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exit strategy literally shaves minutes off every subway trip. Imagine the subway train pulls into your destination and you're DIRECTLY in front of the exit...every time! This app eliminate the guesswork from your ride, making your life easier and faster...nd all for less than the cost of a roundtrip subway ride! Plan where to stand and shave minutes off your trip! exit strategy NYC has been praised by NYTimes, NY Post, NY Mag, Gizmodo, Wired and more. Try it and you'll quickly see why it's a MUST-HAVE for New Yorkers & savvy visitors too. (Works offline in the subway, no internet required) ___________________________________________________ Summary of Features: - Official MTA subway map (zoomable, scrollable and interactive!) - Official MTA Bus Maps for all five boroughs - Comprehensive MAP OF MANHATTAN showing address ranges and popular destinations created from the official MTA Neighborhood Maps. (Works offline when other map apps don't!) - exit strategy diagrams help you plan where to stand ("Should I be at the front or back of train?"). Literally shaves minutes off every trip! - Diagrams include locations of exits, transfer spots, and elevators, in most cases down to the optimal DOOR! - Diagrams show the hours for exits that close. -NO PHONE SERVICE OR INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED; use it on the subway! ======================================= All subway, bus, and street maps are property of the MTA.
ExitStrategy
by Masaki Fujitani on 2020/07/30 22:33
I love this app!!!
The best app for NYC transit
by TomasN on 2020/04/02 20:34
This is the best of the best. You have everything you need for your transportation in NYC.
Hooray
by Neville e on 2020/02/28 16:04
Love this app saves me so much time on my commute and makes me feel like I’ve got the drop in all the other schmucks! So glad to see an update FINALLY!
Your Q 72nd St. station button is busted
by ken.recorr on 2020/02/25 18:12
Or it doesn’t exist, whichever. Add/fix it and I’ll change the review. This is a really good app, except for the time you are going to 72nd St. on the Q line and can’t find the best car to exit from.
Highly recommend!!
by Tweepies on 2020/02/25 16:45
Great app for maximum efficiency when traveling the NYC subway system. I’m so happy it was updated for the 2nd ave line!!
Convenient for New Yorkers and visitors
by S&B500 on 2020/02/12 15:24
Clearly a lot of work went into this app. The update for the Second Avenue Line makes it one of the best tools out there for commuters and visitors alike.
Updated at last!
by jabman1 on 2020/02/12 14:19
I don’t know what it says about my life (and I probably don’t want to) that I’m almost in tears of joy about an app update. A couple other apps have tried something similar, but no one else gets it right. I’d all but given up hope. Great to have it back!
It’s back!
by Egap548 on 2020/02/03 22:13
Wow I can’t believe they finally updated this app! I’ve been using the out of date one all along because it’s so useful. Can not recommend this more. It will save you all kinds of time in the subway, especially during rush hour. A must have for any New Yorker.
Whoa never gave up on this app
by a86da on 2020/01/21 03:12
I’ve had this app for years. Hands down the only app I’ve ever felt was worth paying for. Very useful and so I’m happy to see a 2019 update!
Errors in new version
by Gabe28 on 2020/01/19 20:00
Great to see this fantastic app updated after several years. However, if you click on the Cortlandt St 1 station, it gives you the station map for the R. Please fix this!
Where is the Second Ave. Subway?
by Billy Cal on 2020/01/19 15:26
Finally updated (after four years) to include the Second Ave. Subway, but no link to one of the three new stations (the main point of the update) and no updates to the neighborhood maps along Second Ave. C’mon!
Finally updated!
by ru48669 on 2020/01/16 04:37
been using this app nearly daily for probably almost ten years (yes I know where my exits are, but I'm frequently going to different stations). updating my previous review back up to four stars thanks to the recent update. STILL NEEDS JAY ST / METROTECH transfers (A/C/F<-->R) put in. These stations were connected ages ago. Dont know how this hasn't been done yet, especially since I wrote about this issue specifically years ago. Updating this small issue would make it a 5 star for me, but currently I wonder how many other stations are missing things like this due to recent (past 6 or so years) changes.
My #1 NYC app (from nyc resident)
by Novagazer on 2020/01/14 01:22
I purchased Exit Strategy years ago and I’m thrilled to discover that it’s finally been updated. It shows me where to stand on a train to get an optimal transfer to another train. And you can easily switch to a local map at each subway location. I’ve used this app religiously for years, even when it went through a period of no updates (not sure why that happened). Thank you to the team that made the updates.
Love it, missing some info
by SAH_BEE on 2020/01/13 12:44
Love this app, I use it all the time! On the Q line at 72nd street doesn’t seem to work. No data comes up when I select it. Pls fix :-)
Best few bucks I’ve ever spent! The only app I’ve ever reviewed!
by ITunesUse;V.3.1 on 2020/01/08 19:00
Such a great little app. Saves me a few minutes at least a few times each week (I use it anytime I take the train other than to and from work/home, since I have those train exits memorized, obviously). Put it all together and this thing has paid for itself a hundred times over. Honestly, no matter how little you value your time, this app will earn its minuscule, one-time price. Love it. Never written a review for an app, but I want to show my appreciation for this thing. Great idea, great execution - I’ve bought it for like 5 other people by now.
Finally updated!!
by Pitsai on 2020/01/01 00:12
My favorite NYC transit app again! Thank you, thank you, thank you for updating with all the new stations and changes in lines!! For those thinking of purchasing, this app saves you so much time while waiting for trains. Truly priceless!
Must for living or visiting NYC
by Mad Man on 2019/12/26 19:12
I’ve lived in the city for 10 years and use this app every time I travel a new route for the first time.
Redemption
by SpencerChase on 2019/12/26 00:23
Is this possibly reclaiming the title of the best NYC subway app?? After appearing to have been completely abandoned for so long this app may finally be worth buying again. I’ve been using it since I moved to NYC 10 years ago. Let’s hope they don’t make the same mistakes again
Go-to subway app now updated!!
by bobjaffe on 2019/12/24 19:15
Thank you for the update!!! I use this app constantly - even before the new map was added. So glad you’ve brought it up to date.
Finally an update! Great app!
by ChrisBK123 on 2019/12/22 16:05
been using this app for years And it’s always been worth it even without this latest much-needed update. Now it’s even better.
A MUST for nyc subway users
by joshlw04 on 2019/12/20 21:06
Since 2009, I’ve been using this app almost daily. I’m so happy it’s still being updated!! Thank you!
Yay!
by Devet on 2019/12/20 19:01
I’m giving five stars without even having tried the update yet—that’s how happy I am to see it back in action!
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by ♪┏(・o・)┛♪ on 2019/12/20 00:33
Thanks for the update!💯
The best app ever!
by Jamming Ruri on 2019/12/19 15:35
I been using this app since 2011 and it’s been absolutely amazing! I’m happy the author still updates it and really appreciate their time on doing it 😊
Best NYC transit app!
by Rabidk on 2019/12/19 13:43
Finally, an update!! I've been using this app for over a decade and nothing else compares for efficient navigation of the NYC subway system. Thrilled to see it's still being maintained :)
A decade running - still the best
by antpc9119 on 2019/12/19 09:20
Finally updated by devs to show 2nd Ave Addition! (Just missing updates to the neighborhood maps) This is the ONLY app that provides neighborhood views for EVERY station, along with popular areas and Manhattan. Add in the station exit guides and this app sets itself apart from any other on the market - highly valuable when in a rush or beating the rush.
The best
by Iphone4lifeyea on 2019/12/19 05:45
Thank you so much
Welcome back!!
by Srb1961 on 2019/12/19 04:37
One of my most useful NYC “insider” tools. So happy to have it back and up to date!
App I very Helpful but needs updates
by Doctor Goop on 2019/12/17 11:14
I’ve been using this app for nearly 10 years and iit really helps one to use the subway system efficiently. It desperately needs updating. 2nd ave line additions are completely absent as are changes around WTC. PLEASE update this great app.
Update the Q
by Ononimous author on 2019/11/13 19:13
I love this App, but why hasn’t the Q been updated? The 2nd ave subway has been open for a long time!
Still invaluable
by Chrisomi on 2019/11/06 17:39
As other reviewers have said, this app is in need of an update to reflect transit changes. THAT BEING SAID- this app is STILL invaluable. Ask any local: knowing which car will land you in front of the right exit for your destination will save you loads of valuable time when you’re traveling by subway. I’m holding out hope that an update will come before the app is truly obsolete. In the meantime, it remains my absolute go-to for traversing NYC.
Abandonware
by kdubnyc on 2019/10/20 07:49
I can't believe they still charge for this. Great idea, but outdated and abandoned.
Update this...
by Angkattel on 2019/10/12 01:28
...you lazy bum!
If you’re usually late
by marypoppings on 2019/09/27 20:21
Or want to get there extra early and save time, then get this app. It has saved me so many times - never waste a minute!
Indispensable even 3+ yrs w/o update
by Flabbedyjab123 on 2019/09/21 18:22
I can’t tell you how many times this app has saved me from being late or missing a connection. If you’re an nyc commuter just get it, one of the most useful apps you’ll have. And note to the developer: please push an update if you can to make sure Apple doesn’t make some update to iOS that will render it incompatible which happened to a bunch of my apps a few years ago.
Still waiting for the map to be updated!
by Isthispasswordtaken on 2019/09/09 20:20
I’ve had this app for a few years and it’s great. Except for the fact that even though I have paid for this app developers have not yet added the 2nd Ave., Subway. Your promises mean nothing. Do not buy this app until they have updated the information on the 2nd Ave., Subway!!
No Q train update?
by jrojfkenxn on 2019/09/05 17:49
I don’t recall how much this app costs but for an app that’s charging a download fee then the maps should be updating automatically. I’ve tried deleting and reinstalling and still it does not show updates to the Q line now serving the upper east side.
No Update For Years - Not Accurate
by annoyd consumer on 2019/08/29 19:51
They should not be allowed to charge money for an app that’s has not been accurate for years. They don’t even have a W line at all and show old Q line and many other incorrect information. This app should not be available for purchase unless they update. I have emailed the contact for the developer to ask for update (no response unsurprisingly) and deleted and reinstalled app to see if that would make it update but no. The developer(s) have abandoned this app so why is it still available? Apple needs to regulate this and remove it from the store.
Used to be great
by Dkde007 on 2019/07/30 16:43
Seems not to have been updated in at least three yeArs now (mid July 2019). Was great when current.
best bang for buck ever
by queerkatie on 2019/07/24 03:21
despite not having been updated in years, this is still one of the most profoundly useful apps on my phone. the minutes saved by not having to go a few blocks outta my way here and there each and every day have surely added up to countless hours of more useful time in my life.
Not updated
by starsonvelvet on 2019/07/13 21:34
I love this app but it hasn’t been updated in years. It’s good for the most part but the Q train up 2nd Ave doesn’t even exist on these maps, which I somehow only just noticed. Sad to switch.
Very detailed app, but outdated and seemingly abandoned
by Riverduck17 on 2019/07/08 13:56
The app is very thorough. It includes info on entrances and exits for most of the 400+ subway stations and includes NYC subway and bus maps for the 5 boroughs and local neighborhood maps of the areas surrounding each subway station as a bonus. Unfortunately as of July 2019 the app hasn’t been updated in over 3 years, so a few significant developments such as the return of the W train in 2016 or the opening the Second Avenue Subway in 2017, as well as things like the opening of new elevators or entrances/exits at older stations are not reflected in the app. The subway and bus maps in the app are likewise outdated. Given that over 3 years have passed without an update, the app seems to have been abandoned. (The official website for the app seems to have been abandoned too, as the site lists “469 stations” instead of 472 with the three new Second Avenue stations). The app is still pretty useful for traveling over most of the system, as long as you don’t use a station or route that has changed materially in the past few years.
Not accurate
by man from the mountain on 2019/07/02 01:07
First subway line I looked up, the Q, is completely wrong. If you want to spend this money, buy an expensive coffee instead.
Would be 5 star if it wasn’t missing the Q line up 2nd Sve
by dasule on 2019/06/30 04:44
It’s been over 3 years since the last update and they are missing the Q line up 2nd Ave!?!
Dead app, don't buy
by super8000bees on 2019/06/19 00:44
This was the BEST subway app you could have as a New Yorker. Then the developer gave up on it. It's many years out of date now and shouldn't be used. Bummer.
Please update for the new Q line 🥴!
by dismy315 on 2019/06/14 19:48
Please, please!
Love, but how about an update?
by DSalpeter on 2019/06/10 10:41
iPhone X screen compatibility would be nice!
Waste of money
by Candy Coates on 2019/06/07 13:21
I was looking for the app that tells you where to stand on the platform for the proper exit based on your address destination. This app is nothing more than a glorified subway map that tells you where the exits are at your subway stop. There is in an app out there somewhere, because I’ve seen it, where you put in the address of where you are going and it will tell you where on the train car to get on so that once you reach your subway stop, you will be closest to the exit of your destination. I wish I could remember the name of it. I thought was it. So basically with this app I paid $3.99 to get a subway map that I could get for free at my local subway station.
Strategic
by Skeuomorph on 2019/06/01 17:33
The only app to tell you exactly which car to ride for your exit.
Great concept but needs many updates
by FancyFoxNYC on 2019/05/19 16:16
Second avenue line still missing, website doesn’t work, developers have totally slacked off. Even if they’re onto other projects isn’t it worth outsourcing someone to update the app so they can keep selling it?!
Great but out of date
by Journo121 on 2019/04/25 15:58
Excellent app but it hasn’t been updated in 3 years, which is a problem given the changes in the system since namely, the second ave Q line extension and the Fulton Street station makeover.
Nice idea, no updates
by MTCCnyc on 2019/04/20 13:09
The Second Avenue Subway line has been up and running for a while now, but still no update April 2019- Still no update for any of the new line extensions.
Cortland Station
by geogh3 on 2019/04/17 15:23
Cortland Station is open now but the app says it’s still under construction. When is this going to be updated?
HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED SINCE NEW Q AND W LINES OPENED
by User23232255 on 2019/04/03 23:25
Please update the app. It’s been 3 years!! Thank you
Great App But Needs Update
by jspiezia on 2019/04/03 09:37
I love this app but it’s desperately in need of an update!
Very useful and accurate
by ISOnow on 2019/03/31 17:36
I use this daily, even if I visit familiar stations. It’s very advantageous to walk to the appropriate carriage prior to getting on the train, especially if you have a few minutes to kill. Some updates are needed but in general, it’s a top 10 app for me.
Not up to date!
by Gamer_NYC on 2019/02/08 06:45
Need to include the 2nd Ave line and the W! What about the new Q line? This has been my bible in NYC. PLEASE UPDATE!
Missing the W
by JEBspbu3 on 2019/02/05 19:41
Hasn’t been updated in 3 years.
Still my favorite after all these years!
by juleeny on 2019/02/05 10:40
I think I was one of the first people to purchase this app and I still rely on it all the time. Please update it! I was shocked to see how high it still ranks in the App Store even though the last version released was 3 years ago, which is a testament to how great this app is - still relevant for the majority of the subway stations. Please please please update!
Not current
by Shelbyguru on 2019/01/29 13:38
The Q is not updated to include 2 ave stops The 1 is not updated to include World Trade Center station
Great app. When are you going to add the 2nd Ave Q line?
by jeffmorrison49 on 2019/01/27 16:05
Then I will give you five stars. It’s been 3 years since your last update. I’ve contacted the developers about this and not heard back. It seems like this one is dead and not being updated. Still the best for what it is. But get with the times, you guys! The excited tone of your Hudson yards update (“the first addition to the system in many years!!!”) seems pretty lame when there has been another, more impactful and larger change since then. I still use it because there’s nothing better, but I sigh with frustration every time I go to the UES.
Not been updated in YEARS
by Caution fraud. on 2019/01/25 23:26
New line changes (and by “new” I mean YEARS ago) still not on. The app is dead don’t waste your money
Needs updates for subway changes!
by 78-212 on 2019/01/23 05:11
It hasn’t been updated in three years.
Incredibly out of date
by BTC_LIC on 2019/01/19 23:45
Several years out of date. Don’t bother giving the developers your money.
Great app; needs update
by Penukel on 2019/01/17 11:41
Love this app; please update for the new 1 train WTC station.
Useful but outdated
by KAdamWhite on 2018/12/22 15:19
This is a handy tool for learning where to stand to make your transfer, but it hasn’t been updated for the Second Avenue Q stations and can therefore be very misleading on some lines.
Great, but out of date
by JPEG712 on 2018/12/18 21:57
Loved this app but it hasn’t been updated for years and doesn’t even show the Second Ave line.
Needs updates desperately!
by Jmcjr18 on 2018/12/15 17:55
Missing new Q train route!
Love this app but it needs updating
by radkaren on 2018/12/15 14:25
I use this app regularly and it saves me a lot of time. But those who ride the Q train should know that the 3 Upper East Side stations aren’t on it!
Needs updates
by luquado on 2018/12/09 00:03
Hasn’t been updated with the new line, and changes to existing lines. It’s a fantastic app otherwise.
Need update
by NJ Viola on 2018/11/21 11:58
This app has saved me a lot of time by showing me where to go/be ahead of time! However the map is now completely out of date, missing completely the 7 and Q extensions. When will you update it? Thank you
Update?
by CnotK23 on 2018/11/19 14:28
Will you update for 2nd Ave line?
Updates!?
by Fabulous74 on 2018/11/17 19:52
This app was awesome. It's been a stake for a decade on NYC, but hasn't been updated in so long it's becoming almost unusable. If you're not updatibg at least let us know.
No Q update
by Gruuvheart on 2018/11/02 15:53
I really like this app.... great time saver however new subway stations need to be added.
Great app but missing the new Q!!
by ktmr3408 on 2018/10/26 16:22
Even as a native New Yorker I use this app all the time, but they NEED to add the new addition to the 2nd Avenue Q line!! This is just too outdated and not ok at this point. Add the new W to replace the old Q and add the new line then it will be a 5 star review.
Missing Q line stops
by Ted...M on 2018/10/10 15:34
Needs an update
Please update with 2nd Avenue Line!!!
by GloSong on 2018/10/01 02:51
I use this app almost daily!!! Just realized you haven’t updated in 2 years!!! You still active? I have recommended the app multiple times. Please update and I’ll update my rating. Thanks!
Great app but add the second ave subway stops!
by isaface on 2018/09/19 15:36
Use this app all the time but the second ave subway (q) added several stops uptown last year and these need to be added.
Need Second Avenue Addition!
by marcheeza on 2018/09/18 15:08
Love the app. I use it all the time. But now we have the new Second Avenue extension going up to 96th Street. So we need that added!
Needs update for 2nd Ave line
by oopsydaisy74 on 2018/09/05 22:33
This app works great, but it hasn't been updated in over a year and doesn't reflect the 2nd Ave line that started late 2016. Also where is the W?
LOVE this app, BUT...
by Heidimrobs1985 on 2018/09/01 20:48
They haven’t updated it in forever, the 2nd ave subway line isn’t on it and some other changes aren’t reflected- if it was current I would give it a full 5 stars.
User beware. Out of date maps
by Jen Durgin on 2018/08/26 12:25
I LOVE this app and have been using it for years but the subway maps and lines are out of date and don’t include the W train or Q- 2nd Ave line extension, so user beware.
Update?
by jjsbrocco on 2018/08/24 11:43
Do you guys intend on updating this App with the new 2nd Avenue Subway??
Time for an update!
by Eddie D NYC on 2018/08/11 20:44
2nd ave Q line hasn’t been updated.
Seems like no longer being updated
by Shirin0604 on 2018/08/08 19:09
Not updated for the new 2nd ave line and many other changes :( used to love this app but it is becoming too outdated to be useful.
2nd Avenue line is old news
by KFTnyc200 on 2018/07/25 01:53
Let’s get an update, you guys clearly aren’t trying, it would take you less than a day to get the new Q route and W in here. C’mon it’s been a year and a half. Make it free if you’re gonna be lazy.
Doesn’t have the Q on 2nd Ave!
by LECNYC on 2018/07/20 22:46
Needs to update to include the Q on 2nd Ave!
Missing stations, needs an update
by Alex Fusco on 2018/07/17 23:08
Title says it all
Great but out of date - no Second ave Subway
by Loren07 on 2018/06/29 13:34
I love this app and use it daily but I’m sad they haven’t updated it for the major subway changes in the last couple of years. It still works for most things but you have to know that the NQRW map isn’t accurate.
Needs an update!
by Lu212 on 2018/06/21 11:49
Great app for telling you where to exit the train to save time but it’s not updated for newer subway lines or exits. Please update!
Update or sell, please!
by connell5 on 2018/06/14 19:53
This was always my absolute favorite subway app, but without having updated in 2 years, it is now missing the east side Q extension and so much more... PLEASE do an update!
Please provide updates!!!
by Anon 9905 on 2018/06/12 06:45
A great program in concept that becomes less so in execution due to the infrequency and incompleteness of updates - e.g., When is the 2nd Ave subway being added? Where are individual station updates during and/or after any significant MTA construction efforts?
Still worth the money
by tooliahelen on 2018/06/04 19:20
I know it hasn’t been updated but the time I have saved since downloading it years ago is worth way more than $4...less than the price of a latte. The one star rating should go to the users who seem to have lost sight of what a nice life they have to have the LUXURY to complain about a GIFT. We have the internet on the subway now. Most apps like this are becoming irrelevant. I don’t blame the developers if they did abandon it...
Please update!
by won't sync on 2018/06/01 13:15
Loved the app but needs an update. Why is it taking so long? Where is the Q line up to 96?
Not Current
by NYNJEngineer on 2018/05/21 19:30
I gave this app five stars when I first bought it. However, it is no longer supported and have not been updated in over two years. It is still good for subway station information that was already included, but the new Second Avenue stations are not included.
Obsolete
by Elle.8 on 2018/05/19 03:11
I loved this app when I got it years ago but now it is outdated and needs updating. I really wish they would as it was amazing when I first started using it.
I use this everyday
by erinwilson5 on 2018/05/08 20:37
I love this app and use it everyday. It needs to be updated because the W train isn’t on the map nor is the 2nd ave subway.
UPDATE NEEDED
by Betavi11e on 2018/05/05 13:56
Love the app but they really need to update it. I use the Q line a lot and it has been running on the new 2nd Ave line for well over a year and Exit Strategy still hasn’t updated the map to reflect that.
Don't pay for it...Old data
by Rnovillojr on 2018/04/29 03:53
This app has old information and is rarely updated. I've contacted support several times with no response.
Best few bucks I’ve ever spent! The only app I’ve ever reviewed!
by ITunesUse;V.3.1 on 2020/01/08 19:00
Such a great little app. Saves me a few minutes at least a few times each week (I use it anytime I take the train other than to and from work/home, since I have those train exits memorized, obviously). Put it all together and this thing has paid for itself a hundred times over. Honestly, no matter how little you value your time, this app will earn its minuscule, one-time price. Love it. Never written a review for an app, but I want to show my appreciation for this thing. Great idea, great execution - I’ve bought it for like 5 other people by now.
My #1 NYC app (from nyc resident)
by Novagazer on 2020/01/14 01:22
I purchased Exit Strategy years ago and I’m thrilled to discover that it’s finally been updated. It shows me where to stand on a train to get an optimal transfer to another train. And you can easily switch to a local map at each subway location. I’ve used this app religiously for years, even when it went through a period of no updates (not sure why that happened). Thank you to the team that made the updates.
Finally updated!
by ru48669 on 2020/01/16 04:37
been using this app nearly daily for probably almost ten years (yes I know where my exits are, but I'm frequently going to different stations). updating my previous review back up to four stars thanks to the recent update. STILL NEEDS JAY ST / METROTECH transfers (A/C/F<-->R) put in. These stations were connected ages ago. Dont know how this hasn't been done yet, especially since I wrote about this issue specifically years ago. Updating this small issue would make it a 5 star for me, but currently I wonder how many other stations are missing things like this due to recent (past 6 or so years) changes.
Redemption
by SpencerChase on 2019/12/26 00:23
Is this possibly reclaiming the title of the best NYC subway app?? After appearing to have been completely abandoned for so long this app may finally be worth buying again. I’ve been using it since I moved to NYC 10 years ago. Let’s hope they don’t make the same mistakes again
A decade running - still the best
by antpc9119 on 2019/12/19 09:20
Finally updated by devs to show 2nd Ave Addition! (Just missing updates to the neighborhood maps) This is the ONLY app that provides neighborhood views for EVERY station, along with popular areas and Manhattan. Add in the station exit guides and this app sets itself apart from any other on the market - highly valuable when in a rush or beating the rush.
Updated at last!
by jabman1 on 2020/02/12 14:19
I don’t know what it says about my life (and I probably don’t want to) that I’m almost in tears of joy about an app update. A couple other apps have tried something similar, but no one else gets it right. I’d all but given up hope. Great to have it back!
It’s back!
by Egap548 on 2020/02/03 22:13
Wow I can’t believe they finally updated this app! I’ve been using the out of date one all along because it’s so useful. Can not recommend this more. It will save you all kinds of time in the subway, especially during rush hour. A must have for any New Yorker.
Finally updated!!
by Pitsai on 2020/01/01 00:12
My favorite NYC transit app again! Thank you, thank you, thank you for updating with all the new stations and changes in lines!! For those thinking of purchasing, this app saves you so much time while waiting for trains. Truly priceless!
Go-to subway app now updated!!
by bobjaffe on 2019/12/24 19:15
Thank you for the update!!! I use this app constantly - even before the new map was added. So glad you’ve brought it up to date.
Finally an update! Great app!
by ChrisBK123 on 2019/12/22 16:05
been using this app for years And it’s always been worth it even without this latest much-needed update. Now it’s even better.
Best NYC transit app!
by Rabidk on 2019/12/19 13:43
Finally, an update!! I've been using this app for over a decade and nothing else compares for efficient navigation of the NYC subway system. Thrilled to see it's still being maintained :)
Whoa never gave up on this app
by a86da on 2020/01/21 03:12
I’ve had this app for years. Hands down the only app I’ve ever felt was worth paying for. Very useful and so I’m happy to see a 2019 update!
Convenient for New Yorkers and visitors
by S&B500 on 2020/02/12 15:24
Clearly a lot of work went into this app. The update for the Second Avenue Line makes it one of the best tools out there for commuters and visitors alike.
The best app ever!
by Jamming Ruri on 2019/12/19 15:35
I been using this app since 2011 and it’s been absolutely amazing! I’m happy the author still updates it and really appreciate their time on doing it 😊
A MUST for nyc subway users
by joshlw04 on 2019/12/20 21:06
Since 2009, I’ve been using this app almost daily. I’m so happy it’s still being updated!! Thank you!
Hooray
by Neville e on 2020/02/28 16:04
Love this app saves me so much time on my commute and makes me feel like I’ve got the drop in all the other schmucks! So glad to see an update FINALLY!
Must for living or visiting NYC
by Mad Man on 2019/12/26 19:12
I’ve lived in the city for 10 years and use this app every time I travel a new route for the first time.
Errors in new version
by Gabe28 on 2020/01/19 20:00
Great to see this fantastic app updated after several years. However, if you click on the Cortlandt St 1 station, it gives you the station map for the R. Please fix this!
Yay!
by Devet on 2019/12/20 19:01
I’m giving five stars without even having tried the update yet—that’s how happy I am to see it back in action!
Highly recommend!!
by Tweepies on 2020/02/25 16:45
Great app for maximum efficiency when traveling the NYC subway system. I’m so happy it was updated for the 2nd ave line!!
Love it, missing some info
by SAH_BEE on 2020/01/13 12:44
Love this app, I use it all the time! On the Q line at 72nd street doesn’t seem to work. No data comes up when I select it. Pls fix :-)
Welcome back!!
by Srb1961 on 2019/12/19 04:37
One of my most useful NYC “insider” tools. So happy to have it back and up to date!
The best app for NYC transit
by TomasN on 2020/04/02 20:34
This is the best of the best. You have everything you need for your transportation in NYC.
Where is the Second Ave. Subway?
by Billy Cal on 2020/01/19 15:26
Finally updated (after four years) to include the Second Ave. Subway, but no link to one of the three new stations (the main point of the update) and no updates to the neighborhood maps along Second Ave. C’mon!
The best
by Iphone4lifeyea on 2019/12/19 05:45
Thank you so much
Your Q 72nd St. station button is busted
by ken.recorr on 2020/02/25 18:12
Or it doesn’t exist, whichever. Add/fix it and I’ll change the review. This is a really good app, except for the time you are going to 72nd St. on the Q line and can’t find the best car to exit from.
🚇🏃🏽‍♂️‼️
by ♪┏(・o・)┛♪ on 2019/12/20 00:33
Thanks for the update!💯
ExitStrategy
by Masaki Fujitani on 2020/07/30 22:33
I love this app!!!
Awesome: New Version Replaces 3+ other apps
by Xianator on 2009/11/22 16:22
This was a great app before, which I used all the time. But now I can delete my other subway map app, PLUS I get *offline* bus maps, PLUS a full *offline* map of Manhattan and much of the outer boroughs, PLUS maps of the stations themselves, and their exits. Tells you everything you need to know while you're below-ground, so you can pop up where you need to, and get where you're going. And in many ways, these maps from the MTA are more useful than Google's maps, because they include the station exit locations, and show you the block numbers immediately adjoining the station, so you can figure out which way to walk. The user-interface, BTW, is a dream. They've worked hard to make it work just the way it should, with clickable stations on the subway map, and the option to jump directly to either the Exit Strategy instructions, or the local map. Very well done, guys. (It is, certainly, a jump in price. But for the price of a giganto-mocha at your local coffee shop, you get a useful app you can make use of every time you travel, and which replaces several costly other apps. Offline maps alone are worth around $5 it seems, and they don't work as well. So all this functionality in one place is a huge bargain.)
Make us happy
by Shisuisushi on 2010/01/01 08:44
I love this app but it cna honestly do a lot better. I wish I could find my current location on this thing other then going to the iPhones built In map app. I also think that the stAtion pictures need to be more organized. I stay staring at this picture with about 3 possible ways to exit. I the features it has now are great but if this app wants to sell better and keep itthe best selliing mta NYC app then this needs improvement. I know that updating this app could be very complex since it's massive size but I really think it's worth your while to change. For us to enjoy this app I really hope you guys are reading our comments because I really could have put one star and help you guys to never sell again. Make us happy , more them you already did with your awesome features this app has WITH OUT wifi. Impressive stuff. I would have been lost finding my way home. This app could be the greatest I see this app On top. Thank you I really hope to god you have a update
Very detailed app, but outdated and seemingly abandoned
by Riverduck17 on 2019/07/08 13:56
The app is very thorough. It includes info on entrances and exits for most of the 400+ subway stations and includes NYC subway and bus maps for the 5 boroughs and local neighborhood maps of the areas surrounding each subway station as a bonus. Unfortunately as of July 2019 the app hasn’t been updated in over 3 years, so a few significant developments such as the return of the W train in 2016 or the opening the Second Avenue Subway in 2017, as well as things like the opening of new elevators or entrances/exits at older stations are not reflected in the app. The subway and bus maps in the app are likewise outdated. Given that over 3 years have passed without an update, the app seems to have been abandoned. (The official website for the app seems to have been abandoned too, as the site lists “469 stations” instead of 472 with the three new Second Avenue stations). The app is still pretty useful for traveling over most of the system, as long as you don’t use a station or route that has changed materially in the past few years.
COMPACT AND USEFUL APP!
by Contrapuntalist on 2016/01/20 21:49
This is a handy little app that really takes the guesswork out of the underground geography of the NY subway system. On your way to the subway, or even when you're already underground (i.e.the app is not signal- dependent), you can strategize: 1)what car on the train to board in order to make the most efficient transfer to the next line you plan to take, thus making your ride smoother and really easy to plan. You can also 2) open a geographically correct map of the local streets of your destination showing the exact placement of the exit staircases from your subway up to the street, so that you will be oriented perfectly when you come up to the surface again. I've lived in NY all my life, and although I know an awful lot of stations pretty intimately, it still helps me manage the ins and outs of the stations with which I am not as familiar. For a tourist it would be a real help, and for us natives, its a pleasure!
Hands down, the best NYC transit app!
by idiotking on 2011/09/16 02:21
This is not an app for novices, or folks who are unable to read maps, service notices, or platform signs. This is an app for New Yorkers who already know how to get where they're going, but want to get there quicker, easier, and (if it's raining out) drier! The station/train selection is a breeze, with a beautiful copy of the official MTA map. Information is deadly accurate - if it says a door will open in front of the stairwell you want , IT WILL! My favorite bonus is the inclusion of the MTA neighborhood maps, which show station exits, street addresses, and bus connections! Absolutely beautiful app, excellent design. Only flaw is that even in the latest version, it is not completely crash and freeze-proof. Fortunately, on the iPhone4 at least, those happen infrequently enough that I do not hesitate to give this app my highest recommendation.
Was my favorite app...could be again.
by Soulstealer79 on 2014/10/13 23:21
Living in NYC, this app has been invaluable in cutting down my travel time. For those who have missed a train by just a few seconds because you had to walk an extra 20ft. will understand the frustration that comes with the daily subway commute. When you have to transfer at least once, this can mean the difference between showing up to work 5 minutes early or 15 minutes late. That said, I would have given this 5 stars except for the fact that it stopped working completely when I upgraded to the iPhone 6. I know that sometimes there are hiccups when an OS is updated (I assumed it was iOS 8, not the phone), so I gave it a couple weeks for an update. When that didn't come, I emailed support from the app just to have it bounce back. Without any way to contact support, and no communication on their site, I am deeply disappointed that such an amazing app would just allow itself to not work for all customers. The fact that it's not a free app aside, I just want this to work so I can get back on track with my hassle-free subway riding. At that point, this will become a 5 star review.
Great app, minor flaw
by mrb370 on 2015/05/26 06:50
This is probably one of my most used apps and I think the info on it is right about 98% of the time. The one problem I have is the size of the neighborhood maps. It seems the problem of jumping to the wrong spot on those was fixed, which helps, but my issue is with the fact that some of those maps are so huge to begin with. I remember reading something from the developers about the app a while ago, saying that some of the neighborhood maps were smaller because of lack of space. Reading that is infuriating when EVERY single station in Manhattan has a detailed map of the entire island, and then the farther out into the outer boroughs you get, the smaller the maps are, to the point where some stations barely have a five block radius. That seems like really poor space management. It's not like more extensive maps of those outer borough neighborhoods don't exist.
Amazing Idea Meets Excellent Execution
by Mike Petrucci on 2009/11/01 23:30
One Sentence App Review: This app is a must for navigating NYC. ---------- App Update Review (v 2.0): The update really makes this app amazing! So many things fixed and packed with tons more features. ---------- Original App Review: This is an app I don't feel bad paying for! Exit Strategy provides truly premium content and it's not much more than a subway ticket! Navigation in the app is easy and intuitive. If you consider yourself a "power user" or a "life hacker" you will love this app. It should be your secret weapon while traveling via the subway. The app saves your recently found routes and has the ability to create favorites. If you commute to work on the subway then I'm sure you know your own route but what about all those other times that you have to just run errands to some unknown destination? That's what this was made for.
Expectations greatly exceeded!
by Taylor Lehman on 2009/11/02 06:29
I come to NYC about one weekend a month to visit my girlfriend. While I'm there I try to maximize my time. Exit Strategy has helped me save time communiting between locations so I have more time to visit. Exit Strategy has even helped me catch planes because it optimized my trip between Manhattan and JFK. Once I had to run through an airport and just barely caught my flight - if Exit Strategy hadn't told me how to save a few minutes switching trains, I certainly would have missed my flight. The improvements in 2.0 are incredible. The neighborhood view is great for finding the entrance in those out-of-the-way areas and having the bus maps is so much more convinient than carrying the bulky MTA maps! This application surprised me with it's wealth of data and easy-to-use interface. Highly recommend!
Ive lived in NYC for a year and still use this daily!
by Jryan88 on 2012/04/08 04:23
I VERY rarely buy paid apps, but this one I went for after a lot of deliberation, given the price. I had another (free) subway app which was basically just a zoomable version of the MTA map, and it left a bit to be desired. This app is fantastic if you have to switch lines a lot- I check it all the time to see what end of my first train I should be at for a smooth transition to my next train. Yeah, some of the lines are a little outdated, though i haven't had a problem with it. Remember this app was designed by a brother-sister team (I think?) who literally rode the rails, and presumably they have real lives now. If they're looking for a free intern to update, I'm available! Also, schedules for the bus and subways would be helpful.
Native NYer, I tell everyone to get this app
by Desu1234 on 2014/05/15 12:09
I've lived here all my life and this is THE MOST USEFUL app for maximizing your efficiency while navigating the NYC subway. Don't listen to that person who complained about the map. The map is great. Seriously if you're always going to the same place on the same line why would you need to open this app more than once anyway? I digress -- this is the first place I check when taking a new route or having to transfer to any train while taking an unfamiliar route. Being in the right car to transfer or exit is CRUCIAL especially during busy times when everyone else is milling around unsure of what exit to take. Seriously GET THIS APP whether you're here for a trip or here for life.
So much value, but...
by b00tang on 2015/05/22 15:14
I use this app constantly. So if you are thinking “is this worth it”, the answer is yes, yes it is. The developer must have done a ton of work to collect all of the data needed to make this app work and having access to that data is just super useful. On the other hand, the app execution isn’t outstanding. I think tapping each station just loads a static image or pdf file which feels clunky and makes the app pretty large. And… it is fine. I learn what I need to know from the app. Sure, the design keeps me from unequivocally recommending this app to everyone friend I talk to, but if you are already reading the reviews here, you will probably be happy with the purchase.
Amazing app, but know what you
by cestmoi123 on 2010/04/28 01:28
This is an amazing app, but it's best for people who live in NYC - if you're looking for something that tells you how to get from A to B using public transport, other apps (esp. Hopstop) are better. This is a supplement, since it does a great job of (a) helping you figure out where to stand on the platform to be right by the exit when you get off the train (giving you the same efficiency you get on your daily commute on any public transport trip), and (b) helping you get where you're going once you get out of the subway. It can't be your only NYC public transit app, but it probably saves me 10 minutes in the average week. $5 to save 500 minutes a year? Slam dunk.
THE New York Subway app
by Podcast Aficionado on 2009/11/29 19:31
Among the three NYC subway apps on my iPhone, this has become the go-to option, especially with enhancements in the latest version. It's true that the street maps aren't sharp at every magnification and cover only the immediate area around many stations in the outer burroughs; both can be annoying. But being able to find closer, less-obvious entrances to large stations and to decide while waiting on the platform underground where to enter the train for a quick exit saves a lot of time and hassle, making this the king of subway map apps -- and one I actually use constantly when I'm in the city.
Oh NO!!! Doesn't work on 6+!! I'm devastated!
by UXinNYC on 2015/04/16 20:29
I just upgraded to the iPhone 6+ from the 5S a few days ago, and one of the FIRST things I needed to use was ExitStrategy to navigate my way through the city to attend an event in a location I don't often go to. FAIL! At first I just thought the app didn't restore properly, because it opens, the tutorial works, and you can select a map type, but then all of the maps were solid black!!! So I deleted and reinstalled. Same thing. I looked it up in the App Store, and lo and behold -- several reviewers have recently mentioned this issue. NOOOO!!! it was one of the best most useful apps. And it's not free!! But it's not working. And it hasn't been updated in over a year, which worries me. Please please fix this app!! It took me an extra 10 minutes to figure out my trip and which subway car / street exit to use the other day and I was NOT a happy NYC Camper. :(
Useful but flawed
by ccaajj on 2011/09/04 19:45
I'm one of those people who love to position myself while waiting for a train so that when I eventually get off at my stop, I'm right at the exit. So I love this app. It also had stitched together all the MTA neighborhood maps (at least for Manhattan) which provides an excellent block-by-block view of the city, and even better, lets you see where the entrance/exit stairways are for all the stations. So you know you can get into the 18th Street 1-train station at 17th street, for example. The only problem is that the zoom function for the maps is completely fučked. Double-tap to zoom into an area of Manhattan and you pan up to Washington Heights every single time. Other times it gets stuck and just won't zoom at all, forcing you to go back and reselect the map you want to zoom in order to unstick it. And if you pinch to zoom, the map gets so blurry that it's unreadable. It's a shame that such an otherwise fantastic and useful app, it would be the best NYC subway app hands-down, is just plain broken. I'm still glad I bought it, but you might want to wait until the developers fix the hopelessly broken zoom before buying.
Awesome upgrade!
by knowcloo on 2009/11/02 20:40
I had version 1 of this app and found it useful but limited. After upgrading to version 2, it has become one of my favorite apps. The addition of the subway map was huge but incorporating the street local maps turned it into a 5 star app. Now, the entire subway station is highlighted with an overlay of the street map and all entrances are shown along with the corresponding train connections. The local maps also include nearby popular destinations and addresses. I rarely venture out of manhattan but for those that do, bus maps and some neighborhood maps outside of manhattan are now included.
Ultimate...as name says
by T ipod man on 2010/04/10 00:25
Yearly visitor to NYC but even now I'm always "confused" once I exit an unfamiliar station and almost invariably walk in the wrong direction. Well no more! Great, easy to use app. Maps are clear and the station overviews are fantastic. So you not only can find your best exit once on a train but can find the nearest entrance from where you are on the street if needed. You have to know your exit station (no address search) but it is absolutely the best...even telling you which car to get into to be nearest your exit. Absolutely great that you don't need WiFi or 3GS to use this app. Worth every cent.
Indespensible for this NYC resident
by GabyR on 2017/11/17 16:35
ETA (Nov2017): have to ding a star because, as many other reviewers note, it hasn’t been updated for key subway changes. Still the best transit app for NYC even without the needed updates, but would love added functionality. I’d throw a little more cash their way for more updates. Now that they're updating the app again I can unequivocally state it's the transit app I use most often and most value. It doesn't give directions but it's otherwise invaluable for commuting and just being out and about around the 5 boroughs. Great value for the money.
An okay app
by sephnyc on 2009/11/25 00:09
This application is still lacking in a lot of ways, but useful if all you're really looking for are maps (and know how to use them without any guidance). The maps presented in this app are out of focus when zoomed out, and there is no way to easily plot a course from where you're at to where you want to be without doing it the old fashioned way (tracing the map). Another shortcoming is on the subway function - There is only "Uptown" and "Downtown" listed as directions which is a problem once you leave Manhattan to, let's say, Brooklyn. What does Uptown look like on a train like the L which only travels crosstown? I would still reccomend itrans over this even dispite the bus maps.
Good but not complete coverage
by Beach friend on 2009/07/26 13:48
I like this little app and think it's very useful. However, I wish it would cover the entire MTA network. I need help when I use from my POV less frequented stations such as some outside Manhattan. This weekend I wanted to check on the exits at the Flatbush stop on the 2 line ( which is also the last stop. You take this to go to Rijs beach) and found that it covered the line only until Franklin Ave which is the last major hub but not the last stop for the 2,3,4 and 5 lines. I hope that an update will fill these gaps. So much work went already into this why stay stuck at 90% and not complete the last 10%? Especially since It's not a free app.