Wednesday, May 20, 2015

10 Travel Apps We Love

Travel Apps We Love
Smart apps make travel even better

Travel and technology: two of our favorite things.  Put them together, and magic happens! We love a good app, and apps that make travel even better… well they really earn our app-plause!  Here are 10 of our favorite travel apps for your next vacation.

Great Apps for Travel

Packpoint – This cool little app is designed just to manage your packing lists.  It gets you started with standard items, then gives you the ability to customize.  You can upload it, email it to your travel companions, and more.

Evernote – we’ve talked about Evernote before; it’s useful for creating ongoing packing lists.  But it can do so much more.  Keep a running list of travel “to-do’s” or “to-see’s”.  Copy in itinerary information.  Record your favorite memories.  

Trip Advisor – Knowing a bit about where you’re going to sleep is invaluable.  Trip Advisor, long known for reviews of hotels, also has loads of user reviews about restaurants, beaches, things to do and more.  Additionally, you can book flights and hotel stays from the app.

TripIt - Your one stop travel itinerary app.  Store details about your flights, hotels, rental cars, restaurant reservations and more.  It even has an auto import feature, which will pull from confirmation emails you’ve received – so handy!

My Currency Converter – Doing math in one’s head… well, it’s not for everyone, is it?  This app does the currency conversion math for you, simply and quickly.  Bonus: for an app that converts all sorts of things (currency, volume, length and more), check out Units Plus.

Google Maps – Pretty obvious, right?  Though it has features you may not use day to day.  For example, when requesting directions, use the “walk” option if you’re on foot so it will adjust the time estimate accordingly and give you walk-appropriate directions.  Also, check out the “Apps” option within directions for public transit and other apps relevant to your location.  

GateGuru – Ever had a couple hours to kill at an airport?  Or, ever had a short layover and a ravenous appetite?  GateGuru to the rescue.  Just select the airport, and it gives you all the info you’ll need: maps, tips, amenities, restaurants, even flights.  Sort by gate if you’re short on time – dash to the nearest restaurant and grab some food before you board. 

Speak & Translate – Language barrier, no more!  Just say whatcha need to say, and the app translates it into the selected language.  There are a bunch of languages to choose from.  Too cool!

Wi-Fi Finder – When you yearn for wi-fi, this app helps you find it!  It uses GPS to identify hot spots nearby.  You can even download the offline database, so the info will be at your fingertips, regardless of your connection status!

Moldiv - You're going to be making a lot of memories; why not share them on the fly?  Use Moldiv to quickly create photo collages of your adventures, then share them via your favorite social media: Instagram, Facebook, etc.

What's your favorite app for traveling?


  1. I'm using a navigation app Spyglass that supports different maps, depending on my current needs: google maps, apple maps, open street map and open cycle map. It's also very important that the app can read pre-downloaded maps when offline. Besides, it has many useful features for those people that are not very good at orienting. The app shows your current position on the map, can save waypoints and locations, for example, your car or your hotel location.

  2. That sounds awesome! The pre-download feature must be really helpful.

  3. These apps are more important than packing your pajamas, because these are your tour guide from language translator to finding cheap flights or searching for best accommodations and food travelers require travel apps in London to get the best out of their tour.