Nowadays, wherever we go our smartphone goes with us, so .. why not use it as a tool whilst travelling? Regardless of the type (Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, etc) the possibilities are almost endless and we can use them to make a normal vacation into a dream vacation without any inconveniences. Here we will recommend a few apps that any tourist can not do without during a holiday; apps which vary between a translator and a currency converter among other very useful holiday apps.
Free WiFi Finder
In order to share your online experiences during the trip, you also need to know where to get a good internet connection. This tool will help you find both free and paid connections, so you can connect and use your Smartphone or Tablet at anytime and anywhere.Get Free WiFi Finder from the App Store Get Free WiFi Finder from Google Play
The main reason why people travel is to discover new places. As such, getting lost in a unknown location is almost inevitable. To avoid this there are map apps with Google Maps being the best choice. With a simple search you can find out where you are and how to get to your intended destination.Get Google Maps from the App Store Get Google Maps from Google Play
The Google Translate app helps in moments like "I do not understand anything that is written in this menu" or "How can I say this in <language>?".
It allows you to translate with your voice, camera, keyboard or handwriting between 90 languages. It works online, but you can save most common expressions and hear the pronunciation even when you are offline.
Although not a travel app, Skype is one of the most useful apps when travelling. As long as you have an internet connection you can call any phone number in the world for very low rates and if your contact has Skype installed on his device, your calls are totally free.Get Skype from the App Store Get Skype from Google Play
The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel app gives you a fairly comprehensive report that includes current weather conditions, weather forecasts, rain alerts, weather videos and warnings of bad weather so you won't be surprised during the holidays.Get The Weather Channel app from the App Store Get The Weather Channel app from Google Play
XE Currency is a simple but certainly very useful app for travellers. It offers live proprietary currency rates and charts, and even stores the last updated rates so it works when the Internet doesn't. It's really easy to use: select the current currency, the current price and then it will show you the conversion to any currency you need.Get XE Currency app from the App Store Get XE Currency app from Google Play
BONUS: Google Goggles
Google Goggles is an image recognition mobile app that allows the user to identify places through pictures taken using a smartphone, which is simply amazing! In addition to working with images of places, the application still works with monuments, books, artworks, company logos, wines and even business cards!Get Google Goggles from Google Play