Smartphone Apps for Travellers

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Smartphone and Tablet Apps can be useful before and while travelling. You can greatly extend your device’s usefulness by downloading additional tools, such as restaurant reviews, translators, and transportation apps. These apps are available on most Apple, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry platforms.

Preperation

These apps will help you prepare for your trip before heading out. Packpoint is an app that automatically generates a checklist for you around weather forecasts, particular activities, and general necessities to help you pack. XE Currency is one of the most robust currency converter apps available. It is constantly updated to offer live exchange rates for “every world currency and precious metals”.

Getting Around

You’ve arrived at your destination, but how do you get around? The following apps will help. Uber is the global leader of ride-sharing apps that allows you to request a car directly after choosing from an assortment of differing vehicle rates and fare quotes. Google Maps is one of the best navigation apps around. Citymapper is one of the best tools to find and utilize public transportation.

Local Knowledge

These apps suggest the best-rated places to eat or visit. TripAdvisor allows you to quickly find millions of reviews, opinions, videos, and photos pertaining to just about anything related to your trip. Yelp has become the official Yellow Pages of restaurants and bars. It’s an excellent resource for when you’re looking to hit some of the best spots in the country you’re visiting.

Translation

These apps help you to translate on the go or brush up on your language skills. Google Translate provides translations for more than 103 different languages. Either type something in a foreign language, or have someone speak clearly into your microphone for an immediate translation. Duolingo is a well-designed language learning app. Just like a computer game, the app guides you through levels that help you learn the basics, or keep yourself fresh on the grammar and vocabulary of a foreign language.
By using these tips as a guideline, you can better organise and prepare for your trip. Stay tuned to our regular Travel Tips by following us on Twitter or Facebook.

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