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5 essential applications for traveling

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True Swiss knife, the smartphone has become the indispensable accessory of the modern globe-travelers. With hundreds of applications at your disposal, everything is accessible in one second: from the reservation of air ticket to restaurant booking. But in the middle of this jungle of apps, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate … To help you see more clearly, here are 5 essential applications for traveling that will make your life easier, wherever you are.

1 – PACKPOINT – NOT TO FORGET THE ESSENTIAL

Packpoint app

Have you forgotten your swimsuit to bask on the beaches of Thailand? Your thermolactyl mittens and underwear for the Canadian winter? Your sunglasses and your gourd for your exploration of the Sahara desert? Know that all this would not have happened if you had been equipped with Packpoint , the app designed to help you make your suitcase  ! Just indicate your destination and the duration of your stay. The algorithm takes care of preparing you a list of things to take away, which you can of course customize. Practical for stunned globe-travelers!

2 – XE CURRENCY – TO KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR WALLET

When you travel, in addition to changing continent, climate or language, you also adopt another currency! And it can be quite complicated to know how much 250 Thai baths or 5000 Hungarian forints in euros are. Fortunately XE Currency is there … This application, if you do not know it yet,converts any currency and allows you to know exactly how much you are spending in euros . An indispensable tool not to confuse you in your accounts and keep an eye on your expenses.

3 – TIMEOUT – THE GUIDE TO ALL YOUR OUTINGS

Find the latest trendy restaurant? The trend expo of the moment? The concert not to be missed or the flea market trendy corner? These are the info provided by TimeOut, an application halfway between the magazine and the travel guide . Constantly updated and easy to use, this one has the advantage of being complete and avoids you to disperse on several applications. Practical, trendy, and so … totally indispensable!

4 – WIFI MAP – WIFI EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME

 Wifi map

Having a smartphone is fine, but unless you have a huge international package, serving your apps and surfing the internet can get you a lot of money abroad. The solution ? Unwind Wifi Map and access in a few seconds a map of all open networks available nearby . Particularly efficient, the app even lists the cafes and other restaurants with wifi and in some cases displays their password. An application you will not be able to do without even returning home! 

5 – MEETUP – THE SOCIAL NETWORK OF REAL LIFE

 It’s about, seeing the Taj Mahal or the Statue of Liberty is a fantastic experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories. But in the end, what makes the salt of traveling, it is above all the encounters that one makes there and not only the monuments that one sees there is not? And for that, there is Meetup . This social network allows you to sign up for group activities of any kind , from aperitif to jogging, and to meet locals or other travelers in real life. A simple way to give a whole new dimension to your trip.

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Paul Morris

Paul Morris is an entrepreneur, consultant and author. He is an advisor at Xpert Automation, a tech-based business incubator focused on scalable startups, and founder of ContentFy.

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