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Top 5 travel apps – don’t leave home without them!

Note: This is a guest post written by Urszula Mos

Swimsuit and toiletries? Check.  Itineries, maps and reservations? Check. Neighbour got the cat? Sure does. Lithuanian up to scratch? It’s a long flight….

The most indispensable travel item in this day and age is your mobile device. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure the multitude of apps available at the end of your fingers exist so your time is maximised enjoying your surroundings and not reading outdated travel journeys.

These apps cover any and all of your travel needs, so don’t forget your mobile!

Our top 5 apps for travel

Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor App

Trip Advisor is nothing new to the travel industry, this greenly lit wise owl can help you find everything from hotels to restaurants, suggested itineraries or self guided tours, all of which come with photos, reviews & ratings so you know where the place to be is.

The beauty of this app is that once you have it all downloaded, it works fully without any internet connection (which is hard to come by when you are travelling). In addition, the “Point Me There” option works as a compass to guide you to your destination – again, no internet. Nice.

Trip Advisor screenshot

Available on iPhone (free), iPad (free), Android (free) and Windows Phone (free)

Trover

Trover app

Trover works by capturing the hidden gems of travel that one might miss on their journey.  This stylish app uses photos from people around the user as an anchor to help anyone in the community share art, food, monuments, places, restaurants, cool locations to discover.

The way the “Near By” section is set up means you are always going to be seeing things that are close to you –  almost like taking a walk in a new city and discovering visual elements as you trek, a cool and incredible way to see things easily.

Trover screenshot

Available on iPhone (free), iPad (free), Android (free) and Windows Phone (free)

Wi-Fi Finder

wi-fi finder appLooking for a decent wi-fi hotspot is essential if you want to keep your face book fans jealous with details of your latest sojourn without compromising on your budget.

No need to charge through the city looking for a cafe and a pastry and coffee you don’t need – simply fire up this handy app and it will lead you to free wireless internet. Best of all, the offline mode means you can download maps before you go and with worldwide support, it should work anywhere.

wi-fi finder screenshot

Available on iPhone (free), iPad (free), Android (free) and Windows Phone (free)

Google Translate

Google Translate AppWant to strike up some banter with locals in the streets of Helsinki? This is the best-rated translation app has an easy interface to use and it’s hard to believe it is free.

With over interchangeable languages available for text translation, you can use voice command for translations for over 15 languages, as well as listen to spoken translations in over 20 languages

Google Translate screenshot

Available on iPhone (free), iPad (free), Android (free) and Windows Phone (free)

FlightTrack PRO

flight track proIf you are flying by air, you will want this app. Follow the path of thousands of international flights with updated and reliable flight times, terminal and gate numbers and terminal maps.

This app is the best in its class because it has a clean interface and will provide real-time flight itinerary updates at a glance – perfect when you are on the go.

flight track pro screenshot
Available on Android, BlackBerry and iPhone/iPad.($9.99)

Ursh MosNote: This guest post was written by Urszula Mos, the Marketing star behind AppsCore – an up and coming  leader in Android, Blackberry, and iPhone app developers in Australia.  For clients looking for mobile apps – Appscore make your idea into a reality.  

With clients ranging from Yarra Trams to Mercedes Benz, the app leaders will make the right app within your time frame and budget – www.appscore.com.au

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