The Uber app is one of my favorites. For those moments when you need a car pickup and don’t trust the cab company to tell you an accurate time before your car will arrive (or worry it’ll get snagged by someone else, or you’ll get a bad or rude driver), Uber is the way to go. You don’t need cash in hand, either – the app bills your credit card directly – including tip. I love being able to see how far away the car is before I call it, then watch it on the app as it comes my way. It even texts you when the car has arrived. Such a killer service.
uberX is Uber’s most recent creation. Uber originally launched with black town cars. Now uberX offers a lower cost option with hybrids picking you up (still very nice rides and drivers).