Title:' Carrr Matey by Lionebra

Platform:' Android 1.5 and up /' Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.' Android 1.5 and up

Cost:' Free for Android / The iTunes App store says this is Free for a limited time.

Just in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19 for ye scurvy land-lubbers.), my favorite GPS locator app has been released for the iPhone! If you commute to work in a busy city, drive to school,' use a park and ride system, find yourself headed to a theme park, or just do a lot of shopping at busy malls, this app will make finding your car at the end of an exhausting day much simpler. The pirate-themed app by Lionebra Studios allows you to save the location of your parked car, you can also:

  • Get map directions or use the compass to get back to your vessel
  • Share the saved location with your friends
  • Make notes about your parking location.

The only true trouble I've had is using this in parking garages where my GPS signal is not very strong. To combat this, I just make a note about my location. You must be outside for this app to function at top form, but I've been very happy with how quickly my vehicle's location has been recalled. This app adds a bit of whimsy and fun into the sometimes maddening task of remembering where you parked. A fun download for yourself, it would be also be a great gift for the new driver in your life.

For more app recommendations, visit the YALSA App of the Week Archive.

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