Top 10 must have iPhone apps for travelers

11:40 am 27 Dec, 2012

Mobile applications have transformed the way every activity is carried out in today’s world. Gone are the days when heavy paperwork, excess loading time, etc. used to rule the roster. Now, cellphone technology has made the world an easier place to breathe in. Traveling is no longer a headache thanks to the succinct purposes the apps serve. From camera optimizing to itinerary planning, there are apps that support every globe trotters needs and help in making most expedient journey possible. Here are the some of the most useful iPhone apps for travelers.

 

10. Photosynth:

Whether one is standing on the slopes of the mighty Alps or gazing at the monumental genius of Paris, Photosynth is one iPhone application that would capture the moment in its entirety. Using the latest in computer vision techniques, this app allows great panorama creation. It is the proclaimed leader in mobile panorama creation and allows the user to capture 360 degrees making it a perfectly captured sphere. Photosynth also allows photos to be shared easily as it provides a platform to support transmission.

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9. Jetsetter:

This invitation-only travel application features information pertaining to destinations around the world. Jetsetter allows users to the scroll through eyebrow raising hotel deals, places to check out, where to eat and shop. One can enjoy discounts up to 50 percent off with the use of this app. Jetsetter features professional high-definition photography of exotic destinations worldwide and insider reviews. This is a must-have for every travel enthusiast who is willing to obtain the best out of travel deals. There are some things money can’t buy, Jetsetter is one of them.

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8.  EveryTrail:

For those willing to take the plunge and venture out into the wilderness, this app proves its worth as a valuable asset. The GPS offers easy-to-read maps including details about average speed, elevation and duration. Travelers can track their journeys with EveryTrail. It also enables users to share sightseeing spots with the world. One can search for trips through the means of this useful app that also serves as a travel forum for people willing to travel together.

Top 10 must have iPhone apps for travelers

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7. Phöne Tracker:

Worried about kids who might get lost on trips? Groups that fail to stay together during the most treacherous of hikes? Well the solution has arrived in the form of a low-cost application for iPhones. Phöne Tracker allows groups to maintain contact at all times. The app turns the phone into a GPS, which is visible as per the user’s authorization settings. For anxious parents, this app is a gem as it allows them to track their kids’ movements. Despite the fact that it eats up battery life, this app is a wonderful creation that has won rave reviews from all around.

Top 10 must have iPhone apps for travelers

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6. Vocre:

This app is great to use for those travelling to a foreign place when not knowing the native language. It accomplishes more than the average translator as it reads out translations in 40 different languages. One can make use of this extremely useful creation without paying anything. Travelling abroad can never be more fun without an application that lets one speak as fluently as a native speaker and avoid hassles that might prove to be a hindrance while communicating. Vocre requires Wi-Fi/3G which might be a problem while roaming.

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5. HearPlanet:


Engaging tour guides every time can be a nuisance. Despite charging a high fee, the tour guide may also hamper your privacy. HearPlanet is an absolute replacement in such cases. With over half a million voice files, it is akin to having a professional tour guide in the pocket no matter where one might be at. It tells what destinations are nearby and then plays a Wikipedia description. Content is added daily to keep the users up-to-date with sightseeing options, eating out destinations. It is the quintessential mobile world browser and audio guide available at a cheap price.

Top 10 must have iPhone apps for travelers

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4. TripIt:

TripIt is the easiest way to organize/share travel plans. This app greatly reduces travel anxiety as it “condenses” travel plans enabling the user to keep a tab of everything. For instance, one doesn’t have to scramble through inboxes to find airline reservations and the hullabaloo with the usual trip ruckus is avoided. Just by forwarding travel-related confirmations to a TripIt address one can keep a track on the day-to-day itinerary.  Similarly feeding information about lodging and the app will generate driving directions to the hotel. Arrival times for flights, gates, terminals, flight durations can be readily obtained just with a tap of a button.

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3. The North Face – Trailhead:

The Trailhead app by The North Face is a one-stop destination for those who are into outdoor activities and adventure sports. This particular app picks the location (by EveryTrail.com) and calculates all the bike routes and hiking options in the area. The GPS is capable of tracking speed, route, elevation and distance. This app is available for free downloading and is definitely one of the “must-haves” for those who are willing to take the plunge and leaving no stone unturned while engaging in adventure activities and sports.

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2. Kayak:

Find the right flights, hotels, taxi rentals all wrapped into one of the best iPhone apps. Kayak is certainly one of the most popular travel apps used by iPhone enthusiasts. It goes a long way in reducing the hassles associated with paperwork while leaving for a holiday. With Kayak, one can track flights, convert currency and search for tours and attractions close to the destinations. It also features a function that assists packing.

Top 10 must have iPhone apps for travelers

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1. FlightAware:

The flight app that takes care of everything! FlightAware is the easiest, smoothest way to track one’s flight. By just providing the airline and flight number, one can get to know details pertaining to the flight. Whether there is a delay or a special announcement relating to gate changes or cancellation, FlightAware ensures convenience to all those who use it. This app is free from downloading charges.

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