5 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Traveling This Summer
The days are getting longer and the weather is starting to get warmer so it’s that time of the year when we start planning our summer trips! For some, traveling is a relaxing and effortless experience. For others, it can be quite stressful trying to plan in advance and then ensuring that everything runs smoothly while you’re away.
To make those people’s lives a little easier while traveling, we’ve put together the best mobile apps to have on your phone while adventuring your chosen holiday destination.
1. WeatherPro (Free)
WeatherPro by MeteoGroup is an app for forecasting weather in locations around the world. The app displays radar and satellite animations and is ideal for traveling, with over 2 million global locations. The predictions seem to be more accurate within Europe as most of MeteoGroup’s weather stations are located in Germany and Switzerland. Available for both Android and iOS devices, the weather app is perfect for planning your days abroad as you can get the forecast up to one week in advance. WeatherPro, the paid version, offers hourly temperature forecasts, however, the free version is just as good for giving you an overview of the upcoming predictions. Save your favorite locations for easy access and even switch on alerts for weather warnings.
2. TrabeePocket: Expense Tracker
TrabeePocket is great for helping you to track your travel expenses before, during and after your trip. Split your spending into categories such as shopping, food, transport, sightseeing and prepare a budget in advance to help manage your money. With a clean interface, TrabeePocket is the simplest way to organize your travel budget efficiently. Another useful feature is that you can view how much you’ve spent in your own currency and you can even create an expense report at the end of your trip. The app will ensure that you don’t overspend on your holiday (meaning that you can start planning the next trip once you return ;))
3. WiFi Map
Although roaming charges have been abolished within the EU, using your phone’s internet data still wastes a lot of battery, which is not ideal while you’re traveling. However, trying to get access to free WiFi can often be difficult and time-wasting. Here’s where WiFi Map comes in. The worldwide community helps people to source free WiFi hotspots in over 200 countries. Ideal for saving money while abroad, WiFi Map allows users to share passwords for wireless internet in public places and is used by millions of people internationally. The app also provides a VPN connection, ensuring that you are protected while browsing the internet.
4. Culture Trip
Culture Trip is an essential tool for discovering unique spots of a new town, city, or country. With more than 2 million downloads, the travel app shares insightful stories written by locals and gives recommendations for the best cultural experiences. Organize your trip by saving destinations to your wishlist and discover new and interesting places with the help of Culture Trip’s articles, videos, and rich content. You can also create a to-do list within the app and access your saved content offline.
Transport app Citymapper is available in 39 cities across the world and shows real-time departures and multiple routes for getting around the place. Citymapper has become hugely popular in recent years, winning several awards and is even integrated with ridesharing app Uber. Access transport maps, set up disruption alerts of your daily routes, and also retrieve maps when you’re offline.