GPS systems are great, but only the newest versions can tell you if your commute is going to be a pain in the neck. And you can grow old waiting for GDOT’s live traffic map to load on your phone. If you’re on the go and don’t want to stop,, the online social app “superstore,” recommends that iPhone users check out the free apps Traffic and Traffic View, or How’s Traffic (99 cents). The site recommends that Blackberry users download the free app Beat the Traffic.

Avoid the snarls: All are available from Or download the iPhone apps from Apple’s store and Beat the Traffic from the Blackberry app store.