Travelling the world is undoubtedly one of the most liberating experiences and it is little wonder that we look forward to few things as much as setting off on an adventure somewhere new. Whether you are just going for a two-week break or you’re planning to be travelling for months, you can enhance your journey with a number of apps for smartphones that will make things go more swimmingly.
But which travel apps should you be loading your phone up with before setting off on your adventures? Let’s take a look at 3 of the best below: Packing Pro – Price £1.99 ($2.99) Approx: Packing is definitely one of the biggest annoyances and bones of contention when it comes to holidays and stress levels will raise exponentially if you leave your packing to the very last minute.
However, the stress levels associated with packing may well become a thing of the past with this handy little app which will help you to plan out your packing requirements and provide suggestions for things to pack based upon your chosen destination for travel. Packing Pro also has various other benefits that make it one of our must-have apps for travellers – including a weight calculator which will give you an estimation of your baggage weight and help you to ensure you don’t go for the embarrassing rigmarole of juggling items between your hand and checked luggage.
Translator with Speech – Cost Free: Language barriers may no longer present the obstacles that they once did when you find yourself stumped for the right words on your travels. This excellent translation app will come in handy in all sorts of situations and help to communicate with the locals much more effectively when your foreign language skills are found wanting.
Considering the fact Translator with Speech is a free app, you really can’t complain and it offers a whole host of features that will come in handy in any far-flung corner of the globe. For example, this free app is capable of translating into 54 languages and even pronounces the translation for you to assist you in the future and help you to learn the phrase. Help Call – Cost £1.99 ($2.99) Approx.: Obviously, you need to make sure you stay safe and secure when travelling around different countries and getting in contact with the emergency services is often something that people take for granted.
When travelling, chances are you may not know the correct number to dial in an emergency but this clever app will help to address that problem. This intuitive app will auto-detect the country you are in and will allow you to get in contact with the requisite emergency service at a touch of a button.
This will prove extremely valuable if you’re travelling through less developed countries where it isn’t always clear how to get into contact with emergency services. $3 is a small price to pay for the peace of mind that will come from knowing that the police, ambulance and fire services are reachable at the touch of a button and the app works in over 126 countries, which is highly impressive in its own right.
BIO: Leo is a technology, travel and lifestyle blogger who loves travelling the globe in search of new sights, sounds and experiences. He seldom sets foot on a plane without a good supply of cheap batteries and chargers for his array of gadgets and he regularly blogs on behalf of battery retailer Budget Batteries.