In this digitised world, travelling is made easier, more convenient and effective with the help of free mobile applications.
These apps are free, compatible with smart devices and increasingly user-friendly. Here are our five picks:
Travelling to countries you have never been to before? With Google Translate, language will be no barrier. This multilingual app can translate some 103 languages by typing. It can also translate upto 52 languages without a stable internet connection. This free app developed by Google, can also translate speech, images, sites, or real-time video from one language into another. The Google Translate app is free for iOS and android users and caters to over 200 million people daily.
This app is the perfect organising app that takes care of your travel itinerary without as much as a hassle. Once the booking is done by the user, one needs to simply forward confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org and TripIt will instantly create a master itinerary for each of the trips. The user can then access their plans anytime, anywhere and for free. The app also allows you to opt for automatically importing travel plans from your Gmail, Google Apps, Outlook.com or Yahoo! mail inbox, so you don’t have to forward confirmation emails.
Citymapper – Transit Navigation
This free app is a transit app making it more user-friendly than its counterparts. This app enables users to check nearby departures in real-time and to find the fastest route combining bus, subway, train, ferry, taxi, car share, bike share and by foot. The most used feature of the app is the step-by-step directions to guide the user to the desired destination by even tracking subway exits to reach platforms.
Airbnb believes in making their clientele ‘feel at home’ no matter where they go. With the Airbnb travel app, which comes free for android and iOS users, one can choose from over 2.5 million homes in over 191 countries. Users can book homes, search for last-minute accommodations or long-term rentals, add experiences and events to the travel itinerary and even track the best bars, restaurants and secret spots of the visiting area. The app gives search results based on price, neighbourhood and amenities among other criteria.
Have troubles with conversions while travelling abroad? XE Currency is the go-to app for all your world currency related problems. With over 20 million downloads since its launch, this app comes equipped with myriad business-oriented features, such as rates for precious metals, historic currency charts and most importantly for the traveller, world currency conversion rates and charts. The app also works in a no-internet zone by saving the last updated rates offline.
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