What are the best apps for travelers?

Whether you are traveling for business or for leisure, it is always a must to be prepared in all aspects. Joined by our growing community of jet setters and occasional travelers, here's a list of useful apps for your travel needs--from hotel bookings to taxi-hailing, and of course, to food trips!

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    TripIt is a travel organizer that creates a full itinerary for your trip. It tells you the nearest transport options, provides you with real-time flight alerts and can even share your plans in an instant. 


    Android, iOS


    Judy McCoy
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "You can connect to Airbnb through this app. Surely a one-stop-shop for booking hotels to getting cheap flights, and making itineraries. Kudos!"
  2. 11

    #2Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Google Maps is a user-friendly navigational app that lets you choose and plan your route by public transportation, car, bike, walking, or even taxi. You can also explore areas to find restaurants, supermarkets, and more near you. 


    Web, Android, iOS, Android

    Andrea Freeman
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "Can I just say how helpful this navigation app is for frequent travelers like me? From knowing the landmarks to actually getting the ways and routes to my destination, this is convenient."
  3. 10

    #3Google Translate

    Google Translate

    Google Translate is a free language app available for Web, Android and iOS devices. This language learning/translation platform provides access to instant translations to and from various languages, so users will have a way to communicate.


    Android, iOS, Chrome


    Víctor Hugo Rangel
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "Have you ever been to Vietnam? Well, I went to a university in Hanoi to present my thesis paper and to my surprise, viets DO NOT SPEAK IN ENGLISH WELL. AND THE SIGNAGES ARE IN VIET SO I LITERALLY MADE GOOGLE TRANSLATE MY BESTFRIEND. THANK YOU FOR THE SERVICE!"
  1. 3



    Airbnb is an online marketplace where users can find vacation rentals, homes, tourism experiences, and places anywhere in the world. The site and mobile application's members can utilize their services by booking or offering rooms or homes. 



    Stephen Garrett
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "I cannot think of an app that is as important as Airbnb mainly because this is for booking hotel accommodations. Highly recommended app for travelers! Be sure to read reviews of the place before booking and paying."
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    PackPoint is a packing list organizer for serious travelers. Users just need to enter the city destination, the departure date and the number of nights and this app will organize a packing list and luggage checklist.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Peter Zhu
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "As a jet setter, I always make it to a point to find the fastest way to pack light yet still complete for my business trips. This is pretty useful for deciding what essential stuff to bring with you"
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    Trover is a free photo app designed for travellers. Apart from being a photo-sharing app, this also serves as a community of travelers and photographers that gather several photos and share them with each other.


    iOS, Android


    Roger Duncan
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "I went to Japan last week and it was raining hard but on my second day in Osaka, i got to take a lot of photos. This is like Instagram for travelers. I suggest this for meeting co-travelers and bloggers. You'll learn a lot from others' posts. I have new found friends from here."
  4. 2



    Zomato is mobile restaurant search discovery service providing in-depth information for over 1.4mn restaurants in 23 countries. You can order food online and make reservations.


    Android, iOS


    Sun Wu
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "My tip for who just got started exploring the world, make a list of the possible restaurants that you can visit nearby with the help of this app. Good for exploring your food choices locally and internationally!"
  5. 1



    Uber is a ride-sharing and taxi-hailing application for fast, reliable rides in minutes. With Uber, users just have to tap and request a ride. The app also gives users the option to pay with credit or cash in select cities in the world. 


    Official website, iOS, Android


    Christian Jones
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "Uber is not available in some countries especially in Asia but I am still thankful this ride-hailing exists for it made my travels hassle-free, especially in the other states of America. Really one of the best apps for business travelers!"


Best What are the best apps for travelers
1TripItApps 17 Free
2Google MapsApps 11 Free
3Google TranslateApps 10 Free
4AirbnbWebsites 3 Free
5PackPointApps 3 Free
6Trover Apps 2 Free
7ZomatoApps 2 Free
8UberApps 1 Free

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