Imagine you’re visiting an unfamiliar city. Your first order of business is to seek out delicious places to eat and drink, as well as unique sightseeing attractions. To find these local gems, you might check Foursquare and Yelp for tips, browse TripAdvisor or ask friends for suggestions. But how do you organize these recommendations…
Plotter makes maps social.
We thought it was time for a map app that does more than search and directions. With Plotter, you’ll be able to plot out all of your favorite locations, get recommendations from friends and discover maps that are popular or featured in the Map Room.
Manage Multiple Locations On A Map
Now you can plot multiple locations and organize them onto your own custom created maps. Going on a trip and want to see all of your stops? Plot out the trip in advance so you won’t be constantly searching for locations. There is no limit to the amount of maps you can create and share with your friends.
Crowdsource Your Maps
Not sure of places to plot on your maps? Ask your Facebook and Twitter networks for recommendations which can be automatically added to your own maps.
There's A Map For That
The Map Room is your own personal concierge of curated maps. Discover featured maps created by experts and celebrities, as well as the stores and hot spots you’re always searching for. Maybe it’s a map of the best burger joints in town, or it could be the perfect day trip in San Francisco, there are maps for everything.
Once you have a map, you can quickly view all of your favorite locations.
Although you don't need friends to enjoy Plotter, they easily will make the experience better. Quickly find and add your friends from variety of sources including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Once you are following them, you can view all of their maps and see if anything looks interesting.
When you create a new map, it will also be posted to your Facebook and Twitter networks. Your friends are just a click away from recommending places to your brand new map!
In Plotter, you can order the locations on a map to set up a path between them. Have a day trip planned out and want to route your day between breakfast, sight-seeing, lunch and beyond? Paths will help navigate to your locations.
Paths work for both driving and walking.
Manage and track all of your Plotter activity with this simple newsfeed. Any time a friend recommends a location for your maps, you will get alerted and can easily add to your map, or ignore.
See the latest maps your friends create as well as other friend activity in Plotter.
Search for all of the locations and addresses just like you would on those other map apps. When you find what you are looking for, you can add that location to a map and save it for viewing later. You won’t have to search for that location ever again.
Google Places is built into Plotter, so you can get reviews, photos and hours right in the app. Ready to get directions? Plotter will let you pick if you’d like to use Apple or Google app for complete driving directions.
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Plotter is a tool for creating, sharing and discovering maps. We're a small group of digital evangelists in Cleveland, OH trying to redefine the way we interact with maps.