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5 travel apps that actually work

Recently updated on July 19th, 2022 at 01:21 pm

As the saying goes, there is an app for everything, but when it comes to travel, the choice is endless. From packing-saviours to time-zone busting technology, these are the best travel apps to download before you go on holiday that’ll make your trip a flawlessly-coordinated one.

LoungeBuddy – iOS & Android

travel appsAlways wanted to travel like a jet-setting VIP? LoungeBuddy gives you access to exclusive airport lounges around the world without paying first-class fares. Whether you want to ease the pain of a delay or relax in the comfort of a swish champagne bar, simply input your departure airport into the app, choose which lounge you’d like to access and pay a one-off price to reap those ritzy rewards.

Circa – iOS & Android

travel appsIf you’re easily bamboozled by different time zones, Circa is a neat little app that coordinates where you are and where you’re going to make your travelling experience infinitely less perplexing. Not only does it perform well but it looks stunning too, you can customise your set of destination cities and they appear on the screen in a set of pretty circles. Knowing when to phone home has never been easier.

Touchnote – iOS & Android

travel appsSave time trawling through racks of faded, dog-eared postcards and send your loved ones a cool personalised one from the comfort of your smartphone with Touchnote. Simply upload that snap of you in front of the Taj Mahal, add your message and address, then Touchnote will print and send. For an extra special holiday memento, they even print framed photos and canvases too.

Google Translate – iOS, Android & Windows

travel appsCaught short in a store abroad and want to quickly find a phrase? Need help deciphering a baffling sign? Google Translate is the best app for when you need help with the local lingo, fast. You can use your phone’s camera to snap foreign text for translation or speak the phrase you want to speak and, voila, it gives you the answer in a flash. Best of all, you don’t need to use your data or be connected to WiFi to use it.


PackPoint – iOS & Android

travel appsThis fab app is a travel saviour before you’ve even left for the airport. When you’re staring at your open suitcase in bemusement of what to throw in it, PackPoint will do all your work for you. Simply enter your set of travel parameters – where and when you’re going, how long for, what you’re going to get up to – and let its algorithms go to work. You’ll get a thorough list of all the essentials you’ll need to pack meaning you won’t forget a thing.

Before you head off your next Trafalgar trip, make sure you’ve downloaded one of these handy travel apps.

Image Credits: Main image © iStock/rawpixel. Circa © Circa. LoungeBuddy © LoungeBuddy. Touchnote © Touchnote. PackPoint © PackPoint. Google Translate © Google Translate.

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