iPhone Travel Apps You Should Know About

Posted on May 21, 2012 by Nikhil P Naik

The iPhone is the only device you need to take with you when traveling. That’s because of the many great iOS travel apps available, which help you do everything, from planning your trip, to finding the best nearby restaurants. There are thousands of travel apps in the Apple App Store, and many of them are sparkling diamonds. Start with some of these essential and must have ones. We have another article consisting of a different set of iPhone travel apps. Do check it out here.

1. Packing – $2.99

Why bother with paper packing checklists when you can create them on your iPhone with Packing? This little app will help you better plan and organize your vacation. Besides its functionality, it also looks good.

2. TripIt – Free

A powerful travel organizer, TripIt picks up the hotel or flight confirmation numbers arriving in your e-mail inbox and puts them in an easy-to-check itinerary. It helps you dispense with the burdensome paper itineraries.

3. UrbanSpoon – Free

An excellent guide to local restaurants in London, Melbourne, Sydney, and the United States, UrbanSpoon works like a charm: just shake your iPhone, watch the dials spin, and read the guide.

4. EveryTrail – Free

Providing a GPS-powered interactive map, EveryTrail gives you a compass, street names, elevation, average speed, and other useful tools and information useful for a traveler. EveryTrail is a must-have for long excursions to areas you’ve never been through before.

5. Instagram – Free

Dramatically improving your photos with stunning effects, and allowing you to quickly share them with friends and family, Instagram is the one photo app you don’t want to miss when you’re traveling. Another feature you will like is tilt-shift blur, for a realistic blur and more depth of field.

6. The Weather Channel – Free

There are plenty other weather apps for the iPhone you might like, including Weather Bug. The Weather Channel gets on this list because of its customization features and multiple locations display.

7. Air Sharing – $6.99

With Air Sharing you can save text files, PDFs, HTML files, and basically any other doc type that you can open offline. It’s extremely useful because it makes it unnecessary for you to download docs while traveling.

8. HearPlanet – $5.99

A self-described audio guide to the world, HearPlanet speaks to you about the nearest attractions, and provides information about them from Wikipedia. Also lets you share postcards via Facebook, email, or SMS.

9. Next Flight – Price: $2.99

If for some reason you have to cut short your trip abroad and return home asap, you’ll love Next Flight. It lets you see the schedule departures from the nearest airport, sorted by carrier. It features over 1,100 airlines.
Pack these apps with you before you leave and you’ll have a better time traveling. Guaranteed!

10. Motors.co.uk car search – Free

Visiting U.K and in need of a car? This is the right app for you. You get the choice- either a new one or a second-hand. This app by motors.co.uk puts up a choice of 160,000 motors within a few taps of your finger-tips. It is easy and completely free to use and has got a great user interface that is easy to use and can be used to perfection for finding the right vehicle for you.

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Also Read:

8 Best iOS Applications To Save You Money

Why Your iPad Can Be The Ultimate Traveling Tool

About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has a Master's Degree in Information Systems, and is currently working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. He also loves playing cricket, listening to music, and traveling. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.

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