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Favourite travel apps - nominate yours!

January 22 2012 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #app store, #apps, #Diverse Traveller, #iPhone apps, #iTunes store, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #Travel apps, #travel tips

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Travellers are spoilt for choice in app stores

Last November, on my first trip to Italy, for a week, I nervously left my laptop at home, determined to rely on my iPhone for travel information and note-taking. So before leaving home, I searched the itunes stores for apps to suit my travel style, bite-sized chunks of information available quickly, available without connecting to the internet, and are available free of charge.


For my trip I relied on the following apps:

Travel Guides

1. Guide pal world - quick and basic guide to Milan, Rome and Florence

2. Itanslate - good-bye to carrying bulky phrasebooks.

Book and document reader:

Kindle - to access travel books, PDF articles and other travel documents.

Note taking

Evernote - great for writing notes, reading clips or whole travel articles saved earlier.

Anyone with a smartphone will know, that the lure of the app store is one that is hard to resisit, so along with the five mentioned above, I have  loads more that help me keep updated when I am away, conduct my business, and enjoy my travels. I have a number of others, including photography ones, and I know I am not alone.

According to website theverge.com "... between Christmas and New Year, and 1.2 billion apps were downloaded. That's about 60 percent higher than every week of December before Christmas, and marks the largest number of apps ever downloaded in a single week, passing a billion downloads for the first time."

Have you got a favourite app that you use as a traveller? If so share the details and why you think it should be the DiverseTraveller app of the week, in the comments box below.

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Ola Fagbohun 05/21/2012 12:40

Hi Jerry, thanks for stopping by and for the comment. So what are your favourite apps?

Jerry 05/16/2012 14:23

That is interesting to know for me and because I always get excited for using different apps in Iphone 4s..!

Ola Fagbohun 04/16/2012 09:32

Hi, I hear that all the time from my friends who are android users, I use an iPhone. But with the growth of Android users and from what I read about mobile marketing, things will be changing very soon. On a seperate note, I hope you won't mind if I get in touch with you re Gap year planning? Thanks for dropping by.

Traveling blogs 04/11/2012 11:51

Most of the people still use Android, so can't we get more relevant apps for Android Cells??

Ola Fagbohun 02/28/2012 13:48

Thank you for your feedback. If you have a favourite travel app please share.