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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    #1TripIt

    TripIt

    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. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    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. 

    Apps

    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.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    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

    #4Airbnb

    Airbnb

    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. 

    Websites

    Free

    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."
  2. 3

    #5PackPoint

    PackPoint

    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.

    Apps

    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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    #6Trover

    Trover
    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.


    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    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

    #7Zomato

    Zomato

    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.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    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!"
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    #8Uber

    Uber

    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. 

    Apps

    Official website, iOS, Android

    Free

    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!"

Summary

Best What are the best apps for travelers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
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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