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Best Apps For International Traveling

Best Apps For International Traveling

It's good to get out in the world, but you don't want to go unprepared. Traveling involves solving a hundred little problems like how to get around, how to speak the language, and even what time it is. These apps are here to help you stop worrying about these little needs and enjoy your trip.

Get the Best Deals

Your travel, lodging, and transportation are possibly even more important than your destination; it doesn't matter if you're in the most exciting city in the world if you don't know how to get there, where you're sleeping, or how you're going to get around. Here are some apps that will hook you up with a flight, a hotel, and a car, if that's how you (literally) roll. They could save you some money by bundling or let you compare rates from a bunch of different platforms to help you stay on schedule and get to the important business of relaxing and enjoying your trip.

TripAdvisor Hotels Restaurants

When you need recommendations for your trip, there's no better app

TripAdvisor Hotels Restaurants

Your own advisor

For anyone who wants great recommendations while on their trip

TripAdvisor is a comprehensive all-in-one travel companion. With TripAdvisor, you can get maps for any location, as well as detailed reviews of hotels and restaurants from other travelers. If you're the type to share your experience and want to help others, you can also leave your own reviews too. TripAdvisor is also a great way to book a flight and room when you need it, and you can even find deals that you won't find elsewhere, right from the app. While you're in town, you can get tips and recommendations on where to eat, what to do, and what to see. When you have TripAdvisor at your fingertips, it's hard to get lost.

Why we love it

TripAdvisor is a powerful app that makes it easy to find great recommendations and deals. It's a must for anyone who plans to travel.

Hotels & Flights - Expedia

Search for and compare flights while you use extra features to plan your whole trip.

Hotels & Flights - Expedia

View departure and return flights

For those who like flight comparison apps that offer hotel and car rental options.

Searching for flights with Expedia is simple and flexible because you choose both your departure and return flights separately and sort by various options for each. View a quick cost summary and then sign in to your Expedia account to book your trip. The Expedia app can also assist you with hotel and car rental reservations as well as activities in the area you are visiting.

Why we love it

If you are a current Expedia user, then the travel app for your device is a must-have. Search for and compare flights, book your trip, and use the bonus features for accommodations and car rentals.

KAYAK Flights, Hotels & Cars

Let this handy app search the travel sites for you.

KAYAK Flights, Hotels & Cars

kayak

For those who like travel apps that include hotels, flights, and rental cars.

Kayak does all the searching for your next trip with an easy-to-use interface. Find the best accommodations, flight options, and rental cars, and then book it all through Kayak. You can also take advantage of the trip-organizing section, real-time flight status alerts, and rates for mobile users only.

Why we love it

Searching for your trip options does not have to be a struggle. Kayak searches tons of travel sites to find you the best deals on hotels, flights, and car rentals.

Find Your Way

Whether you know your way around town already, or it's your first time setting foot in a new place, it's never a bad idea to have a good map at your side. And it's even better if your navigation doesn't depend on an internet connection or having to download anything. These apps will set you up to make sure you can get to your destinations easily. And they'll also stop you from looking like the very specific kind of fool that comes with trying to walk and read a huge paper map simultaneously.

HERE WeGo - City navigation
HERE WeGo - City navigation

HERE WeGo - City navigation

HERE Apps LLC

HERE WeGo is a free app that makes city navigation effortless. With detailed routes, turn-by-turn guidance and information about every way of getting around, it’s the only app you need to get through the city.

MORE OPTIONS MEAN LESS HASSLE.
Take your car, ride your bike or hop on public transport to get to your destination. If you’re in a hurry, call a taxi or check options for car sharing. HERE WeGo has recommendations for all the ways to get around, so you can compare and pick the best one for you.

SMARTER PLANNING BEFORE YOU GO.
HERE WeGo tells you everything about your route before you go. You can see the cost for public transport tickets and taxi fares, where to park, and the traffic delay on any drive.

BETTER GUIDANCE ALONG THE WAY.
On the move, HERE WeGo gets you to your destination with ease. Turn-by-turn voice guidance for drivers keeps you stress-free behind the wheel. If you’re walking or taking public transport, you’ll know every step and every transfer just when you need it.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KEEP MOVING.
HERE WeGo means you’ll have alternatives when delays are slowing others down. Live traffic and public transport information keeps you in the know, so you have the flexibility to stay on the go no matter what happens.
You can even choose to download maps, so HERE WeGo keeps working if you’re in an area with no signal.

HERE WeGo offers transit information in 1300+ cities around the world including: New York City / NYC, San Francisco / SF, London, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne and many more. Get to where you need to go via subway / metro / underground, bus, bike, train, tram, or ferry.

INTERNATIONAL COVERAGE
HERE WeGo has offline maps of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Canada, Australia and more than 100 other countries around the world. Download the map you want and you’re set!

INTEGRATION & PARTNERSHIPS
HERE has partnered with other great companies to give you the best location experience and information to help you get around the city, no matter where are you. Some of our partners include:
- GetYourGuide
- Trip Advisor
- BlaBlaCar
- Expedia
- Car2Go
- Wikipedia
- Hotels Combined

With the help of our partners, you can find the closest points-of-interests (POI) nearby such as ATM machines, restaurants, bars, parking, gas stations, car sharing, taxi stands, pharmacies, car rentals and local tours.

So where will you go? It's all up to you. Because wherever your destination is, and however you're travelling, HERE is how you get there.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/here
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/here
Blog: http://360.here.com/
More info: https://here.com/en/products-services/consumer-app/here-wego-app

We love feedback, so please send your thoughts to [email protected]

Note: continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. You can reduce your battery usage by saving maps to your phone ahead of time.

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CoPilot HD USA & Canada
CoPilot HD USA & Canada

CoPilot HD USA & Canada

ALK Technologies Ltd.

30% Off | Summer Sale | Limited Time Only

Built for you, the driver. CoPilot is always ready to guide you with clear directions, reliable offline maps and powerful trip planning.

Trusted by over 16 million drivers, emergency services and professional delivery fleets worldwide, CoPilot is packed with advanced features and smart routing to help you navigate with confidence.

This latest generation CoPilot (version 10 to be precise) has been completely overhauled, making planning and driving easier, safer and more enjoyable.

RELIABLE OFFLINE GPS: CoPilot does not need a mobile connection so there’s no risk of being left stranded without maps in mobile dead spots or incurring high data usage fees. Premium quality street maps are stored directly on your device.

DRIVER-FRIENDLY DIRECTIONS: CoPilot minimizes driver distraction with clear driving views, easy to read turn instructions and fluid uncluttered 3D maps.

CLEAR VOICE DIRECTIONS: Enjoy detailed voice-guided directions with text-to-speech technology to pronounce full street names.

POWERFUL TRIP PLANNING: A choice of 3 routes and comprehensive multi-stop trip planning for up to 50 stops. Intelligent trip optimization finds the most efficient way to go, ideal for road warriors and long distance drivers.

KNOW YOUR TURN: Safely change lanes and know which lane to be in ahead of a turn with lane indicator arrows, highway exit sign information with ClearTurn™ visuals make it easy to stay on the right track.

ACTIVETRAFFIC: Beat the clock with real-time traffic for accurate ETAs and automatic re-routing around delays. A traffic status bar keeps you updated about conditions and delay time on-route. *Get 12 months free ActiveTraffic when you buy the app.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE EVERYWHERE: Navigate like a local with millions of pre-loaded offline places and integrated online search. Quickly find the right restaurant, gas station and much more.

Plus many more advanced navigation features to make driving easier, more predictable and more fun. See the full feature list here www.copilotgps.com/us/comparefeatures

MAP COVERAGE
North America: USA & Canada (Buy additional regions through in-app purchase)

STAY CONNECTED
facebook.com/copilotgps | Twitter: @copilotgps_us | Google+: +copilot

NOTES
*Requires a mobile internet connection
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life

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CoPilot HD USA – GPS Navigation & Offline Maps
CoPilot HD USA – GPS Navigation & Offline Maps

CoPilot HD USA – GPS Navigation & Offline Maps

ALK Technologies Ltd.

30% Off | Summer Sale | Limited Time Only

Built for you, the driver. CoPilot is always ready to guide you with clear directions, reliable offline maps and powerful trip planning.

Trusted by over 16 million drivers, emergency services and professional delivery fleets worldwide, CoPilot is packed with advanced features and smart routing to help you navigate with confidence.

This latest generation CoPilot (version 10 to be precise) has been completely overhauled, making planning and driving easier, safer and more enjoyable.

RELIABLE OFFLINE GPS: CoPilot does not need a mobile connection so there’s no risk of being left stranded without maps in mobile dead spots or incurring high data usage fees. Premium quality street maps are stored directly on your device.

DRIVER-FRIENDLY DIRECTIONS: CoPilot minimizes driver distraction with clear driving views, easy to read turn instructions and fluid uncluttered 3D maps.

CLEAR VOICE DIRECTIONS: Enjoy detailed voice-guided directions with text-to-speech technology to pronounce full street names.

POWERFUL TRIP PLANNING: A choice of 3 routes and comprehensive multi-stop trip planning for up to 50 stops. Intelligent trip optimization finds the most efficient way to go, ideal for road warriors and long distance drivers.

KNOW YOUR TURN: Safely change lanes and know which lane to be in ahead of a turn with lane indicator arrows, highway exit sign information with ClearTurn™ visuals make it easy to stay on the right track.

ACTIVETRAFFIC: Beat the clock with real-time traffic for accurate ETAs and automatic re-routing around delays. A traffic status bar keeps you updated about conditions and delay time on-route. *Get 12 months free ActiveTraffic when you buy the app.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE EVERYWHERE: Navigate like a local with millions of pre-loaded offline places and integrated online search. Quickly find the right restaurant, gas station and much more.

Plus many more advanced navigation features to make driving easier, more predictable and more fun. See the full feature list here www.copilotgps.com/us/comparefeatures

MAP COVERAGE
USA (Buy additional regions through in-app purchase)

STAY CONNECTED
facebook.com/copilotgps | Twitter: @copilotgps_us | Google+: +copilot

NOTES
*Requires a mobile internet connection
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life

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MapOut

MapOut

Valnova

“MapOut saves the day by using a simple interface to draw routes, and check out elevation profiles… I’m pretty blown away by its capabilities.” – Alee from cyclingabout.com

Offline map covering the whole world for iPhone and iPad. Almost as beautiful as a paper map - but more versatile.
- For hikers: easy to read representation of the terrain, even in the most remote corners without Internet
- For cyclists: with cycling route network, speed and distance display
- For city travelers: city maps with tourist information
- For the connoisseur: simply beautiful map to look at

3D tilt view
- Tilt the device in any direction to get a better impression of the terrain. More information on https://mapoutapp.com.

Search feature
- Search for places, streets, mountains, etc. No internet connection required.

Map material
- MapOut is based on the OpenStreetMap project, the “Wikipedia of Maps” - you can make corrections and additions yourself on OpenStreetMap.org. The latest maps are delivered with periodic updates.
- Download your favorite regions - the maps are now viewable without an internet connection (offline map).

Tours
- Drawing: draw your own routes and waypoints directly on the map. Retouch existing tours and imported GPX files or let them directly snap to the road network.
- Import: with a free “MapOut.me” account you can send directions by email to your device. GPS-Tours can be found as gpx or kml files on many websites with tips for hiking or biking (e.g. on www.gpsies.com)
Record: take recordings of your own tours and share them with friends.
Information: quick overview of each tour - length, altitude change, map section and route profile

Map view
- Fast map display (OpenGL accelerated)
- Step-free zoom, always a pixel-perfect map
- Topographical map with contour lines and shading
- Selectable overlays: bike/hike/ski routes, sightseeing, public transport

Find all answers to your questions in our user manual: https://mapoutapp.com/manual

Continued use of GPS running in the background during recording can dramatically decrease battery life.

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors (http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright)

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Communicate Wherever You Go

Now that you know where you're going, it's probably a good idea to know what you're saying. These apps give you tools to break through the language barrier and hopefully not have too many awkward moments. Some of them will even do the talking for you so that you don't have to worry about pronunciation. And if you're cool with just constantly holding up your phone to people so they know how many oranges you want or whatever, that will be a pretty handy feature.

Speak & Translate - Translator

When you need a free voice and text translator in your arsenal

Speak & Translate - Translator

Speak & Translate - Translator

For anyone who wants a free alternative for a voice and text translator.

With Speak & Translate, users can either speak out what they need to translate or just type it in. Either way, you'll be able to get translations quickly in over 100 languages and hold conversations for longer than ever before. It also makes use of iOS 10's Apple Speech Recognition Technology, so translations are faster than ever before when you dictate it. The app will speak the translated version back to you or write it out, and you can just show it to the other person who you're talking with. Translating has never been easier.

Why we love it

Translating can be a tough thing to do, but this app makes it super easy. And it's fast and free, what's not to like?

Speak & Translate: Translator

When you need instant translations of what comes out of your mouth

Speak & Translate: Translator

For anyone who needs an instant, quick translation.

While we also featured the free version in this list, this premium version of Speak & Translate has all of the same features as the free version, but it also does the translation instantaneously. That means that there is no delay in getting the translation you need on the spot. And like the free version, it uses Apple's new Speech Recognition Technology for fast and accurate translations, displays translations in an easy-to-read conversation view, and there is complete offline access so you don't need a data connection to translate when you need to. This is definitely a powerful and efficient tool for any world traveler and worth the price of admission.

Why we love it

Speak & Translate is a great option for world travelers as it comes with offline access, instantaneous translation, and it all comes in a beautiful, sleek and intuitive interface.

iTranslate Translator

Easily translate text, websites, or start voice-to-voice conversations in over 90 languages.

iTranslate Translator

Fast translations

For those who are looking for a fast way to translate.

iTranslate offers translations in over 90 languages. Switching between languages is easy. So you can quickly type (or speak) a word and find out what it means or put in a full sentence so you can communicate regardless of where you are in the world.

Why we love it

It's the perfect app to bring with on all your travels.

Convert Currency

You should probably have an idea of how much money you'll need before you even go on the trip, but these apps will help you stay on top of fluctuating money markets during your travels. And you definitely want to make sure you're not paying too much for those oranges.

Currency Converter · xCurrency

Currency Converter · xCurrency

Travel Tao, Ltd.

xCurrency, the simplest and the most convenient app for currency exchange.
Provides initiative features that just enough for your demand.

Enlightened by our own vast experiences of cross-border travels, for the first time, we combine exchange rate checking with currency calculation. With elegant and simple interface and solid inside, xCurrency will be a thoughtful helper when you travel, go shopping, live or study abroad.

Its uniqueness will be obviously presented in the very beginning: the extreme simple and elegant interface, the smart calculator, and the latest currency rate data that keeps updating timely. Apart from that, we also provide a professional and stylish function for checking historical rates for free. With a slight slide, you can switch the exchange rates information of more than 160 currencies. It is not only a professional currency checking master, but also a powerful currency calculator.

*** FEATURES ***
- Design of simplicity: just enough for your demands.
- Local currency: automatic local currency switching.
- Timely updating: automatically timely updates the latest currency price with network, and easy to check.
- Offline working: automatically updates, free to use without network.
- Currency switching: slide to the right to switch more than 160 currencies, including special currencies like bitcoin and gold.
- Historial rates: the best historical rates tool with elegant and efficient interface.
- Currency calculator: originate combination of exchange rates checking and calculation brings the extreme convenience.
- Data from various sources : offers currency rate from various sources, including the middle, buying and selling rate.
- Widget: Allows showing the exchange rates in the notification center.
- 3D Touch: press the app bottom to find a shortcut for currency checking.
- Spotlight Search: input the currency, the abbreviation of the currency, or the name of the country to search the exchange rates you want.

*** REVIEWS ***
"Well designed, intuitive and simple to use. I liked xCurrency a lot." - rdromao
"AMZ! xCurrency is a great all-in-one converter app. No need to go online for foreign exchange rate. All I need is with this great app." - Nerzki
"Just an awesome currency app. This app has made my life much easier and save a lot of money in trip." - Mark3645

For any feedback and suggestions, e-mail us at [email protected]

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Capture All Your Experiences

What are you planning on using to remember your trip? Your memory? No; you need a camera. And these apps are here to beef up the one that's already built into your phone. They'll help make your shots clearer, give you a boost when you're shooting in less than ideal lighting, and provide tools to help you shoot like a pro. They probably won't make your post-vacation slideshows any more interesting for the friends and family you subject to them, but that's more a failing of the format than the pictures themselves.

ProCamera.

Use this great camera app in any low-light situation

ProCamera.

A number of modes

For photographers who are looking for a great way to take low-light photos.

When you're ready to capture an image or video, just start the app up. There are a ton of different levels you can adjust quickly and easily.

Why we love it

ProCamera+ is one of the best third-party camera apps available. It's powerful and truly gives photographers more control over their images - especially if they shoot in low light. The ability to shoot video is a great added plus as well. You will need to pay extra to unlock some features with an in-app purchase, but the technology is definitely worth it.

Camera+

A better camera app

Camera+

Complete control

For photographers looking for more control over their images.

While Camera+ has long been an App Store stable, it continues to add more and more features for photographers to help capture that perfect shot. Recent additions include slow-shutter support, ultra-low ISO and much more. Apple Watch users can even use the app on the wearable device to set a timer.

Why we love it

I have nothing bad to say about this app, it's not a fluke that Camera+ has topped the iTunes charts for so long. The combination of an easy-to-use interface and powerful manual controls makes it a must have for anyone looking to take their iPhone photography to the next level.

Know What Time It Is, No Matter Where

If you have any kind of schedule or itinerary on your travels, it's probably a good idea to know what time it is wherever you are. And if you're traveling or doing business between multiple countries or time zones, it becomes even more important. These apps will make sure you know what time it is wherever you are -- or need to be.

World Clock Pro

World Clock Pro

Impala Studios

World Clock Pro

For anyone looking to plan their global activities, professionally or personally.

World Clock Pro allows you to select an unlimited number of world cities to be displayed. For the selected time zones you can set multiple alarms. You are able to view a wide selection of world cities and plan your business or personal relations worldwide without problems.

Why we love it

World Clock Pro makes it easy to manage your global activities and alarms you whenever you need it to.

The Clocks: Alarm Clock, World Clock

The Clocks: Alarm Clock, World Clock

Meanterm Inc.

The Clocks: Alarm Clock, World Clock

For anyone looking for a simple world clock.

The Clocks offers very simple interfaces with three fundamental types of clocks. The world clock feature shows times of 6 places and supports more than 500 cities and countries.

Why we love it

If you simply want to know the time in any given place around the world.