15 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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  • 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.
  • Awesome list of apps, shame there weren't many about language apps other then google translate, which isn't the best, my fav would definitely have to be VidaLingua which has some great multilingual dictionary apps for French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese. Cool thing is you can add stuff to dictionary entries like slang, or a an expression in a dialect of the language. Check them out at http://vidalingua.com
  • 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.
  • 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.