Over 2.5 million explorers have chosen Polarsteps to create and capture their
adventures. This all-in-one travel app plots your journey route for you, saving
locations and adding photos along the way. The result? A beautiful digital world
map that is unique to you and the chance to turn...
What an Amazing Travel App!
PolarSteps! What an amazing app! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate this app for keeping track of where we were on our latest cruise. The only bad news is how much data it takes to actually use this app. It tracks your location for every step you take and it does it in the background. The bad news is that it requires you to activate an international plan if you are traveling outside the U.S. Sometimes, it has difficulty using the tracking part of the operating system in iOS and registers the user as having taken a flight instead of cruising. Then when you get to the online part of the program, there isn't a way to change that portion of the trip. So, there are a few quirks. However, overall, it is a good program.
Flaws with adding old trips
I am enjoying using this app to track my travels, but the process of adding in previous trips from before I downloaded the app has several flaws. Most notably, the app is atrocious at guessing where I took various pictures and the "suggested photos from [city]" feature doesn't work well when I'm adding a step. I know that my phone has geotags saved for all of the photos I've taken - I'd love for a way to give the app access to that info to make the process of selecting photos easier. If it were possible, I'd also love to have an option to sync the app with my Google Maps app, which remembers not only when I've arrived and departed from each city but which restaurants, shops, etc. I've spent time in. I'd really love for my previous trips to be as fleshed out as the ones that Polarsteps creates itself are.
Oh my goodness I was so excited to come home from my grand kids home and see my Polarsteps book ready for me. My husband and I had spent our 45th anniversary and used Polarsteps to document our trip. The book is beyond amazing. I don’t even know how to give it justice. The pages are quality the book is quality of the pictures are incredible. Far out exceeded my expectation. I have used other sites to create books but none of them compared to this. The app was easy to use although it took me aLittle while to figure everything out. The customer service was great and answered my questions. I will definitely use Polarsteps again and I have already recommended it to many friends. What a incredible job you’re doing.
BEST TRAVEL JOURNAL!!
Seriously before even starting to read this review, download this app right now. This is the best user-friendly travel app I have ever used. This app is so convienent, easy and amazing!! I LOVE LOVE L O V E the feature that tracks my steps even when I am offline. I love being able to add photos and a description of where I was a certain day. I love knowing the amount of miles I have done on a trip and the # of countries I have been to. The awesome part is that the app is FREE! No annoying subscriptions. I cant begin to describe how much I hate subscriptions. I wouldn’t mind paying a one time fee for this app (if it ever came to that point). PLEASE DOWNLOAD THIS!! This should be #1 for the category Travel in the app store!
Please fix !!!!
Real disappointing right now. So I have a lot of pictures that are still on my phone that I’ve put in this app that are NOT showing up on the map. They show as blank white dots on the map and when I click on them they display gray images as if no picture is there! It’s frustrating because it tells me there’s photos but won’t show them. :( Do I have to manually go back and re-add all the stops and re-add all those photos? Cause I feel that’s the only way I can fix this which is horrible considering I’d have to sort through hundreds of pictures in my photo app and have to guess their correct location. I thought it was maybe just me, but then when I go to view other peoples stories I follow I encounter the same error and am unable to see their photos as well. Most photos work but not all work. Why?!!!’
What a great travel app!
I found PolarSteps this morning and started documenting my trip across Spain. Using my photos to identify dates and locations, I was able to outline my travels during the past week in less than 30 minutes. I can now go back and add more photos and commentary. What’s really cool, is that PolarSteps also posts to a website that I can share with friends and family back home. I really like the integration of the map and timeline. This is just what I was looking for.
I’ve been using Polarsteps for a bit over 220 days, as we non-stop our way through the world. I really like that I can see the routes we've taken. It adds a new element that only using pins can’t deliver, there’s just so much that happens between them, (unless you only fly) and the routes show the relationship between the pins. Here are some things that I think would improve the app. An in app 3D globe view of the trip. It would be really interesting to see the 3D perspective of your position on the world relative to another you had been and how you got from point to point. A toggle to turn off steps. Sometimes I just want to see the routes and the steps/photos are so large over the map that you can’t see the travel lines. I primarily got the app so I can see where and how I’ve traveled. A similar toggle to turn off travel lines so that only steps are visible. More map styles. GPS in app so I don’t have to remember to route in apple maps everything I do so that Polarsteps can record it.
Missing PDF export
There is the option to print out your travel diary in a book from (for a fee), but I’m not much of a paper/book type of person. I’d prefer a pdf print version which, as far as I know, isn’t possible. Other than that the app is great. It’s easy to add stories, photos, etc. but make sure you do it on the sport or at least create and empty log to fill in later. Creating a log after the fact is too complicated if you can get it done at all. Except for these little foibles I’m very happy with the features, layout, functionality, etc.
Fantastic, just one thing...
This app has a fantastic user interface and is perfect for logging and recording your travels, the only thing that I would change is that there is only one method of exporting your trips (besides just downloading the raw data): the print book copy. I would absolutely love if we could have a pdf copy of the book, even if it only came along with the printed copy or something else, but that would be absolutely fantastic and this missing feature is the only problem so far.
Awesome travel journal!!
The concept of this app is so awesome and something that I’ve been wanting for such a long time! I love that I can document my trip in such a neat and meaningful way, even when I’m offline, without having to start a blog or annoy all of my friends on other social medias! The only reason I didn’t give a full 5 stars is because quite consistently it will upload multiples of my pictures/steps, and I have to constantly go back and keep deleting the duplicates. Otherwise, so awesome! I’m using this for all of my trips from now on
There’s a app has the potential to be awesome. I’m not a giver to start a type a person. But there is no support, I don’t want to read through other peoples problems and figure it out for myself. I can’t make my travel book for the past two months since we went because the book downloads and then it goes nowhere and does nothing. Once it popped up in every single page it said it needed all of the photos to be re-uploaded. I don’t know how the hell to do that? And I’m probably going to be spending $100 on the book. So you’re losing money right now. I didn’t have to do anything with my Facebook yearbook it was easy Peezy!
I will get so much use from this app.
If you travel, and take many photos doing so, this is the app for you. I hate bombarding my friends / followers on Facebook / Instagram with too many photos, but here I can just load up because that’s what is meant to be posted. This is seriously an awesome way to preserve the photos and memories with locations. Props to the developers on a smooth functioning app. Honestly, I’d pay a bit just to keep the app. Thank you!!
Three trips so far recorded on this app. Can update with new text or photos, keep track of your location, and at the end you have the option to create a beautiful book of your travel. Can't recommend this app highly enough, my extended family and I are all members so we can keep track of each other. Love hearing about trips in everyone's voices. Very motivating to keep track of your travels.
Smooth interface for users
The person creating the trip has a hassle free interface with the app. I love that it tracks the trip with no effort on my part. Since I do not have a public trip, my followers have to go through a few steps. Not awful, but more effort than casual acquaintances may want to undertake. Especially when they only have to click a link to follow a blog. This is my first trip with the app and will be evaluating further. App appears to do everything it claims to do.
Awesome Travel Tracker
Polarsteps has allowed me to document my travels in one easy to use application and share my journey, live, with those close to me. Traveling primarily by sea, the offline functionality is great, though GPS coordinate input for location would be a great addition to the mobile app. Overall, I’d recommend the app to anyone looking to document their travel experiences and/or share their adventures with others.
Yes. Polarsteps is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 1,401 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Polarsteps Is 45.0/100.
Yes. Polarsteps is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 1,401 Polarsteps User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Polarsteps Is 45.0/100.
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