There are so many things one has to consider when going for a holiday, thankfully now a days there are applications which make your job easier and your holiday hassle free and happier. Today we bring you a list of applications you must have while on a trip. These will surely ensure a happy journey for you.
1. XE currency
Money matters. So does this app. XE Currency is the most popular currency exchange rate app on the market, and with good reason. It gives accurate conversion rates for every currency you can think of, updated every minute and stored offline so that even if you lose internet connection, you can still use the app.
2. Google Maps
Google Maps is widely-regarded as one of the best navigation apps around, and it has reigned king for quite a while. You’ll find it fairly reliable in offering up local public transportation options in many countries, and you can also download specific areas for offline use. You can also use Maps to look at when places like museums or restaurants close and as of a recent update, you can check to see how busy a place is in real time.
3. Google Translator
Communicating and understanding local language of a particular country can be a stressful. This app cab be useful to translate important words to understand the meaning.
Google has a few different apps useful for travel. Among them is its translator tool. Google Translate helps users translate 103 different languages through typing, voice, or camera (with about 30 languages able to be translated through photo). Save time by favoriting certain translations to pull out when you need them. And if you don’t plan to have international data on your trip, 50 of the languages can be downloaded and used for off-line translations.
This app is very useful if you want make good use of your free time while travelling. Travelling from one place to another involves using different mode of transport like Airplane, Train or Bus. This time is mostly gets wasted. Make good use of your time by reading.
The Kindle app puts millions of books at your fingertips. It’s the app for every reader, whether you’re a book reader, magazine reader, or newspaper reader—and you don’t need to own a Kindle to use it. Choose from over four million Kindle books from the Kindle Store or enjoy popular magazines like The Economist and Reader’s Digest with high-resolution color images.
There are more than a few weather applications available to mobile users. And while I haven’t tried them all, I think you can’t go wrong with AccuWeather. The ability to add multiple locations along your trip (place of departure and destination) certainly helps, as does the feature that lets you browse tomorrow’s forecast by the hour. If you’re making plans that could be tripped up by weather, this is a wonderful app to have. Golfers take note.
This aptly named app tells you all the points of interest that are located near you. It detects your current location, and lets you select from categories like bars, cafés, hospitals, and hotels to filter though the results.
You can review the places on a map, or try the AR feature with markers overlaid on your phone’ camera viewfinder. It’s undoubtedly a quality app, but its mileage may vary as some locations do not have as many results as others (I tried Tokyo, and the results were not so helpful).
TripIt promises to cut back on the travel hassle by consolidating your travel plans into a simple, convenient itinerary. Viewable online and synced to your cell phone, you can also share itineraries with your contacts. You just link your email account to TripIt and the service will automatically dig through your inbox for reservation confirmations and other forms. Using that data, TripIt builds an organized itinerary of your flight boarding times, hotel check-ins and more.
So that was a complete list of essential articles you need to have in your phone while planning a trip.