There are a multitude of travel apps available for Android, all geared towards easing the course of one’s worldly adventures. Many of these are already household names such as Trip Advisor, Skyscanner and Google Translate. But what little known gems exist within the Google Play store just waiting to be discovered? This article reviews the top 5 travel apps you’ll wonder how you ever managed without.
Momondo is a relatively new cheap flight comparison app. But unlike the other usual suspects on the market, this service offers results based on the cheapest deal available by combining airlines. So if it is cheaper to fly out with one given airline and return with another it will tell you so. This unique functionality provides a welcome way for the frugal traveller to make extra savings! Download from the Google Play Store
The perfect app for storing, documenting and organizing your travel itinerary and plans in a virtual scrapbook. Features included in this journal app include the ability to capture photos, video and audio and have a map marker added relevant to the location where they were shot or recorded. You can also map your journey using Google Earth, share your content with family and friends and integrate with Google Docs and Maps. The perfect app for documenting your trip. Download from the Google Play Store
Talk To Me Cloud
An excellent real-time speech to speech translation app with recognition in 15+ languages. Translations can also be sent as email or SMS. Perfect for those tricky situations in foreign lands when hand gestures no longer cut the mustard. While it’s certainly not the freshest of the bunch, and it’s been some years since its last update, it still gets the job done in 2017. Download from the Google Play Store
This app recommends dishes rather than restaurants based on the recommendations of other travelers. Reviewers upload photos and descriptions of their favorite dishes and share them with other users. An excellent service in a foreign land when you may not be quite sure what to order, regardless of the quality of the restaurant. Download from the Google Play Store
This offers virtual guides of whichever city you happen to be in around the world. Just plug in your headphones and let it inform you about the history, culture and landmarks of your current location. You can also sync the audio with other users in your group and your phone’s GPS will naturally keep you headed in the right direction. Download from the Google Play Store
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Matt Reid is a staff writer for the popular online bargain sales website https://www.easyprices.com/.