20+ Free Apps for Travel Planning and Management
From booking airline or railway tickets, to taxis and hotels these apps help you do it all
If you are planning a trip to spend some time with your family in the upcoming summer vacations, going on holidays or for business meetings than you might face some problems related to travel planning such as seat availability in flights or trains, ticket confirmation, hotels and restaurants to visit, getting rental cars, etc. Nowadays, there are a lot of travel apps available in the market which are helpful in addressing some of these travel Planning problems. We checked many apps currently on the market to bring you the best travel planning apps to make life easier.
Travel Planning and Booking
Tripit: Organize your travel plans in one place with TripIt from Concur. Simply forward your hotel, airline, car rental, and restaurant confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org to create an instant itinerary and TripIt automatically creates a detailed daily itinerary for every trip (If you use Gmail or Google Apps, it happens automatically). Access itineraries anytime, on any device (even offline), get directions, maps, and weather for each destination. Kayak: Compares hundreds of travel sites to find you the best deal. Includes hotel, flight and car search and booking, flight tracker and itinerary management. TripCase: It gives you an easy to use interface on your mobile devices to add your flight, train, hotel, rental car, and other information, or you can send all of your
confirmations directly over to TripCase and have them automatically organized for you. IRCTC Mobile App: This application is for booking your train tickets on Indian Railways. This app uses network connection for contacting the server. You can book both tatkal and general tickets through this app.
Expedia Mobile: The Expedia Hotels & Flights app lets you view a beautiful itinerary of the trips you’ve booked in the app or on our website. As always, you can save up to 40% with amazing Expedia Mobile Exclusive hotel deals and then, use your phone or tablet to find the best flight to anywhere in the world TripAdvisor: It is designed to provide a quick way to get information about a range of destinations across the world. Based around the popular TripAdvisor website, the app offers information and independent user reviews about hotels, restaurants, and things to do in a host of towns and cities across the planet.
Yelp: Looking for a gas station you can drive to before your tank hits empty? Yelp for Android is here to help. Use this app to search for places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play. Zomato: Zomato Restaurant Finder app gives you restaurant recommendations around you and lets you look
at menus, pictures, and maps for 190,000 restaurants in India and abroad.
Booking.com: Booking.com puts over 440,000+ hotels, apartments, villas and more at your fingertips for simple and secure booking on your Android phone and tablets XE Currency 3.0.2: Convert every world currency on-thego with the XE Currency App for Android. It features a currency converter with up-to-the-minute currency rates, charts, and even stores the last updated rates, so it works offline. Currency Converter: Free currency converter uses OANDA Rates the same daily filtered exchange rates used by auditing firms and banks. Convert 190+ currencies and four precious metals. Choose the Interbank rate, or use the percentage add-on feature to calculate typical rates charged by credit card companies and banks. Currency Calculator: It’s a simple Currency Calculator/ Converter designed to be easy to use. You can convert more than 150 currencies. The perfect tool for travelers that need to calculate the exchange in different countries. New: The new digital currency “BITCOIN” is now on the currency calculator.
MyMapRide GPS Cycling Riding: MapMyRide+ tracks the route, distance, pace, and more in real-time using GPS. MapMyRide brings you its mobile app for Android-based devices. MapMyRide+ is great for cycling, bike riding, weight loss, calorie counting, training, and more, and is an integral part of the MapMyRide platform, by MapMyFitness. Use our route search feature to find nearby places to ride. You can filter routes by type or length, examine elevation graphs, and leaderboards. Street View on Google Map: It is an add-on to Google map. With Google Maps Street View, you can explore the world at street level. See popular landmarks, check out
places you want to visit in your hometown or far away, and take a virtual trip around the world. To use Street View, open Google Maps, search for a place or long-press the map and tap the Street View option. GPS Tracking Pro: GPS Tracking Pro keeps your family and friends safe by tracking their real-time location using any Android phone. With the best in GPS technology, this app tracks the exact location of your family members and alerts you when they are in trouble, using the app’s innovative check-in feature.
Language Translator and dictionary App
English Dictionary - Offline: The free offline English dictionary application explains the meaning of 159000 English words! Definitions are based on English Wiktionary. Google Translate: Translate words and phrases between more than 65 languages using Google translate for android. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations.
Other useful apps
Truecaller: It provides a number of features and services that make it a useful app for travelers. It provides them with protection from spam calls/ messages, convenience to send/receive money using their smartphones, send quick flash messages. Truecaller’s caller ID and spam protection features can help travelers identify unwanted spam calls/ messages and prioritize important calls over others. Hindu Temple Finder: Hindu Temple Finder enables you to find Hindu temples and organizations in the world with convenience. WorldMate: You can use it to get all of your itineraries and reservations in one place, and then add other destinations, appointments, meetings, and events that you need to attend when you’re out and about. WorldMate has some very business-friendly service integrations too, like LinkedIn, for example. You can use WorldMate on the web or on your smartphone to organize your trips, and you can either use their TripCatch service to automatically pull in your travel info, or you can send it over piecemeal, whichever you prefer. Shopholix: The offline shopping universe is too vast. Hence, Shopholix, a mobile app, curates the offline shopping options available near customers based on their profiles and preferences. It is your offline shopping partner which tells you the 3 Ws – What to shop, When to shop, and where to shop from! It’s a location-based mobile & web interface that enables shoppers to locate, explore and plan their shopping trips. Interestingly, it serves you relevant curation and timely shopping feeds. The best part about this app is that you are notified about the related trends offered by the stores near you. Shopholix allows you to virtually browse the latest fashion and stay connected with your favorite stores. Evernote: As soon as you’ve booked your trip, you need one place to store all those email confirmations, reviews, packing lists, and recommendations from friends. Evernote syncs with ease between devices that might get damaged in transit and you can then use it at your destination to upload photos to remind yourself of exactly how you spend all that extra time you used to spend juggling pieces of paper.