Rerouter is an easy-to-use Safari Extension that automatically opens Google Maps links in macOS's built in Maps app. It works by intercepting links to Google Maps, breaking them apart, then reconstructing them in a way that gets you where you need to go in the app you prefer.
All of this happens privately and on your device. Rerouter contains absolutely no tracking technologies of any kind. Rerouter's code is publicly available so you can see for yourself.
Note: Rerouter may not work when installed alongside the Google Maps app.
Rerouter offers the opportunity to leave me a tip via in-app purchase. While that would be very kind, please note that it doesn't unlock any additional features. Rerouter is totally free to use and enjoy.
Fixes a bug where some URLs that would otherwise reroute in Safari wouldn't in the main application. Thank you to those who submitted feedback about this.
Ratings and Reviews
Hello! Just started using rerouter and had a couple pieces of feedback. In the onboarding flow, it doesn’t tell you to open the extension from the puzzle piece button in the safari address bar and enable the toggle there - I think that’s why folks are leaving the low star reviews. I had similar issues until I found this and it immediately started working.
Additionally, it leaves the open google maps tab behind in safari after bumping you over to Apple Maps. Is it possible (within the limitations of available APIs) to close this tab as part of kicking you over to Apple Maps? That would be a major UX improvement.
Thanks for the great extension!
ps - the submit contact form on your website is broken. It’s claiming the email address is undefined.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback! I’ve updated the onboarding instructions in the newest update to hopefully make things clearer. I hear you about leaving the tab open, it’s definitely annoying but also not an easy problem to solve. I am working on it though! Thanks again :)
Links from Gmail
I like the app and it works good from safari, however when you click an address from gmail it immediately opens Apple Maps but says “choose destination”.
The app works perfectly. If anyone is having any issues, make sure that, in your settings, you allow permission to the app on all websites. Also, make sure to refresh any preexisting tabs you have open that you want the extension to work on.
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- Shawn Davis
- 2.6 MB
- Requires iOS 16.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 16.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 13.0 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Shawn Davis
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