Get Geeky: 7 Travel Apps We’d Die Without

When you’ve caught the wanderlust bug and traveling is a must for you – it’s always good to make sure you’re ultra ready for the adventure ahead. This includes packing on some of these essential travel apps to make your smartphone… smarter! Trust us when we say, they’ll help you solve problems you didn’t even realize you had.

#1 Is Your Flight On Time?

You can run, but you ain’t gonna catch that flight.

What: Flight Track

Available: iOS, Android (USD 4.99)

What it does:

– Follows the paths of thousands of international flights

– Gives you real-time updates on delays and cancellations

– Allows you to pinpoint your exact location while cruising 40,000 feet above ground

– Has offline capabilities too!

#2 Sunshine Or Rain

This is your victory over fickle weather!

What: Weather Pro

Available: iOS (USD 3.99), Android (USD 2.99)

What it does:

– Feeds you with information regarding cloud formations (for kicks), atmospheric pressure to wind and humidity levels.

Fun Fact: Currently the most comprehensive weather app on the market!

#3 Money money money!

Keeping track of the dough.

What: XE Currency

Available: iOS, Android (free)

What it does:

– Get absolutely accurate and up-to-date currency rates (so you don’t get swindled by those money-changers).

Fun Fact: Downloaded about more than five million times to date (the masses can’t be wrong), XE Currency is one app you’ll need to pack along on your globetrotting adventure! 

#4 Packing Woes

So, where do we start?

What: Packing Pro

Available: iOS (USD 2.99)

What it does: 

– Just type in where you’re going, how long for, and voila! A suggested list of things you’ll need will pop up – from essentials to clothes, gadgets and more!

#5 Extra Protection

Soak up the sun with no worries!

What: Sunscreen

Available: iOS (free) 

What it does: 

– It detects the UVI rating of your location

– Sets a countdown timer to alert you of your next cue to slap-on-the-sunscreen.

How cool is that?

#6 Just In Case Of An Emergency

When you don't have a Liam to protect you... this app's the next best thing.
When you don’t have Liam to protect you… this app is the next best thing.

What: Travel Safe Pro

Available: Android (USD 1.49)

What it does: 

– Gives you one touch access to the po-pos, ambulances and fire engines in your area

– Has a database of emergency service numbers of every country you’d ever consider visiting, complete embassy details (should your travel documents go missing – God forbid).

#7 For All You WiFi Junkies

This happens when WiFi access is no where to be found.
This happens when WiFi access is no where to be found.

What: WiFi Finder

Available: iOS, Android (Free)

What it does: 

– Turn on this handy app and follow the directions to your nearest wireless Internet source. How handy.

Which is your favourite travel app, nomads?

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Christine Wong

Commonly referred to as “the hungry one’’ by those close to her, when Christine isn’t in the midst of constructing her next literal masterpiece, she can be found sampling the latest in local cuisine and planning her next holiday escapade!

  1. 1. Trippit
    2. Rego
    3. Currency
    4. Tinder (don’t laugh– but people who think you’re cute tend to give you good local recommendations– that’s better than trip advisor)

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