By now you’ve probably caught wind of the short list of great apps that’ve gone free in celebration of the App Store’s fifth anniversary (if you haven’t grabbed these apps yet, take a look now before all the free ends).
Missing from that list of free apps is Localscope, a fantastic navigation and discovery tool that Apple called the best navigation app of 2011.
For those not familiar with the app, Localscope searches for points of interest and geotagged posts using popular services like Google Maps, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, Yelp, Wikipedia and others. Once you’ve picked a POI or geotagged photo to head toward, Localscope can send the destination’s location to any one of the turn-by-turn navigation apps (TomTom, Navigon, Magellan, MotionX, Skobbler, etc) it works with. Your navigation app of choice will then open, and you’ll be on your way to the destination you picked.
Even if you won’t use the app for navigation, it’s pretty fun just to look at all the geotagged Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Instagram posts around you; Localscope even tags each one with a heading and distance from your location.