Interesting but check places first 3/5
This app is a great idea and has some interesting features but the information is not current on many of the places I looked at. Some were out of business and others were now a different name and business. Best to check that the places you’re interested in are still there before traveling.
I used this in the past but now a few years later I’m being told it cost to add destinations to my trip. When did this change.?
This used to be an awesome app. I logged in today and it now asks me to spend $29.99 a year for a subscription for something that was free. Not worth it. I can do the planning with the internet and my gps myself!!!
I don’t get it... 1/5
By Real Music-Not Rap
I just don’t get what this app is supposed to do. You input a starting point and ending point, and all it does is show you mostly bars and wineries along the route. Huh?
In addition, contacting the developer was totally a waste of time.
As for a tutorial....what tutorial?
Luckily for me this app was free at the time, so I don’t feel I wasted my money.
Unbelievably outdated information 1/5
By Ed Torpy
About 20-30% of restaurants listed in this app are permanently closed, and have been closed for years! If only the app allowed users to flag a business as closed.
Nothing worth $290 1/5
By Dee kajun
I liked this app but developers got greedy and it went from free to $29 a year ..google now offers a more superior option at no charge...don’t bother with this one
Charge is ridiculous 1/5
I have used and loved this app for years. I used it for planning trips, but the new $30/year charge does not make it worth it. It was great for saving info, but the directions are not always accurate. It is not worth the money and the 7 free waypoints is such a small amount that I will eventually switch to something else.
Good while it lasted.. 3/5
Loved this app! It was my go to for planning our road trips across the country. As I sat down to begin mapping and planning our next adventure the website stopped me and asked for $29.99/year! Not gonna happen. Too many other map options. Had it been $10-15 one time fee, maybe. Bye Felicia
Used to be way better 1/5
First time ever to leave a review about any app. I used to love this app and would rave about it to my travel friends. However, the recent decision to limit users to SEVEN waypoints per trip is ridiculous and severely limiting. It used to be 60. And now SEVEN to push the user to add pro. That is nearly a 90% reduction in functionality. Poor decision. I’ll take my support elsewhere after I migrate my trips. Increase the # of waypoints to something reasonable and you will have me back because the functionality was good while it lasted.
$29 annual fee 1/5
By cookie dozer lover
Way too expensive, I’ll use other apps instead from now on. Bye!
Worst app ever 1/5
It’s slow doesn’t work and so many things wrong with it
From free to $30!!! 1/5
We loved this app and used it for several trips. Now they changed from free to $30!?!? I would pay $5 or even $10 but $30 is way out of the question. Just not worth it.... This app was user friendly and gave tons of great suggestions for stops along the route and even linked you to the websites for the destinations and hotels for bookings. But I guess we will have to find something else to use. Disappointed.
5 Star to 1 Star 1/5
I used to always recommend this app to people, however after their new update I’m sad to say that I will no longer be recommending this app. The new updated feature of 7 way points is pointless, you can plan anything around that. They offer a option well more like attempt to force you to pay $30 to get back the ability to add more than 7 waypoints, which I honestly don’t feel like $30 is worth it. I’m honestly quite disappointed that I will now have to find a new app to plan my trips on.
Not worth it anymore 1/5
App use to be free to make more stops... not anymore. Now all it’s useful for is pretty much just an A to B. This really makes me sad I used to love this app.
Used to love it 1/5
I LOVED this app when it was completely free. I take a road trip once a year and i always use this to plan, but now that they have launched the paid Plus version the free version is unusable. You only get to add 7 way points per trip, and this INCLUDES your start and stop point. So if you are driving from your house to a relatives house several states away you can only make 5 stops! I loved this app to discover several quick stops without having to detour from my route and it was perfect! I love it so much i was even considering the $30 price tag, except it is $30 PER YEAR which is just more than i can justify when there are other options out there....
Super cool and useful app! 5/5
I travel a lot and this app has helped so much! It has not only the main points of interest but architectural wonders, off beat attractions, natural wonders, night life, kid friendly attractions and so much more! It’s my favorite travel app and is a must for travelers!
Cannot do multi destination 2/5
I thought it would be easy to plan a road trip to multiple stops. It does not even ask if you want to make this a new trip or add as a destination. Dissapointed.
Actual trip routing, but has gaps 3/5
The app gets points for being an actual trip routing utility. You can drop waypoints along the way, and get estimated time between each. Awesome.
So why not 5 stars? A lack of feature parity between the app and the website can make usage a bit confusing. For one, there is this handy feature to find points of interest along your route, and even customize the distance off the road the search occurs. If that’s in the app, I sure can’t find it.
A major frustration for me, however, is the fact that this app has no concept of landscape mode. I’m nonplussed about a navigation app that can’t be used on an iPad propped up in its keyboard case.
In summary, Roadtrippers is probably a worthwhile service and subscription, but be mindful you’ll get the most value from using the website via your computer. This app is a pretty lightweight companion that has some growing-up to do.
Love this app 5/5
I really do love this app. Been using it for a couple years. When I go on road trips I find some of the most amazing things. Between odd things like a giant dresser, to beautiful things like water falls. It’s always my go to app to find anything to do around an area, or see, that I’m not used to going to.
Used to be free 1/5
Now it’s $30 a year. Went from completely free to being crooks. They know most people don’t have time or money to travel more than once or twice a year. Don’t let them steal your money - Google has a free app that is very similar to this
Tried it briefly. 3/5
The app was very helpful shaping our trips in US and in New Zealand. 5/5
By Indiana Sigis
The app was very helpful shaping our trips in US and in New Zealand.
Annual fee now being charged for info that was free. 1/5
Roadtrippers is now charging a significant annual fee for using their app. This a regrettable action on their part, unfortunately. I love what they provide, but after using it for several years, and recommending it to everyone I know, I have to downgrade my review, and will no longer be using the app. It’s disappointing especially since they rely so much on users for finding and reviewing many of the locations listed on the site. I will happily find other sites to get the same information. Again, I loved this site and recommended it to everyone I know, but the fee they are charging is excessive and I will not be using it anymore.
Rotate on iPad? 3/5
Please allow the functionality of rotating the screen to landscape on iPad!!!
By roadtripper disapoints
I thought I would be getting a trip tic type program. I could not find any help or tutorial type information. I on an island in the Bahamas. I could not get the program to leave on a road trip in Montana. For me this program was a waste of time.
Great App w/ One Major Flaw 4/5
I love this App! It is spectacular and even though I wanted to rate it three stars because of my one issue I couldn’t. It has been hugely helpful to me and I hope development continues with it. The one major downside is how many places don’t have reviews & photos or have very few of them. When traveling to new unknown places those are two of the most important things to see. Hopefully the developer helps build photos and reviews outside of simply relying on user input through the app itself!
Doesn’t work offline! 1/5
You put hours into a trip plan and you can’t access offline! Stay away from this thing. Better off using google maps and flagging destinations.
It’s kinda ridiculous to have to pay for additional waypoints
Just started using. Paid subscription. Driving me NUTS! 3/5
I may amend this later but for now the think keeps harassing me to write a review!
5 waypoints makes this worthless. $30 a year for more waypoints!?... I’ll find something else
Good while it lasted 1/5
This app is begin gimped so they can push an $80 (now $29) a year pay service for it which is absolutely ridiculous. It serves some purpose still, but it's no longer my go to. I use trip advisor, atlas obscura, and TripCase. Not sure what they were thinking trying to charge a huge annual fee when most apps charge a low one time fee to unlock features. The upgrades are not worth the asking price, believe me. 60 more waypoints and a darker map option as it stands. Otherwise, locations missing and no way to add them. No way to 'easily' route a road like you might do on a, you know, road trip.... Route 66 or blue Ridge Parkway for example. They also do not respond to emails if you have feed back or issues. I used to love this app and might have paid a one time fee to support them, but $80 is laughable and annually! Hah! What seemed ok when it was free (or would have been with a reasonable charge) comes under more serious scrutiny and doesn't hold up. Thanks for dropping waypoints to 30! Done with this app.
Not free anymore!!?? 2/5
By Ms. FMF
I loved this app for planning long road trips before BUT now you have to pay after you enter 7 stops on your trip. Disappointed!!
Plus is drop in the bucket for the value 5/5
By Ken the App Man
Best 30 bucks I've spent. Used this for my entire road trip, made it one I'll never forget. Keep up the good work!
Hard to use 1/5
The stops on my trip keep shifting out of order.
Not worth it 1/5
Use Google maps to plot your road trip and Pinterest to get ideas of things to do nearby. Not worth the $30
Love this App 5/5
By Juliane from FL
For the past few years I’ve been planning my cross country road trips on this app. Each trip over ten thousand miles with almost one hundred destinations. There is nothing else like it out there. Just put in your destination and the app figures out your route. Can’t get any easier than that. Traveling would be much more difficult without Roadtrippers. I appreciate their team as well. So very helpful. Thank you for everything.
Great app, but painful subscription 3/5
I’ve been a long-time user of Roadtrippers. I love the app - it’s a hell of a service they provide. I recommend(ed) it to most people I know.
But their move to a subscription plan (championed by Apple, as they push their developers to sell subscriptions rather than one-time purchase fees) is infuriating. The least Roadtrippers could have done was give a free year or two to current users like so many other apps have over the years (think Reddit’s purchase of Alien Blue), but all of a sudden I’m unable to access & edit my previous trips because they have “too many waypoints.”
I don’t blame an app for trying to make money, especially not an app that provides a service this good. But a little courtesy to the users that have been loyal for years would’ve been nice.
Shortsighted greedy app developers 2/5
Greedy developers are so lame. They miss the real long-term ongoing revenue stream by loosing hundreds/thousands of potential customers with their high annual app cost. This app doesn’t even have support for Landscape mode on an iPad??? Really? The teeny tiny light-gray fonts used to list the destination mileage/time is too hard to see at any light level. How did this get such good ratings??! Fool me once...
Not worth the cost!!! 1/5
This used to be the greatest app ever. My girlfriend (now wife) used this app for a road trip from CT to Yellowstone NP in 2016. At that time, the app was shockingly free! Now, they are trying to charge a $30 yearly subscription fee! I fully understand that apps need to make money, but $30 per year is ridiculous. I would consider a one time fee of $9.99 or something in that range, but I will now look elsewhere to plan our future road trips.
Used To Be My Favorite App 1/5
I used to adore Roadtrippers. I told all my friends and family about it. It was my go-to guide for planning massive, fun-filled, exciting roadtrips for years. I’ve travelled thousands of miles with Roadtrippers! But that all changed with the latest update. I would happily pay a one-time fee for this awesome app; but $30 a year? No thanks! I can’t afford that. Now my previously awesome trips are limited to 7 or 8 waypoints. So much for being my favorite app.
Inner Loop of States 5/5
By New to ATT
Thank you!! Keep up the good work.
$29.99? Really? 1/5
I used this app all the time and now there is a limit of 7 ‘waypoints’? What? Why?
Let’s go! 5/5
By Solnishka Maya
So I downloaded the app, which I was thrilled to find and started to add our summer road trip to Rhode Island.
Some things, I had to decide to purchase the upgrade to add the whole PCS from WA to RI.
A few things I’d like to see: (maybe I haven’t discovered them)
1) map overlay with weather??
2) gas stations along the route??
I use waze and have that as my preferred Navi, but I haven’t seen gas stations / price. I know Waze does it but I’d like it in the app if possible. Especially with young for the upgrade.
Otherwise, I love the app. Using it on short trips before summer comes!!
Will no longer be using Roadtrippers. I used to love this app as a resource for planning trips and discovering hidden gems but no way am I going to pay a yearly subscription. Disappointed that they have limited usage to 7 stops.. A one time fee might be worthwhile but not a yearly subscription.
Love the roadtrippers app 5/5
I’m planning a 9 day cross country trip from Washington state to Florida. I was trying at first to plan our trip on my own using different maps online trying to calculate how long it would take from place to place and then looking up each state to see what cool things we could see. With the hopes we wouldn’t miss anything. After waisting a lot of time and paper I came across this web sight. Which made my trip planing a breeze even figuring out where we would stay along the way. The trip I at one time was dreading I now can’t wait to take. After using the free version on roadtrippers, and finding just how useful it was I did decide to up grade to plus. I am so glad I did all the features are well worth it. Roadtrippers works great on both a computer and through an app on your phone. Also the Nav setting works with whatever system you regularly use. I use Waze and it’s attached. I just can’t say enough good things. If you have a trip coming up this is the app to use.
This app was so good but they ruined it 2/5
This app was amazing. I used it for years to plan many massive road trips. But all of that is over... I was so disappointed to find out that they are now charging $30 a year to use their services. The app is basically useless now that they have an 8-stop limit per map. I guess I will have to find another way to plan vacations. There is no way I am paying $30 a year. I would pay a one time fee of $30, but I will not pay an annual fee that large.
Useful App 5/5
By Kona Dragon
I like Roadtrippers. I have used it for two years now and it’s easy to share this with my family members so they can rest easy knowing where I’m at. Very easy for me to use.
Main feature totally absent - beware!! 2/5
You do not have the ability to select and curate the actual roads you want to travel... when biking, the road or hwy you are on is the critical piece of info you are trying to plan and retain for later to share... eg, take hwy 100 east of Little Rock until you reach 24, then take that into Memphis, it’s a beautiful stretch of road.
You can only select waypoints and let Roadtrippers choose your route - your only choice is “highways” or “avoid highways”. Useless for planning a “road” trip - I mean, that’s is what we’re trying to do here right?
Add to that a myriad of other irritations like if you want to use all the features you will need to use BOTH the app AND the web version continually. Again, useless if you are on the road during the day and have limited or no connection.
Also, the photo upload has never worked correctly for me. The photos on my trip in the web version display correctly, but when I switch to the iPad app half the photos are upside down. Fix them on the iPad and now the web version shows half the photos upside down. Says photos should be under 4Mb - that’s fine, my pics are all under 3Mb... yet the web version refuses to upload some saying they are over 4Mb...which they are NOT.
They are so close to a great product but so far away as well. There are major issues I find to be critical that have not been addressed in the time I’ve been trying to use this app - which has been over ONE YEAR.
Lastly, if you do have problems like I’ve described, you will find no support. The support site has like 13 issues (there’s probably 100) and the solutions are not helpful. The manual I found to be unhelpful as well. It took me two hours to find out I couldn’t add a photo to a waypoint in the app (Details button greyed out), but I could at Roadtrippers.com (Details button not greyed out). And that’s the kind of stupidity that’s occurring here.
That said, there are no other apps to go to so... I’ll hope against hope that this app gets fixed and becomes uniform across the platforms and all features work... someday.
For the record I am a Roadtrippers Plus member.
iOS user 3/5
Worked great last year. Now all options are not shown in settings. Can’t change cover photo.