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15 must have mobile apps for the smart traveler

Traveling cannot be any easier than now with all the tech-savvy innovations. The amount of technology in use is so enormous and with just a click of a button, you can literally do anything from anywhere. If you are a traveler of the modern age, then you must have these 15 mobile apps that will cut your work in half.

1. Guides by Lonely Planet

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If you are an ardent traveler, then you would have surely known about Lonely Planet. Guides by Lonely Planet has expert-curated travel guides for over 100+ cities. Curated with the experience of traveling around the world for over 40 years, Guides come with offline maps, audio phrasebooks, a currency converter, and pro-tips from the experts making it an ultimate resource for travelers.

Supported on: iOS, Android
Free

2. App in the Air: Flight Tracker

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App in the Air is your flight assistant that keeps you updated on your flight status, inside-airport navigation, and provides you with an option to check-in automatically. The app works perfectly fine offline, keeping you posted with the flight status via text message. Featured in the Business Insider’s 100 greatest apps, App in the Air covers most of the world’s major airports.

Supported on: iOS, Android
Free

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3. PackPoint travel packing list

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A confused traveler, who doesn’t know what all to pack? Then, PackPoint may come in as a great help for you. Based on the length of your travel, destination, and activities, PackPoint will suggest you with the list of things to pack and makes it easier for you to pack, saving a whole lot of time. The app has been constantly featured online for its practicality.

Supported on: iOS, Android
Free

4. Citymapper – Transit Navigation

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Getting around within a new city is one of the things you are not completely sure of. Enter Citymapper – Transit Navigation, the app combines all the transport modes in the city with real-time departures, alerts, step-by-step directions, offline maps, and transport sharing options. Fully operative in the US and prominent areas of Europe, Asia, and Australia, Citymapper – Transit Navigation was nominated for Best App 2017.

Supported on: iOS, Android
Free

5. HERE WeGo – Offline Maps & GPS

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When you are traveling, there is no assurance that you will be having access to the internet all the time. So, to make sure that you don’t get stuck in a new locality without internet download HERE WeGo – Offline Maps & GPS. The app functions surprisingly well without an internet connection and guides you how to get from A to B with more options and less hassle. HERE WeGo has public transit for 1,300 cities.

Supported on: iOS, Android
Free

6. Polarsteps – Travel Tracker

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If you are like me, who have always wanted to maintain a travel journal but never found the time, then you should probably make use of Polarsteps – Travel Tracker. When connected to the internet, Polarsteps automatically tracks your route, and seamlessly transfers the photos to your profile creating a beautiful travel journal. You can share your profile with your family & friends and can be part of their journey through Polarsteps.

Supported on: iOS, Android
Free

7. WiFi Map — Free Passwords

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Travel can be a great way to find oneself but at the same time, you also wish to stay connected with the rest of your loved ones. And the best way to stay connected with friends and family is through the internet. WiFi Map will provide you with the info on the nearest hotspots along with their passwords. How cool! The app carries details of over 100 million hotspots.

Supported on: iOS, Android
Free

8. HappyCow Find Vegan Food

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One of the biggest challenges vegan travelers face these days is finding out a proper vegan restaurant to dine at. Addressing this problem is the HappyCow app that covers over 180 countries. The app provides the option to locate nearest vegan-friendly eateries and health stores. You can narrow down your search with the use of keywords and HappyCow has multiple language support.

Supported on: iOS, Android
Free

9. Weather Live

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Gain info on the weather around you and all over the world at a glance using Weather Live application. Weather is one of the major factors that play spoil sport during travel and given its nature of unpredictability, most apps fail to give a proper info. Weather Live, on the other hand, gives you a detailed report of the weather with an accurate weather forecast.

Supported on: iOS, Android
Free

10. Recipe Book

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Finding a place in the list of traveler mobile apps is Recipe Book. Built using artificial intelligence and deep learning, Recipe Book is an intelligent cooking app that presents you with recipes based on the ingredients you have. Believe me, cooking is so much fun with the apps’ two highlight features: Snap n Cook and Shake n Make. Recipe Book also helps you in creating a shopping list and provides you with calorie info.

Supported on: Android
Free

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11. XE Currency

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Carry all the world’s currencies in your pocket with XE Currency. Updated every minute with the latest conversion rate, XE Currency is the only currency converter you need. You can monitor up to 10 currencies at once and there is also an option to monitor your favorite currencies.

Supported on: iOS, Android
Free

12. Flush – Crowdsourced Toilets

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When nature calls, there are no excuses. You have to go. And how do you know where to go? Download Flush. Carrying a database of over 200,000 toilets, Flush is a fast and a simple toilet finder. And the best thing is, you can use Flush offline to locate toilets around the world. The slick interface and the beautiful transitions make Flush easy to use.

Supported on: Android
Free

13. Google Translate

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Translate between 103 languages on the go by typing it out on Google Translate. Being there for a long-time now, Google Translate is one of the must-have travel apps when you are traveling, especially to a non-English country. In addition to typing, Google Translate also provides options to just click and convert, speak and convert, and write & convert. You can translate 52 languages without the internet as well.

Supported on: iOS, Android
Free

14. Duolingo: Learn Languages Free

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While Google Translate is just fine when you are traveling to a non-English speaking country, you might also be interested in learning the local language, which is where Duolingo comes into play. Highly effective, Duolingo helps you read, write, and speak a new language in quick time. All the lessons are bite-sized and Duolingo also supports tracking.

Supported on: iOS, Android
Free

15. Monefy – Money Manager

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When you are traveling, it’s very hard to track your expenses. With Monefy, you can manage your money with just one click. Add the info on the new transactions as they happen and voila you’re done. Monefy works well on cross-platform and it is easy to synchronize data between your devices.

Supported on: Android
Free

And, we have come to the end of the article. Ah, wait, wait. A little bit of self-promotion to do. *Clears the throat*. We have launched our very own travel app as well – Pickyourtrail. If you have already booked your trip with us, then be ready to be amazed at the level of timely travel updates. Not planned your trip yet but want to travel hassle-free? Here you go!

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  • There is also an app for tracking your travel purchases for declarations. It has a handy currency converter and more in it too. It’s called Simply Declare and its becoming one of our go to travel apps.