This post has been sat in my drafts folder for about a month. So it’s about time I flipping well wrote it.
Oli and I are travelling, like 90% of backpackers, with an smartphone and a tablet (both Apple, natch). As such, we obviously love an app – and along with everything else, I researched the best ones extensively before we left. I found the results of my google searches pretty sketchy, nothing really seemed to wow me. So, since then we’ve been picking things up along the way. Here’s a nice easy to read (thanks for this wonderful phrase Phluce) list of our faves:
1) Trail wallet 69p on App Store
This app is amazing. It’s essentially playing the role of the adult on our trip, organising us, praising us when we’ve done well and gently scorning when we have tripped up. Oli wrote a great post about it which you can read here.
2) Pocket – free on App Store.
This is pretty genius. You can email web pages etc to pocket , and it will store them for you to read offline at a later date. I use it loads, particularly for long bus journeys as I can just send a stack of blog posts, videos or images when I’m online. Highly recommended.
3) Skyscanner – free on App Store
Everyone should have this, it’s super useful. If you don’t know it, it’s an app which searches for cheap flights. Very very useful!
4) Evernote – free on App Store
This is a great little organisation app, and I don’t use it to its full potential….mostly because it’s a bit scarily organised. Really easy to use, you can store lists, notes, pictures, emails, receipts, business cards (you just change the setting on the camera tool) and I keep all of our eTickets here too.
5) Dropbox – free on App Store
You’ve gotta have something more than a memory card to store your pictures. As our ‘lost along the way’ section in our Trip round ups will tell you, we lose stuff. A lot. We never want to lose our pictures, so alongside having everything on memory cards, and my ipad, we also upload it to Dropbox for extra security.
So that’s it, the top 5 travel apps we find useful. Be it a short holiday, or long term trip – do you use anything specific when travelling?