Enhance your travel experience

 

 
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, it should be practical, fun and easy. To help you enhance your travel experience, we've done the homework for you and selected a few world-class mobile apps that you must consider.
 

Triposo

Free, iPhone, iPad and Android

 

Guide app Triposo takes a crowd-sourced approach, pulling information from some of the Web's biggest travel databases, like Wikitravel and OpenStreetMap. The free app from Triposo Inc. even registers the direction you're facing, so as you roam the streets it highlights what's right in front of you.

 

An internet connection is not needed to access the guide and useful features include a currency converter, phrase book and active suggestions for exploration dependent on the day, weather and opening hours.

Open Table

Free, iPhone, iPad and Android


Use OpenTable to discover, explore, reserve, and manage restaurant reservations free and instantly—anytime, anywhere. As the global leader in restaurant reservations, OpenTable’s app helps you discover new restaurants; view menus, reviews, and photos; and earn reward points towards your next delicious meal. Get access to exclusive app benefits. 

TravelSmart

Free, iPhone, iPad and Android


You've arrived in paradise, but have a splitting headache after spending 12 hours on a plane. If you forgot to pack medication, would you know the international name for Tylenol is Paracetamolum?
If not, TravelSmart is for you!

 

Find Emergency numbers such as Police, Fire Department and Ambulance, by destination.

 

Contains a Drug Dictionary with international translations in multiple languages, First aid terms translated into multiple languages

 

Also a comprehensive list of reputable hospitals by country, including detailed contact information and maps.

TouritstEye

Free, iPhone, iPad and Android

 

TouristEye is a mobile application that enables users to collect destinations and activities to plan their trips and weekend getaways in seconds. More than 800,000 people have already traveled with TouristEye taking all the information and maps on their mobile phones without internet.

 

TouristEye’s portfolio of features includes the collection ideas for its users’ trips and getaways; planning trips in seconds without missing anything important; community-created wishlists and collaborative wishlists; integrated information from Yelp, Foursquare, and other services; texts, photos, and maps completely offline; and providing personalized ideas to escape every weekend.

 

TripIt

Free, iPhone and iPad

 

Whether your journey is for a few days or several months, keeping track of trip details is a universal pain. TripIt offers an easy solution, saving your itineraries in a simple, scannable format on your smartphone. Simply email your flight, hotel, or car rental confirmations to TripIt and the app will organise everything for you. Say goodbye to the tattered folder and endless paper jumbled at the bottom of your bag.

 

TripIt makes it easy to integrate and organize your travel plans with a wide range of mobile and online travel applications.

Google Maps

Free, iPhone, iPad and Android

 

Google Maps, available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, now allows you to store maps for offline use. Since data isn't required for the GPS function on a smartphone, this means you can navigate around the place you're visiting without paying roaming charges.

 

When you're connected to Wi-fi, open the app and search the area you want to save. Once it's on-screen click on the bar that has the place name you search for and then select the menu button in the top right hand corner. To save it select Save Offline Map. For more information see Google help.

 

XE Currency

Free, iPhone, iPad and Android


XE Currency is the ultimate financial companion for world travellers. It gets live currency data and includes a calculator so you know exactly how much that 20 reais taxi journey is costing you or what kind of deal you're getting at the bank. Saves data for offline use as well.

Opera Max - Data Saving App

Free, Android


You can reduce your mobile data usage without doing anything differently on your device. Opera Max is a data-management and data-savings app that shrinks videos and photos on almost any app on mobile data connections, as well as Wi-Fi. Extend your data plan by up to 50% for free.*

 

Opera Mini - Data Saving App

Free, iPhone, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone


Opera Mini is one of the world's most popular web browsers that works on almost any phone. Save up to 90% of your data for free.

 

 
 
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