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10 essential travel apps

In today's world, one of the thing a traveller always has in his pocket is a smartphone. On the app stores you can find an App for every use, also for traveling.

Let's list 10 apps a traveller of the new millenium definitely should have when travelling.


All the trips begin with the bag packing and, despite the travel experience, you always forget something home! This app will help you to list all what you will need in your trip, just choose the destination and duration along whit your plans, and you will get a detailed list of things to pack.

WiFi Finder

Arrived at destination, the first thing you need is an internet connection, of course free. This app locates all the neares wi-fi access points from 550,000 networks in 144 countries. Now the only problem is to find the first hotspot to run it! 


Let's ask someone! This surprisingly effective app translates your word into a foreign language! you speak to the phone and the translation is displayed on the screen. The translation is read out by a voice synthesiser.


Now you have to orient yourself. You are prudent traveller, thus at home you downloaded the maps of the places you planned to visit, saving on roaming costs and wthout the fear not to find a free hotspot. The maps are very detailed and do not freeze when perused on small smart phone screens.


Landed in a new place, I'm always very hungry. Let's find a good restaurant (and a hotel if your have not booked it in advance) around us! TripAdvisor will help us with the reviews written by fellow travellers. Usually I choose the restaurants at home, listing them in the "preferred" section to find them easily.


Are you travelling with friends? It is a mistery why when you try to split the bills, the sum never match. This app provides a simple way to share the costs between friends. You enter the expenses as you go, including who paid and what, and the app do the rest. A very nice feature is the support of multi-currency accounts, thus you can mix currencies without having to do the conversion yourself.

Time Out

You are in a new place, don't tell me that you want to go bed early at night! This app keeps track of nightlife and entertainment everywhere in the world. It can tell you what's on in the local cinemas and theatres and what band are in town.

Jet Lag Rooster

A typical travel problem is the jat-lag. Based on the details of your trip and your sleeping habits, this app will tell you when to go to bed, when to expose your self to sunlight, and when to avoid it.  

Sun Exposure

You certainly have to expose to sunlight, but staying burn free! Based on information about your complexion and current location, the app checks how long you can stay in the sun without getting subburnt. At the same time, the app will remind you to put on sun screen. Something like my mom!


And now some culture. What about an audio guide to the world? This app reads the information (farmed from Wikipedia) about the things you see directly to your ears, a bit like those audi-guides they hand out at the museums.

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