eMaps is a free app that does Google Maps better than Google Maps in a browser. And, it’s a perfect example of why Google is afraid of the world of apps, Apple style.
If you love traipsing through Google Maps then you will love eMaps. What you get is street maps, satellite and street view– and driving directions.
eMaps has search capability for most countries in the world, includes reverse geocoding, and you can create and export customized maps.
What’s it look like? Google Maps in a Mac app window.
That’s familiar enough, right? One of the advantages to eMaps over Google Maps in a browser is the handy Toolbar at the top (which is totally customizable).
Instead of trying to remember where Google puts all Maps tools in a browser window, you decide where the tools belong and which ones to use.
You can search Maps through eMaps, check out Street View for locations that have it, and even view traffic.
And, of course there’s addresses and directions. eMaps is an app on your Mac and that brings about certain useful functions, such as drawing shapes on a map.
You can also save locations in the eMaps menu and open them up again with a single click.
eMaps is a perfect example of why Google and Apple are at odds over Android OS and iOS. Apps provide a better user experience and bypass Google’s penchant for displaying ads.