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Top 10 travel apps

November 26, 2013 | By |

Sun protection

Coppertone Sun SmartCoppertone Sun SmartTM

Apple, Android | Free

Keep your family well protected from the sun’s rays with UV index and weather forecast information, and sunscreen re-application reminders set according to your activities and personal preferences.

Communication

WhatsApp MessengerWhatsApp Messenger

Apple, Android, BB | $

The easiest way to share text messages, pics and even video messages through the magic of WiFi. Great way to stay in touch with friends and family.

Planning

Pack & Go Deluxe Packing ListPack & Go Deluxe Packing List

Apple, Android | $

Personalized packing lists, task lists, alerts and even a packing status report. You’ll never forget to pack extra underwear again.

Currency

Xe CurrencyXE Currency

Apple, BB | Free

This free app converts every world currency on the go, automatically refreshes rates and can be reset with a shake of your device. You can also convert prices without Internet access!

Internet

Wifi FinderWiFi Finder

Apple, Android | Free

Reported to track over 650,000 WiFi locations in over 140 countries worldwide, this app even lets you download locations offline so you can stay connected while on the road.

Public transit

MetrOMetrO

Apple, Android, BB | Free

Download select public transit maps for more than 400 cities worldwide and then plot your own routes by subway, bus,  tram or rail. Best yet — no network connection is required once the map has been downloaded to your device

Translation

iTranslateiTranslate

Apple, Android | Free

This app translates words and phrases into over 50 languages, has extensive dictionaries and can simultaneously  translate your conversations into a language you understand. Olé!

Photo

InstagramInstagram

Apple, Android | Free

Probably the most easy-to-use app for taking pictures. Choose from more than 15 filters to change the mood of your  snaps, and then instantly share them on Facebook and Twitter.

Restaurant

Open TableOpen Table

Apple, Android, BB | Free

Table reservations: free, instant and confirmed. You can use filters to narrow down your search and the handy maps will help get you to where you’re going.

Bathroom

Where to WeeWhere to Wee

iPhone, iPod Touch | Free

Not only will this app help you find the nearest available restroom in cities worldwide, it can also be used to rate facilities and add new restrooms to the map.

Article originally published in Passions 2013-2014 written by Adriana Palanca