The rapid development in technology has provoked an onslaught of smartphone applications making it difficult to separate the best from the rest. There are hundreds of applications to help and guide travellers in all aspects from booking a holiday or hotel, to documenting travel experiences once back home. Here we take a look at four of the most useful applications to download, and how they can potentially enhance your time away.
Whilst away in a foreign country communication and understanding of the local language is often a problem. This handy app cannot only translate words typed into the searching device but can also translate printed words using a phone's built-in camera. As there is no need for network connection, travellers will find it easy to use on the go, will incur no hefty data charges, and is perfect for when struggling with menus or sign posts whilst out and about.
Skype is a very popular social site that keeps people connected wherever they may be in the world. The application allows travellers to instant message, call or video-call anyone else with a Skype account at any time. A great way of keeping up to date with family members or friends on their travels and see them through live streaming while away.
iBooks is the perfect download for long journeys or relaxing breaks. Travellers can fill their library with a selection of books found in the iBookstore containing over 700,000 choices. It allows the user the simplicity of browsing the store by genre, title or author and best of all, many of them are free! Once downloaded, you can modify the display settings to ensure the text is clear for you to read well, and even has a night-time mode to enable the best visible text in the dark. A simple tap on the screen turns the page and before you know it, you'll be hooked!
For those people who are admittedly incredibly disorganised then Trip It provides a solution to 'rummaging' through email inboxes to find confirmation numbers. From airport parking confirmation emails to details regarding flight status, Trip It is the ultimate travel itinerary solution. It even allows travellers to share their itinerary with other Trip It users, which means your loved ones will have no excuse for being late to pick you up from the airport!
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