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Top 9 Best Parking Android Apps – 2021

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This app list is all about parking. If you often forget where you parked your car, then this list is definitely for you. We’ve rounded up our favorite parking apps for Android down below, these are some of the best apps in the category. Most of these apps that are listed will help you find where you parked your car, but there are also some that do so much more than that. Some of them allow you to reserve a parking space, for example, and so on.

There are 9 apps listed down below, and most of them are free to use, only a couple include in-app purchases. Those apps are not listed in any specific order, by the way. Check them out, as some of them really do offer quite a few features, and go above and beyond “where I parked my car” feature. You’ll find plenty of information in this article, including a description for every app, some screenshots, official videos, a required Android version to use them, and so on.

Top 9 Best Parking Android Apps 2021

Below is a quick overview of the top 9 best parking Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

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Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
Google Maps
Parkify$0.99-$5.99
ParkWhiz
SpotHero
Parkopedia Parking$0.99-$5.49
EasyPark
ParkMan
SpotAngels$2.99-$49.99
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Top 9 Best Parking Android Apps 2021 Downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

Best Parking Android App For Most Users

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Google Maps

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Google Maps is easily the most popular app from this list. This is Google’s very own mapping app, and it is far from being only a “where I parked my car” app. This is a detailed mapping system which can take you from point A to point B without a problem. Google Maps have a ton of features included on the inside, but that’s not what we’re here to talk about, we’re here to focus on parking.

When it comes to parking, you can find a parking spot via Google Maps, that’s for sure. But that’s not all, you can use this app to mark the spot where you parked your car, so that you know how to return there. Not many of us forget where we parked our car, but when you’re visiting a new city, for example, it’s always good to know your way back. Also, there are a ton of huge parking lots in some cities, so navigating those can be a tricky task.

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Best Android App For Automatic Parking Detection

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Parkify

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Parkify is a great option to have for automatic parking detection. This app will automatically detect when you walk away from your car. It uses a Bluetooth connection in order to do that. Now, if a Bluetooth connection is not an option for you, you can always set your parking location manually via the app. It actually allows you to save as many parking spaces as you want.

That’s not all, though. This app also allows you to save those parking locations with your friends / family, if you want. It is worth noting that the automatic recognition feature works even if you don’t have Bluetooth in your car, as the company uses motion detection in order to detect when you’re leaving a vehicle. This doesn’t work perfectly, though, of course, which is why the manual option exists.

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Best Android App For Reserving A Parking Spot

ParkWhiz

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 6.0+

This app is excellent if you need to reserve a parking spot. You can even pay for that parking spot via the app, so that you’re good to go. That’s not all that this app does, though. You can also find parking spots with it, with ease. The app will even allow you to compare prices between specific parking locations. The best of all, ParkWhiz will allow you to save some cash if you book a parking spot.

Do note that this app is not available everywhere, though. First and foremost, it is limited to the US and Canada. So, if you live outside of these two countries, you’ll need to look elsewhere, as you won’t be able to download and use this app. The app does look really nice, though. It looks modern, and it’s quite easy to use. The developer decided to combine shades of red and white when designing it, though some other colors are also in the mix.

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Best Parking Android App For Business Use

SpotHero

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 6.0+

SpotHero is also a solid option. It is quite similar to ParkWhiz, as it helps you find a parking spot in large cities. You can even pay with Google via the app, so if your Google Pay is available, you’ll be able to sort things out quickly. The service is not available everywhere, though. It is focused on major, large cities in the US, so you’ll need to try it out to be sure.

The app also delivers some business features to the table, which you can take advantage of. The app does look quite nice, it’s flat, and modern, exactly what you’d expect. The UI design does work really well for this application. The flat UI is very functional, which is the most important thing here. You’ll most likely be looking at a map view most of the time, though, so the rest won’t matter that much.

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Best Android App For Parking Price Information

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Parkopedia Parking

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.0.3+

Parkopedia Parking doesn’t exactly offer the most modern design, but it’s not far from it. The app is very functional, and it does allow you to compare price information for parking spots. This app uses crowdsourcing to show you the most accurate results. There are over 70 million parking spots in Parkopedia Parking’s database, across 15,000 cities. One thing to note is that the app can get prices a bit wrong from time to time, which is not surprising considering that this is a crowd-sourced app.

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It is great for comparing prices between parking lots, and you’ll likely also be able to see what kind of payment a specific parking lot receives. That way, you can get ready for when it’s time to pay. The map view in the app is very functional, and finding a perfect parking spot for you should not be a problem. There are some in-app purchases available here, but the app is free to use.

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Best Parking Android App For UI Design

EasyPark

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 6.0+

EasyPark is easily one of the best-looking apps on the list. This app’s UI is modern, minimal, and a joy to use. This app is also focused on the European market, as it’s available in over 2,200 cities across the continent. You can easily find a parking space via the app, and also pay for it immediately, so that you don’t have to mess around with it when you come to claim it. You will need an account, but it will take you less than a minute to register.

PayPal is supported as a payment option, in addition to Visa and MasterCard. You can also prolong your parking time via the app, and the app will keep you notified as to when your paid parking is about to expire. You will be required to pay for the time you’ll spend there, not any additional time that you may not even take advantage of. EasyPark is definitely worth trying out if you live in Europe.

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Best Parking Android App For European Users

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ParkMan

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 5.0+

ParkMan is another service that is available to European users, though it’s also available in the US. This app offers a minimal UI, and a lot of parking options. Its main goal is to find you a parking spot nearby. You can also extend your paid parking time via the app, without a problem, and you’ll be required to pay only for the time you’re parked there, not extra cash for the remaining of the hour, or anything of the sort.

The app will also show you a route back to your parked car, like a navigation back, sort of. Once you’re back with your car, simply press the “stop parking” button, and you’ll be charged. Do note that the charge will take place at the beginning of the following month, though. ParkMan is not exactly the most popular parking app, but it does work really well, and it’s worth trying out.

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Best Crowd-Sourced Android App For Parking

SpotAngels

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

SpotAngels is a crowd-sourced parking application. This app managed to grow quite a bit in a short time, and that only shows the power of crowd-sourcing. The app’s goal is to find you a parking spot, either free or paid one. The app will do its best to keep you from paying a parking ticket. Yes, this app does have a car locator feature, as it will help you find a way back to your car.

Adding a subscription to the app managed to annoy quite a few users, which is why the app’s rating fell in the Play Store. This is a great app, though, and it’s definitely worth trying out. It has quite a few features, and it works really well, not to mention that the app’s design is on point as well. The app is available in a number of cities across the US, though don’t count on it in other countries.

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Best Parking Android App For Simplicity

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Parked Car Locator

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: 4.4+

Parked Car Locator is one of the simplest apps on this list, and that’s not a bad thing. This app has a clear purpose, to help you find your parked car. You’ll need to pin your location when you get out of your car, and the app will help you find your way back when needed. There is a map built into the app, and it has several modes that you can choose from. On top of that, a location history feature is built-in.

This app is free, though ads are included in the package. It won’t exactly ping your car with a couple of meter precision, but it is more accurate than most other free apps of this kind. The point is, you’ll find your car without a problem by using this application. That is basically its only feature. The UI design is alright, but it’s not exactly modern, so that may bother you to an extent.

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