We tried and tested the 9 best travel apps so you don’t have to

Fact: there is a limited amount of memory space on your phone and it’s precious real estate. So which travel apps are worth taking the MB hit for? Your phone already has the weather and you know how to Google currency conversions, so don’t waste space on those. Instead, we'd recommend downloading these next time you travel...

Google Maps

This one kind of goes without saying, but Google Maps is probably the most accurate map app (say that ten times fast) out there and thanks to it’s ability to save maps offline for later, it’s perfect for travellers without Wi-Fi.

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Happiest Hour

Not just for locating cheap beverages, the Happiest Hour will show you food and drink specials all over town! Perfect for budget savvy explorers or people looking for an instant atmosphere (facts: bargain cocktails = max. crowds).

The Infatuation

If finding food is your #1 priority, The Infatuation will help you find the best restaurants and cafes in your area. How do they know they’re the best? Users can leave reviews. You can filter by time and date and their mission is to find a spot that’s “perfect for” you.

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PackPoint

A total lifesaver for those of us who struggle to pack their suitcase. The app allows you to nominate activities you’ll be doing (i.e. going to the beach, having a fancy dinner etc.), where you’ll be going and how long for and the app will give you a check list of what to pack. Genius right?!

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RunGo

Love running and want to do it even while travelling? RunGo has got you! The app allows locals to share their favourite running trails in their area for you to follow. You can download for offline access, or even upgrade to ‘guided tours’ for runs that show the sights. It’s a great way to see a city, and you can even walk the routes if you want.

Man running over bridge - run go travel apps

iTranslate

Language barriers be gone! Simply talk into your phone and it will translate it into your choice of over 90 languages, then get the person you’re (hoping to) have a conversation with to talk back into your phone for it to translate to your language. It’s not ~exactly~ perfect but a great start, especially when you download the most commonly used language packs to access offline.

Trail Wallet

A simple, handy interface that helps you track your budget while globetrotting. You can set yourself a daily budget then scan or manually add your expenses along the way. Yes, you even have to put in that Chanel purse you gifted yourself.

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Phone and card - trail wallet travel apps

WiFox

Don’t waste your time trying to track down airport Wi-Fi passwords anymore. This crowd-sourced app collates all the free networks and their passwords from major (and some minor) airport lounges around the world and hands them to you in one simple map style, offline available app. Thanks WiFox!

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Touch Retouch

While sadly not a freebie, this app is a travel photographers dream. Why? Well it allows you to edit and delete people and objects out of your shot quick and clean. Don’t like that guy eating a hotdog in the background of your otherwise perfect snap? Now he’s gone!

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