If you’ve ever wanted to quickly check distances, Google Maps hasn’t had the most streamlined of approaches. And don’t even think about areas, as Google has yet to implement this feature in both the desktop and mobile versions of Maps. Maps Measure is a handy new app letting users quickly check up on areas or distances simply, even all the way across the world.
The design of the app is simple — drop points wherever you want by searching for addresses, and then choose whether you want the distance between them or the area. You can drop as many points as you would like, so you can go insane with intricate polygons covering the Earth (or at least however much of it Google’s cartographers care to cover).
You can choose satellite or map views when searching around, and can delete points in reverse chronological order by hitting the trash can icon near the top of your screen. I tried the app out for measuring the area of my house and the distance from here to the nearest park, and it seems that accuracy is a non-issue given the performance as of yet.
Possibly the best thing about the application is the fact that it is entirely free, with no in-app purchases or ads. Thanks, devs! Also, Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) transparent notification bars are made use of for applicable users, which gives the app an overall better look.
Weighing in at well under a megabyte, this app is easily recommendable to keep around as a utility for use from time to time. Go check it out.