20 Essential Travel Apps

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John Corpuz

John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school. As a contributor to Tom's Guide he's found a happy middle ground writing about apps, mobile gaming and other geekery.

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  • travelgirl
    Great list of apps, but you missed my new favourite app. It's called Simply Declare and it tracks what I have to declare to customs when I get home. Super easy to use, keeps my purchases in real time currency rates, take a picture of the receipts, makes a list and keeps me on budget so I never have to pay duty when I get back to the states. Your list is great, but everyone knows about your picks, time to find great apps which really help to reduce travel stresses.
  • J M Mill
    Great list!
    I recently found a new one: TravelEchoes (only for iOS). It has a great guide to Spain and France by some amateur guys, but the info is really helpful and detailes. It was very useful for me when visiting Spain last month.
  • gitashah
    I travel a lot and your list has helpful information. Thanks for this list, John! I focus and use more on apps that work offline because internet usage while traveling is very expensive.

    I have been using trip advisor & kayak for planning before travel and while traveling i use 'Pocket' for offline reading, 'Roadlike' for check in to places i visit while traveling & capturing locations / addresses & 'Expensify' for tracking my expenses. All these apps have been very useful while traveling because of the offline features they have. I think i should give try to PackPoint because it so many times happen that I forget to pack things that are important for travels.
  • Sillytokkee
    Awesome list! I'm always looking for new apps to help with my traveling since I travel a lot for work. Another favorite of mine is Tripext. It's a texting app that connects you locally so you can get quick advice from the locals.