must have travel apps

 

Some time ago I shared a selection of my favourite must have apps. As new ones come and go, I’m always looking out for the latest tools to help organise and capture my life. The best thing about travelling as a group is not only do you always have company when you want it, but you can learn so much from said company! And I definitely picked up some great app tips.

I want to share my latest downloads, hopefully you’ll love them as much as I do. And this time I’ve made it super easy for you to get them, clicking the links will take you to a separate page where you can download them straight away – should you wish to of course 🙂

 

 

1 second everyday app

1 second everyday

Click here to download

This is by far the best thing I have seen app wise for a traveller. If you’ve always wanted to make your own video, you will LOVE THIS. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get it till late on in my trip, but the lovely Libby who told me about it had been creating hers from the start of her travels and it was fantastic (it helps that Libby is extremely talented and has a great eye for film and photography).

There is no skill or filming experience needed… you simply film one second of your day and add it to the app and it will do the rest. Creating a fluid montage of your moments, each date stamped at the bottom.

The only real downside, is you can only add just the one video clip for that specific date, it pulls video based on the day you filmed It. You can have several videos on the go if you really wanted to, but I actually think the restriction makes it all the more exciting – ensuring you have to choose just that one moment you want to remember.

Download it, have a play with it and please do show me what you make! I love watching them 🙂

 

xe currency converter appXE Currency Converter

Click here to download

I always said to myself I do not need one of these apps. Turns out I do. When you have to convert pounds, to US dollars, to Hong Kong Dollars, to Burmese Kyat… boy does it get confusing. I had no idea what I was doing sometimes. And my maths was all over the place.

I needed this app to keep me check until I got my head around the figures. I found the XE app was super fast and also super simple. I haven’t really explored any others, but I didn’t feel the need to when this one worked just fine.

 

waterlogue appWaterlogue

Click here to download – only available on apple

Another creative type addition. Taken a picture that just doesn’t look all that great? Well waterlogue is ready to help you turn those not so clear photos into a work of art. Not for everyones taste, but if you’re travelling and can’t afford to invest in a handmade piece of art, this is a fabulous way to use one of your own photo’s to create an impressive masterpiece.

It reminded me of the watercolour filters I used to completely ignore on photoshop, but this app does a much better job and after playing around with some of your pics, I’m confident you’ll create one that’s wall worthy.

 

skyscanner appSkyscanner

Click here to download

Now, I do know I mentioned this must have app the last time around. BUT I am emphasising how important it is after the drama I had flying back to Manchester. When I was in a position where I needed to book a new flight asap to catch my Hong Kong transfer, the skyscanner app was definitely the quickest and cheapest way for me to get what I needed. When time and money is of the essence, this app will seriously be your lifesaver!

Last minute flight dramas aside, it’s a great one to have when you’re feeling wanderlust-y. There’s that fabulous everywhere feature, but also I love to just sit and have a play, look for what flights are cheap from my local airport, sometimes that’s all it takes to inspire an impromptu affordable trip.

 

google trips appGoogle trips

Click here to download

As a massive fan of google-related products, my opinion might be a tad bit biased on this one. I love google and when I saw google trips, I couldn’t help but get it. But I actually really like it! I love how it tracks all my previous holiday itineraries as well as future ones. Whenever I am creating a schedule or making a plan on what to do on holiday google is generally my number one go to, so it makes sense to be able to search and save directly onto my planner.

I’ll be honest, I haven’t fully explored the app to it’s full capacity just yet, but from what I’ve seen so far, I have a feeling it’s going to be a keeper!

 

 

*** Big thanks to dear friends for sharing their photography skills and app knowledge with me – If you want to see some AMAZING photos, check out their websites:

www.libbywoodard.com

www.kwoodardphotography.blogspot.co.uk

Libby is still travelling, so it’s worth following her blog, her words and photos are fabulous ***

 

 

What do you think of my suggestions? Have you got any of these must have apps? Can you recommend any others???

 

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Travel Apps I can't live without

You can’t do anything these days without there being an app that can help you. And unlike when they first became popular, most of them are now free. In the past I used to hoard as many apps as my storage could fit on my phone, but this year I scrapped them all and started over, keeping only the ones I use on a regular basis.

I thought it would be nice to share a few of my all-time favourite travel related apps:

 

tripcase-app-free-download

 

 

Tripcase

free download available on Apple & Android

 

A trip management tool to keep all your itineraries in one place. Simply forward any hotel/flight confirmations to the Tripcase email address and they automatically upload all the details into the app for you. There is an option to manually input information as well, I use this option for any road trips or local days out.

One of my favourite features is the ability to share trips with other users. I have my dad registered as receiving alerts for all trips – again tripcase updates his app automatically when I upload anything into mine. This way I know that there is someone other than me that has access to where I am in the world – if anything was to happen I know I can just get in touch with him and he’ll have all the details to hand.

 

citymapper-app-free-download

 

 

Citymapper

free download available on Apple & Android

 

When I was in London for the WTM last year I was all over the place in the City, luckily when I arrived one of my best friends made me download Citymapper to help me find the best routes – using any mode of transport available. I found this award winning app much easier to use than any other map product.

The information is real time, the app design is simple and you can even request it to notify you when you need to change stops. Only thing with this one, is you need to have your location services switched on for it to work.

 

skyscanner-app-free-download

 

 

Skyscanner

free download available on Apple, Android & Windows phones

 

Maybe not one that’s as useful, but as a wanderluster it’s one I use all the time. (I can’t help it). The minute I’m thinking of going somewhere I can tap it straight in and find the cheapest flight options. Hotels and car hire are a new part they’ve introduced (not available on Windows yet). We’ve used the car hire a fair bit recently, saved us loads of money on rentals in Abu Dhabi and again in Stockholm.

Their ‘everywhere’ feature is also pretty cool. If you’re on a budget but in the mood for a getaway, this search finds the cheapest flights from your nearest airport, perfect for that last minute getaway.

 

touchnote-app-free-download

 

 

Touchnote

free download available on Apple & Android – Postcards from £2.99
(can go as low as 99p if you pre-order credit)

 

My favourite app discovery. I saw a TV advert on Touchnote many moons ago and thought it’d be nice to send my mum and dad a photo-postcard the next time we went away. I knew they’d love receiving a card with one of our own holiday snaps on it, and this one wouldn’t cost me an arm and leg in postage – as all cards are printed and sent locally.

 

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Parents loved it so much, I now send them one from every place we go to, whether we’re away for a day or a week, locally or internationally. I pre-load my credits onto the app so when I’m away all I have to do is upload the photos, add in text, choose an address from my address book and click send.  It’s quick, easy and for the smile it puts on my mum and dads face, worth every single penny.

 

wunderlist-app-free-download

 

 

Wunderlist

free download available on Apple & Android

 

I love lists. I’ve found most bloggers do. I can’t do without writing one and this app is my go to for them. But the main reason I fell in love with Wunderlist over all the other apps out there, is because you can invite fellow wunderlist-ers to share your lists with you.

For example – Mo and I will share shopping lists, so if he’s out and he can pick up a few things, he’ll tick them off and it automatically updates on mine. Genius. Comes in handy with things like packing, stuff to do before we go away, etc. The reminders come in handy too, you can set date and time popups not just for individual items but also for full lists. What more do you need??

 

 

Those are just a few of my favourites, there are a few more apps recommended to me which I’m having a play with at the moment – But I’ll have to get back to you when I’ve figured out whether they’re any good or not!

 

What travel apps do you use? Can you recommend any others??

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