iPhone users have become accustomed to having everything at the touch of a finger. Not sure what to wear today, click on the weather app. Need directions then clip the maps app. Every single want or need can be found within seconds from their iPhone.
With that in mind, it is no surprise that the iPhone traveler would expect the same thing and in some ways even more so. When you are on the go, access to information makes traveling much easier. The following is a list of five iPhone apps every traveler should download.
Visiting a new city can be overwhelming. The decision of where to eat can be endless. Urbanspoon will make those choices much simpler. At the touch of a button, you will have a long list of choices for the area surrounding you. You can easily sort through restaurants by cuisine, or search for your favorite restaurant. With just a glance, you can see the percentage of people who have liked each restaurant. It is easy to check reviews, read menus, find hours of operation and get directions. When it comes to food, there is no better app.
Are you looking for a gas station, a coffee shop, a bar to stop and get a drink? AroundMe can help you with that and more. Using your phones GPS system, the app locates the area around you and systematically lists everything. Need a hotel, click hotels and a list with ratings, room rates and contact information floods the screen. Not sure where to park, click parking. AroundMe is simple, easy to use and a full of information.
What do you do when you are in a new city? Use TripAdvisor and you will have ideas from real people including their reviews of attractions. Although Old Town may look appealing when you Google it, it is TripAdvisor that will give you the real details. The “it’s charming but sketchy” comments. This information is invaluable. Not to mention, with TripAdvisor your can book a hotel, a flight or check out restaurants.
Long gone are the days of haling a cab from the street corner. Now you can call, track, and pay, all from one single app. Taxi Magic locates you and then locates the nearest cab services. You choose which cab you want to pick you up, enter your destination, and within minutes have a cab curbside to pick you up.
With confirmation numbers for every piece of your travel, it is important to have one place to keep all of that information. No need to be scouring through emails looking for your car reservation, instead use Tripit to organize all of your travel needs. Plus you can check your flight status or even check into your flight. Tripit makes traveling simple.
For the person on the go, these five apps are life savers.