5 of the best transport apps

On the move? Go truly mobile with these essential apps

CoPilot Live Premium

From £30, Android (iOS coming soon)

TomTom’s ace iPhone app may still run the satnav app show, but CoPilot’s new Live Premium option is cheaper (especially if you get there in time for the half-price introductory offer), works with Android (Apple is yet to approve the iPhone/iPad version) and jumps through all the usual navigational hoops.

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London Transport

59p, iOS

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” That was Dr Samuel Johnson’s take on the English capital, but he probably didn’t have to contend with striking tube drivers and endless delays. If he had, he might have put his efforts into a slick app like London Transport instead of that tiresome dictionary thing.

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Free, iOS (Android/BlackBerry coming soon)

Next time a cantankerous cabbie says, “Can’t change a twenty, mate,” as though you’ve just asked him to take the cash from a numbered Swiss account hit him with this app. Register and load your account with funds and you just need to book via the app and wait for the car – no cash required. It won’t guarantee your driver’s a cheeky chappie, mind.

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£3, Android/iOS/BlackBerry/webOS

It won’t be long until flight tracking apps outnumber planes in the sky, but our choice is the comprehensive FlightTrack that’s been optimised for delicious full-screen use on your Honeycomb tablet and works across most of the major platforms.

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OutDoors Great Britain

£1.79, iOS

Cyclists and pedestrians can plot a course through the terrain most transport can’t reach with this app. Downlaod Ordnance Survey maps at extra cost and you’ll be marching or pedalling across England’s green and pleasant land, chumming it up with fellow rambler sorts in no time.

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