Developer: Alexander Deplov
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Some people aren’t great at reading maps, some apps aren’t very good at making maps clear to understand. For either of these situations, Anchor Pointer is a fine replacement in many cases.

The idea behind it is that users can easily put a pointer down in their current location, making it easy to retrace their steps. Anchor Pointer doesn’t bother with mapping facilities, it just works as a compass for locations that one wants to go to. Want to remember where that delightful cafe is? Hit the button within Anchor Pointer then it’ll be stored forever more. No matter where one is, it can point the user in the right direction as well as give them an idea of the distance involved. It feels more streamlined and understandable than sticking with the sometimes awkward stock map app or using GPS co-ordinates.

anchorpoint3anchorpoint2It’s a simple but handy way of doing things. It’s possible to collect plenty of geographical bookmarks with each labelled through a convenient icon selection. Anchor Pointer goes one step further by offering a ‘parked car’ option, so one doesn’t have to worry about forgetting where they parked their car. There’s also a ‘meet a friend’ function that works in a similar way by giving one a heads-up of what direction their friend is when meeting up with them. It’s ideal when in a busy mall or park and much quicker than any other options.

At first, Anchor Pointer might not seem overly essential, but in time it’ll soon be quite useful when tracking certain things down quickly and easily. It’s easily a handy alternative to more conventional mapping options.

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