Local Apps

Making county life a teeny bit easier.



We all know that apps can be useful in daily life, from telling you what song is playing on the radio (Shazam) to saving web pages for you to read even when there’s no longer a Wi-Fi connection (Instapaper). But what can they do for you here in Westchester? We tracked down four apps of special interest to the 914.

StationStops Metro-North Schedule
Unfolding those tiny blue, red, and green Metro-North timetables is just so dorky. Now, you never need to check a paper schedule or the MTA’s ghastly website—all train schedule information is beamed directly into your phone. And, instead of incessantly watching the big board at Grand Central for track information, you can check the most up-to-date train approaches and track numbers in real time.
Cost: $2.99

Westchester BlockShopper
In the market for a new home? The county is your mall. But, as you stroll through the neighborhoods, how do you find out more info on a house or street without making a million calls to realtors? The Westchester BlockShopper app gives you info on the homes for sale around you. As you walk by to check out the curb appeal, you can take notes directly into the apps, and see notes written by other users.
Cost: Free

FastMall
Our malls are big. If you get lost, FastMall will help you find your way out of The Westchester, the Palisades Center, the Cross County Shopping Center, and even Woodbury Commons. It’ll give you turn-by-turn directions to help you find your favorite hard-to-find store, and even help you remember where you parked.
Cost: Free

NewRoTalk
You live on the Sound Shore. You want to stay informed. This free app will let you read the Talk of the Sound website right on your iPhone. There, you’ll get up-to-the-minute info on New Rochelle and its environs from a website that boasts more than 400,000 visits since 2008.
Cost: Free

And for all those iPhone fans out there, remember that Westchester Magazine can now be read on the iPhone and iPad. Visit westchestermagazine.com for more information.

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