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Best Apps For International Travel

Best Apps For International Travel

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 Flights Restaurants

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

TripAdvisor Hotels Flights 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.

Expedia Hotels, Flights & Vacation Package Deals

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

Expedia Hotels, Flights & Vacation Package Deals

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


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.

Google Maps - Navigation & Transit

Get where you're going with Google Maps

Google Maps - Navigation & Transit

Google Maps

For anyone who needs turn-by-turn nav, transit routes, nearby places, live traffic, and more.

Google Maps is probably the most comprehensive free maps app on iOS. The app allows you to use Google’s local search to find places to eat, drink, and shop around you. Google’s local search pulls up reviews and ratings of places you find to help you decide whether a place is worth going to. In addition to the local search, Google Maps features full, voice guided, turn-by-turn navigation when you’re driving. You can view walking and public transport routes in the app, too. There is also live traffic information available for select cities within the app. There are swipe based gestures in the app that make the minimalistic user interface very intuitive. Google Maps is what Apple Maps should have always been.

Why we love it

If you're looking for a free alternative to Apple Maps, this is the cream of the crop. While the interesting UI might not be for everyone, Google Maps is still arguably even better than Apple's own system and definitely worth a look - especially if you're well ingrained in other Google apps.

MAPS.ME – Offline Map with Navigation & Directions

No internet required to find your way

MAPS.ME – Offline Map with Navigation & Directions

MAPS.ME – Offline Map with Navigation & Directions

If you need a reliable GPS map without having to have an internet connection, MAPS.ME is great.

Free, fast, detailed and entirely offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation. Use driving, walking and cycle navigation anywhere in the world. Maps are updated by millions of OpenStreetMap contributors daily. OSM is an open-source alternative to Google Maps and Apple Maps.

Why we love it

If you travel a lot, we highly recommend downloading MAPS.ME. It may not be for every occasion, but you’re sure going to be happy you downloaded it when the time is right.

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.

iTranslate - Language Translator & Dictionary

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

iTranslate - Language Translator & Dictionary

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.

Speak & Translate - Free Voice & Text Translator

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

Speak & Translate - Free Voice & Text Translator

Speak & Translate - Free Voice & Text 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?

Google Translate

Google comes in handy for anything, including translations

Google Translate

Translate as you type

For anyone who prefers to use Google for everything, including language translation.

Google Translate is a powerful option from Google themselves. With Google Translate, you can type in what you need translated and the app will get to work immediately. There is also offline access in case you are in another country without a data connection, so you don't have to worry about a thing. Other awesome features include handwriting mode, camera translator, and even a conversation mode so you can translate entire conversations without breaking a sweat.

Why we love it

Google provides great options for everyone, and their translation engine is top-notch. The app looks nice and is easy to use. It's handy to have while traveling.

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.

XE Currency
XE Currency

XE Currency Inc.

Convert every world currency with the XE Currency App – Free Edition. It offers live proprietary currency rates, charts, and even stores the last updated rates, so it works when the Internet doesn't. This popular app has received 55+ million downloads, appeared as an app of the week on iTunes, and been featured by the BBC, the LA Times, CNN, and The Travel Channel!

- Create rate alerts for currencies
- XE automatically monitors the markets
- Get notified if your target rate hits
- Sign up to use this premium feature

- Every world currency & precious metals
- Live proprietary rates refresh every minute
- 30,000+ currency charts for historic rates
- Rate high & lows for multiple time frames
- Calculate prices with the currency converter
- Simultaneously monitor up to 10 currencies
- Our rates are trusted by millions of people
- Compare your currency price with XE Rate Advisor

- Shake your device to reset rates
- Set the frequency of rate updates
- Turn currency symbols on or off
- Pin your base currency to the top
- Add a widget to your notification center

- Stores the last updated rates
- Convert prices without internet access

- Get XE Currency Pro – also available in iTunes!

- View & refresh currency rates on your Apple Watch
- Change your base currency and currency amount
- Glance view shows top currency pair rate & chart

We want to make XE Currency better.
Please send feedback to: [email protected]

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Stacks 2 - New Age Currency Converter
Stacks 2 - New Age Currency Converter

Stacks 2 - New Age Currency Converter


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*** Stacks is featured in the App Store Best of 2015 in China ***

Stacks is the only app in the AppStore that lets you convert currencies right in your safari browser. Stacks automatically convert prices in a webpage to your desired currency. It also comes with two today widgets - Quick Converter and Denomination, so your currency conversion is always just a swipe away. Stacks is designed to be simple and straight forward. With Stacks you can bookmark your currency conversions for future reference. It also has a simple interactive chart, that shows you the historical data for the past 100 days. Exchange rates are updated at launch time and frequency at which you set. You can disable it when traveling to avoid any roaming charges. Since Stacks stores the exchange rates, it can work without any internet connection.


• Apple Watch Support.
• Safari Extention - ability to currency convert in your browser.
• Widgets - Exchange Rates, Quick Converter.
• Supports over 160+ World Currencies.
• Bookmark List.
• Built In Calculator.
• Historical Chart.
• Transaction/Exchange Fee.
• Currency Rounding.
• Can work without internet connection.
• Dark / Light mode with multiple colour schemes.
• Supports Dynamic Type ( Settings > General > Text Size ).
• Supports VoiceOver ( Now, Stacks is accessible to users with visual impairments. So they can drive the interface even if they can’t see it. )
• Functional and easy to use .
• Clean Interface & Natural Gestures.
• Universal App - iPhone and iPad
• Designed for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
• Optimised for iOS 10.
• Localized in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Spanish

Safari Extention supports currency conversions from USD,GBP,EUR,JPY,CNY,SGD,HKD,INR to your selected favourite currencies.


*** Stacks is featured as One of "The 14 most beautifully designed apps of 2014" - VentureBeat ***
*** Stacks is featured as One of "65 of the best iOS apps launched in 2014" - TheNextWeb ***

"It’s strange that a $2 currency app can leave such a strong impression, but trust us: It’s as thoughtfully designed as it is handy." - VentureBeat
"There's a certain magic to Stacks the first time you see its extension in action" - MacStories
"Currency conversion can be beautiful too!" - TheNextWeb
"Stacks managed to leave us with our jaw on the floor with its iOS 8 share extension." - BeautifulPixels
"Stacks lets you convert currencies right within Safari and Notification Center in iOS 8" - AppAdvice

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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.


A better camera app


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.

Microsoft Pix Camera

Capture and create amazing photos with a new camera app that does the work for you.

Microsoft Pix Camera

Compare the photo

For those looking for a camera app that adjusts photo settings automatically.

If you are a photo-taking fanatic with your iOS device, then you have probably tried tons of camera apps. But, the Microsoft Pix app claims to take the work out of capturing the perfect photo with automatic setting adjustments for every shot.

Why we love it

Microsoft Pix is certainly easy to use; just open and capture your shot. You can also adjust previous photos you have taken and saved to your device with available filter effects. The images come out nice and you can do a quick comparison of the photo you captured with the adjusted one.

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.