Nowadays people tend to travel a lot. You do not need to buy expensive tour guides and be afraid to get lost in the city where people do not speak English. There is a big variety of apps that you can download and plan your trip when sitting in the plane. We all know how it is easy to get bored when waiting for your flight in the airport or even being on the board of a plane. So here are 10 apps that will help to organize your trip and save your time on asking the locals for help.
1. HERE Maps
Find the way in unknown city may sound challenging, especially if the exorbitant roaming data rates keep you from using your favorite mapping application. Therefore, it is necessary to find the app that you will be able to use offline. HERE Maps is one of the apps that will definitely help you to choose the shortest way to your destination. It provides a detailed navigation in 1200 cities in 100 countries around the world. Moreover, it will find the best option for you leaning on the mean of transport you are going to use. Great app that will help you to avoid roaming data fees.
2. XE Currency
It is very easy to lose money on exchange rates. Therefore, you must be aware of what you may expect when coming to a foreign country. XE Currency has become very popular with travelers as there are 20 million downloads since its launch. Besides currency rates, it includes many additional business information like prices for precious metals and historic currency charts. Furthermore, you can use the app offline as there is an opportunity to save the last updated rates.
Tripit is your pocket assistant which gathers all travel information like flight confirmation, hotel bookings, rental cars from your emails and converts it into one single itinerary. All you need to do is to forward your emails to the app. If you are traveling with friends you can share the plan of the trip what will help you to better organize your vacation.
4. App in the Air
App in the air is a smart flight tracking app that has the best coverage of airlines and airports. It will help to manage your time in the airport by checking the flight status: check in, boarding, takeoff and landing time. It is possible to use the app when there is no internet connection. In addition, it may be synchronized with Tripit (the app above).
One of the fears when going on vacation or business trip is forgetting some important stuff. PackPoint will help you to organize your luggage depending on the type of your trip. All you have to do is to provide the information of your destination, length of travel and purpose of the trip. The app will show you which clothes you need to pack based on weather forecast and lots of other factors. This app offers additional features when using Premium account like integration with Tripit.
It is no more popular to book a room in a hotel where you won’t be able to cook or to stay with your lovely pet. Therefore, we offer you another option for accommodation rent – Airbnb. You can rent a room in the apartment and get acquainted with its owners, or rent a tiny studio for the weekend or a huge castle for month! Just choose the city, the dates and contact the owner.
If you are traveling with your pet then BringFido will be of great use for you. This app helps to find pet-friendly establishments like hotels, restaurants, dog parks, trails with filters for distance, popularity and price. What is more, users can leave reservations within the app.
8. Google translate
Undoubtedly, that is one of the most frequently downloaded translators. You can see the translation of a word as well as the whole sentence. Just type or dictate what you want to be translated and wait for few seconds. Recently a new option of visual translation was added and now you are able to use your camera to scan the text for translation.
If you are a business traveller than Expensify is for you. This app allows you to manually track expenses, photolog receipts and even import purchase info from your credit card for IRS validated eReceipts. In addition, Expensify includes input options for travel mileage, time and rate based expenses, as well as automatic currency conversion.
Best app that saves your money on flights. It searches for the best options for you and generates the results of the flights found starting from the lowest price. It also shows all the details like stops and duration of the flight because price if not the only factor you rely on. Also flights can be filtered by airline, cabin class, price or takeoff and landing times, with weekly or monthly chart views to check out prices over time.
We haven’t included weather apps into the list as you probably have your favorite one. Moreover, most of traveling apps include weather APIs what gives you additional opportunity to check weather forecast.