Someone may say that travel season is never over, but soon it will be that time of the year when we start packing our bags, booking our flights and buying all the lotions and suns creams we can carry. With so many cheap and easy to find flights, it is fairly simple to visit exotic destinations and even travel the whole globe. The wonder of travel lays in the experiences you will get, sights you will see and sounds you will hear, but it can still bring some headaches.
Planning and organizing a vacation can sometimes be very stressful and annoying which can kill your excitement about the whole trip. Luckily for us, with the help of the technology, many of these problems can be a thing of a past. There are plenty of mobile apps that can help you find accommodation, book cheap flights, navigate through the unknown city and even do a little bit of work remotely.
So, who needs travel agents when you have all the information accessible right at the tip of your fingers? Just like packing the right things for your trip, having the right apps on your mobile device can make you or break you. Here are some of our favorite apps that we believe will make your vacation enjoyable and stress-free.
5 Best Apps for Travel
A couple of years ago, when you went on a vacation the only option was to stay in the hotels. There was no centralized place where you could see and rent homes. Airbnb changed the way we book accommodation when traveling. With over 500K listings in more than 35K cities, you can rent a beautiful apartment in the center of a city or a charming little cottage in the countryside. The app includes guides for local sightseeing and you can even book experiences with local cooks, artists and more. In the US it is also available to book tables in the restaurants.
This app got you covered, with the help of Skyscanner you can book flights, hotels, and rental cars. The app is looking for the best and most affordable options tailored just for you throughout their partner websites. Like most other plane ticket booking apps, you can see the best and cheapest dates to fly and the app also provides alerts in case of a price drop. What separates Skyscanner from other apps is the option to enter boarding airport of your choice and the app will provide you with best flight deals from the selected airport to various destinations.
No matter how many times you went through all the things you need to pack for your next trip, there is a high probability that you will forget something and it will be too late when you realize it. PackPoint represents an intelligent packing app and packing list builder that functions in a slightly different way. You just need to enter your destination, length of travel, weather at the destination, any activities that you have planned doing and the app will tell you what you need to pack based on those criteria.
Now we will focus on some apps developed primarily for the business people who are constantly on the move.
PDF Converter Ultimate
If you are a frequent business traveler and your daily job requires dealing with a lot of PDF files than PDF Converter Ultimate is the right choice for you. With this app, you can convert all your documents to more than 20 popular file formats and vice versa. You can even convert scanned documents considering that the app is using the industry-leading OCR technology. You can convert files from your mobile device, Google attachments and from supported cloud services like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and more. The app is light on your device (only 4MB) and won’t drain your battery since conversions are done on the servers.
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Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud platforms where you can share, store files and collaborate with your colleagues. It brings all your files into one central place which is accessible across all of your devices and operating systems. Features like document scanner shared folders, and offline access makes the app even better. Dropbox has more than 500M users and 200K business.
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As we said, planning a trip can be a real pain, but now it’s 2018 and we should turn a new page and start making our trip preparations enjoyable and stress-free with the help of these apps. If we forgot to mention some of your favorite ones, please let us know in the comments below.