Whether for business or pleasure, travel will never be the same again with the advancements of tools for your smartphone to help you plan, share, and be informed! Here’s a quick overview of a number of mobile apps you may want to add to your phone before your next trip.
1. Tripit -Free
TripIt allows you to organize your entire trip in one place. Email Tripit whenever you book and the app will automatically upload it to your trip. This give you easy access to your itinerary and the details with just a few clicks.
2. Wikitude – Free
This app is like the web version of Wikipedia come to life! The technology in this app uses your phone’s camera to survey your location and relate it to content on Wikipedia. The result is customized information based precisely on where you are at that moment!
3. FlightAware -Free
Keep track of your flight on the go, or the flights of family and colleagues. Simply enter your flight number and FlightAware does the rest. This app sends notifications to your phone keeping you up on the latest details of your flight. Waiting to pickup someone at the airport? Yes, this app will tell you when the plane has officially landed.
4. Postagram – $0.99 (U.S. Delivery) $1.99 (Delivery Abroad)
Your digital photos become postcards! Did you ever wish you could send that amazing Instagram photo from your trip back to your family? Now you can, as a postcard! Use apps like Instagram and Facebook to turn your journey into postcards that are mailed to loved ones back home.
5. AllTrails Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails – Free
Includes 50,000 trails all across North America. AllTrails uses your phone’s GPS to find the closest hiking and biking routes in your area from EveryTrail.com.
6. Kayak -Free
Kayak is a one stop shop for flight, car, and hotel bookings, and now you can book on the go. It easy-to-use and you get some of the best travel deals out there. What’s not to love?
7. AllSubway -$0.99
Navigating your way around a new city has never been easier thanks to AllSubway. Simply search for the city you’re going to and an easy to use digital subway map pops up.
8. Yelp -Free
Yelp is one of the best apps out there for searching just about anything in a city. Use Yelp to search for spas to spaghetti and everything in between. User reviews and a handy star system help you to choose the best places.
9. Sitorsquat -Free
Never be stranded and begging for a potty again! Use this app to find the closest public restrooms with a user-friendly map. Never again do you have to make a mad dash to the nearest coffee house or gas station doing the shake and bob waiting for your turn!
10. Trip Journal – $2.99
Trip Journal tracks your travel route via GPS and even geotags your photos so you can automatically create a journal of your trip. You can even add notes and place marks for info on your favorite places!
That’s a wrap on some powerful travel apps to help you be organized, find the places you need, and share the memories. Take some time to download a few of these apps yet this summer before your next trip!
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