Getting Around and Accommodations
Left: Transit Tracker Boston - Right: Boston City Guide TripAdvisor
Transit Tracker Boston - iOS
Boston's MBTA transit service covers 89 square mile of the city's historic cityscape. This iOS app is invaluable when traveling using Boston's ferries, streetcars, buses, and subways, offering a comprehensive guide to the MBTA for locals and out of towners alike.
Free - Also available for iOS / Windows Phone
City Maps and Shopping Guide
Left: Boston Offline Map & Guide - Right: Boston Travel Guide: Lonely Planet
Free - Equivalent for iOS
$4 - Also available for Android
Left: Boston Travel Essentials - Right: Not For Tourists
Free - Also available for iOS
Not For Tourists - iOS
The award winning tourist guides makes its way to smartphones at last with their signature wit and convenient knowledge. Not For Tourists is a no-holds barred, brutally honest guide to the best places to go, eat, activities to do from the perspective of a local. Other city editions available include New York, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle, all similarly written in the fun-snarky style.
$2 (Through in-app purchase)
Wine and Dine
Left: Urbanspoon - Right: EveryScape Eat! Boston
Urbanspoon - Multi-platform
While visiting Boston, or just about any city, I've found this app is an invaluable aid for determining whether restaurants and eateries nearby meet my criterias in quality, price range, and cuisine type. Should users feel adventurous, I recommend using the shake to suggest feature; the app will then recommend a random place for dinner.
Free - Available for iOS / Android / Windows Phone
EveryScape Eat! Boston - iOS
Atmosphere can make a great meal truly unforgettable affair, and that's where the EveryScape Eats! Boston restaurant guide really excels. Many of Beantown's finest dining experiences are listed, with details including menu, prices, ratings, and recommendations. What sets it apart from other apps is the massive library of photos of the restaurants themselves, so users can browse through restaurants to choose from inside and out.
Nightlife and Travel Necessities
Left: DressCode - Right: Flight+
DressCode - iOS
Love dressing up for a night on the town? DressCode locates clubs or bars, matching a destination with the desired level of fashionable requirements; users use a 'Filter' option to match their attire with the dress code. Currently works for New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando, and of course, Boston.
Free - Available for Android
(Images: Jason Rodway; as linked above)