Road Trip Planner™
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Road Trip Planner™

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2016-03-31
  • Current Version: 4.6.99
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 6.31 MB
  • Developer: William Modesitt
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • Rating Count: 1 158

Description

Place pins on a worldwide map for each location you want to visit, then see your route. Enter trip details for each location and create a complete trip itinerary. Multiple sample files are available, including an informative Route 66 sample file. You can demo this app by downloading our free RTP Viewer app. RPT Viewer is virtually identical to this app except with RTP Viewer you can’t save your edits. MAP PINS HOLD WHAT YOU NEED. Each pin shows: - arrival date & time - departure date & time - travel time to this location - time spent at this location - name of pin (such as John’s house) - address of pin - notes and images - custom pin color and icon - URL for related information - URL for related images - weather reports - transport type (driving or walking) - Internet Search results - list of activities (lodging, sights to see, etc.) - choose between multiple routes (if available) - view driving distance between pins, driving time, fuel cost, travel advisories, turn-by-turn driving directions - Export pin data to your calendar. EACH PIN CAN HAVE MANY ACTIVITIES. For each activity you can record: - name of activity - activity date, time and duration - cost - phone - FAX - address - URL - email address - confirmation number - notes - picture There are two types of pins. Route Pins are used to create the route. POI Pins mark points of interest on the map. Choose between Apple Maps or OpenStreet Maps. Cache non-Apple maps to disk for offline use. See the settings and Help for more info. For air and rail routes a straight line can be displayed between pins. Add, remove or rearrange the pins in any order you wish. Routes and pins can be sent to Apple Maps. Import and export GPX data files. Each trip can be saved as a separate document. Perfect for anyone who wants to maintain a record of past trips. VIEW YOUR TRIP ON YOUR MAC with our Road Trip Planner app available from the Mac App Store. Send location data to Road Trip Planner directly from any of our location-savvy apps. THE ITINERARY HOLDS ALL OF THE DETAILS. Share it and take it with you. - print the itinerary or share it easily - includes a map image with pins and routes, activities for each Route Pin, costs for each activity, total fuel cost, total trip cost, information for Points of Interest Pins, and driving instructions. USE THE TO-DO CHECKLIST. Make sure you don’t forget anything. Development is very active and we have many more features planned. We respond quickly to suggestions and questions in our forum. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION OR AN ISSUE. We promise we'll respond as quickly as we can. For more info visit the Road Trip Planner web site at http://roadtripplanner.modesittsoftware.com PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PURCHASING: The mapping and routing functionality Road Trip Planner uses is based upon Apple’s maps technology. If Apple Maps cannot find a route between map pins, then neither can Road Trip Planner. Please test the area you wish to travel using Apple’s Maps app to ensure that the area can be routed. If it cannot be routed, please submit the issue to Apple. If Apple Maps cannot perform routing in the area you wish to travel then neither can Road Trip Planner.

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Reviews

  • Shabby app

    1
    By draymankid
    Extremely difficult to use! Appears to be written for programmers not users.
  • Don’t waste your money

    1
    By tommy lickr
    The app is not user friendly, cannot use it to plan routes. I wish I had my 6 bucks back
  • Useless

    1
    By CholeinNH
    I cannot locate any of the landmarks and sites I am looking for. Very frustrating.
  • Not useful for RV route planning!

    1
    By HVL8
    The app is no more useful to an RV traveler than iOS “Maps” because it can’t screen the route to avoid roads that are unsuitable for an RV, such as a 7’0” underpass on a NJ expressway or a single lane mountain pass in CO. There are GPS maps that screen the route given the dimensions of your rig but this isn’t one of them.
  • Bad program

    2
    By 50kicking
    Incredibly too hard to navigate
  • Super helpful but bad locations

    4
    By JiggyTDawg
    We used this app for a cross-country road trip and it was super helpful. We were able to pick our destination for the next day and then divide that leg into reasonable stops. The only issue we ran into, and this may be a google maps issue, many of the historical or random attraction stops either didn’t exist or were not accurate. We ended up in someone’s driveway more than once thinking it would be a historical site.
  • Great

    4
    By Pete236894
    Great help on travel plans
  • Hard to navigate

    1
    By Willnbjhfdryjin
    Good idea but bad user ops.
  • This blows.

    1
    By stonecupid
    Not reading my file!!!
  • DO NOT DOWNLOAD

    1
    By t28484w
    This app does not work at all. Says it is free then will charge you 6.49$ days later! 😡😡 ITS A SCAM
  • Great application suite

    5
    By Davelsumner
    This app is incredibly functional on both IOS and Mac. The portability of the files among devices is what pulled is in, but it has a lot more to offer. I highly recommend it.
  • Need to make it so simple a lawyer can use it!

    1
    By Grounds for Divorce
    Too complicated!!
  • This app falls short compared to others

    4
    By Rocking_Ran_
    I know this app claims to help you plan a trip and it does do that. But for the price I found one that also navigates and alerts you of weather and traffic alerts ahead without changing your route until you decide to change the route. The app InRoute will only work on your iPhone not your Mac. I use it to plan my motorcycle rides. It is easy to use and very intuitive. Check out the app “ InRoute “ in the App Store. Road Trip Planner is just that. It will not help you navigate your trip without a lot of help from another app!
  • welcome back to MS DOS

    1
    By Ctfsgukhfd
    If you are old like me and learned computers from ancient times and had to memorize keyboard combinations to make anything logical happen on the screen then you will likely be able to muddle your way through this app to find a frustrating line drawn across the map to more than one place. But hopefully you are also bald like me because you will try to pull out your hair in frustration while doing so. For example: We want the map page to show miles. App deleloper tells us to go to callouts, change settings, and presto he says we will see mileage. But of course we don't. You can only see the mileage to or from a touched poi. The app developer has obviously never used Microsoft Streets and Trips (by far still the best mapping program ever made!) because if he had he would combine the functionality of the magnifying glass and the disappearing/morphing plus button into one search bar that never leaves the top of the screen. My father was the kind of guy who was always right and never listened to constructive feedback so I am an expert at cutting my losses and moving on. It was worth $6 to me just to write this review. Lots of reviewers have expressed frustration with the user interface of this app. They are all correct. It is needlessly complicated. The app developer obviously has the coding skills to make working apps, but he needs to learn the business skills to listen to his customers and make the user interface as easy as Streets and Trips. If a 5th grader can't sit down with an ipad and plan a route w/o help, the app needs continuous improvement.
  • Not quite up to the jon

    1
    By Skta1
    Although the app says it does a lot it is tedious and not user friendly. Major issue-does not indicate roads that cannot be used by RV’s. No RVs on NY PARKWAYS-yet every route included them. Frustrating and useless if you are unfamiliar with your route
  • Can’t believe I actually paid money for this

    1
    By Kareterra
    Had high hopes. I Keep trying to enter a poi in marathon Texas, the address that comes up for the poi is correct, but the map pin shows up in Wisconsin. Another pin @ Gage Hotel shows up in the northeast USA. Garbage.
  • Not user friendly

    1
    By rdwsprattIII
    This app is way to difficult for my simple mind. I want to put in where I am going and where I’m leaving from and then add waypoints along the way. I spent 2 hours trying and failing. I look for another
  • Good app, but has some very annoying flaws

    3
    By Rootbeerdude526
    Was originally going to give 4 stars because I only could think of 1 flaw. A decent amount of times the trip I was working on would just disappear. I’d be plotting points of where I’d be going on the map and then it’d just go blank. All I had to do was re load the trip, but it still is annoying. What earned the app 1 star less was that you can’t edit the order of the plots easily. Say you’re planning a road trip and want to make a slight adjustment in the middle. As far as I know you have to completely start over. There is no way to manually change the order of stops with out starting from scratch. Also If you have at least 1 stop that requires a plane, it completely renders some features useless. I’d like the option to account for flights in the app. With these complaints I feel like this is a decent app with some flaws that make it a pain to use sometimes. Take these flaws into your consideration and weigh them with your uses for the app before deciding to purchase.
  • Love the app but...

    2
    By AtlantaSax
    I have been using the heck out of this app but it frustrates me to no end! I use it in conjunction with several other apps to plot our course (we’re new full-timers), but each time I come back to RTP I have to reload the trip. This is a fine app that could be GREAT with a bit more work - please do that work developers.
  • Pain

    1
    By Ljmyers
    In the behind to drop pins!
  • Works fine

    5
    By Hairset
    I cannot figure where to add fuel price. Help, please
  • Great

    5
    By bg4real
    App is great
  • Great app for travelers!

    5
    By Wrinklie44
    Replaced the defunct MS S&T with this and couldn’t be more pleased.
  • Road closure

    1
    By Game issues 1256784
    I have been trying to plan my summer road trip with my kids. We bought the app and all gathered around to plan our huge Summer trip. After placing 6 pins of places we wanted to see we hit route. We got an error message saying one of the roads we are taking is closed do to weather. That’s great but I’m not going until August, we just want to see how many miles it is from each pin. I read the app instructions and they advise trying again in a few days. Well it’s been a week now and we are still unable to see our route. To say we are discounted is an understatement. Do not use this app it is useless if you are planing your trip during the winter
  • Lovin’ Road Trip Planner

    5
    By Long Distance Traveler
    Just bought the app about 3 weeks ago, and have mapped out our 4300 mi summer motorcycle vacation. Still exploring to find out all that the app does, and every new thing I discover is great! Exploring the app is kinda like exploring the country. You can keep it simple by traveling the Interstate ... or you can get off the beaten path, travel the 2 lane state highways and find a lot of beauty and grandeur. Thanks for all the hard work ... it’s one terrific app! And much easier to use on my iPad than what I used for the past 10 years. Don’t let my 5 star review cause you to slow down ... keep the improvements coming!
  • Great App **mapping our route and recording it

    5
    By Bigscott2010
    I use this to keep track of where we are going with the ability to change the planned route and save it with time spent, fuel cost. I have traveled through 46 states in the last year and NO problems. The best part is my path is recorded to the minute and gallon of fuel. Love it. Scott S
  • Too convoluted

    1
    By KSPAHR
    Entering information requires using too many screens. It takes way too long to enter simple info - I find it easier and quicker just to use a calendar app. I don’t need all the other stuff - I’m not going to need fuel costs or a place to put photos, etc. I just want to plan a trip, no need to over think this.
  • Waste of Money

    1
    By Imelda145
    Very buggy and hard to use. Better trip planners on other apps. Wish I could get a refund.
  • Super glitchy

    1
    By X1-lightning
    In iOS 11 this app is unusable, can’t even map out basic waypoints or zoom in
  • Waste of money

    1
    By jenniferocious10
    Thought this would show us cool places to stop on our road trip.... it doesn't. The app basically shows you a solid blue line of where you're going and that is literally it. Has to read the instructions 3 times just to get that part down. If apple offered a money back policy I'd be writing for one but they don't so enjoy my $6. Maybe you can invest it in making an app that has a purpose.
  • Not an easy interface

    1
    By amd2007
    Don't recommend at all.
  • Nice App - Show Milage?

    4
    By PXLated
    A nice little app and like the export to UCG. Haven't figured this out yet - Any way to show the mileage between route pins as well as total mileage. Time to travel would be nice also. Ok - Thanks for the response... Be nice to have the mileage displayed on the map next to each route pin for that segment and total by the last. Would make it easier for quick glance/review. Ahhhh - Sorry to be a pain, need to play around more I guess :-(
  • Search function doesn't work

    1
    By dejavuexp
    It only searches addresses near my current location, which is useless for my planning of an upcoming road trip in Europe. For instance, my current location is LA and why I try to find Reykjavik in this app, the only result I get is "Reykjavik outpost", a clothing store near LA, and if I refine the search by entering "Reykjavik, Iceland", the app simply tells me "error, could not resolve location". If I have to collect the coordinates of every stop on my trip for this app to work, then what's the point of having a search bar?
  • Crippled by poor searching interface

    2
    By Nonsanity
    If you know exactly where you want to go and have exact names, addresses, or map locations, this app may work for you. But if you are taking a leisurely road trip and want to find interesting or useful locations along your route, best look elsewhere. 1) There is a search feature in this app, but it doesn't use the current map view to effectively restrict the results. This means that you are presented a list of search results from all over the world when all you want is what's along the 50 mile stretch of road you are currently looking at, and only the top few will be local to your current map view. compared to doing the same search in other map apps, most of the expected results just aren't there. Instead, the list is padded with far-off stuff places—some from the other side of the world, even. As an example, I searched for "museum" in a large metropolitan area, one that I know has many museums. However, only the first six were even from that state. The rest of the search results were from other states and overseas. Those distant locations shouldn't be returned—they aren't in the range of my map view. If someone is interested in museums anywhere, they can zoom out first. There needs to be more complete local results and less padding from elsewhere. 2) Also, if and when you do find and select a possible destination from the search results, the app zooms into the general area of the location but places no pin or other mark on the map. You can, at best, touch and hold on the map to make your own pin and hope you didn't just set a destination in the middle of a deserted corn field. 3) The requirement that the user has to open a menu and press a button in order for the map to re-draw the route is something that should be replaced with background route updates. If I just added a new route point, we can be sure I no longer want the old route. Just update it for me. 4) Also, when a new route point is added, it defaults to the end of the trip. In order to move it you have to leave the map to go to list of route points, switch to edit mode, drag the route point up the list, stop editing and return to the map. If building up a route with many points, this gets annoying fast. Oh, and don't forget to tell it to update the route too. A good interface should minimize the number of times the user has to take unnecessary action—like clicking buttons, opening menus, or dragging things around. Not eliminate, just minimize. This app needs to take that design philosophy to heart. And fix the search-—I don't want to drive past the world's largest ball of twine without knowing about it. :) Response to Developer: My goal is to help improve your app, if I can. :) I found the feature you referred to in your initial response. It doesn't, however address the need for adding new stops along a route. It only locates places close to an already chosen waypoint, and it doesn't allow for them to be added as new waypoints, as far as I could tell. Am I missing something else that might be hidden in a menu?
  • Trip Planner

    1
    By SGM Joe
    Can't figure it out
  • Too difficult

    1
    By G-ma for Brendan
    This is not a road trip planner!!! It does absolutely NOTHING!!! I have tried several times to plan a route to our vacation spot. It doesn't drop pins, it doesn't show routes!! All it does is drop a pin at my location, then does nothing after that!! Can't believe I spent money on something as worthless as this!!
  • RV road trip

    5
    By Pattygh
    I love this app and use it to plan our cross country trips. I plot each stop and the activities at each stop. It takes time to put the info in the app, but serves as a permanent record of each of our trips. I would love if the app would allow more pictures to be added especially in the activities. I also use it to keep a running total of the cost of our trips using the activities section. You can Dropbox your trip to share.
  • Waste of money

    1
    By Verzino
    This app is less useful than apple maps and google maps, has no help menu, provides no alternate routes, does not suggest services. Save your money.
  • Not satisfied

    1
    By Let's keep it simple
    I purchased this app and it won't work I can't get a hold of anybody I have emailed and no one will return my email I would like my money back
  • Not worth the $

    1
    By s2010z
    You can't insert a stop after the route has been planned. I would like a refund. Not worth $6.
  • Very basic not really fictional for a road trip.

    1
    By Tried N True
    Not worth the money.
  • Terrible

    1
    By AndiLill
    Not user friendly and cannot just map from point a to b
  • Impossible to use.

    1
    By Palm Desert Retired
    This app seems like a complete waste of money. Nothing really seems to work in the app. The tutorial is not useful at all. Look elsewhere for a trip planner!
  • Great TRIP planner

    5
    By O G
    If you are planning a Road Trip that has stops in many cities then this is a good application to use. Saving your trip to the Cloud allows access over all of your devices. I've used it several times and recommend it. As an added bonus, you can look back at past trips to see where you went and stayed. So, it is a journal as well.
  • Road Trip Planner

    5
    By Bosley2016
    Continues to be the best travel planner around. Has many features not found elsewhere. We love it. My wife and I travel much of the time in a Motorhome. We have been looking for an app to use to plan our routes, our overnight stays, and to list the things we want to see and do along the way. We have found it in Road Trip Planner. It is easy to use and intuitive. Two features I especially like are: It lets me adjust the speed which RTP uses to calculate drive time between stops. This gives me a much more realistic "expected arrival time", and You can zoom into a stop and switch from a "map" view to a "satellite" view. I find this very helpful in knowing exactly what I will find at that stop and how to get in and out I would recommend Road Trip Planner to all travelers who want to PLAN their journeys!
  • Outstanding developer

    5
    By Be.Know.Do
    In my opinion this is the only travel app you'll ever need. The developer stays in constant contact with the users, takes request for upgrades, and implements them at extremely fast rate. The app certainly performs as advertised and has so many cool features.
  • Great road trip planner!

    5
    By DanZaph
    I have used Road Trip Planner many times and it has made planning trips and taking the trips much easier. The integration between the back up in the iOS app works extremely well. The author continues to frequently update the app in meaningful ways on both platforms.
  • I do like this app

    2
    By Gdrgbfhng
    But the Arrival and depart times DO NOT WORK!!! I paid money for this and I expect a finished product, not something that breaks when I try to input a 3 day stay in July and instead keeps putting a 31 day stay in June?!????!!! FIX THIS ITS RIDICULOUS AND I CANT PLAN!
  • Great app

    5
    By lightasammo
    I have been using this on my Mac to create an itinerary for my trip to Japan. The app made it easy to create one for each city and prefecture. Works great on the phone as well for modifying or keeping them for offline use. Just search the things you are interested in, add them, and have it create the best route to take!

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