The iPhone has changed the way we communicate and use technology. A bona fide portable computer, it's countless times more advanced and capable than the ones that were used to guide Apollo missions to the moon. From worldwide, never-get-lost mapping applications to always-available communications, to other random apps you never knew you needed, the iPhone has quickly become an essential tool for many of us. Because it's so small and lightweight, we take it everywhere, including in our cars. While it may be unsafe to talk, text or otherwise monkey around with it while driving, there are many great apps out there that make driving, owning a car, or traveling in it at least a bit easier or more enjoyable.
We have chosen a few of these to showcase, but the beauty of most iPhone apps is that they don't cost much, so it's relatively painless to try new ones.
If you are using your iPhone in your car, you're going to want a dashboard or windshield mount. It's far easier to operate as a navigation, music and communications device in the car when you don't have to worry about holding it at the same time. The rest of us on the road will appreciate that you buy one as well.
There are many of these mounts on the market, but we like ones that will do landscape mode as well as portrait, which is typically more useful when driving with a navigation app. We also like a mount that doubles as a car charger since GPS apps tend to work an iPhone's battery hard.