Nine Must Have Travel Apps
Most of you are gearing up for summer travel. Before you start globe trotting, download some of these very useful and innovative travel apps. They will help you pack like a pro, learn the best things to do on a sunny day in Paris, or simply where famous Chefs eat in Singapore. With these in your pocket, you may never look at the world in the same way. Bon Voyage!
Where Chefs Eat ($14.99) – This presents ideas for people, who want to eat raman soup where chef David Chang eats ramen. It covers over 70 countries.
Viator + Peel – These are free apps that will lead you off the beaten path attractions, such as indoor ice-wall climbing in London.
Musee du Louvre, Museo del Prado and Street Art London – The museum guides are free and let you examine painting details of selected painters. If you’re more into Bansky than Degas purchase the Street Art London app for 99 cents and discover great works of public art.
Postagram – You take the photo, type in an address and postogram prints out the postcart and then you mail it out to the address provided. While the app is free, postcards cost $0.99 each.
Packing like a Pro – For $3.75 this app is the most comprehensive one on the market. Tell it where you’re heading, how long for and who with and it compiles lists of what you will need.
WorldMate – Perhaps not better but definately cheaper than a personal assistant, this free app will create an itemized itinerary of your trip. Upgrade to the premium package and the app will maintain you in the loop in real time, spinning out alerts when flights are delayed or gates change.
Triposa – This free app contains detailed maps of hundreds of cities, along with suggestions “like best things to do on a sunny day in Rome”.
Google Goggle – If you’re curious about a building and can’t find a local to ask, direct your phone’s camera lens at the source and it’ll send you Wikipedia articles detailing everything you want to know.
Wi-Fi Finder – Knowing where to find a nearby wi-fi hotspot, this free app will help keep you data roaming charges to a minimum. Best of all, the offline mode means you can dowload maps before you go, again avoiding a huge bill.