If you are a travel freak, it is likely that you would always like to know where you are at any given time. With the rapid rise in technology, it is becoming more and more easier to plan any trip, by using the incredible apps which are available online these days. Even in the most remotest of regions, there are apps which require no real time data, once they are synced via WiFi beforehand. There maybe many apps, depending on your requirements, but these four ones, which are available on iOS and Android are extremely useful.
Road trips – Google Maps
Google Maps is the premier how to go connection app which even allows the user offline use. In case you are looking for any one particular place to download, you just need to pinch on the screen in order to zoom out or in. For go-mapping, the phone only downloads when attached to WiFi, unless you want to use only on WiFi by updating the settings.
Google Maps, though has some drawbacks. While it works reasonably well when your phone is connected, the navigation becomes silent when offline. One can bypass this by starting the navigation with WiFi and gradually travel around. However, if there are more than one stops, then connectivity is not so great.
This is the eternal favourite of people traveling to different cities of the world as it makes currency conversion an easy and simple task. By adding the currency you need to convert in a particular country before you leave, you can then make use of this free app whenever there is a stable connection.
In a matter of seconds, the app can tell you the prevailing exchange rates and give you the exact figure of all the selected currencies previously saved. This app is more than useful, especially when shopping or changing money at the Forex counter, to ensure that you are always getting the proper exchange value for your money.
Music is a never ending companion for a majority of travelers. There are numerous apps which stream music so that you can hear your favourite tunes, no matter where you are. Though Spotify does not work offline and consumes a bit of data, it allows you to download songs and albums to your device, which will then play anywhere, even if there is a connection or not.
In the offline mode, all tracks which have been saved can be seen and you can listen to them for hours and hours. There is one thing to remember that the offline feature can only be enabled by a paid subscription.
When traveling abroad, getting access to to good and reliable cell data can not only be difficult but expensive as well, especially when out of city limits. Fortunately, these travel apps can be used on the move and save money and frustration. This is 2018, so planning a trip is no longer a hassle if you all the tools to make your trip a breeze.