IPhone apps or applications can be very important for a traveler and will help you in the long run. If you are in the country or overseas, you can make your life easier with a few apps. While true, there are a lot of applications that are a waste of time, and you should try to find ones that offer you what you need. Some of the best travel apps inform you about your destination, with advice, insights, tips, and warnings for how to spend your time.
Here are 7 iPhone apps each traveler can’t live without.
If you are like most people, you like to know what the weather will be like any given day. This is especially important if you want to get out of your hotel room and go out on your own. Since most travelers will walk a lot, it’s important to download the Weather Line app. Then, when you wake up in the morning, you can see the weather forecast for the day. Furthermore, if you are wise, you will use this app to get the forecast for later in the week and future cities you plan to visit. Either way, with the Weather Line app, you are not going to leave the hotel or hostel unprepared.
When you travel abroad, you will want to know the currency exchange rate. By knowing the true value of your money and the local currency, you can’t get ripped off by people who take advantage of unknowing tourists. Since the exchange rate changes daily, and sometimes widely, this is a wise application to have on your phone. Yes, you can’t trust the local money changers as many of them are out to make money off foolish tourists. On the other hand, if you check the local paper, you will get yesterday’s rate, and you won’t know the true value of your money. So, before you head overseas, make sure to download the XE Currency App.
While on the road, most people have no idea what lies ahead as far as restaurants and bars. Not only that, if you want to get a massage or check out a movie, you will have to rely on luck and lots of asking questions in the streets. To save time and find the best places to check out, make sure to install the Yelp application on your phone. Then, without a doubt, you can find the best places to go, and you will have an easier time enjoying the local experience.
If you want to make long-distance phone calls from out of your home country, you are going to waste a lot of money. You will also get a horrible connection many of the times. With apps like Viber, you can chat and talk with your friends and family in real-time, for free. Even more – you can message your friends or family member’s links of your photos and information. Then, you will enjoy your trip more as you can show off and keep in constant contact with the ones you love.
This is another useful iPhone app. When you are out-of-town and on the road, you will want access to your stuff. Think about it, what if you want to access your passport photo or important files? With Dropbox, you can log in and see your stuff. This makes it easier should you run into any problems. In fact, if you work on the road, you should download Dropbox now and synch it to your iPhone. That way, when you are gone, you are not truly away from your computer and files.
WhatsApp is a great texting app. WhatsApp is a great iPhone app for staying in touch with family and friends back home while you are traveling the world. But it is also great to communicate with locals in a foreign country. All you must do is download the program and sync it with your current number. You can use it to text, send images, videos, audio or texts to your friends and family all over the world.
Wi-Fi Finder is a free app that has an online and offline directory of over 500,000 different hotspot locations in 144 different countries. The app relies on users submitting their local hotspot locations to a central Wi-Fi Finder server. iPhone has a built-in WiFi scanner, but this app shows charts of the locations, strengths, and availability of the signals, instead of just listing them.
With these six iPhone applications, you can save a lot of time and money while you are on vacation. In the end, it’s wise to consider these apps and a few more as you will go a long way in ensuring that you have a fun, safe and enjoyable adventure wherever you may go. Remember, while these are great apps and you can rely on them to make your tri more enjoyable, you need to think of your own unique wants and needs while on the road.
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