Must-Have Apps For Travellers
By MedSailors Crew published on 5 May 2017
We all love to just wing it every now and again, but sometimes it pays to be sensible and organised. That’s why we’ve put together this list of must-have apps that are here to help you make sure your sailing trip runs as smoothly as possible from start to finish.
Never Get Lost with Google Maps
Whether you want to scope out your next destination or track down that ice cream parlour everyone has told you is a must-visit, this hyper-accurate map will get you where you want to be as quickly as possible.
Travel Well with Tripit on Your Sailing Trip
Think of Tripit as your own portable travel agent. Displaying everything from your flight information to events you’ve got booked throughout your trip, you’ll always know exactly where you need to be.
If you haven’t had time to brush up on the local language, working though the interactive games on Duolingo when you’re waiting for your flight in the airport is a 10/10 way to spend your time productively.
If you run into a word or phrase that you aren’t familiar with, Google Translate will save the day. Type or use the voice tool to speak directly into the app to help you ask for directions from a local or to make sure what you’re ordering from the menu is what you think it is!
Manage Your Money with XE Currency Converter and Mint
Perhaps not the most exciting, but keeping on top of currency fluctuations with the XE app is never going to be a bad thing! Allowing you to track every purchase, Mint will help you to keep on top of your spending, ensuring you’ve always got enough cash to enjoy every day of your holiday!
Keep in Touch with WhatsApp
Goodbye SMS, hello WhatsApp! Because who wants to pay for each SMS when WhatsApp allows you to exchange messages via 3G or Wi-Fi for free? No one! And yes, sending lots of pictures to your family and mates back home to make them jel is 100% acceptable.