8 best Apps for Travelers

Going away on vacation? Really don’t leave home without having these amazing travel applications!

Just forget about maps: from now on, if you are traveling, the only thing you will need is technology. The list of must haves, in order to plan your trip, never get lost and stay in touch with your friends and family:

I)Find Flights and Hotels

1)Kayak

You can do a comparison of rental deals, check out luggage fees, keep track of flight status, view itinerary and a lot more. Kayak also offers you the ability to book your airline flight, hotel and car all in one place.
I would suggest you to find everything you want using kayak and then wait till you’re at a pc and book through the airline’s website, hotel website, car rental website etc (to stay away from possible problems caused by online travel agencies).

Available on Android, iPad, iPhone, Nokia, Windows Phone. Free

2)Hotel Tonight

You can find last minute bargains on hotels unsold rooms, with savings as much as 70%. Find the best deal for you and then book it conveniently and securely on your smart phone.
By making use of Hotel Tonight app you can feel like a vip staying in a luxury room for less. Considering that rooms sleep just one or two people and you can’t request a specific bed type, this application works only for solo travelers and couples.

Available on Android, iPad, iPhone. Free

3)Expedia

Using the expedia application, you can discover a number of smart phone exclusive deals on last minute hotel reservations, additionally you have at the tips of your fingers hotel and flight search functionalities.
What I really love about expedia is that that you can sort ratings by “recent,” “favorable,” and “critical” in order to check if people tend to have consistent feedback or whether the cranky pants travelers had excessive demands.

Available on Android, iPad, iPhone. Free

II)Stay Connected Everywhere

1)Wi-Fi Finder

In the event that you’re desperate for access to the internet, Wi-Fi Finder saves your day; it points you to the closest hotspot. Easily track down the closest Wi-Fi hotspots or save Wi-Fi locations for later use.
When Wi-Fi Finder guided you to a hotspot you can use a VOIP application like skype or rebtel to contact your loved ones.
But be carefull VOIP services are usually very unstable and sometimes it’s hard to find a free Wi-Fi hotspot, so the best option for a traveler is to have a travel sim card too like MySims2Go

Available on Android, iPad, iPhone. Free

2)WhatsApp

You managed to find a free Wi-Fi using Wi-Fi finder so you want to contact your friends, you can do it for free using WhatsApp application. (if you can’t find a Wi-Fi you can still use WhatsApp using MySims2Go roaming data plan 0.19 eu/MB in most countries)
Have family and friends, or anyone else you want to stay in contact with to download the app, and you can message them, send pictures and voice messages back and forth from wherever you are.

Available on Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Nokia, Windows Phone Free

III)Planning and Organizing

1)FlightTrack Pro

Undoubtedly there is a number of applications that promise to keep track of your air flights and keep you informed of any flight delays or gate changes, but FlightTrack Pro’s notifications are faster, detailed, and more thorough than other apps.
For example on my recent trip from Rome (FCO) to Trieste, FlightTrack Pro inform me an hour prior to departure that my flight would be delayed.

Available on Android, iPad, iPhone. 9.99$

2)Evernote

Evernote is well known digital note taking application that offers a mobile application as well, and can be a very helpful travel partner.
Take photos of receipts and other important documents, and let Evernote’s OCR (Optical character recognition) help with the cataloging.
Even though I’m not a big fan of the Evernote desktop app , I think Evernote undoubtedly wins when note taking on the go.

Available on Android, iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone, Blackberry. Free

3)Tripit

Evernote is well known digital note taking application that offers a mobile application as well, and can be a very helpful travel partner.
Take photos of receipts and other important documents, and let Evernote’s OCR (Optical character recognition) help with the cataloging.
Even though I’m not a big fan of the Evernote desktop app , I think Evernote undoubtedly wins when note taking on the go.

Available on Android, iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone, Blackberry. Free

 

This guest post sumbitted by Ilias Fotopoulos.

2 comments

#1JaneJuly 31, 2013, 4:07 pm

Thanks for the Tips! I’m travelling to Barcelona next month and I’m going to use some of them 🙂

#2Ian RusselAugust 5, 2013, 3:41 pm

That’s exaclty what I was looking for, thanks for sharing this information. I think that you forgot to mention tripadavsiros apps, I just love them 🙂

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