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Ready to start an exciting new life in New York City? Moving to the Big Apple can be an overwhelming process if you don't have the right help. Fortunately, there are tons of New York City moving apps out there to help you with everything from keeping track of your stuff to finding parking in the city. What a time to be alive! Here are the best moving apps for 2018.
1. Moving Day App
Moving Day is a free moving inventory app available to iOS users. Use the app to catalogue your belongings and keep track of all your things as you move from Point A to NYC. You can take photos and use the app to create and print barcode labels for your boxes. It's even AirPrint compatible, making it a breeze to print labels. It beats scribbling on your boxes with a marker, right? Plus, this app can be especially useful if you have to file any insurance claims for broken or missing items.
2. Moving Planner App
Moving Planner is one of the best movers' apps for Android users. It has a pre-generated list of more than 200 common household items, and you can add custom items, too. Use your list to keep track of which items are going in which boxes. The interface is easy to use and you can easily share lists with your family and friends, cutting back on moving miscommunications. Cloud storage is available, too, so you can switch between devices and be sure that your information is safe if something happens to your phone. Auto-sort, email printing, color coding, and other clever features are also available. You'll have to pay $0.99 to download this app, but it's worth the price.
3. Exit Strategy
NYC moving apps aren't all you need for success in the Big Apple. You also need relocation apps to help you navigate your new home and get the most out of what NYC has to offer. Many New Yorkers spend months or years mastering the subway system, but you can do it instantly with Exit Strategy, available for both Android and iOS. It will be your best friend when you're exploring the city—especially if you're a newbie at riding the subway.
This app has subway and bus maps for all five boroughs, but it does even more. When you're riding the subway, it gives you advice on where you should stand on the platform so you'll have the least amount of walking to do once your train arrives at your destination. Exit Strategy will set you back $3.99, but it has tons of cool features.
If you're one of the brave souls who chooses to drive in NYC, you have to download ParkMe. The app uses data from nearby parking lots and tells you how many spots are available. It's useful even if you don't have a car—you'll need to find parking on moving day, and you'll want to know where to tell your friends to park when they drive in to visit you.
The app lets you pay in advance using your credit card, so you know no one will snag your spot before you get there. ParkMe is available for both Android and iOS, and it doesn't cost a thing.
Hungry? Download Flavour, a free iOS app that will guide you to the best eats in your new neighborhood—and is especially useful when you want to grab something quick on moving day. The app uses info from chefs, local experts, and other sources so you know what to expect at each place. The interface is easy to use, and the photos will have you drooling. You can even search for specific foods, types of dishes, and other criteria that will help you find exactly what you're craving. If you don't have an iOS device, try OpenTable or Yelp to discover great places to reward your moving helpers with a feast.
Life in the Big Apple is exciting, but don't leap into it without downloading some apps. After all, we live in an amazing time where all the world's information is right at our fingertips. With these awesome apps for moving—and living—on your side, you'll be an experienced and confident New Yorker in no time!