Whether you are going on a vacation with your family or are travelling on business, I have compiled seven apps you can download to your smart phone for free that will make your trip easier for you.
Google Translate directly translates speech and handwriting for over 80 languages. You will not longer have to worry about asking for directions or getting help if you are staying in a country that uses another language. You van view dictionary results for words and phrases and you can also see and hear the phrases translated in the desired language. This app is compatible with the Android, Iphone, Ipod, and Ipad.
Kayak Flights, Hotels & Cars lets you search for, compare, and book: flights, hotels, and car rentals. This app links to TripAdvisor to screen and provide info about hotels using real travellers ratings and reviews. You can also manage your itinerary and track your flights. This app is compatible with the Android, Iphone, and Windows phone.
XE Currency free edition offers live currency rates and saves the most current updated rates so you can view them even without internet access. This app lets you calculate prices with a currency converter and also lets you create and track comparison charts. The live proprietary rates refresh every minute so you can plan your expenses accurately. This app is compatible with the Android, Iphone, Ipad, Blackberry, and Windows8.
Worldmate acts as a travel assistant in the fact that it helps organize your flights, hotels, transportation, and meetings. This app shows you maps and directions to the items on your itinerary, as well as searches flight schedules for over 800 airlines, has a currency converter, and gives a complete five day global weather forecast. This app is compatible with the Android, Iphone, Ipad, Ipod touch, and Windows phone.
Ivox is a calling app that lets you save up to 98% on international phone calls, automatically recognizes your international contacts, and has the option to use wifi or local calling to make your phone calls. This app also gives you an automatic $1 that you can use to call internationally when you download it. Along with cheap international rates, there is also a free call option that allows people who have the app to call each other for free. This app is compatible with the Android, Iphone, IPad, and Ipod touch.
Concur makes it so businesses can track business travel and manage expenses anytime from anywhere. This app lets you import data from credit cards, photograph receipts, keep track of receipts, itemize hotel charges, and submit or approve expense reports. Along with keeping expense records in order, it lets you manage and track business travel (e.g. book airfare and hotels, manage itineraries, and check flight status). This app is compatible with the Android, Iphone, Ipad, Ipod touch, Blackberry and Windows phone.
Airports, by TravelNerd is a flight tracker that tells you your flight status and any delays or cancellations. This does more than track flights, it even gives you directions to popular destinations for over 20 of the most frequented airports, lets you know about wifi availability within the airports, and users of this app can take advantage of the taxi sharing option, to cut down on spending, or use the click- to- call transportation option. This app is compatible with the Iphone, Ipod and Ipad.
Will the help of these apps, you should be sure to have an enjoyable and efficient trip.