Polarsteps - Travel Tracker

49.9K reviews
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About this app

Plan, track, and relive your travels. Record your route automatically, keeping your phone in your pocket and eyes on the world.

Over 5M+ explorers have chosen Polarsteps to create and capture their adventures. This all-in-one travel app shows you the world’s most enticing travel destinations, gives you insider tips and plots your route, locations and photos when the journey is underway. The result? A beautiful digital world map that is unique to you! As well as the chance to turn it all into a hardback Travel Book when you’re done. And it doesn’t stop there...

Doesn’t drain your battery, works offline and you have full privacy control.


Polarsteps Guides, created by our travel-loving editors and other explorers like you, show you the best of the world (as well as giving you top tips for once you get there).
Itinerary Planner to build your dream (editable) itinerary.
Transport Planner helping you get from A to B with clear transport options between destinations.


Automatically track and plot your path on a digital world map (that grows fuller as your passport does).
Add photos, video, and thoughts to your steps along the way making your memories all the more vivid.
Save spots that you love so that you can always find your way back.


Leave tips for the traveling community on where to go and what to see.
Share your journey with friends and family if you want to. Or keep it to yourself. You have full privacy controls.
Follow others and share in their adventures.


Retrace your steps – scrolling through places, photos, and your travel stats.
Create a unique Travel Book filled with your pictures and stories with the touch of a button.


"The Polarsteps app replaces your travel journal, making it easier and more beautiful." - National Geographic

"Polarsteps helps you track and share your journeys in an easy and visually appealing way." - The Next Web

"Polarsteps' resulting travel log is impressive, and is the source of a severe case of itchy feet in your correspondent." - TechCrunch


Questions, thoughts, or feedback? We'd love to hear what you think about Polarsteps. Get in touch via support@polarsteps.com.
Updated on
Dec 4, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Financial info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
49.9K reviews
Rick Morgan
November 9, 2022
Disappointed. Got home and found out that I have to upload each pic for each location. I thought this would happen automatically. Turned out to be nothing more than a Google Maps timeline. I said exactly what I meant, the app did not upload pics that coincide with each stop. It just gave me a timeline with my stops but no pics for the stops unless I uploaded them manually.
3 people found this review helpful
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November 9, 2022
Hi Rick, thanks for sharing your feedback with us! Could you reach out to us at support@polarsteps.com with your trip link, and elaborate your feedback a bit further? Do you mean you didn't receive step suggestions in the app while you were traveling? We'd love to hear from you!
Adam Porter
September 9, 2022
Mostly very good. PS tracks your location as you move along. But if you do an end-of-day journal, it doesn't work so well. Although all photos are tagged with GPS information, they will be logged at the location where the journal entry is updated. If you go back to try to pick out where the pictures were taken, the program redraws your steps, making a mess of the path. It would be better if the program picked up the GPS data from the photo and put it in the correct spot on the path.
14 people found this review helpful
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September 12, 2022
Hi Adam, thanks for sharing your feedback with us! At this moment it's indeed not possible to automatically place photos based on the GPS information. We've forwarded your feedback to our developers. Thank you for taking out the time to send us your suggestions!
A Google user
May 13, 2019
I like the app, particularly the ease of adding photos and zooming in to see your path. Unless I'm doing something wrong, I have two suggestions. Add the abilities to comment on individual photos and to add a step and photos without internet access (to be uploaded later). When I try to add a step without access, the app tries to download a location name (rather than simply recording the coordinates). When it can't, it won't let me proceed. I add a step later by tapping a point on the path.
23 people found this review helpful
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May 13, 2019
Hi Craig, Thanks for reaching out and great to hear you like our app. We are always looking to improve our app and make it even more user friendly. I've shared your suggestion and feedback with our product team. If you have any other questions about the app, feel free to send an email to support@polarsteps.com Cheers!

What's new

We fixed a couple of minor bugs.