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Must have apps for Travelling both at home or abroad

Best smartphone apps for business and lifestyle

With so many of our customers traveling for work reasons it seemed only right to review the best apps to help that travel go as smooth as possible. Here are our must have apps for Travel:

Uber

Uber has really changed how we move around a city. You can quickly and easily request a taxi using the app and get picked up within minutes and you can compare rates and get quotes. On top of this you can pay by credit card, Google Wallet & PayPal all via a secure Uber account. With services in over 50 countries and rapid growth still ongoing, hailing a taxi may become a thing of the past.

City mapper

Arriving in a brand new city can be a little daunting, especially if you need to get around using public transport. Citymapper - Bus, Tube, Rail gives you real-time information on public transport for cities around the world. Planning a route is made simple and delays or cancellations will also be notified to you. It’s a brilliant app for city travel.

Google Maps

Yes you probably have Google Maps on your phone already. If not, why not? With directions, live traffic updates, voice-guided GPS navigation, Street View all included, it’s the most useful travel app going.

Hopper

What’s the cheapest flight? With so many different airlines offering different prices that change all the time it can be tough to work out. Flight comparison sites can help a bit but they usually only tell you what the prices are at any given time. Hopper goes further. It tells you whether flights are likely to get more or less expensive if you wait to book, as well as giving you a snapshot of which days have the cheapest flights, so you can predict the best time to buy. You can 'watch' specific trips too, getting alerts for price drops and warnings before a price is likely to rise. So if you're planning a trip it never hurts to stick it into Hopper and see if you can't save yourself some money.

Skype

It maybe strange putting Skype into a travel app section but at the end of the day, do you need to travel at all? Sometimes it’s just too expensive to make the trip. This is when Skype is the solution with excellent voice, video & instant messaging a meeting can be conducted over wi-fi  unless there’s an absolute need to press the flesh.

Google Translate

If you need to quickly and easily find out what something means in another language, then there's no better way than with Google Translate. You can translate between 90 languages and even converse naturally with speakers of other languages and let Google do the translation. One of the best features lets you use the camera of your device to translate real-world objects such as signposts and posters. Just point, shoot and translate!

Parkbytext

Parkbytext, is a convenient cashless parking system by mobile phone. It reduces the hassle of finding change for parking, worrying about overstaying or losing your parking ticket. You can even update your parking if away from the car longer than anticipated.