118 Best iPhone Apps Ever
Top 12 Travel Apps
The stress blues are bleeding over into every aspect of our lives these days, and we’re all dreaming of jetting off for a quick break somewhere nice. So here’s my favourite 11 travel apps to help you make the most of your time away!
Kayak is a great free app powered by www.kayak.com, searching travel websites across the globe to find you the best deals, allowing you to make the best first steps of a trip away, and ensuring you get a good deal on your airfare and hotel.
Packing Pro was recently nominated as a finalist for the 6th Best App Ever Awards (with 10 finalists chosen out of 50,000 iOS Travel Apps). Basically it’s a mobile packing application that gives you unlimited, bespoke packing lists, handy template lists, collapsible categories and sorting and filtering options.
Trip It allows you to keep track of all your email reservations and confirmations in one easy place by emailing them to email@example.com once you’ve installed the app and it will keep everything in a nice, easy to use, single page which you can share with friends and family. And it’s free!
Trip Boss has also been entered as a finalist for the 6th Best App Ever Awards, and travel itineraries including micro plans, daily route plans and a handy travel time calculator.
Around Me is a great app where you can search pharmacies, petrol stations, restaurants, bars, cinemas, hotels, etc. It’s a great app if you find yourself with a spare evening and want to make the most of your local area and it’s free.
Citymapper is an excellent way to find the most efficient routes around any city you are visiting (or indeed living in). Using real-time departure information for buses and trains, up to date routes for cycling and/or walking, it’s a truly must have app. And the best part? It’s completely free!
iTranslate is the quickest and easiest way to ask urgent questions like “where’s the nearest toilet” in almost any language. It’s a blessing when you’re stuck, and you can listen to translations in over 20 main languages.
If you’re thinking of learning a language – or just topping up your knowledge before a holiday, Babbel is an excellent resource. I have been learning French with this app myself. The basic app is free, but you can pay to download a wealth of other language kits to get the full experience. It even has voice recognition software which can tell your if your pronounciation is correct. I highly recommend this app if you want to learn a language.
The TripAdvisor app gives you access to a free travel guide for over 300 cities, so it’s a great way to find out what you should be seeing and doing while you’re enjoying a break away. And you can do it in your own time, without having to stick to the schedules of tour guides.
This app does what it says on the tin – it enables you to track your flights and receive real-time notifications. It’s also really handy to have your friends and family use this app if they are collecting you from your flight, and it has been specifically designed for the iPad and iPhone.
Passbook is a really handy built in feature on the iPhone which automatically saves boarding passes, hotel bookings, and works across other apps including flight providers apps and hotel apps.
The free Kindle app is optimised for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, meaning you can access Kindle books, newspapers and PDFs without actually having a kindle!