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March 27, 2017

6 Travel Apps to Download Before Your Next Trip Overseas

1. MobilyTrip – Recommended by a passports group organizer!

The MobilyTrip app allows you to describe your trip in real time from your phone. It does not require an internet connection and can be used anywhere in the world. It only uses GPS, which is free everywhere, so you won't pay any 3G or data roaming charges. You can keep a travel journal, record your itinerary, upload pictures, and much more. Mobilytrip.com's interface makes your friends and family feel as though they are by your side, sharing your experiences, wherever you are. You can synchronize your data when an internet connection becomes available to upload your journal to your online account. You can link your Facebook and Twitter accounts or you can share your travel journal via email. You can also order a photobook of your travel journal when you get home!

2. Google Goggles

Goggles lets users search for objects using images rather than words. Simply take a picture with your phone’s camera, and Goggles returns relevant search results. Goggles identifies landmarks, monuments and works of art – very useful for curious travelers.

3. Google Translate

Translation apps are great to have when you’re navigating a foreign country. Google Translate is extremely popular because not only does it offer support in more languages than competitor apps, but it’s free. In addition to type-to-translate support in 103 languages, Google Translate also offers:

– Speech-to-speech translation in 32 languages
– Offline support in 53 languages
– Instant camera translation in 29 languages (taking a photo will instantly translate signs, menus, etc.)
– Handwriting translation in 93 languages

4. LiveTrekker

Similar to MobilyTrip, the LiveTrekker app creates a digital journal of your travels. You're able look back on your trips on an interactive map because the app tracks you as you go, marking a red line along a map on the exact route you take. You can add pictures, video, audio and text along the way, creating a multimedia travel diary that you can share with your family and friends.

5. XE Currency

XE Currency is the most downloaded foreign exchange app. It features up-to-the-minute exchange rates, historical charts, and even stores the last updated rates, so it works offline. XE Currency is a great way for travelers to keep track of their spending in USD.

6. WhatsApp

WhatsApp, the popular messaging app lets you talk and text your friends and family for free, even if they're in another country.

 

Can you recommend any other helpful travel apps?

 

Category: For Teachers, Travel Tips




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