‘There’s an app for that’ might have started out as a jokey saying but it’s become more and more true with every new app that hits our phones…did you know there’s even an app to help you detect the presence of paranormal entities in your home? Yeah, we were shaking our heads at that one too.
Ghost hunting apps aside, travel is one area where the apps are absolutely brilliant. From translation services to in depth weather reports, there’s a little something for every type of traveller. For today’s post we’ve rounded up eight apps that you need on your phone for your next holiday, so let’s get started.
WeatherPro (Price: £2.29)
WeatherPro is the brainchild of Europe’s leading private weather company, MeteoGroup, and their award-winning app offers in depth, accurate weather forecasts for every inch of the globe. You can also sync it with your Apple Watch for even more on-the-go functionality.
Tipulator (Price: Free)
Leaving a tip after a delicious meal always causes confusion when visiting a new country. Too much in certain countries can cause offence and, likewise, too little in others will lead to raised eyebrows. Make sure you always get it right with Tipulator, which does all the hard work for you. All you need to do is put in the required % and you’re all set.
XE Currency (Price: Free)
You may already be familiar with the name of this app, as its website counterpart is one of the most popular currency converters on the web. XE Currency is an easy to use app that uses live currency rates to ensure it’s always 100% accurate, so you know exactly what you’ll be getting for your money.
The Snow Report (Price: Free)
This one doesn’t apply if you’re heading off on a sun worshipping holiday but for the skiers and snowboarders out there, this one’s a must. Keep up with all the latest ski reports, snowfall predictions and trail maps with The Snow Report.
Packing Pro (Price: £2.29)
Have you ever had to zip up your suitcase while sitting on top of it? We’ve been there too and it’s not fun. That’s why we love Packing Pro, which makes packing for holidays a total breeze. You can manage multiple packing lists at a time and even add in a pre-trip to do list to make sure nothing gets forgotten.
CityMapper (Price: Free)
Stepping off the plane into an unfamiliar city can be a daunting experience, so keep yourself on the right track with CityMapper, which will help you navigate your way around even the busiest metropolis. Streets are laid out in an easy to view manner and you can even switch on live traffic updates to plan a route with the least disruptions.
Sunscreen (Price: Free)
Sunscreen is a free app that helps to keep you protected from the sun’s harmful rays if you’re lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere warm and sunny. We all know how important it is to regularly reapply sunscreen but it’s so easy to lose track of time while you’re sunbathing by a luxurious infinity pool. That’s where Sunscreen comes in, as it’ll remind you at regular intervals to top up your lotion and keep your skin safe.
Google Translate (Price: Free)
Come on, did you really think we’d make it to the end of the list without featuring an app from Google? Google Translate has come a long way from the days of copying and pasting chunks of text in your browser – now this sophisticated app is unbeatable when it comes to accurate translations and pronunciation guides. There’s also the World Lens feature, which allows you to point your phone’s camera at a word to get an immediate translation.