Summer is here in most parts of the world, but regardless of the temperature or weather out there, vacation season has arrived. As such, many iOS users are starting to look for apps that they would like to have during this period. Vacations are complicated, can be confusing and on occasion, can turn out badly for all participants. We’ve made a selection of the best travel apps for iPhone and iPad so that all you thrill-seekers and vacation-goers can have a collection of apps that will come in handy while you’re trekking in unknown places around the world.
There are many travel apps for iPhone and iPad available on iTunes, so many in fact that it is sometimes confusing to comb through them all and find the most necessary travel apps that you will actually make use of on vacation.Travel apps can be apps that help you find accommodation, transport, venues, parties, restaurants and places to visits, but also apps that help you minimize the amount of time you spend on your iPhone or iPad, apps that will keep your iPhone alive while you travel by a run-down train, apps to safekeep information and even your iPhone or iPad and many more. Categorization of travel apps for iPhone and iPad is an arduous task which I am not about take on, since it’s raining.
Without further ado, let’s see which are the best travel apps for iPhone and iPad that every cross-country or worldwide traveler should keep in handy. Feel free to bookmark this article or the apps that we link to in iTunes, because you might find yourself needing these apps in the near future. Let the vacation season begin! Have a wonderful time, dear readers!
This is one of those travel apps for iPhone and iPad that is a niche product, because it’s for surfers. Ahh, surfers, lovers of the extreme, facers of danger, they have no fear. But they might be happy to find out about this app, though! Although it won’t help with shark attacks that much, it will help plan the best ever surfing trip that one could imagine. With BeachPro, you can view detailed location and beach reports, as well as surf reports, wave heights for the next week, tide times and weather information, straight from the app. Moreover, you can also get GPS instruction on location and access over 5000 different beaches and their information from across the globe. You can also set the wave height that you want to surf, and the app will alert you when it predicts optimal surfing conditions. The best part: it’s free. You can get it from iTunes anytime.
This one is probably one of the most interesting and useful travel apps for iPhone and iPad that we’ve come across, and it’s completely free. What Key Ring does is collect all the loyalty card information that you have, and wish to take with you on your trip, and keeps it neat and organized within its interface. Thus, it mostly eliminates the need for a wallet when going sunbathing or surfing. Once again, surfers might appreciate this app, seeing as all that they need to carry with them to the beach would be their iPhone. With the app, you can hold all your loyalty and discount card information as well as benefit from more. You can create shopping lists which you can share with your tripping buddies, so that you can share items and not spend too much money on supplies. Moreover, KeyRing has a huge database of loyalty, discount, coupon and deal cards at your service. Did I mention it was free in the iTunes store and it’s one of the must have travel apps this year?
Funny name, makes you think that it’s not what it seems like. But finding toilets is what this app actually does. This might be one of the weirdest travel apps that we’ve come across, but its purpose is truly useful. With the Toilet Finder app, which is free in the iTunes store, you can actually find free toilet facilities on beaches all around the world. You can actually rate such facilities based on your experience, and sort them according to who they cater to. For example, there are categories to find handicapped-accessible free toilet facilities on the beach that you’re on. Although I almost never use public restrooms, Toilet Finder might give me confidence, since most listed places have user feedback and ratings available, so that you can go to a 5 star toilet, which is free, if you like. Although it doesn’t sound as useful as you would think, Toilet Finder could possible be one of the most practical travel apps for iOS out there.
We came across Triposo thanks to Photo Tribune, and have to believe that it’s possible the best guide there is for iPhone and iPad. Triposo is a smart travel guide which aggregates a lot of facilities from around the world and helps you plan your vacation’s every small detail in one neat-looking mobile iOS app. Triposo lets you book transportation tickets and pay for them straight from the app, but it also lets you plan the places you’re going to visit, book hotel rooms that you’re going to stay in and it actually provides audio and written guides to take you through the most notable attractions of a city, province, country or village. You can access these audio tours even offline, although you do have to download the database before you leave to make sure you have it. That feature will come in handy in places where you don’t have a signal or when there’s no Wi-Fi and you don’t want massive charges on your bill by the time you arrive home from your wonderful vacation. The app is free in the iTunes app store. Continue reading for more excellent, must-have travel apps for iPhone and iPad on the next page.