7 Apps Every Traveller Should Have On Their Smartphone
If you’re an avid traveller, you’ll understand the importance of smartphones on a trip.
Thanks to this beautiful handheld technology, we no longer end up lost, there’s virtually no language barrier, you won’t need to worry where you’ll end up sleeping at any destination and it doesn’t take long to reach home if you need to!
If you’re a new traveller, you might be wondering where on earth to start. You don’t need to worry though – here’s a list of the 7 best apps to start out with.
1 – Google Translate
It’s highly unlikely you know all the languages of any country you ever want to visit, so this app is ideal.
It can help everyone from competent speakers to those who know virtually no native words for the country they are visiting. It supports 58 different languages via text and can hear 23 foreign phrases.
2 – Weather Channel App
Whether you’re on a beach holiday, city break or trek through Europe, it’s important to know what the weather will be like.
Not only will this save you time and money having to buy last minute appropriate attire on holiday, it will also help you pack more efficiently and possibly travel lighter. Best of all, this app is available on Android and iOS phones and is completely free.
3 – Trip Advisor
One of the handiest all-round travel apps, Trip Advisor is more than just customer reviews of local businesses.
Find travel guides to top destinations, attractions and more. You can find accommodation, restaurants and almost everything else you’d need on your trip, with a handy map, contact info and reviews.
4 – Viber
A bit like WhatsApp, this free app allows you to send messages across the globe for free, using just an internet connection.
In addition, you can also make free phone calls from this app, so you know your nearest and dearest are never far away. Just make sure you’re in a good connection area to avoid losing a call.
5 – Trip It
This app is ideal for those less spontaneous, who like to ensure most of their trip is all organised.
Trip It is basically an online itinerary which you can organise and manage yourself to include everything from flight information to hotel booking confirmation, e-tickets, car rental info and even local maps.
6 – XE Currency
XE Currency is great especially if you’re visiting multiple countries and need the latest information on currency exchange rates.
This free app uses live data but can be extremely helpful to avoid being scammed or seriously overpaying when in a foreign country.
7 – Kayak
This popular app is available on practically every mobile device and allows you to find the answers to most of your travel questions. Compare flights, find accommodation and read guides to local areas at the touch of a button.
This free app even lets you track your flight status – a must-have for any traveller!
So there you go – ditch the free Android apps that you don’t need and invest in some good travel ones instead! Safe journey!