Helpful travel apps can make all the difference when traveling. They make life on the move so much easier. There are so many out there do download. So, which are really useful? Besides the obvious communication apps (WhatsApp, Skype) that I need to stay in touch with my friends and family back home, I like to simplify my life with a few additional ones.
There are some really good map apps. It is important it has a search function, where you can search for particular addresses. We usually use Google Maps. It helps you find your way around a new location for free and shows you the best routes from place to place. You can save maps offline, which simplifies the navigation.
Unfortunately finding free internet is still a big struggle, but this app makes your life a little easier. It’s a worldwide directory of wireless networks. This is very convenient when you are in a new city. It will show you where all the hotspots are and all the passwords.
My personal favorite is google translator with support for about any language you can think of. It’s grammatically not always perfect. but it makes simple tasks like reading road signs or restaurant menu really easy. In addition to typing translations, google translate provides instant camera translations.
This app does exactly what the title says. It converts absolutely everything you need. It helps you convert currency as well as weight, distance, temperature. Converter is a very simple app to use and very thorough.
One of the most uncomfortable things when you are traveling is when you realize that you need to go to the bathroom and you don’t know where to find one. This is basically a toilet finder. It will find and locate every free or paid toilet nearby.
As far as I know, all apps are available for both iOS and Android. If you have any apps that you find useful and I didn’t mention them, please share.