It says with the free version you can plan up to 500 stops. I entered 16 stops and when I went to plan route it makes you upgrade subscription to a paid version. Can’t do anything with the free version. You are entering stops for no reason whatsoever. Wasted my time. False advertising!!
I downloaded this app to attempt to optimize a trip I need to make to several stores. I typed in all the addresses only to find out I cannot plan the route without a subscription. Terrible waste of my time and I can’t even decide whether or not I like the service before they require a subscription. I don’t appreciate the misleading terms.
There is NO “free” version of this app to be used. This app is useless for errand-runners and occasional use. I don’t drive a truck to 50 places a day. But I need to go to 6 different stores while running errands today. All I wanted was an optimized route to streamline the errands. I wasn’t even going to use this app as a gps, I was going to put the optimized route in my faithful and FREE Google maps app. But after wasting an hour downloading and configuring the app, then getting all of my store addresses saved and named I hit “plan route” and was prompted to purchase a subscription for $10/month. It turns out that you cannot plan even a SINGLE route EVER in this app unless you pay for a subscription. If you drive professionally, a subscription may be totally worth it. Of course you wouldn’t know that before purchasing the subscription because you don’t even get to try a single route for free. So this app was “free” for me to download, free to waste my time, free to irritate me, and free to push my errands another hour later in the day. Honestly a disgusting false advertisement and predatory business practice. But this seems to be the new norm for apps. I downloaded the free version of an unrelated app last week (also to do just one basic function) and it seriously gave me a 10 second timer to use it before locking and requiring payment. ‘Free with in-app purchases’ just means “time-waster prior to delivering no services and requiring payment.” I’m really sorry to the next person trying to run errands who doesn’t see the relevant reviews until after it’s too late, like I did.
I have a handful of errands to run today, so I thought I’d download a free routing app just to keep track of all the places and add a little efficiency to the task. This app advertises itself as free, but I didn’t find out until putting in all my addresses that it won’t perform its most BASIC function (planning a route) unless I pay $10 for a subscription I fully do not need, since I rarely have this many errands to run. I could understand limiting the number of stops or the number of routes per month, that would be fine for making sure they get paid when someone needs this app as a core business tool. But don’t advertise your app as having a free user option when that option has ZERO functionality.
Tricks you into buying subscription after entering stops
Out of town with lots of “places to go see and do”. This app helped us plan a perfect day!
I took all the time to enter in my address’ for route. Hit plan route, it wants you to pay for subscription. Would like to try it before I put money into it...
A. There’s way too much going on on the screen. B. The app didn’t recognize that I had stopped at my stopovers, even though it directed me to them. There should be a way to check off a stop so it moves on, if it can’t recognize this. I had to delete each stop after I got there and tell it AGAIN to start from where I was. Once heading on the route, the app did pretty well. It was the starting again, each time after reaching a destination which was problematic. C. The voice would often tell you to turn without naming a street. She should name the street each time she tells you to turn. The app quickly found the addresses. That was good. D. There’s a button for plan, replan, reroute, start, restart. All way too confusing. E. But the worst thing was an ad for some morning service popped up twice and beeped loudly WHILE I WAS DRIVING. It was alarming and dangerous. Please remove THAT.
I’m a part-time and seasonal driver for a major logistics company. Route4Me is hands down the very best, app based software for complex delivery routing. Love the routing options including round trip, lock last destination and end anywhere. So useful depending your specific needs for the day. The app also offers shortest time optimization even with traffic. Love that there are note fields too so I can include my company specific based sorting numbers. Sorting also gives me the ability to optimally pre-load my packages. Thank you for a great app!!! It’s the very best in class. I have some great ideas about taking this app to new levels and major account markets. Hire me after Christmas! 😀
Easy to navigate and use