One of the most exciting parts of a holiday is looking forward to your trip. Tickets and hotels have been booked, the travel guide has been purchased, everything is checked long before you depart and your smartphone is ready to download all new travel apps. We have looked carefully at a cartload of travel apps and will bring you the very best that will make your traveling just a little bit easier. No matter where you go, when you go or if you use iOS or Android, start installing, you will not regret it.
No matter how fond you are of printed copies of books, you cannot deny that traveling with Kindle is much easier than having to carry 10 heavy books. You can't trade at local book stores, but the convenience completely compensates for that. With the Kindle app you don't even need a Kindle, your smartphone is enough.
Do you know the morse code? Do you know how to make a fire? With this app all of it is done in no time. If you go off the beaten path for a while, you really have to have this. It is written by a former SAS soldier and instructor and contains hundreds of skills that you can use to survive in the wilderness whether you are at home or traveling. Okay, maybe you just stay in a 5-star hotel in New York, but you never know.
Do you want to know something about where you are or are you looking for a nice restaurant? Thanks to the GPS, AroundMe knows where you are and indicates the requested locations in the area. Select the category restaurants if you want to eat something, or the category banks if you want to withdraw money.
Are you traveling on a budget? With Trail Wallet you can calculate what you can spend per day to stay within your budget. If you spend a little more or less a day, you can indicate this in the app and your adjusted daily budget will then be indicated. This app is unfortunately only available for Apple products, but luckily there is a similar app for Android: Wallet - Budget Tracker.
When traveling with others, it is useful to keep track of who has paid what. With Splitwise you can make an easy overview and see immediately what you still have to pay to someone or what your fellow travelers need to pay you.
Great for during or after your trip: in this App you can keep track of where you have been. So basically it’s a kind of scratch card, but on your device. Great to make an impression at the bar.
When duty calls: with this App you can see exactly which public toilet can be found in your neighborhood and what other visitors thought of it. Very nice, right?
Google translate is a great app for translation, but requires you to type in the whole sentence. With the Wordlens app, on the other hand, you only have to point your camera somewhere to translate the text on it. The most widely spoken languages German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish are free, but you need to buy other languages in the app.
One of the concerns associated with an expensive smartphone while traveling is the risk that someone steals it - or that you simply lose it yourself. If one of the two happens to you, Prey Anti Theft helps you to find your phone, block the device, switch on an alarm and more. It is completely free and an extremely handy app.
If, like most of us, you can't figure out in two seconds how much 1,343,958 Vietnamese dong is in euros, use the XE exchange rate app to find out. Do not forget to update the rates just before you release the calculation, then you are sure that you will be presented with the most accurate price.
Wikitude is linked to many other programs and apps, so that you can request information about your environment with the camera of your phone and thus also get tips about what to see and do. It is also possible to find discount vouchers for restaurants and places of interest.