Commuters, this SparkMinute is for you.
Unfortunately, Mapquestâ€™s version costs $4 a month. Luckily, Google Maps is free plus it offers traffic updates. Make sure your phone is supported. If not, you can always check traffic updates online.
Gas prices are out of control, and thatâ€™s why I turn to GasBuddy.com to find the cheapest gas. But rarely do I plan that well in advance, so instead when Iâ€™m on the road I send a text message of my zipcode to Synfonic and it spits back the location of the three lowest priced stations.
For those of us who are slaves to San Franciscoâ€™s transit system, MUNI, weâ€™ve turned to NextBus where you can find out via PC or mobile phone when your bus will arrive.
Unfortunately, NextBus tracks only ten different routes.
But the number one problem with commuting is sheer boredom. And for that, Iâ€™d recommend bookmarking The Quakeâ€™s daily schedule.