5 of the Best Apps That You Will Actually Use on Your Travels

When you’re on your travels, it can be helpful to have some help along the way. Even better if it can be something right at your fingertips. We’re so lucky with technology these days that we can have our smartphones with us on our travels, to help us on the way. From translating things to editing the most Instagram-worthy travel photograph, there are plenty of apps that can really make a difference when we travel. Here are some of the top apps out there to consider next time you’re going on a trip.

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Google Translate

The Google Translate app is simply brilliant. You can choose the languages you want to translate from and to and then there are a few ways to make it work. Using the camera, you can hold your phone over something like a menu or a sign, and it will translate it right through the camera. You can also use the voice button if you want to press it when someone is speaking, like a tour guide, for example.

MyPostcard Photo Postcard

When you go away on vacation, it is natural to want to take plenty of photographs of your trip. But these days, it can be hard to get physical copies as we keep them stored on devices and only uploaded to social media. So an app like MyPostcard photo postcard app can be a good way of solving that problem. Being able to send real printed photo cards of your travels, all around the world, is a good way to beat the traditional postcard and have a document of your trip.

XE Currency

Some apps need you to have wifi; some don’t. And when you’re abroad, it can be hard to know when you’ll have wifi if you don’t have free data. So an app like XE Currency is a brilliant currency app that helps you to quickly convert all currency with a touch of a button. You enter the amount you want and then it will tell you the conversion rate in all of the currencies that you need to know it in. A great way to check that you’re not being ripped off when abroad and are paying a fair price for something.

App in the Air

Despite the corny name, App in the Air is a good flight tracking app. It is straightforward and easy to use and gives you good coverage of flights and airports close to you. Not requiring data, it is a must-have as it tells you all about scheduled flights, gate numbers, and when a flight is boarding or landed. So it works well if you tend to pick people up at the airport a lot too.

Time Out

Like the magazine, there is also an app. It is like a directory of major cities, will all different things to see and do, as well as reviews. So if you’re visiting somewhere for the first time, then it is a really helpful app to have to make sure you make the most of your trip.

Have you ever used any of them before? It would be great to hear what you think and if there are any that you would recommend.

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