Top 5 Must Have Free Boston Apps

Mar 9, 2011

My mother is from Boston, MA. One of the branches of my father’s business was located there – plus I have family there. I spent a lot of time in Boston as a young person and just went back last year and used these apps to get around!


This app is a must-have – using GPS and info from MBTA it shows locations of buses in Boston and adjacent cities. It also predicts times on a map. Works great, updated frequently.


NESN Mobile

If you want to catch up on all the Boston teams in one spot this is a good place. This free app has video and news about the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, and Celtics. Works great, easy interface, frequent updates, and a good place to get a taste of Boston if you are away. Better than ESPN Boston.


WAAF – Boston’s Rock Station

You can listen to the station with this app, as well as watching videos and other features. It freezes frequently – but when it works it’s great to hear some WAAF on your phone.


Search For Boston Apartments

This free app is a tool to help you find apartment listings in Boston. You can sort by price, market date, and location. You can’t do custom searches. The app lets you call an agent. It’s not the only tool I would use but definitely helpful to look at listings and hey, it’s free!



This free app is for people who live in Boston. It’s a place to report issues like potholes and broken city infastructure. You can track your reports and look at other reports – as well as tweet them out. It lets you see reports on a map. Only uses GPS, doesn’t let you manually enter a location. It definitely is a great way to channel the frustration that broken stuff can create! Recommend to all Boston locals.


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