"There's an app for that."
This might be the most infuriating sentence of the 21st century. Of course there's an app. That doesn't mean I want to use it or even know it exists.
Maybe I prefer unnecessary tribulations.
Sarcasm. Does it work in writing? I'm not convinced, but there's probably an app that could make it clearer.
What I am certain about is that if you're a frequent traveller, these eight apps make life easier and need to be on your smart phone or tablet.
Whenever you visit a new city there's usually an initial foggy state of the unknown. Some people love this, while others worry about the underused time.
Gogobot is perfect for the latter, giving you the knowledge of a local with suggestions on what to see and do, where to eat and where to stay in countries around the world, along with reviews from other users.
Expensive data roaming charges can break hearts better than a high school sweetheart. Maps.Me helps you avoid a frightening phone bill by providing offline maps for every country around the world.
The quality is akin to Google Maps (and arguably better), with exceptional details including points of interest and a fast user experience.
Packing Pro analyses details about your trip (number of adults and children, destination, clothes washing preferences etc.) to create a recommended packing list from more than 800 items.
You can store, customize and share your lists, as well as attach photos of the items and schedule alerts so you never forget to pack anything again.
Easily find and connect with fellow travellers by becoming part of Backpackr's extensive community.
The social app makes it simple, by processing your travel details and showing you a list of travellers who will be in the same place at the same time.
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One of the most innovative apps to date, Word Lens has drastically altered the way we translate different languages.
Using your smart phone's video camera, the app translates printed words into your desired language in real time without using a network connection.
The app allows you to send personal travel photos with messages to anyone in Australia and around the world for a reasonable fee per postcard.
Kamino is a community of travellers from all over the globe who become your local guides during an overseas jaunt.
User-generated walking tours lead you around multiple cities and towns, with recommended stops along the way. You can also create your own tours and become the expert.
Another similar app to Backpackr that's just come out of Australia is Outbound, which also allows you to search for travellers by type, age, gender and location.
Users can also post upcoming events at different locations that others might be interested in attending.