Use the arrows on the pictures below to scroll through the apps I have picked and as always if you have any questions or any of your own suggestions please comment below.
This is a great app for researching things that you might want to do while you are there, you can also download cities for use offline, which means you can still use the search function to find tours, restaurants and hotels if you have no WiFi which is great.
It also downloads the map for the place too so you can see where places are and come up with a way for you to get there.
You can use google translate to help you if you are in another country where you don’t speak the language, I haven’t had to use this yet but I have tried it out a few times and it seems great, you can type in text or use your camera to snap a picture of a sign or even use the microphone to translate into any language, some languages have an audio to go along with it and others don’t.
This app is brilliant and free for learning other languages, it has a wide selection of languages to choose from and starts you out with the basics and also makes it fun to learn, anyone wanting to begin learning another language I would definitely recommend
You can use this app to track where you have been, so when you walk around a city it will show you what route you took or when driving. You can upload pictures to go with the route and create videos to share with family and friends, it’s a good app if you want to be keeping track of where you have been and what you saw along the way.
This is a great little app, it searches all possible ways of getting between 2 places, it will search by car, bus, train, plain, boat anything, and tell you how much it will cost you to get between the places and how long by each method.
This is also a great app to have if you want a bit more luxury than a hostel, I used this when in Brisbane to find a shared room in a house which was the same price as a hostel but less people and you usually get free WiFi and a proper less crowded kitchen.
Hostel world and Hostel bookers
These are both pretty much the same as each other although you can find different deals on each one and the deposit you need to leave can vary. I find that hostel world generally has more information about the place you will be staying than hostel bookers but that is not true for everywhere so I would download both and flick between the two when searching for places to stay. They cover the whole world too so they are absolutely great apps for just searching for hostels rather than a mix of hostels and hotels.
This is a great app for travel as it picks up bus and train times if you’re in a country that supports it, and you can also download areas of maps for you to use offline which I have found very useful for when I have not had data or signal. When you download an app for offline use you can still find directions between places within that offline area, but only driving directions.
Uber is increasing in popularity in more and more countries and city’s every day and they are usually a much cheaper alternative to a taxi, it has a rating system so you can view the reviews of your driver and also leave your own review after your journey. You add your bank card when you register so it also means that even if you are stuck without cash you can always get a lift somewhere as it will just charge your card after you exit the vehicle, you also don’t need to worry about tipping.