Travelling to a new city is always fun till you are at a loss for what to do in certain situations or just plain lost. Phone apps can be a lot of help and help you thrive in unfamiliar terrains. Apps can be a life saver and if you are travelling, there are a number of travel apps that can greatly improve your travel experience.
Let’s get to it. We will review 10 travel apps to help travelers thrive in new cities.
Top 10 travel apps
This is the ultimate travel app that pools your travel itinerary in one spot. Download the app then proceed to forward all your travel confirmations, receipts, hotel bookings and details to TripIt for record keeping. You can also grant the app access to your emails and let it do the rest.
To download TripIt, go here.
If reading is your favorite past time then you should get a kindle. Hauling around hard covers can be quite a load so why not get an app that can grant you access to quite a number of reading materiasl to keep you occupied for your entire trip. Get your kindle app here.
Sometimes taking in the sights might not be enough and some memories need to be preserved. Pictures help keep your memories fresh and you can share your experiences with others; as they say “pictures are worth a thousand words.” If you happen to have limited storage space on your phone, saving your memories might not be possible as pictures can take up a lot of space. One way to take tons of pictures and not be concerned with the limited capacity of your phone is by backing up pictures in Google photos. This frees up your phone so you can take as much pictures as you like. This app also organizes your best pictures into collages saving you the effort to do it yourself.
The voice-guided, turn-by-turn GPS navigation feature is just one of the reasons why Google maps is a recommended app for travelers. Navigating unfamiliar terrains can be stressful so be sure to use Google maps while exploring the city. You can even save maps for offline use to help you save data.
This weather app is available on both Android and iOS. The WeatherPRO app is very detailed and provides thorough weather information like beach weather, water temperatures and even UV index. Get WeatherPRO here.
Whatsapp is a must have app for every traveler. Easy to you features; make voice or video calls or simply chat with friends all over the world. All you need is an internet connection and you can save money instead of paying for phone calls. This app is also data friendly helping you save data when you need to.
Feel less isolated with Google translate. It is a practical app that helps you translate words to help you get by daily in a new city. You can either type in the word; use the speaking option; or you can hold your camera up to a text and Google will translate it for you immediately.
If you love to stay in shape, this app is for you. However, if you are in a new city, you might feel apprehensive about running as you are not sure which routes are safe. With WalkJogRun, you can discover safe routes to run as free as you want as the app is available in over 1.6 million cities worldwide. This app is not free and costs just $4.99. You also get access to training plans for beginners to advanced runners.
If you are looking to use Uber during your trip and hope to schedule Uber rides to fit your itinerary, then download Kommen. The Kommen app helps Uber passengers prebook Uber rides in every city Uber operates in (a feature Uber offers in only a few select cities). Prebook Uber from 15 mins to 30 days ahead; and even schedule up to 5 Uber rides at once.
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The app is available only on the Android platform for now, but soon our app will be available on the IOS and windows platform also. You can get notified when we will be on IOS here: www.trykommen.com/
Converting currency is not my strong suit; in fact anything remotely related to math turns my brain to mulch. This is why I leave the hard thinking to the XE currency converter app. The app also has useful features like rates for precious metals and historic currency charts. Just be sure to update the exchange rates just before you travel to make sure you get the most accurate rates which is great if you are trying to save data.