There are many GPS-based pieces of software around now, each promising to get you home from any destination, but it's nice to see the old A-Z making something of a come back here in this full colour mobile version of everyone's favourite mini road atlas. Of course the downside is it only covers Great Britain and won't sync if you leave the country or tell you exactly where you are at any point in time. But if you need a simple to use and friendly road map you'll do well to find anything better.
The pocket A-Z also comes with a facility to save your favourite places, for when you want to revisit and quickly find directions, plus a marker tool that allows you to map locations and work out the distances between two points. There is a fully searchable 4,400 index of key places including cities, towns and airports but if you want to find anything less well known you'll have to search around yourself. For drivers this is a really useful application and will save unfolding those giant map pages screwed-up in the glovebox.