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Travel apps to help you get around Boston

Posted by Katie McLeod  August 15, 2013 01:27 PM

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By Matt Juul/Boston.com correspondent

From attempting to catch the T to trying to hail a cab, traveling around Boston can be a huge hassle at times.

Take the stress out of your commute through the Hub with these easy to use - and free - smartphone apps.

Embark Boston T

Never miss the T again with this free and easy to use iPhone app. Features include:

-Directions to any address or landmark (internet connection required)

-Up to date schedules and live delay alerts

-Interactive MBTA maps

-Offline trip planning

Uber

Sick of waiting by the curb for a taxi? Download the Uber app and have the cab come to you. Features include:

-On demand service

-Live map shows estimated pick up time and exact location of vehicles in the area

-One-click payment done entirely through the app

-Fare splitting between multiple passengers

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