Category Archives: travel apps

Skyscanner App Review – Travel App of the Month August 2019

skyscanner travel app review logoCheap flights, alerts on upcoming deals, no booking fees… it sounds too good to be true, but it’s not – welcome to a flight, hotel, and car hire app that is used by more than 70 millionpeople worldwide!

 

What is the Skyscanner App?

It’s a portal that promises to make finding and booking your holiday, or various parts of your holiday, really easy. It covers flights, hotels, and car hire, and is known for presenting some of the best deals going. It’s also a wonderful tool for tracking prices, with a handy alert if what you are looking for comes up at a bargainous price!

What does the Skyscanner App do?

  • Connects you with best deals on flights, hotels, hostels, apartments, resorts, and car hire
  • Lets you book your whole trip in the one app
  • Suggests activities for your destination
  • Provides travel inspiration with an “explore” feature
  • Shows price comparisons between hotel, flight, and car hire providers
  • Has a custom search function
  • Has a loyalty option in profile for collecting miles

All with no booking fees, sweeeeet!

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skyscanner travel app review

Who is the Skyscanner App for?

Its multifaceted functions means that it ticks the box for just about everyone who is looking for a deal, but it is those who like to travel often that will probably get the most benefit – especially the tracking feature for securing the best prices on flights, and insights on the cheapest times to travel.

What do the Skyscanner App Reviews say?

The fact that 70 million people are using this app says it all. Sure, there are a few glitches here and there, and some features that people would like to see added, but the app certainly seems to do what it says and is well maintained!

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Tripcast App Review – Travel App of the Month July 2019

tripcast logo Don’t want to lose best bits of your travel adventures in your social stream? Get a digital travel journal! It’s a great way to document the places you’ve been and keep family and friends in the loop too. 

What is the Tripcast App?

It is billed as a living journal for your friends back home, designed to document travels with ease. Compared to the likes of Facebook and Instagram Tripcast provides an ego-free platform for choosing to share with your nearest and dearest, and of course building an awesome travel journal for posterity while you’re at it.

What does the Tripcast App do?

It allows real time updates of images and notes. It can be linked to other users, so great if you are travelling in a group, and it allows you to put everyone’s posts in one album. The only people who can view it are those you invite – so you are free from the prying eyes of the public masses or your 10,000 social media friends. Those you invite can comment and ‘like’ on any post made and can interact through the website. Lastly, the app automatically tags the location, so you can later view posts by where rather than when and download the whole lot when you get back home.

 

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Who is the Tripcast App for?

This app is really great for young adults going off on their first solo trip, or on a backpacking adventure with mates, because it will help parents trying not to feel nervous feel connected. Obviously, the kids want to share their amazing time with the folks back home, but they will also like the fact they don’t have to check in every 15 minutes to let the folks know they are safe!

 What do the Tripcast App reviews say?

All in all, lots of praise for this app and it’s simplicity. iPhone users are definitely happier with how the app works for them, but it appears that the developers have ironed out a range of issues that were affecting Android users, so maybe there will be better reviews from the Android crew soon. The app is free, so definitely worth giving it a try!

 

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Packr App Review – Travel App of the Month June 2019

packr travel appTake the stress out of travelling by using an app that has your back when it comes to packing and links with TripIt for the ultimate travel companion combo.

What is Packr?

Packr is a well-thought out packing checklist that will ensure you have the right things you need in your suitcase based on what you like to do, and the sort of weather you’ll be expecting at your destination.

What does the Packr app do?

It generates automated checklists based on your destination, weather and types of activities you’ll be doing and adds quantities of each item based on the length of your stay.

  • Automated Lists
  • Tailor Made Lists
  • Multiple Destination Trips
  • Weather Forecast Driven Lists
  • Family Packing Function
  • Connects To TripIt
  • Learns From Each Trip How You Like To Organise Lists

The lists can be edited and customised, and you can create your own custom lists too, perfect for times when the pre-defined activities don’t match your plans! Packr also synchronises with your TripIt app, can be shared, printed, and used across multiple devices!

packr travel app

packr travel app

Who is the Packr app for?

The app caters for families with its multiple traveller mode, backpackers with its multiple destination function, and the fastidious traveller with its customisable features.

What do the Packr app reviews say?

Pay for the pro version! While the free version is great, the small one-off payment is great value for money as it unlocks the real gems that make this customisable tool truly flexible for everyone’s needs.

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Rome2rio App Review – Travel App of the Month May 2019

Get from A to B anywhere in the world with what is essentially the knowledge of a local guide in your smartphone. This app promises to show you the best options available from your front door, hotel, hostel… to your chosen destination by plane, train, bus, ferry and car.

 

 

What is the Rome2rio app?

It’s a transport search engine that even works for remote locations, finding the best routes between point A and point B and displaying a list of options for the traveller to choose from.

What does the Rome2rio app do?

Rome2rio displays travel options, along with estimated prices and durations, accommodation should you need it and handy tips on things to do in those areas. It also provides booking details, so you can essentially plan your entire trip from this one app!

Who is the Rome2rio app for?

While this app is useful to anyone travelling from A to B, it is exceptionally useful for the spontaneous traveller. Whether you are backpacking and have yet to decide on where you’ll end up next, or you feel the sudden urge to go see a landmark on the horizon, this app makes it easy.

What do the Rome2rio app reviews say?

It seems that the iPhone and iPad users are happier with the app than android users – and one of the best features is being able to compare prices of the transport options available. A nine-hour bus journey for £30 suddenly becomes appealing when it is £300 cheaper than a two-hour flight! Should you find that the app doesn’t float your boat, Rome2rio also has a highly rated website you could use instead.

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Komoot App Review – Travel App of The Month April 2019

Our calorie-burning bucket list inspired us to find an app that could stand up to an adventurous itinerary. Et voila! They say there is an app for everything – this one is designed to generate sport-specific topographic routes that can be navigated even in offline mode!

What is the Komoot App?

It is an app that enables you to plan a route based on how you plan to tackle it, e.g. mountain bike, road bike, hike etc. You can detail your route down to the finest point and even create a plan based on preferences such as silent trails, smooth-as-silk asphalt, traversing scree and the like. Finally, it gives audio navigation so you don’t have to take your eyes off the inevitably wonderful surroundings you have chosen to be in.

What does the Komoot App do?

  • Route plan to the inch.
  • Select route type, surface, and elevation.
  • Verbal navigation en-route.
  • Offline navigation capability.
  • View popular segments on your route including view points and places to get refreshments.
  • Track adventures and upload images for personal collection or to share with the Komoot community.

Who is the Komoot App for?

Adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts! Obviously, it is great for activity holidays and challenges, but it still serves as a useful app back at home. If you are planning on a long stay adventure, this app will be an awesome way to track and treasure your adventure of a lifetime.

What do the Komoot App reviews say?

The ratings are pretty good, some are saying that the UI is a bit clunky, but it seems that the Komoot development team have recently address the usability issues.

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Roadtrippers App Review – Travel App of the Month March 2019

Want to explore off the beaten path, but with some guidance? You won’t miss any of those “must-see” gems with the Roadtripper App, designed to take you on amazing detours to discover fascinating places en-route!

What is the Roadtrippers App?

It’s an app designed for adventure! Road trippers in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand can use the app to plan a road trip, and then intuitively navigate that route based on fascinating detours to amazing places on the way.

What does the Roadtrippers App do?

It’ll probably unleash your inner explorer! You can filter and layer multiple categories according to your ideals, to create a trip totally unique to your tastes. Scenic spots near bars that serve craft ale? Hotels near vintage vehicle museums? Glamping near glaciers? Hot wings pit-stops only?  You can also save itineraries, share it with friends and allow others to add suggestions to the trip.

 

Who is the Roadtrippers App for?

Anyone who wants to experience spontaneous adventure (without the uncertainty) and for those who want to make the most of a road trip of a lifetime without missing something they probably didn’t even know existed.

What do the Roadtrippers App Reviews Say?

“I love the method of finding hidden treasures along my route. Makes the journey fun! Glad to have this app along for the drive!”sums it up pretty well. The feedback is marginally better from iOS users than android, but all in all, a fun way to take a detour, and a delightful way to plan a road trip. With any luck they’ll roll it out for use in more countries!

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Trail Wallet Travel Budget App Review – Travel App of the Month Feb 2019

Does worrying about your budget get in the way of enjoying your travel adventures? Fear not, there is an app that will help you stay on track without feeling like you’re sacrificing freedom and fun!

What is the Trail Wallet Travel Budget App?

It’s an expenses travel app that has been designed specifically for the travelling type in mind. It’s easy to use, quick, and beautifully designed. All you have to do is add your budget by trip or by month, set a daily budget and every time you pay for something – add the figure to the app and it’ll take it away from your spending pot. No more wondering if your available balance is up to date or collecting receipts to file!

What does the Trail Wallet Travel Budget App do?

Loads! The most helpful is probably the detailed summary screen which gives you all you need to know about your budget, including what is eating up your precious cash!  Among the many key features, these were the ones that stood out to us the most:

  • Detailed Summary screen
  • Data can be shown in any of your local currencies
  • Interactive bar chart shows your last five days spending
  • Daily budget label enables you to view an adjusted budget, to see exactly how much you have left to spend each day
  • Option to spread expenses out over multiple days
  • Multiple tags which can be filtered on the History screen
  • Add amounts in either your home currency, or choose from over 218 local currencies
  • Interactive pie charts for a visual view of how much you’ve spent by category
  • Daily breakdown of how you’re doing against a daily, monthly or trip budget
  • Export your data in CSV format and send it via messages, email, or Airdrop
  • Daily automatic iCloud backups of all your data (iCloud account required)

Who is the Trail Wallet Travel Budget App for?

The thrifty traveller, business traveller and, more than anything, we think this app is awesome for backpackers and those on long stay travel adventures. Fun fact, the app was created by Simon Fairbairn and Erin McNeaney of Never Ending Voyage, a couple who’ve been travelling full time since March 2010 because they wanted something that stopped financial stress putting a dampener on their good times!

What do the Trail Wallet Travel Budget App Reviews say?

First and foremost it’s well worth paying for! The first 25 entries are free, after that you need to go ahead with an in-app purchase to unlock unlimited amounts. It is also so good that you’ll probably want to use it for everyday living when you aren’t travelling. Apart from that, exactly what it says on the tin – quick, easy to use, and totally fit for purpose.

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FLIO App Review – Travel App of the Month January 2019

Make layovers and waiting for delayed flights more fun with an app that tells you everything you need to know about the airport you’re in. 

 

 

What is the FLIO App?

It’s the ultimate flight travel companion, with relevant and helpful information about 3,000 airports around the world. It is actually a partner app to many airports and as such there are some great deals to be had using it!

What does the FLIO App do?

Top of the list are flight tracking, interactive airport maps and access to over 300 lounges. There are also deals and discounts on cafes, restaurants and shops. The app also instantly connects you to the airport Wi-Fi, saving you data before you depart! Plus, if you are a registered user, you get the early heads up on flight changes and boarding times – making missing a flight a thing of the past!

  • Airport maps for better orientation at each airport
  • Complete flight tracker with real-time information on arrivals and departures
  • Directions on the cheapest and fastest ways to the city
  • Booking for over 350 airline lounges worldwide
  • Reserve parking at over 50 airports for reasonable prices
  • Booking with the Fastlane Access when you are in a hurry
  • Discounts in shops, cafes, and restaurants
  • Flight alerts

The app is also a handy way to keep track of all your travels, saving flight information, miles travelled and countries visited amongst other things. 

Who is the FLIO App for?

Whether you are a frequent traveller or an occasional holidaymaker, this app is designed to make the airport experience, and the associated travel arrangements less stressful and less costly. 

What do the FLIO App Reviews say?

 It got voted as one of The Best Travel Apps of 2018 by PC magazine. Real life reviews mostly hit 5 stars thanks to being easy to use, and with lots of useful info. The low scorers are questioning the real time update functions.

 

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Workfrom App Review – Travel App of the Month December 2018

If you are fortunate enough to be able to freelance while you travel the world, you are probably hampered by the need for a productive work environment. Let us introduce Workfrom, a handy tool for digital nomad types who need somewhere to sit, work and probably enjoy a cup of coffee or two!

What is the Workfrom App?

At a fundamental level Workfrom is a Wi-Fi finder app, but it has all the bells and whistles “free range” workers need to be able to find their personal workspace paradise. If the best coffee is essential, you can search for that, if you need a handy charging station, you can search for that too, and if you need somewhere that late night snacks in a place that offers super-fast Wi-Fi with comfy seats and is quiet before closing… you can probably find that too.

What does the Workfrom App do?

It provides an online space for the remote working community to get-together and a range of filters that makes it easy to find a personal workspace that meets personal preferences either nearby, or at an upcoming destination in over 12,000 cities worldwide. The basic filters cover Wi-Fi speeds, power availability, and opening times, and the rest help you choose which of the available establishements meets what you are looking for at the time.

Who is the Workfrom App good for?

It is great for digital nomads – freelancers who want to travel the world while they work, it’s also great for those who are travelling on business and want to turn it into a bleisure trip (business and leisure mixed together), and it is also ideal for business owners, managers and the like who have taken a holiday and just know that they are going to have to pick up the laptop and put in a few hours while away.

What do the Workfrom App Reviews say?

By all accounts, it could be better, but it seems to be the best thing out there so far thanks to the many filters that help personalise the search.

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Sun Seeker App Review – Travel App of The Month November 2018

Take travel photos that will make your friends green with envy with the help of a sun-tracking app, the easy way to make sure you don’t miss those precious golden hours!

What is the Sun Seeker App?

It is sun tracking app – a slice of magic that shows the solar path in all its 3D augmented reality glory. It also has a flat-compass view and comes with a whole heap of data to show what the sun is up to at any point in the world.

What does the Sun Seeker App do?

It provides sunlight data that enables professionals of all types to see when the sun is in an optimal position for their needs. This data is also useful for everyday decision making that involves wanting or needing to know where the sun is, or isn’t, e.g:

  • Planoptimal light conditions, sunrise/sunset directions, golden and blue hour times.
  • Find where to camp or sit, in or out of the sun.
  • Find optimal planting locations and seasonal sunlight hours.
  • Visualise the spatial variability of the solar angle throughout the year in a building.

Main Features

  • Uses GPS, magnetometer and gyroscope to find solar position and path.
  • Flat compass view showing current solar position, diurnal solar angle and elevation, shadow length ratio, atmospheric path thickness.
  • 3D augmented reality camera overlay view showing the sun’s current position, its path with hour points marked.
  • Map view showing solar direction arrows and elevations for each hour of the day.
  • Choose any date and location and view solar path for that day.
  • Notifications for sun-related events, such as golden or blue hours.

Why is the Sun Seeker App good as a travel app?

This app is an invaluable tool for the travel photographer, and is also jolly useful if you are on an adventure holiday and want to know when and where you are at risk of strong sun or need to know the best place to camp in terms of shade.

What do the Sun Seeker App reviews say?

Photographers say it helps with framing and time-lapse, and iOS users love the app’s accuracy. The Android users however don’t rate it as highly, highlighting accuracy problems. The developers have responded saying that the compass in the Android device could be to blame, and suggests calibrating before use.

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