Top And Best Apps for Traveling
At this very moment, we can guess that about half of the world population is dreaming of traveling to some place exotic and half others are already there. Irrespective of where you might be going and what you have planned, iPhone perfect companion for the travel “Just about Everything” full of handy apps and features your mobile phone can be you’re trip savior too.
You will discover that with current mobile technology as smartphones, you can travel like a pro without any hassle.
The essential requirements like booking flights and hotels to scheduling tours and looking where to eat, and even educating key phrases on your travels to new and exciting countries will become easy with these listed travel apps, by the end of this article you will be prepared for you trip.
1. Trip Boss ($4.99) Precisely developed for tracking expenses made during the trip. Ideal comrade for the business traveler and others’ when going on holiday. The budget feature is perfect for a family vacation, or for business projects. International,with real-time currency and a bonus currency calculator. You can even use the tip calculator when you’re not traveling. Trip Boss travel manager is modular, so you can add additional travel apps via in-app purchase.
2. TripIt – Travel Organizer (Free) TripIt is an easier way to organize travel. No more frantic searches for flight numbers in your inbox: access all your travel plans in one place on your iPhone, iPad, in your calendar, or online – no matter where you book. To get started, simply forward your travel confirmations to plans[at]tripit[dot]com and TripIt automatically creates a “smartinerary,” combining your travel plans with maps, driving directions and more, which can easily be shared with others.
3. Live Flight Tracker (Free) (Best for US, Canada and UK people) Basically this app allows you tracking maps and flight status of UK, US and Canada. This app allows you to track airline flights and general aviation’s. Start searching by Flight number, city pair or airport code, aircraft registration, route, airline. Complete flight details and full screen maps along with NEXRAD radar overlay is included in tracking data. Registration is required with Flight Aware.com to use app effectively and with ease, if not don’t worry registration is free of cost you can visit their site at any time and register there.
4. Trip Tracker – Live Flight Status Tracker (Free) Real-time status of the flights can be retrieved from Trip Tracker, real-time schedule with push alerts, live weather reports and route maps of required city or country, hotel and car rental information to ease your travel in any place.All these information are pushed in to your iPhone automatically without having hassle of entering it manually.
5. Wi-Fi Finder (Free) Quickly and easily find FREE or paid Wi-Fi when you travel with the Wi-Fi Finder for iPhone and iPod Touch. Download all of the locations offline, so you know how to stay connected when you are on the road. This app will help you to find the closest Wi-Fi spot and also guide you to there, by just enabling or using GPS function of your iPhone.
6. City Essential ($0.99) An Exclusive feature of City Essentials is, it allows you to quickly look for closest supermarket, Gas stations, hospitals hotels and many more with sorting your current location or position. You can create your own categories’ or genre like Exotic, Party, Friends Place or your favorite restaurants’ etc. Now you just have to tap on app and information will just flow freely to help you access these points of interests in a flash.
7. OpenTable (Free) Restaurant Reservations – Free, Instant, Confirmed. You can make free restaurant reservations With OpenTable at more than 15,000 OpenTable-enabled restaurants in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom. Also, OpenTable associates earn prized Dining Rewards Points tradable for Dining Cheques at any other OpenTable restaurant.
HOW IT WORKS: Specify your dining date, desired time and party size to view available tables at nearby restaurants – listed by proximity or plotted on an interactive map.
8. Waze links users to a large group of drivers who share real time traffic information so that they can adjust their travel routes to avoid traffic jams and accidents.
9. TravelSafe makes emergency information readily available to travelers, including local police and fire department phone numbers, as well as contact information for the nearest embassy.
10. TripAdvisor provides current hotel, restaurant, and attraction reviews to help prevent visitors from be unpleasantly surprised.
11. Skyscanner saves times and money when purchasing airline tickets by pulling together prices from a number of airlines and travel sites to find the cheapest available fares.
12. Tripit pulls together various confirmations and travel itineraries. Users forward their hotel, restaurant, rental car, flight and other confirmation emails to Tripit which then compiles them in a single place.
13. FlightTrack notifies users on delays, cancellations, and gate changes. Terminal maps are provided to help find dining spots and make shopping a breeze.
14. Hipmunk helps pull together information from multiple sources on the web making it easy to compare rates and deals from a variety of travel providers.
15. Foursquare enables travelers to look up tips, comments, and reviews on restaurants and attractions from users who have previously visited these establishments.
16. Foodspotting helps users find the best eateries close by.
17. Viber enables users to make free calls and messages to other Viber users anywhere on the planet.
18. WeatherPro provides weather information on over 2 million destinations across the planet.
19. Duolingo provides free, fun, and effective language lessons in several languages. When traveling abroad knowing a little of the local language can enhance your experience.
20. Wi-Fi Finder helps users find free Wi-Fi signals in an unfamiliar city.
21. Uber connects travelers with drivers in 50 cities throughout 26 countries, making trips to and from the airport a snap.
22. XE Currency provides live currency quotes to enable users to easily convert prices quoted in foreign currencies into US dollars.
23. GateGuru makes airport layovers more agreeable by providing information regarding airport restaurants, shops, delays, and gate changes.
24. WorldMate is a favorite of business travelers because it compiles flight and connection information, weather forecasts, a currency converter, tip calculator, and the user’s calendar into a single app.
25. Time Out city guides shares the latest information on a city’s hottest places to eat, party, or visit.
26. HopStop tells users how to save time and money by using public transportation in some of the world’s largest cities. It tells you the best way to get from point A to point B and projects your transit time.
27. Onavo reduces the amount of data it takes to browse the web, send photos, and check emails. This comes in handy for travelers concerned about generating large roaming charges when abroad.
28. Worldaroundme – This application is fantastic; this is the perfect tool for travelers that need to know what is around them. If you are searching for a restaurant, drugstore, gas station, ATM, hotel, activities nearby or basically anything you just have to point your cell phone in front of you and see what is around you! It will tell you the name of the place and how far you are from that place. Great application on the best travel apps list!
It is available for Android and Apple products
29. Evernote – What about an app to put all your sticky notes, flight confirmations, hostel bookings or calendar reminders all at the same place? Evernote is doing just that and the good thing is that it synchronize in real time on your cell phone, tablet or computer. You won’t forget or lose anything again with this app and that’s why Evernote is making it on the best travel apps list.
It is available for Android and Apple products.
30. Heywire – This app is really useful if you didn’t unlock your phone (I REALLY advise you to unlock your phone while traveling) or if you don’t want to. Heywire uses Wi-Fi connection to allow you to text your friends back at home without using any data. No more surprise cell phone bills!
Available for Android and Apple products.
31. Hostelworld – The name of this application is self-explanatory, this app is great to find and book hostels all around the world. This is the best app for hostel booking and often you will have a promo or coupon if you book an hostel using this app.
It is available on most platforms
32. Maps.me – This one is great. Connect your cell phone to a Wi-Fi connection and download all the maps you need. Then unplug the Internet and surprise! You have a Google Maps style application that you can use OFFLINE!
Available on most platforms
33. Skype – Last but not least, Skype! We all know Skype but this app will become really important oversea. You will miss your family and friends, and with Skype you can communicate by instant messaging and by video for free. Don’t skip this one, trust me.
Available on most platforms.
34. Google Maps -Most people are familiar with Google Maps from their computers but it is just as useful as a phone app. Google Maps can locate an address, work out a route for you, pin point hotels, estimated time to your destination, attractions and landmarks. This is a GPS application with turn-by-turn voice directions and can be used whether you’re walking or driving. You can even see 3D maps and indoor maps which show you floor plans. Google Maps is suitable for Android or iPhone.
35. TripLingo – This app will help you communicate no matter what the language of your host country (the app covers 12 languages). The app will teach you important phrases, translate what you say, talk to a live translator and teach you about the local culture. This app is compatible with iOS 5.0 or later models and iPhones.
36. Evernote – There are a lot of things to remember when travelling and Evernote is a place to save your thoughts, ideas, itineraries, images, documents, interesting things you’ve heard about, to-do-lists and your list of travel things to remember. This free app, which is accessible from almost all devices, is easy to use as you can search your notes by keyword, tag or even text within images.
37. Mom Maps – This perfect family app will help you locate family-friendly places close to where you are and along the route you are following. The app lists parks, amusement parks, kid’s museums, playgrounds, kid-friendly restaurants and other attractions that will interest kids. You can search by category or by zip code and the app also lists reviews by parents, directions and information about the attractions. This app is good for Android and iPhone.
38. AroundMe – This app helps you find out more about your surroundings. If you arrive in a new place and want information about where you are and what the place has to offer then this app is very useful. You can locate the closest bank, ATM, bar, restaurants, train station, hospital, gas station, hotel or coffee shop. The app also provides local guides about your location. You can download AroundMe from iTunes for your iPhone or iPad.
39. Hailo – When you’re in a new city you don’t necessarily have all the means to track down a local taxi firm. This app takes the pain out of that and just books it for you and even locates the nearest taxi stands too. Smart and useful.
40. Google Translate – Because nobody speaks every language out there! This is unbelievably handy for dining out and navigation – so make sure you’ve got it downloaded.
41. Yelp – Yelp is great because it’s such a huge database of contacts and places – you’ll usually be able to track down any business or service should you need it. I can’t count the number of times I’ve used this app in an emergency.
42. WhatsApp Messenger – We don’t all have the money to be paying loads of phone fees every month whenever we decide to jet away on holiday. It’s just not possible. Instead – use WhatsApp messenger. As long as you’re connected to the internet you can message people for free.
Hope you are ready for your trip, have fun and make your trip adventures and delightful with these apps.
For more ways to prepare your vacation, visit the Travel Planning category.