If you travel a lot or are even just looking forward to an upcoming trip, then you may be surprised to find that your best travel companion is with you at all times, right inside your purse or pocket.
That's right, your iPhone may just be your most powerful weapon against unfortunate travel mishaps that befall ill-equipped trekkers. Want to know how you can make your iPhone do double duty as an assistant on your journeys? Take a look at the five free and best travel apps for iPhone and iPad. (Want to explore more options: jump over here.)
Free Yet Essential iPhone and iPad Travel Apps
Travelling is expensive. Cut your travel costs with this app to find all of the cheapest gas stations close to you. GasBuddy actually displays a map of your area, with the gas stations clearly tagged, and even displays the cost of gas per gallon for each one.
You can filter the search results by price, location, brand, and amenities like car washes, restaurants, and restrooms. You will also be able to read reviews written by the ever-growing community. What's more, the app also sends your price hike alerts so that you will remain fully aware of how much you have to pay.
#2. TripIt: Travel Organizer
TripIt is a smart travel organizer! What makes this app, so user-friendly for travelers is the ability to create your itinerary by compiling all of your emailed travel information into one consolidated, chronological list.
All you have to do is sync it with your Google mail account and presto, your itinerary is ready to go! Not a Google user? That's fine – just have all of your travel confirmation emails delivered straight to your TripIt interface.
The app lets you automatically import travel plans from your Gmail, Google Apps, Outlook.com or Yahoo. You can also share your itinerary with your friends. If you want to use all the features of the app without any restriction, go for the $48.99 per year subscription plan.
#3. SitOrSquat: Restroom Finder
How many times have you been in a strange, unfamiliar place and needed to find a restroom, and pronto? Any traveler who's had this experience knows that finding a place to squat can either make or break an outing.
Using SitorSquat, you can find every place near you available for sitting or squatting. Reviews and ratings can help you decide where to park your seat.
The app lets you search and view over 100,000 public restrooms nearest your current location on a map. Furthermore, you can also add public restrooms to the database by providing basic location information and important details.
Cleartrip is always my go to option whenever I have to book restaurants or flights at the competitive price. You have the option to choose from all famous airlines like Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Air India, Air Asia, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, British Airways and more.
The app lets you choose from multiple payment methods like credit cards, debit cards, net banking and popular wallets. You can cancel or reschedule your flight bookings right from the app itself. It offers deals on hotels in more than 15000 cities. Use price, star rating and traveler ratings to pick the best deals.
#5. iTranslate Translator
When traveling abroad, the one hurdle that most people have to encounter is how to communicate freely with the local people. If you don't want the language to become a bar while communicating with foreigners, don't forget to install “iTranslate”—the most efficient language translator apps for iOS.
With this app, you can instantly translate text and websites. The app also lets you do voice-to-voice conversations in over 100 languages. With the offline translation mode, you will be able to translate language even without Internet. Moreover, you will also be able to quickly switch between different dialects.
#6. Wi-Fi Finder by JiWire Inc.
No matter where you go – whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure – chances are you could benefit from being able to find the nearest Wi-Fi hotspots, and fast. Wi-Fi Finder is just the app for that, delivering easy to read maps of your area, with every available Wi-Fi source labeled and filterable by paid/unpaid, type of locale, etc.
That's all, for now!
What's your pick?
So, these are my favorite travel apps for iOS. I hope you have liked them and also underlined them for your itinerary.
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