Top Apps for Glenview Residents

Patch scours the many apps out there to find the most useful ones for your area.

Throughout the world, ten billion apps have been downloaded through the iTunes store. With just the tap of a finger, these apps help people organize their day and even add a little entertainment. This milestone got Patch thinking about what apps would best serve Glenview residents. So we compiled a list of the top apps that will help you with everyday life, from finding the cheapest gas to locating the best bottle of wine.

Fuel Finder
You’re heading home from and the gas gauge light just went on. Where can you fill up nearby without maxing out your credit card? Fuel Finder has the answer. No matter where you are, this app will guide you to the nearest place with the least expensive gas.

Open Table
Yes, you can reserve seats at without picking up the phone. Find the restaurant you want to go to and simply by tap this app to reserve your seat for date night.

Red Laser
While shopping, let your smart phone be your guide to the best deal—even beyond the store’s walls. This app lets you scan the bar code on any item and it will search the web for the least expensive price. Absolute must-have.

Ride Metra
How many times have you lost that paper train schedule from Union Station? Here's to never picking up another copy again. Use this app to find out the time the Milwaukee-District North train departs from downtown.

Text’nDrive Lite
Glenview Police don’t want to see you cruising down East Lake Avenue, typing out a message on your phone. Text’nDrive offers a hands-free solution. This app allows you to listen to message you’ve received and will let you speak the response.

MultiCam Chicago
Before hitting the Edens or 294, check in with MultiCam Chicago to get a view of major traffic snarls.

Crain’s Chicago Golf Guide
It’s never too early to start thinking about a round of golf at . This guide from Crain’s Chicago helps you pick the next course.

Wine Enthusiast Guide
Ever find yourself stuck in the wine aisle, unsure of what bottle to purchase for a party or a friend? This app has thousands of reviews to help you make the right decision for every occasion.

Chicago Broadway
Dying for a night in the city? This app tells you what’s currently on stage in Chicago and allows you to purchase Chicago Broadway tickets. It also suggests places to dine before or after the performance, offers a sneak-peak behind the scenes and provides a few podcasts with show highlights.

FanGuide Chicago Loop Architecture
Speaking of the city, Chicago has some pretty amazing architecture. And it’s never too late to be a tourist in your hometown. With this app, your tour guide fits in your pocket. Pop in your headphones and listen to the history of the city’s greatest landmarks while you whizz by on the El.

Fandango Movie App
This app not only tells you when the next movie is playing at —or other nearby theaters—but also allows you to buy tickets while sitting on your couch.

Sports Tap
When you’re out and missing the game, keep track of the Cubs—or the Sox (or any other team, for that matter)—with this app, which gives you live updates from multiple games.


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