What started as a buzz phrase—and morphed into a tagline—has seemingly become reality. These days, there actually seems to be an app for that. But with more than 2.2 million apps available for Android and 2 million available from the Apple App Store, we have to question if quantity overrides quality.
Despite the information overload, many apps are still legitimate life hacks. Below, seven of the best travel apps worth downloading for your next business trip.
For the international traveler who only speaks one language, Bravolol is a lifesaver. While the phrasebook is limited to basic vocabulary, the app pronounces phrases and offers phonetic spelling for new words—the perfect companion for travelers.
With 13 languages—including Spanish, German, French, and Chinese—you can consider it your digital Rosetta Stone. And even better, once you download Bravolol, no Internet connection is required to access the phrasebooks and dictionary.
Citymapper uses mobile and open transport data to help commuters get to where they need to be—no matter the method of travel. Partnering with big names such as Google, Apple, OpenStreetMaps, Yelp, Uber, and Car2Go, the app offers detailed journey planning information, including real-time updates, ride share integration, and cycling routes.
While it’s only available in 30 cities, most major metropolises are covered—and more are on the way. For the right person, Citymapper is one of the best travel apps on the market.
Traveling nurse with a few days off? Business traveler with a terrible short-term memory? LiveTrekker is for you.
This ambitious app captures, shares, and consolidates digital media to create a real-time map of your trip. No matter where you’re traveling, LiveTrekker tracks your every step and records everything around you—all while protecting data privacy.
Safeguard your travels and create a virtual scrapbook to share with family, friends, and other travelers.
Money makes the world go ‘round. And if you’re traveling out of the country, a currency app is necessary to keep track of finances. Currency provides up-to-date exchange rate information for 180 countries. Including a history feature that provides insight into ideal exchange times and a simple interface, the aptly named Currency is the best currency converter app we’ve found.
Traveling somewhere with unreliable Wi-Fi? Simply download the appropriate currency at home, so you can calculate conversions on the road without using data.
Whether you regularly rent cars, or drive a truck for a living, you know that gas prices are as predictable as the weather. Meet GasBuddy, your new best friend.
By providing a real-time gas price forum, the app allows users to locate the nearest gas stations and lowest fuel prices—no matter where they’re located.
Designed for the road warrior, GasBuddy saves you precious time and money.
Frequent flier? TripCase organizes flights, hotel reservations, and trip itineraries—all in an accessible, centralized location.
Once bookings are made, users forward the confirmation to an email address, and the app automatically uploads into its system. And if plans change, notifications are automatically imported.
Group all your trip details into a streamlined itinerary, which can be accessed by you, your business, and your family. If organization is your thing, TripCase is one of the best travel apps available.
Even the most seasoned travel vet forgets a toothbrush or pair of clean socks from time to time. It’s okay. We’re only human. PackPoint acknowledges this and anticipates your travel needs.
Simply download the app, answer several questions about your trip, and voila!—PackPoint creates a customized packing list catered around your personal travel needs. Taking weather, length of travel, destination, and planned activities into consideration, PackPoint reduces the guesswork and last-minute stress from traveling.
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