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6 Best Travel Apps

Sunday, January 18, 2015
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I am one of those travelers who depend on travel apps. It’s not my proudest moment, but I do seem to find my way around much easier with some help. I have listed 6 of my favorite travel apps. Feel free to add any you might think I have left out!

Photo by Ibrahim Al Beshari

Kayak

Start planning with Kayak.com, before you even leave home. Search for, compare, coordinate and book flights, hotels and car rentals too. Kayak links to TripAdvisor to screen and provide information about hotels using real travelers’ ratings and reviews. Manage your trip itinerary while traveling to keep organized with confirmation numbers, and find out about last minute changes. Kayak.com/Explore also helps you search and plan your after-work time giving various options for different budgets.
Compatibility: Universal IOS app (iphone, iPad, etc.), Windows Phone, Nokia’s Android

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Food Spotting

Foodspotting is a visual guide to food and where to find it. Instead of reviewing Restaurants, you can recommend dishes and see what food spotters, friends and experts recommend wherever you go and answers questions. Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

FourSquare

FourSquare is all about  searching and discovering great places, whereever you are in the world. It’s more or less for the curious traveler. Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad Requires iOS 7.0

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Gate Guru

Before and after the security check-in, waste no more time in the airport. Flight tracking notification alerts you about the crowds or unexpected delays. Prevent unnecessary problems due to gate-location confusion. No need to miss a flight (or a meal) because you can’t find your next departure gate or nearby tasty edibles. Get better gifts on the go with the gateguru’s help. Find your favorite kind of layover lounge with reviews from fellow travelers.
Compatibility: IOS and Android (not yet live for Windows, but expected in May.)

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Google Translate

Amazingly versatile and instantaneous, TranslateGoogle currently works with 57 languages, from Afrikaans to Yiddish. Really helpful for on-the-go spontaneity, it offers an immediacy 2nd best to a human translator. All you have to do is think it, and type it. See the translation, and hear the phrase in the desired language. In addition, a newer Google Translator Toolkit actually uses human translators aided by technologies like Google Translate to translate entire documents!
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

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http://www.inc.com/

 

XE Currency

The Ex.com app calculates and makes conversions for you instantly using up to 180+ worldwide currencies. You can also access live foreign exchange rates, up-to-date currency news as well as historical rates. Get e-mails or follow economic indicators calendar. You can create and track comparison charts, and get help to calculate prices even in remote areas. Get free e-mail updates with currency rates and news headlines including several central bank interest rates.
Compatibility: iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone

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http://www.inc.com/

 

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5 comments

  1. Right Travel says:

    Thanks for the information.

  2. Elliot says:

    Surprised you guys didn’t include any offline maps. There’s an abundance of them. I personally use http://pocketearth.com/. Great for saving costs on data and routing.

  3. Amir Latif says:

    can i send my app for listing?

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