8 Free Travel Apps For Your Smartphone

8 Free Travel Apps For Your Smartphone8 Free Travel Apps For Your Smartphone

Kayak

Many praise Kayak.com as one of the best travel search engine out there and it will help you search and book flights, hotels, rental cars etc. Now it is also available as an app for your phone. With this app you also get a flight tracker and MyTrips for easy access to your itineraries. There is also a pro version which gives you handy airport terminal maps.

TripIt

This app will help you keep track of your travel itineraries. Just forward your confirmation e-mails to plans@tripit.com and it will automatically sort and organize your travels. If you’re a frequent traveler, be sure to check out the pro version which they state is close to having a personal travel assistant.

Hipmunk

This is an app that is similar to Kayak in such that it is a flight search app. However it is a little bit more fun and stylish. One of the features lets you list results based on “agony”, that is how painful the trip is counting in layovers, waiting time flight duration and price. Well worth a download.

TripAdvisor

This is a great app to have if you like checking up reviews on places before you visit them such as sights, restaurants, hotels and everything else travel related. Has millions of user created reviews from all over the world. Keep in mind that it is sometimes more rewarding if you discover and enjoy a place on your own, without having read any reviews beforehand.

Wikitude

This is an augmented reality app and lets you see things around you through the camera on your phone. It has a lot of useful information from Wikitravel easily accessible from your phone. The augmented reality function is interesting, however I rarely find myself using it.

GlobeConvert

There are several tools like this out there and I’m sure they are just as good. This just happens to be the one I use. Apart from being a currency converter, it converts everything else you may need such as length, area, temperature, speed etc.

Google Goggles

I haven’t had the chance to try this app as I don’t have an Android phone, but I’ve heard good things about it so I kind of have to include it. It lets you search by taking pictures of objects, such as paintings, landmarks, products, barcodes and so on. Take a picture of a sign and it translates it in your phone from a number of languages.

Free Wi-Fi Finder

International use of a smartphone can easily cost you more than expected. This app shows nearby locations which provide free WiFi around the world. Works offline as well.

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