Invaluable. $0.99 a month is definitely worth it. Other people talk about a free app from New York City, but I have not found one that gives all the necessary information about where a legal alternate side spot is, where one will be open soon, etc. As I drive, I'm reminded of which side is legal which side isn't and the place along a long stretch of RSD where it suddenly goes Tuesday to Monday legal. Plus I've learned stuff about where spots open early in the day so that I can grab 1 and have done with it.
Another "free" but, uh, we want money app I absolutely abhor tricky if you want the info you have to blah blah blah always ending in the pay us category. If you don't mind reporting in 10 times a month I guess it's fine. I know people who just enter anything to keep their free access so just how accurate is it? And then they expect you to pay? No thanks. You're better off just going to the DOT website. It's cumbersome but at least it's REALLY FREE! Needless to say uninstalled this ripoff.
Expensive It shouldn't be a monthly subscription. Most of the people don't drive much in the city, and those who do they usually go to same places and know the rules there. I subscribed to this app and used it like once a month. That's like 1$ per use. It should be one time payment not subscription.
Good with a few annoyances The basic functionality of this app is great (try it, you won't be disappointed) but it has some irritating usability flaws: since it's mostly used *while* driving I wish the interface would reflect that - especially setting the timespan you are looking for. It would be better if there was a larger, round button that would give you a few presets: 1h, 2h, 3h, 6h, 12h ( or even "until" 8, 9 and 10 am ), backed with settings for your preferred morning take-off.
App is laggy and there are better free alternatives Parking data is free via NYC open data . Why would someone pay a monthly fee for that?
Should be free The iPhone edition of this app is basically free, why do Android users have to pay a subscription fee. Just to find a legal parking spots should either be free or just one time payment.
Last Spot Widget - home screen widget that shows information about your last saved parking spot
The easiest way to find and pay your NYC parking tickets and traffic tickets!