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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.

Expedia: Hotels, Flights & Car

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

Expedia: Hotels, Flights & Car

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.

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.

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.

2GIS – Offline maps

2GIS – Offline maps

LLC "DoubleGIS"

2GIS provides 3D-maps of 180+ cities, contacts of 1.5 million companies, car routing and public transport routes and and more! 2GIS is a complete and up-to-date directory of organizations with detailed cities’ maps. 2GIS provides verified information only.

The app can operate offline even without mobile data plan!

75 major metro areas available for download:

UAE (Dubai), Cyprus (Lefkosia, Lemesos), Czech Republic (Prague), Chile (Santiago), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Abakan, Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Barnaul, Belgorod, Biysk, Blagoveshchensk, Bratsk, Bryansk, Cheboksary, Chelyabinsk, Chita, Gorno-Altaisk, Irkutsk, Ivanovo, Izhevsk, Kaliningrad, Kaluga, Kazan, Kemerovo, Khabarovsk, Kirov, Kostroma, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Kursk, Lipetsk, Magnitogorsk, Makhachkala, Naberezhnye Chelny, Nizhnevartovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Tagil, Novokuznetsk, Omsk, Orenburg, Penza, Perm, Prague, Rostov-on-Don, Ryazan, Samara, Saratov, Smolensk, Sochi, Stary Oskol, Stavropol, Sterlitamak, Surgut, Syktyvkar, Tolyatti, Tomsk, Tula, Tver, Tyumen, Ufa, Ulan-Ude, Ulyanovsk, Uralsk, Veliky Novgorod, Vladimir, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Vologda, Voronezh, Yakutsk, Yaroslavl, Yekaterinburg, Yoshkar Ola, Almaty, Astana, Bishkek, Dnepropetrovsk, Karaganda, Kiev, Odessa and Uralsk.

2GIS provides:

- Verified information on over 1.5 million organizations (including public institutions such as hospitals, schools, police stations, and etc.):
- Addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, websites, working hours and payment methods;
- Detailed 3D maps with such attributions as – buildings’ amount of floors, driveways, kiosks and fences;
- Car routing and searching for public transportation routes with transfers and pedestrian crossings.

2GIS allows you to:

- Find the location of the company you are looking for, find out its phone number and make a call;
- Find a desired location on the map of the city: a building (using its address), a public transport station or just a well-known object;
- Tap on any building on the map and find out its address, amount of floors and organizations that reside there;
- Find all companies in a specific business area, view them on the map, and filter out the ones that are open at a convenient time or right now;
- Find how to get to your destination by car or by public transport;
-Identify your location and find out what is close to you.

Once 2GIS is installed, select the city you need to download the data. The application does not require Internet connection to operate with the directories and maps. Afterwards you can receive the most up-to-date information every month with just one tap using the built-in automatic update system.

Business listings are verified by 2GIS’s own call-center and ‘field teams’, who update the databases on a monthly basis. 2GIS maps are created by professional cartographers based on up-to-date satellite images and with regular on-site verification.

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HERE WeGo - City navigation
HERE WeGo - City navigation

HERE WeGo - City navigation


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 navigate the city.

Take your car, your bike or public transit to get to your destination. If you're in a hurry, call a cab or check options for car sharing. HERE WeGo has recommendations for all the ways to get around. Just compare and choose what's best for you.

HERE WeGo tells you everything about your journey before you head out. You can see the cost for public transit tickets and cab fares, find places to park and know about traffic delays for any drive.

On the move, HERE WeGo gets you to your destination with ease. Turn-by-turn voice guidance for drivers helps you stay stress-free behind the wheel. If you're walking or taking public transit, HERE WeGo guides you along every step and every transfer, just when you need it.

HERE WeGo shows you alternatives when delays are slowing others down. Live traffic and public transit information keep you in the know, so you have the flexibility to keep going no matter what happens. You can even download maps to your device, so HERE WeGo keeps working even where there's no network signal.

HERE WeGo offers public transit information for 1300+ cities including New York City/NYC, San Francisco/SF, London, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne and many more. Get where you need to go on subway/metro/subway, bus, bike, train, trolley or ferry.

HERE WeGo has offline maps of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Canada, Australia and more than 100 other countries. Download the map you want and you're all set.

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


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(Just so you know, running GPS in the background for long periods can really 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.

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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

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

STAY CONNECTED | Twitter: @copilotgps_us | Google+: +copilot

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

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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.

iTranslate Voice

Translate anything by speaking

iTranslate Voice

Over 40 languages and dialects

For anyone who wants to translate and learn a new language by speaking it.

With iTranslate Voice, users can speak directly into their phone and then hear themselves back in another language. The app currently supports 42 of the most commonly used languages from around the world, and it even features various dialects that are used. You can save frequently used phrases for reference later, and look up words and definitions without any extra hassle. It's a great way to translate and learn.

Why we love it

We love it because it's cool to hear yourself speak back in another language, and it's a much more intuitive way to learn.

Speak & Translate - Translator

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

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?

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 - Simple
Currency converter - Simple

Currency converter - Simple

Davetech Co., Ltd.

Clear Currency could be the best currency app, downloaded and loved by millions, featured on App Store home page and USA Today Best Travel App. Clear currency can convert currencies in today widget and Safari browser. It offers interactive historical chart. It automatically updates/stores the latest exchange rates so it can work offline. Best currency app for both traveling and business.

Some cool features:
- Convert currencies within Safari browser.
- Convert as many Currencies as you want at same time
- Two useful today widgets, a currency converter and an exchange rate monitor
- Updates and stores currency exchange rates anytime
- 170+world currency and precious metals exchange rates
- Historical rate charts
- Colorful themes available
- Currency Converter on the Apple Watch

Voices from users:
"It is a nice iOS application since it's free and cute designed. For me it deserves a big WOW. Thanks to the developer. "
"Amazing app! It saved me throughout Eastern Europe the month of August... It is so easy and when you type in the Country money you can quickly, and easily see any, and all, countries you have installed at once! Just Love this app..."
"Great ! Simple to use ! I use it several times a day . It helps a lot ."
"I travel a lot and often use foreign currency in my trips. This app helps a lot when it comes to knowing what the stuff that I am going to buy really costs."

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XE Currency
XE Currency

XE Currency Inc.

All the world’s currencies at your fingertips! This free edition of the XE Currency Converter App not only provides live exchange rates and charts, you can also set an XE Rate Alert to monitor your favorite currencies for immediate notification.

- Stores the last updated exchange rates so it works even when the internet doesn’t.

- Easy to use currency calculator using XE’s currency converter. It also monitors up to 10 currencies at once!

- Live rates are refreshed each minute for every world currency and precious metal.

- Get XE Currency Pro – track more currencies at once

Have an idea to make the XE Currency App better or just want to tell us how you use it?
Let us know! [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.


Use this great camera app in any low-light situation


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.


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.

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.