Hitting the road is always a thrill, venturing to new places, meeting new people and generally having an altogether different experience from every day life. The world of modern technology has shaped how we travel and aided us to travel further, safer and cheaper. Almost everyone has a smartphone and apps are a great way of supporting your travel, we’ve put together our top 5 apps for traveling and here they are.
Google translate is a brilliant app if you are heading somewhere and don’t speak the language, the app is free and it translates over 150 languages, more than sufficient. The app works in two ways, you can either type something in that you don’t understand and it will translate it or alternatively you can speak into the microphone and it will recognize the words and translate them too, perfect for trying to understand someone. The app isn’t always 100% correct but it will give you the context and translate individual words perfectly.
By far the best currency app on the market right now and perfect for convert your new currency, XE updates every second with the current exchange rates and you can store your favorite currencies. The app also offers notifications when changes happen so it’s perfect for you to keep up to date with what is happening with your foreign cash.
Turdus is a great app which offers you wikitravel advice whilst you are offline, when you connect to the internet it updates the information which means you will always stay in touch with what is going on. If you are on the road and not sure whether to buy travel insurance for example, then you can check the app to see if there is any danger in your next destination and make your decision.
I simply wouldn’t travel without this app, Trip it keeps all of your travel itineraries in one place, flights, trains, hotel bookings, Airbnb stays, everything. The best feature about this application is that it scans your email inbox and adds details to your trip without you having to lift a finger. Everything that you book will send you a confirmation email, Trip-it reads the email, gets the details and puts it in the app, you can access it offline and it updates when online to let you know if there are any problems with your bookings, delays etc.
This app is perfect for city travel, it offers over 7,000 downloadable city maps and is perfect for those who aren’t going to have an internet connection. Simply open the app, find your city of choice and download the map, it is easy to use and the maps are very detailed. You can search directions and places of interest hassle free when you are offline, saving you from having to go and buy a coffee just to get some internet connection to find your way around.