10+ Must Have Free Android Travel Apps – Part 1
Well, I’m finally thinking of making the switch to an Android phone. Since my trusty Nokia, previously one of my favorite travel accessories, has started crashing randomly a few times a week, it has to go. And though I’ll be sorry to say goodbye, I can’t help feeling excited about finally being able to check out some of the great apps for travel that are available.
Want to be sure exactly how much you’re spending when you travel abroad? Then you can’t do without this free tool so you always know what’s happening with your money. With up to date info on currencies you will always be able to tell if you’re getting a bargain or getting gypped.
If you need to keep track of your business travel expenses then there’s no better way to do it than with Expensify, a free tool that most business travelers rank among their must-haves. Incorporating credit card and bank account sync and receipt scanning, as well as standard expense logging, this program will take the hassle out of generating expense reports.
Real time flight info is essential when you travel and FlightView’s free flight tracker gives you just that (provided you are tracking flights that start or end in the US. Set up flight status alerts, share itineraries and check out delays. There are also paid versions of this ad-supported app.
The free Google Maps app is one of the best ways to take advantage of your phone’s GPS features. It has 3D buildings and Street View so you know what you are looking at, voice guided navigation and directions for public transit, cycling, walking or driving. There’s even info on traffic jams and local search is also built right into the app.
Rated a top app by more than 200,000 people (and counting), Google Translate allows translation between 64 languages, allows you to speak the phrase you want to translate (in 17 languages), reads the translation aloud (can anyone say Universal Translator?) and much more, including, of course, a built in dictionary.
Those are the first five on the list of must-have Android travel apps. Tune in tomorrow for part 2.
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