Useful Free Travel Apps That You Should Have

Useful Free Travel Apps

Useful Free Travel Apps That You Should Have

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Honestly, my smartphone have taken my everyday life to the next level. I clearly cannot deny how much technology has helped and continuously helping me making my life easier every single day. Travelling, keeping up with my blog, and online work, my smartphone play a great role in my job and passion for travel at the same time.

 

Throughout my travel journey, I’ve met a lot of travellers who shared great tips about useful free travel apps that I could actually use almost every day. Who doesn’t like free useful stuff? Especially when I can just place them all in one small machine and pack it in my pocket.

 

Let’s make the stressful travel life a little bit easier by downloading these free travel apps on your phones when you are about to head to your next trip or currently strolling around the world.

 

Useful Free Travel Apps That You Should Have

 

MapsMe

Useful Free Travel Apps That You Should Have

 

Why is it one of the most useful free travel apps?

I was in Vietnam when a traveller told me about MapsMe. This is a digital map that you can easily use without needing wasting your data, turn on your GPS and you are good to go. The other thing I love about MapsMe is that I only need to download the certain map for the city or country that I will be needed, I can remove them from my phone when I leave the country, which means, the app itself will not use a lot of my phone memory. Having MapsMe on your mobile will save you when you can’t find your way to your hotel or the attractions you should not miss!

 

Both free for Android and iOS

 

Donkey Republic

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Why is it one of the most useful free travel apps?
Do you love cycling around the city when travelling just like me?! First of all, because renting a bike in itself is really useful when you’re visiting a new place and want to discover as much as possible in a limited time. Having a bike as your sidekick gives you the freedom you need to move around at your own pace and explore every hidden corner of a city. The Donkey Republic bike rental system makes it super easy to rent a bike and unlock it with your phone in many cities across Europe and beyond. With their app, you can find a bike near you and rent it for as long as you want. Within a few clicks, you connect to the electronic lock on the bike and open it, then you’re good to go!
 
Both free for Android and iOS

 

 

Travello

Useful Free Travel Apps That You Should Have

 

Why is it one of the most useful free travel apps?

I came across Travello whilst browsing Instagram. Travello is the newest and hottest phone app for travellers, it works as a social media application where a traveller can interact and help each other digitally. My favourite feature is the Notice Board, where I can place up my question about a certain country. It will be shown to all travellers who are located in the same place. This is perfect for people who are stuck in the airport, solo travellers, and emergency questions. You can also find a travel companion if you are travelling solo, perhaps the wifi finder section doesn’t sound bad either, right?

 

Both free for Android and iOS

 

Traveloka

Useful Free Travel Apps That You Should Have

 

Why is it one of the most useful free travel apps?

I came across Traveloka when a friend of mine suggested to me to give it a try. I found the cheapest flight ticket after scanning and searching through four different flight search engine on the web. I only tried the app whilst I am in Asia, I’m excited to use it when I travel to the other parts of the world! If you book a flight plus accommodation, you will get a great discount too.

 

Both free for Android and iOS

 

HotelsCombined

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Why is it one of the most useful free travel apps?

The fact that there are tonnes of booking websites for accommodation across the internet now, I still find myself hopping to atleast three platforms because none of them offers the flexibility I need when finding the accommodation for my next destination. This problem has been resolved after I came across HotelsCombined which gives me so much options when it comes to what I specifically need, it pulls up a good number of results that meets my satisfaction.

 

Both free on Andoid and iOS

 

Couchsurfing

Useful Free Travel Apps That You Should Have

 

Why is it one of the most useful free travel apps?

Most travellers are aware of the concept of Couchsurfing, having it on your phone on the go is always a good idea. I will never know when suddenly a hostel sold my dorm bed to someone else or my host cancelled at the last minute. When you are having an emergency, Couchsurfing has a feature called “Hang Out”, this also serves as a quick “help me” question tab. Turn your badge online and post about your situation.

 

Both free for Android and iOS

 

Klokkr

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Why is it one of the most useful travel apps?

Klokkr is an application destined to meet other globe-trotters at destination! Select a geographical area, identify the profiles that interest you, describe the activities you wish to practice and discover the travellers corresponding to your description! It is up to you, then, to get in touch, to begin the discussion before, perhaps, meeting them and sharing a moment together.

 

Free for Android and iOS

 

SHAREit

Useful Free Travel Apps That You Should Have

 

Why is it one of the most useful free travel apps?

This app blew my mind big time! The fastest and most convenient to share your files, photo, music, and even apps to someone quickly! Share anything to someone even you use different platforms; Android, iPhone, Mac, Windows). This is a great way to share your amazing photos or applications to someone you meet on the road! In just a snap, you can any type of files to your new found friend!

 

Free for AndroidiOS/Mac, Windows/Microsoft

 

WhatsApp

Useful Free Travel Apps That You Should Have

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Why is it one of the most useful free travel apps?

Who is not familiar with WhatsApp? This is the most useful app on my phone at the moment, it lets me send free SMS, make a call, send a file, send my accurate location, and other cool features to someone who is across the globe as long as I am connected to the internet. I also love that WhatsApp has no ads that interrupt its function and purpose.

 

Both free for Android and iOS

 

XE Currency

Useful Free Travel Apps That You Should Have

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Why is it one of the most useful free travel apps?

XE is originally a quick and accurate currency conversion website, thankfully they also launched a to-go app that could quickly convert every world currency in just a click! If you save the last updated rates, the conversion feature is possible even when you are offline. It’s perfect if you are expecting to go to places with limited access to the internet or trying to save data.

 

Both free for Android and iOS

 

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Google Translate

Useful Free Travel Apps That You Should Have

Why is it one of the most useful free travel apps?

Handy for your everyday use of translating day-to-day words especially if you are stuck somewhere and English is not widely used. I love the feature that you can hold your camera up to the text, like a sign or a menu, then Google will translate it for you in no time. Definitely an important app for a traveller.

 

Both free for Android and iOS

 

Skyscanner

Useful Free Travel Apps That You Should Have

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Why is it one of the useful free travel apps?

I personally love Skyscanner, I always find the cheapest flights to everywhere with great features of customising my own trip by budget, date, destination, the number of layovers, and more flexible options. I can smoothly book my flight through the app, it’s easy and safe to use!

 

Both free for Android and iOS

 

Duolingo

Useful Free Travel Apps That You Should Have

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Why is it one of the most useful free travel apps?

If you are travelling with the purpose of learning a new language to a more serious level, Duolingo is your best bud for this. A free app where you can practice your writing, reading and even speaking. Covering almost 30 languages, Duolingo makes a perfect travel buddy app!

 

Both free for Android and iOS

 

TripIt

Useful Free Travel Apps That You Should Have

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Why is it one of the most useful free travel apps?

Tripit is your on-the-go travel agent in your pocket. By sending your email confirmations of hotels, flights, car rentals, and restaurant bookings, Tripit will transform it into a master itinerary in the best and proper order. You can view your itinerary anytime anywhere even when you are offline. Sounds like the best way to organise your upcoming trip right?

 

Both free for Android and iOS

 

Facebook Messenger

Why is it one of the useful free travel apps?

I don’t enjoy that people can instantly message me or the fact that I am connected to the online world all the time, however, having a Facebook Messenger is something that can keep me calm when I’m about to go on a crazy adventure. It’s always a safe practice to have an app that can quickly send a message to my family or friends about my safety if there are any unexpected situations arise. Facebook Messanger quickly connect you to your everyone who has a Facebook account, even the users that you are not friends with can send you a message as long as you are connected. Facebook messenger also let you send files, photos, let you make a call and go on a video call as well.

 

Both free for Android and iOS

 

I really hope that these badass phone applications will be useful to you on your next trip!

 

 

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Mary Charie
She's the person behind this blog. Torn between her itchy feet and writing, Mary found herself soaking up in the world of travel blogging. She travels in her own terms and tries to build her own world whilst pushing herself into every corner of life, breaking limit beyond her capabilities.

Mary is now trying to turn her blog site into promoting responsible tourism. She is in the process in writing articles where her readers could learn about travelling responsibly.

5 Comments

  • Holger Hornisch 05/09/2017 at 5:33 pm

    Digging the content here on your blog. Thank you for posting legitimate helpful things! 🙂

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  • sophie 16/02/2017 at 4:00 am

    Travello is very helpful! I have used it multiple times on my trips. recommended totally! 🙂

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    • Mary Charie 16/02/2017 at 6:12 am

      I so looove my Travelloapp on my phone! It’s nice to easily connect with travellers every where in the world!

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  • Urška 05/01/2017 at 8:32 am

    Hello, thank you for sharing very useful apps for traveling. I haven’t heard for Travello and Tripit yet, but they look pretty useful, will give it a try! In our experience some sort of navigation app is really a must have! Best, Urška

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    • Mary Charie 05/01/2017 at 3:42 pm

      Hello Urska, thank you for stopping by! I’m glad you found this list useful! I looove Travello! I had meet good people through it and it has saved me a couple of times in some emergency situations! Let me know what you think about them! 🙂

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