When you travel or live overseas having the right tools becomes essential to completing your daily tasks. While you may be familiar with resources such as guide books and maps, I wanted to share with you some applications that might make for less stressful travel/living.
With thousands of applications available to download, finding the right applications can be a challenging, so after some research, here is my list of the top applications for travelers and expats.
TripIt shows you all the details concerning your upcoming trip(s), such as flight status, weather, hotel location, maps, and directions – you can even check into your flight with it. All you have to do is forward your trip information (flights, hotels, rental cars, etc.) to email@example.com (or, if you’re too lazy even for that, you can give it permission to scroll your gmail account for it) and you’re whole trip will be laid out for you.
Developed by the Department of Defense, this app allows you to look up a particular country and find out everything from where the US Embassies and Consulates are to information about current US relations with that nation. You will also be able to access information about medical care, entry/exit information and even information about traffic safety.
Google Goggles takes what you see at that very moment and searches it on Google’s database. Just take a picture and Google Goggle it – this app will search and produce the most relevant results about its history, timeline, etc.
Flight Track Pro
This app gives you everything you need to manage your flights in real-time. With over 5000 airports listed and over 1400 airlines available, it’s the most comprehensive way to monitor your flights. It even has an offline mode for in-flight use.
Convert every world currency on-the-go with the XE Currency App. This app features live currency rates and charts and a simple currency calculator to make currency exchange quick and easy.
Lingolook Travel applications are designed to help English-speaking travelers get by abroad with ease. Apps are available in eight language editions and feature basic keywords organized on digital flashcards. Travelers can flash their iPhones or repeat phrases to get a point across quickly.
Doctoralia In the event you find yourself ill while traveling this app allows users to search in seven languages for health-care services in 14 countries around the world. Users can rate and contact services as well as read reviews from other users.