What it does: Brings you real-time traffic updates
We all know Houston drivers aren’t exactly the best (and that’s putting it kindly), so you’ll need an app to get you updates on all the inevitable traffic jams you’re about to jam into. This one uses real-time info from Houston TranStar to bring you cams, maps, incidents, and essential highway info.
What it does: Locates nearby metered street and garage parking spots
Instead of getting another ticket and fighting with your S.O. over whether or not they read the parking sign right, spring for a spot with this easy app that finds the closest, cheapest parking nearby and compare rates to get the best deal. You can also use it to pay in advance to reserve spots, which is especially helpful at the airports during the holidays.
What it does: Gets your overserved a-s-s home
Do you even Uber, bro? If not, you should start. Because this cashless car service connects you with a private driver reliably, conveniently, and usually pretty quickly. Features like Uber XL and fare split make sharing rides easier than ever. Just request, ride, and pay via your mobile phone.
What it does: Combines a personal driver with a personal assistant
If Uber and Favor had a baby, it would be this Dallas-born gem. Houston is one of four cities the ride-sharing and delivery service is currently in. Keep it here by taking advantage of the easy "Get Me Somewhere" or "Get Me Something" options.
What it does: Hails you a cab (appropriately named, right?)
For times when Uber is surging like a motha, this app will catch a good ol’ Yellow Cab for you. It also features real-time data and cab tracking, similar to the ride-sharing giant.
What it does: Finds the nearest B-station and tracks available bikes or docks
Houston’s bike-sharing program is one of the best ways to take in the city. Make your experience instantly better by downloading its app, which allows you to track available bikes or docks in real time.
What it does: Uses GPS to locate you and plan your most efficient Metro trip
Screw trying to look things up yourself. The Transit Route Information & Planning (T.R.I.P.) app gets the proper bus & rail schedule information to you, predicts arrival times of buses, and helps plan your trip with ease.
What it does: Helps you manage your daily commute to work
Enter the details of your typical weekly commute and Ride will match you with a carpool of friends, neighbors, or coworkers based on your (and their) preferences and schedule. And if you’re cool enough to already have a carpool, you can use this app to manage fun stuff like routes, communication, and payments.