7 apps that come in handy when traveling
Planning a vacation or business trip? We have selected for you 7 services that are actively used by thousands of tourists around the world. Download applications in the AppStore or Google Play, and your smartphone will help you get ready for a trip without any fuss or find a way out of difficult situations during your vacation.
Going on a trip without a map is a very reckless undertaking. In order not to get lost on the streets of an unfamiliar city, we recommend that before starting the trip, download a map of the desired region or country in the MAPS.ME application. Maps downloaded to your smartphone in advance will be available offline and will avoid unforeseen expenses for Internet roaming. Automobile, walking and bicycle routes, public transport stops, attractions, restaurants and cafes, ATMs, hotels – users will easily find a way to any points on the map.
Tickets are bought, the route is built, but you still have not decided what to take with you on a trip? The free Packpoint app will advise you on how to pack your suitcase and not forget anything. Specify your destination, length of stay, date and type of trip (business or tourist, beach vacation, hiking, sports, traveling with children, etc.) – Packpoint will take into account the weather conditions and purpose of the trip, analyze the entered data and offer a complete list of things that you will come in handy.
To get from the airport to the hotel without knowing a foreign language, to find reliable and safe transport for moving between cities, not to suffer from the cunning tricks of taxi drivers working without a meter, is not an easy task. Experienced tourists in 150 countries of the world trust the international service for organizing transfers and booking a car with a GetTransfer Anywhere driver. The application, available in the AppStore and Google Play, provides the opportunity to independently choose the class and make of the car and comfortably move between points of the desired route at guaranteed low prices.
Smart Lens – a find for those who go on vacation or business trip. When you focus the camera on a document, business card, bank card, announcement, address or signboard, the application instantly scans the image and converts it into text. Smart Lens “knows” 56 languages, translates text quickly and accurately even without access to the Internet, and also recognizes photo links, QR codes, e-mails and phone numbers.
XE Currency Converter
Having seen the price on the check, not every tourist immediately goes to the checkout to pay for the goods: before that, you need to remember the exchange rate and manually calculate the purchase price in rubles on the calculator. The XE Currency application will save time on shopping and take care of your wallet: the converter will show how much the purchase will cost taking into account the current currency rate. The application works offline, but before shopping, we advise you to connect to the network to update the current course information.
App in the air
App in the Air is one of the most popular applications for those who are familiar with frequent flights. App in the Air will send you an SMS when the departure time changes and will notify you when online check-in is open. In the application you will also find reviews of other users who will help you navigate at the airport and tell you where you can eat, charge your phone and connect to a Wifi network.
WiFi Map is a kind of platform where users from all over the world exchange information about passwords and Wifi points. With WiFi Map, you can connect to the free Internet, wherever you are: after installing the application on your smartphone, you will have access to 120 million Wifi-points. The application will determine your geolocation about the location and display on the map nearby Wifi points to which you can connect.