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We’ve all been there – you’re out and about and the sudden urge to go to the bathroom strikes out of nowhere. You race to find a bathroom, praying to make it in time (and praying that the conditions of the facility are acceptable). This scenario is no fun at all. But luckily, there are some clever apps out there that make finding a bathroom a little easier, and give you more confidence when traveling, running errands, or socializing with friends and family.
Here’s our roundup of the 4 best Bathroom Finders available now.
(All are available on IOS and Android platforms.)
SIT OR SQUAT:
Sit Or Squat was developed by Charmin to help you find a public restroom near you, wherever you may be (even traveling outside the US). Boasting 100,000 listings, this app has you covered, and is easy and free to use. Sit or Squat allows you to view bathrooms in list or map view, and lets you filter locations for things like ‘handicap accessible’, or ‘baby changing table’. It also lets you rate bathrooms by cleanliness (a “Sit” rating indicates a clean bathroom while a “Squat” rating indicates a bathroom with less desirable conditions.) All in all, this is a great app with an easy to use interface.
GOT TO GO RESTROOM FINDER
The Got TO Go Restroom Finder App is free to download and operates only in North America, and lists restrooms as a map or list view. Users are able to filter views by which locations are open near them, and the type of location it is (gas station, restaurant, retail store, or government/public building). You can also see cleanliness ratings, rate the bathroom yourself, or add new bathrooms to the app.
Bathroom Scout has over 1,800,000 bathrooms listed worldwide, including public toilets, or restrooms in restaurants and other facilities. The service offers turn by turn directions to bathrooms near you, the ability to see a Google Street View of the location (if images are available), and the ability to rate the condition of the bathrooms. The free version contains ads, but the paid pro version also offers a satellite view, no ads, and a waterfall sound for when you need a bit of sound cover when using a public restroom.
Flush operates worldwide with 190,000 restrooms stored in it’s free app. Like others listed here, you can see restrooms by both map and list view and get directions to nearby toilets. Flush also lets you filter bathrooms by “disabled access, “requires key”, and “requires fee”. Another great feature is that the app works even when you don’t have an internet connection, allowing you to find a bathroom in an emergency even when cell service is spotty.
Keep in mind that these apps are only updated when users add new information, such as new locations, information, or ratings. So they likely wont have every available toilet listed, and you may not know all the details on cleanliness or other features if users have not rated it. But, in a pinch, it can be nice to have one of these apps handy to help you out. And, if you add your own finds in places that you visit frequently, it can serve as a helpful tool for you day-to-day when you’re out and about in your community.
Do you know of any other helpful apps you think might benefit our readers? Share them in the comments below!
Getting into a workout habit can be difficult. These apps make it easier. For the person who is short on time, looking for a way to count calorie-intake, or in need of some new moves, read below. This post is for you.
3 Free Workout Apps To Get You Back On Track
Don’t think you have time for a workout? The Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout app gives you a great workout in just – you guessed it – 7 minutes. You’ll be able to choose your skill level, create custom workouts, and log your workouts so that you can see your progress over time. As a bonus, the app allows you to workout to your own music. No more excuses.
This app allows you to track calorie intake by recording what and how much you eat. MyFitnessPal boasts a database of over 5,000,000 foods (and nutrition info) that can be entered and you can even scan barcodes to learn the nutritional value for a specific food. The app also allows you to track activity, with estimated caloric burn, so that you can track your overall daily intake and shed those pesky pounds.
One of our favorites. Like the Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout App, this one allows you to choose your level. Workouts range from 15-45 minutes and provide great video and audio examples of each move, making it easy to know how to do them (especially if you are new to many of these.) The app allows you to track your workouts and other activity you do outside of the app (yoga, basketball, etc.). Plus, the more you use it, the more personalized your workout recommendations become.