Having a modern mobile phone will allow you to do much more than just call various people. Take Android smartphones for example: there are literally thousands of apps that can make our lives easier and better. The only problem is that you need to have a lot of time at your disposal, in order to evaluate the quality of each application, and then decide if it is something that you want to install and use on your smartphone. Read this article to discover some of the best apps that will make all your trips stress free, more enjoyable and easier to plan than ever before.
If you only want to install a travel app, get a TripIt account and all your travel related needs will be taken care of. As an example, the app will help you check flights, verify the status of your flight, map your travel from the hotel room and many others.
This app boasts to help you find the cheapest flights ever. There interface might look a bit busy, because there are numerous buttons and options. Nevertheless, when you learn to use them, you will start saving a lot of time; you’ll be able to find out what are the luggage fees, you will have access to the airlines’ contact details, manage your itinerary, and so on.
3. Google Goggles
This app was created for people that use to travel abroad very often; it can offer details related to unknown, foreign brand names, it can help you translate what you want to say in different languages, thus eliminating a lot of the stress that is usually associated to the language barrier.
4. Hotels Near Me
This is an app that will help you find a suitable hotel room once you got at the vacation destination. It has details for about 60,000 hotels which is, let’s be fair, an amazingly powerful database. Thanks to it, you will not have to worry about finding a hotel room while you are abroad, in a not so familiar geographical area.
Use this app and you will be given not only the name of the hotel, but also its rating, address, phone numbers and even feedback from other people that have stayed there in the past. You will also get the chance to see several photos, and thus you will be able to take an educated decision. And the good news doesn’t stop here: if you like what you see and the prices seem OK, you can book the room right away using your smartphone.
5. Trip Journal
This app is using the GPS that is installed on your phone to keep a record of your trip, using the coordinates provided by the GPS. Trip Journal also uses the photos you took while you were away, creating a nice presentation, a photo journal of your trip that includes your pictures. When you get back home, you can export your itinerary using Google Earth and thus share it with your family and friends.
Considered to be pretty much similar to Triplt, this app uses the details input by you to create a portfolio containing your flight details, the hotel booking, car rental, and so on. The key feature of this app is its ability to refresh the data very fast, in case that a new hotel needs to be booked, the flight needs to be changed etc. You are also given the possibility to consult Google Maps and see each and every important tourist attraction on your itinerary. Besides all these, you will have the ability to get a five day weather forecast both in the city you live and at the destination point.
There has never been a better time to own an Android smartphone, especially if you are interested in traveling in the near future. Test these applications and decide which ones suit your needs or (our recommendation) install and use them all – you won’t regret it.