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List of Helpful Smartphone Apps for Travelling

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Jucius Maximus wrote:
Apr 5th, 2018 11:11 pm
Under the Local Guides and Tools section, I suggest: FLIO.

In unfamiliar airports, this app is great at helping you find all of the services available in that airport. For example, I was at Incheon for the first time this year. Through FLIO, I instantly knew about free tours into the city for layovers, the free Korean history museum inside the airport, the ice skating rink inside the airport, the spa, showers, all food places, etc. This app really does a good job of keeping all information in one place.
l69norm wrote:
Jun 21st, 2018 7:04 am
CBSA Border Wait Times app for land crossings:

Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .bwt&hl=en

Apple
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/cbsa-ca ... 91634?mt=8

It has both the Canadian and US crossings
batcave wrote:
Jul 30th, 2018 2:35 pm
Here's a thread that might also be useful for travellers wanting phone/data access,

roaming-sims-travelers-2183565/
rubeus wrote:
Jul 31st, 2018 3:00 pm
just returned form maui and used the GyPSy guide app.

Best $10 I have spent. It was like having a private tour guide in the car.
Told you lots of info. Where to stop what to see.
Used it all over the island but especially on Road to Hana.

mostly guides for US and Canada destinations.
Thank you all! I have added all of your suggestions.
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Great List...Now I certainly need a new phone which can run all the apps. Thank you and Thanked OP.
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Currency Plus

Great for $$ conversion calculation
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The MetroMan app(s) are fantastic if you think you’ll venture out on the subways/metros in cities you’re visiting. I used it for China and was able to search by city to get the subway map for it and then search by different subway stations to find out how to get between each one, where to make switches, and how much the entire trip would cost (so that I knew what ticket to buy) and the time it would take. They do have different apps for some different cities as well including Tokyo, Mexico City, London, Madrid, etc
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Wow, I just spent 10 days on Maui. We loved GyPSy. I highly recommend this app, I would be happy to pay much more. The Narrator was easy to listen to and added lots of humour to the journey. All ages enjoyed it. The kids were always asking me to turn GyPSy one. It was nice to hear things like skip this lookout, the one around the corner is better. Saves time and I feel like I didn't miss out on something I also described what was coming up so you were prepared when you arrived. I will definitely use it on other driving trips.
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Mentioned this app in another thread. Say Hi. great translation app.
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tatsabrat wrote:
Mar 29th, 2019 9:49 pm
The MetroMan app(s) are fantastic if you think you’ll venture out on the subways/metros in cities you’re visiting. I used it for China and was able to search by city to get the subway map for it and then search by different subway stations to find out how to get between each one, where to make switches, and how much the entire trip would cost (so that I knew what ticket to buy) and the time it would take. They do have different apps for some different cities as well including Tokyo, Mexico City, London, Madrid, etc
Is it only iPhone? Do you know if they have a site?
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redkulat wrote:
Jul 5th, 2019 11:44 am
Is it only iPhone? Do you know if they have a site?
I'm so sorry, I thought that I had replied to this question months ago. Hopefully you found the answer already! However, if you haven't... I think that they are also on google play. I also found a youtube tutorial video for it -
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Google Trips is being retired. You should remove the from this thread. Slightly Smiling Face
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