thereís probably some things on here that people who actually live here havenít even seen yet. There are sections in the app specifically tailored for what youíre looking to do. It lists museums, monuments and memorials, parks, events, and even has a section that lists things to entertain your kids. The app lets you favorite locations you want to see, and gives you directions to get there. It also gives you pictures and interesting facts about the places you visit. Bravo, Washington Post.
DC Maps and Walks (FREE) This Lite version of the walking tours app comes with a detailed and fully functional city map to assist you explore the city and locate sights. City map functions in this app include: street name and business (restaurants, cafes, etc.), search, location bookmarking, `Findme` (iPhone and iPad 3G model), movement auto-tracking (iPhone and iPad 3G model), and more.