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Travel ready

Our pick of must-have apps to make your vacation hassle-free

Published: 15th October 2012 12:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th October 2012 12:23 PM   |  A+A-

TRAVEL-READY

Smart phones are the order of the day and travel apps certainly suit the role of a modern day tour guide. So get rid of itinerary confusion, language mumbo jumbo and turn into a savvy globe trotter with these useful and quirky apps.

Trip It:

If jet setting across the globe best describes your life, then Trip It is for you. With your flights, hotels, maps and directions scattered all over the Internet, Tripit collates all the information in one file. It even documents the ‘to-do’ notes that you may have put in for certain places.

Just forward all your information including hotels or restaurant reservations, tickets (even for the theatre), and Tripit will organise all these in one place . Basic version is free. Pro version costs `206 approximately. Available on iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows 7. Details: tripit. com

Travel Interpreter:

Now ordering exotic food at a Bulgarian restaurant is a piece of cake. Trave l Interpreter is a language app that easily translates English to over 29 other languages, including the lesser known ones like Norwegian, Turkish and Vietnamese. It even has Hindi as an option. The app automatically gives you phrases you (might) need, based on a few key words. More than 2,000 phrases and words, categorised into hotels, sightseeing, entertainment and food, are included in each language to make things easier. There are also illustrations to help make communication easier. Approximately `506. Available on iOS and Android.

Details: play.google.com

Metro 24

Usually the quickest way to travel in any city is underground, but can be tricky at times. Metro 24 offers access to maps of all cities across the globe with this mode of transport.

It guides you through stations using GPS and will show you the quickest route to get somewhere, while helping you navigate through a busy station. If the train or station you’re at has Wi-Fi or GPS, Metro 24 also reminds you to either get on or off a train. Approximately `207. Available on android.

Details: play.google.com

 

 



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