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6 useful apps to make travelling easier

  • Published at 04:15 pm September 11th, 2019
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One phone, multiple apps to make your trips easy and organized

The idea of making reservations, remembering recommendations and the logistics of it all can become overwhelming while travelling. Forgot your next destination? Lost track of how much you’ve spent during the trip? Looking for the closest cabs near you, or a free Wi-Fi zone? There’s no need to worry! Make your trips organized and easier with the best possible options. Just sit back and breathe, because we have got you covered with a list of all the apps you’ll need:

TripIt: Before travelling, simply save travel schedules to TripIt. Just like that, the app organizes all the destinations you want to cover, with the timing. TripIt is more than just itinerary organizer; it gives you information about the hotels, driving directions, travel confirmations and which seat on the flight is booked for you. While the app reminds you of your destination and your schedule, it also lets you share your plans with anyone who is concerned about your whereabouts. Worried about the internet connection to keep track of all the information? TripIt makes your life easier by preserving and constantly reminding you of all your plans, offline as well.

Google Trips: Similar to TripIt, but with more options for customization, comes the Google Trips app. Add more options, with to-do lists and customized locations. Save the places to see or to eat at that your friends have recommended. Google Trips will find places worth visiting near you, and help you find the best possible route with Google Map. 

XE Currency Converter: Save that extra bit of energy you need to calculate the exchange rate every time you’re purchasing something, and just download this app. Before travelling, save the currencies of the two countries. Then, even if you are offline, every time you put in the amount, it will let you know of the up-to-date currency rate. This will let you know how much you are really spending in a foreign country. 

Uber: The famous cab service is available in almost all the countries. To reach any destination, find the closes cab nearby and you will be there without the hassle of walking around, asking people for directions. 

Google Translator: Although English is spoken in many countries, you need to prepare yourself to understand the basics of a language that may be foreign to you. Download and save the language you want to translate to. With its help, you can speak into it or type in what you want to say in your native tongue, and it will instantly translate it to the language you need. This can save a lot of that time that you’d need to find a person who could translate for you.

Trail Wallet: It is natural to lose track of the amount being spent while you’re on vacation. Fix the amount you’re taking and the amount you need to spend. Keep recording the numbers you are spending and it will save you before you are on the verge of splurging and go over budget. Trail Wallet will notify you when you are on the verge of breaking your pre-set budget. It also categorizes your expenses under the sections food, entertainment, etc which will help you to identify the expenses clearly.

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