15 Best Travel Applications

Photo Courtesy of Cultofmac.com

Photo Courtesy of Cultofmac.com

“Travel travel, travel well.” Here at AkanLux we are all about traveling efficiently. So we love phone applications that would ease our travel while at the same time making it fun and practical. Here is a list of travel apps that we think you will love:

GOOGLE TRANSLATE

  • What:  Language translation
  • Loving: Simple and reliable. You can even use their text to speech if you like
  • Cost: Free, we love free apps!
  • Website: translate.google.com

EVERNOTE

  • What: Ideas organizer
  • Loving: Organizes all the ideas floating through your head in one place. Can be used on all your devices seamlessly
  • Cost: free for basic version
  • Website: evernote.com

TRIPIT

  • What: A travel application that organizes all your trips in one single place (flights, hotels, cars etc…)
  • Loving: Everything is in one place so you don’t have to look anywhere else. On top of that they also send you email reminders!
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: tripit.com

PHOTOSYNTH

  • What: Panoramic Photoshoot
  • Loving: Panoramic view of your trip. You can definitely keep some great memories
  • Cost:Free
  • Website: photosynth.net

CURRENCY – SIMPLE CONVERTER

  • What: Instant currency conversion
  • Loving: Simple and user friendly
  • Cost: $.99
  • Website: currency

INSTAPAPER

  • What: Reading application
  • Loving: You can save anything from anywhere you are and read it later
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: instapaper.com

CONVERSE

  • What: enables conversion between people of different languages
  • Loving: simple design, very user friendly
  • Cost: $4.99
  • Website: getconverse.com

EVERPLACES

  • What: Get travel recommendations from friends and followers. The application enables you to follow friends and pin their favorite places for your own travel inspirations.
  • Loving: simple, easy to use and you can curate your own travel experience
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: everplaces.com
Photo courtesy airbnb

Photo courtesy airbnb

AIRBNB

  • What: booking site for apartments, homes from locals around the world
  • Loving: if hotels are not your thing and you prefer to live like a local airbnb is your answer. We love the fact that airbnb verifies many of their listings. They also have reviews and let you talk directly to the owner.
  • Cost: free
  • Website: airbnb.com

HOTELTONIGHT

  • What: Last minute hotel booking service application
  • Loving: We love the fact that even at 2 am we are still able to book a last minute hotel
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: hoteltonight.com

WHATSAPPS

  • What: real time chat wherever you are without paying for any SMS
  • Loving: fun, simple and user friendly. You can create a group chat to stay updated when traveling with friends!
  • Cost: $.99
  • Website: whatsapp.com

AROUND ME

  • What: Entertainment location tool
  • Loving: Simple and user friendly. Find points of interests around you: restaurants, hotels, parking, hospitals and much more.
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: aroundme.com

SKYPE

  • What: Voice and video calls from anywhere
  • Loving: reliable, clear and free!
  • Cost: free
  • Website: Skype.com

SKYSCANNER

  • What: Great Travel App
  • Loving: Search and book cheap flights on the go! One of the best travel app we think!
  • Cost: free
  • Website: Skyscanner.net

FOODSPOTTING

  • What: Dish recommendations per city, countries, basically whatever you like
  • Loving: aesthetically pleasing, great recommendations and of course free of charge!
  • Cost: free
  • Website: foodspotting.com

 

 

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