Useful Travel Apps for Your Iphone and Ipad

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There is a ton of apps for Iphone and Ipad that are useful and fun to have on a trip. Here is Bossops selection!

Currency app – will your money take you far?

Currency is an app that provides you with the latest currency exchange rates for over 180 countries so you always will know how much your money is worth in the country you visit. Available on iPhone (free)

Currency - Jeffrey Grossman

NearestWiki app – point and find out

Did you ever walk past a statue and wanted to know more about it? Just hold your phone vertically against the object to get a brief description. This app is a geo location of Wikipedia articles. You will also see other interesting places and attractions ascending with proximity. Available on iPhone $1.99

NearestWiki - acrossair

WikiMe app – Wikipedia articles about the place you’re in

For those who wander aimlessly on the road and suddenly feel the urge to see something interesting. WikiMe find where you are and then gives you information from Wikipedia about the area you are in WikiMe is an app that displays those Wikipedia articles for locations close to you.

Available on iPhone and Androids (free)

WikiMe - Supportware

Skyscanner app – find and book cheap flights

Is Skyscanner the best flight search engine on the internet? It is one of the few independent flight search engines where Ryanair shows up for example. The app allows you to search over 600 airlines, each checking split ticket options involving multiple airlines to get you the cheapest fare. The app will also figure out the cheapest places to fly to as well as which travel dates will save you money. This app lets you go all the way and book your flight using your iPhone browser.

Available on iPhone and Androids (free)

Skyscanner All flights, everywhere! - Skyscanner

Next Flight app – for those who missed

Did you ever missed a flight and wanted to see if there is a next flight to catch, or have you finished up a meeting early and want to catch an earlier flight home? Then Next Flight is what you need.  Enter your flight itinerary and get a list of available flights for that day as well as the two days following. More than 1,200 airline carriers are represented as well as more than 4,300 airports around the world, increasing your chances of finding an alternative flight.

Available for Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. $2.99. 

Next Flight - UnitConvertr

TripIt app – access your itineraries on-line, don’t carry them around

TripIt allows you to simply forward your necessary itinerary information to From there all of your reservations and meetings will be organized by date and time so you always will know when and where you need to be. TripIt saves you a lot of printed itineraries to carry around.

Available for Blackberry, Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Free. 

TripIt - Travel Organizer - FREE - TripIt

Kindle app – whatever you want to read in your iPad

During a flight there’s a lot of time to kill, and while reading is a fun way to do it, carry around thick paperbacks and heavy hard covers taking up a lot of space, can be annoying. That’s why I love the Kindle app; it allows me to download my favourite books, magazines, and newspapers in the space of my iPad. Browse and buy over 1,000,000 books as well as hundreds of newspapers and magazines, also read the first chapter of each book before you decide to purchase it.

Available for Blackberry, Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Free. 

Kindle – Read Books, Magazines & More – Over 1 Million eBooks & Newspapers - AMZN Mobile LLC

Airport Car Rental app

Airport Car Rental is very helpful for travellers who need a car. This global app allows users to enter in their reservation requirements, including the need to drop off the vehicle in a different location, and then compare and contrast different deals. You can browse by category (i.e. economy, full size, SUV, luxury) or simply all of the available vehicles.

Available for Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Free. 

Airport Car Rental - Online Republic app – book hotel with your phone

Search, browse, and book hotel rooms with the streamlined design of an iPhone web app. The app has all the major features within the ease and speed of the iPhone.
You can search for hotels near your current location automatically. You can also search by city, airport, landmark or address. You can also find and securely book your choice of more than 20.000 last minute deals from a selection of 140,000+ hotels in 200 countries

Available for Android, iPhone. Free. - Hotel Reservation for 140,000+ Hotels -

Word Lens app – magic translation

Word Lens is a brilliant app and to me almost like science fiction. Launch the app and point it at a sign (Not handwritten, it must be block letters.). The app will instantly translate the language and the translation will show up on your screen.

Available on iPhone and Androids $4.99

Word Lens - Quest Visual

Metro Paris Subway app – metro find-your-way in Paris

Metro Paris Subway is the original and No. 1 selling application for getting around Paris. Metro Paris Subway for iPhone and iPod Touch is a comprehensive guide to travel through the city. It includes official subway maps and is officially licensed by RATP of Paris.

Available on iPhone $0.99

Metro Paris Subway - Presselite

TripAdvisor app in your phone

By now most people are familiar with the concept of Tripadvisor. This is TripAdvisor for your phone. It has over 60 million reviews and opinions by travellers, you’ll find the best places to eat, sleep, and play, wherever you travel. Find hotels, restaurants, and attractions in any destination. See millions of candid photos by travellers.

Available for Android, iPhone. Free. 

TripAdvisor Hotels Flights Restaurants - TripAdvisor LLC

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