I really rely heavily on technology whenever I go traveling and I feel really thankful that I am living in a world whereby we have technology on hand to help us out in all kinds of situations. There are some apps which I use more than others when I go traveling and I wanted to share with you what I consider to be the 5 most important apps on my phone, and the 5 apps which have helped me out immeasurably since I started traveling.
I always try to learn a little bit of the local language before I go to a new country but I could not get by without the Google Translate application. This app can translate individual words and phrases which comes in really handy. My favorite feature of the app however is the audio tool which means that you can simply record someone speaking and it will give you a fast and accurate translation.
Uber operates in over 100 countries around the world and it is a safe and well priced taxi service that can help you out a lot. Taxi scams are one of the most ocular types of scams around the world and so it is really nice to be able to have a service which you can request, directly fro your phone, to get you to your destination safely.
This app is pretty new and so far I am really loving it. The idea of the app is to allow you to call other users of the application for free, no matter where you are in the world, and without using wifi. WhatsApp and Skype pretty much hold the monopoly on international calling apps, but they rely on wifi to operate. Rebtel ‘piggybacks’ the local phone lines in the city or country that you are in so that you can call your friends and family, even when you have no net connection.
If you are driving abroad then you really need this app, Waze find you the quickest route to get from point A to point B and you can avoid traffic and queues if you use it. The app functions using GPS and users can update traffic hotspots as they pass to ensure that the service is constantly being updated in real time. If you want to beat the traffic, this is the app which will help you to do it.
My experience of Skyscanner has been nothing but good and in my view it is better than the likes of Kayak and Momondo. Sky scanner searches the entire flight database to get you the very cheapest flight prices and the app runs very smoothy indeed. I love the amount of filters which you can add on to your flight search and the app really is seamless when it connects you with ticket buying websites.
What are your favorite travel apps? Let us know in the comments.