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If you’re planning a trip – or planning on planning a trip and are unsure where to start – we’ve made it easy and fun for you. Here’s our list of over 30 amazing apps to help you visualise, plan and enjoy your journey!


To download, simply search through your usual app store!

 

Visualize

Pinterest - No explanation needed here. (Web, iPhone and Android)
Trippy – Like Pinterest, but dedicated exclusively to collecting and sharing travel ideas (Web, iPhone)

 

Planning

To Do – Powerful set of tools that makes task management simple and fun (iPhone and iTouch)
Flight Tracker – Only free flight tracking/flight status app (iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows)
Travel Channel Layover – Travel like Anthony Bourdain and explore Tony’s favorite places to stay, eat and drink in 10 major cities around the world. (iPad, iPhone and iTouch)
Tripit - Keep all of your travel plans in one spot. (Web, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows)
Plnnr - Customized point-to-point trip guide for 20 popular urban destinations across North America and Europe. (Web)
Award Wallet - Track all your frequent flyer miles in one place. (Web, iPhone, Android)
Goby – Search engine all about finding fun things to do with your free time, from this weekend to a fantastic vacation. (Web, iPhone, Android)

 

Speak

Speech Trans – Enables the user to have a coherent conversation with someone who speaks a foreign language without the need for an interpreter. (iPhone and Android)
Byki – Take your language learning on the go. (iPhone)

 

Pack

Packing Pro – Your very own personal packing assistant. (iPhone, iPad)

 

Drive

Gas Buddy – Find the cheapest gas on the go. (Web, iPhone, Android, Blackberry)

 

Fly

FlightTrack Pro - Stores and tracks your flights, pulls vital info like gate changes and weather reports for 5,000 airports and 1,400 airlines. Easy to search for other connections while you’re standing in line for the gate agent or even from 30,000 feet. (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry)

 

Eat

Foodspotting – Easiest way to find and share the foods you love. (Web, iPhone, Android, Windows, Blackberry)
Yelp – User Reviews and Recommendations, and a quick search interface for address and phone number lookup. (Web, iPhone, Android)
Urbanspoon – Uses three factors to classify restaurants: neighborhood, type of cuisine and price. (Web, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android, Blackberry)
VegOut - Must have for any vegetarian who travels or is just looking for a new place to eat (iPhone)
OpenTable – Reserve popular restaurants ahead of time to make your vacation meal choices effortless (Web, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android, WebOS, Windows, Blackberry)

 

Rain or Shine

Weather Channel – Weather forecast, local to international. Plan your day, your week or the next hours. (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows)
Weather Bug – With its more than 35,000 monitoring stations worldwide, able to provide hyper-local weather updates (Web, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry)
Surf Report – Check the surf height, swell direction, and tide. Monitor the weather. View a 2-day forecast. (Web, iPhone)

 

Connect

WiFi Finder - Search for public Wi-Fi anywhere in the world (iPhone, Android)
Skype Wi-Fi – Get online at over 1 million WiFi hotspots worldwide and only pay for the time you’re online with Skype Credit. (Web, iPhone, iPad, iTouch)
Viber – Lets you make free phone calls and send text messages to anyone who also has the application (iPhone, Android)

 

Shop

XE App – Lets you convert every world currency on-the-go. (Web, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Blackberry)
Google Wallet - Virtual wallet that stores your payment cards, offers, and more on your phone and online. (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Nokia…)

 

Navigation

Mtrip Travel Guides – Travel guides for with the best attractions, museums, hotels, restaurants, bars & shopping with ratings, reviews. (iPhone, iTouch, Android)
iTrailMap – If you’re hitting the southern hemi for some skiing this summer this Trail Maps 3D ski resort trail maps is a must (iPhone, iTouch)
Google Maps – Get free, turn-by-turn GPS navigation for driving, walking, and public transportation (Web, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Nokia)
Airport Transit Guide – Going 28 years strong, only guide of its kind and the air traveler’s best friend, it gives all the details you need to make an intelligent choice. (iPhone)
Gate Guru – Tool to transform the chaotic and unfamiliar airport environment into a more satisfying experience before and after flights, and during layovers. (iPhone, Android)
HopStop – Get door to door public transit directions for Subway, Train, Bus, ferry, Bike & Taxi. (Web, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Amazon)

 

Capture

Instagram – The $1 billion app and a must have. Keep it real and post your own creations and be conscious not to spam your followers. (iPhone, Android)
Facebook Camera – At the time of this writing, it’s already the second most download free app on Apple’s App Store (iPhone)
Fastcamera – As soon as you open the app, Fast Camera begins taking 8-megapixel photos as fast as it can and doesn’t stop until you press a button – up to 800 photos per minute. (iPhone)
Blurb – Make your own books from your photography stable. If you’re good enough you can even sell them. (Web)

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