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Last Updated: 11th March 2013

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” — Danny Kaye. How true the statement is! Along with bringing joy and fun, travel enriches lives and lets us know about ourselves. Whether you are on a business trip or a vacation, to experience new places and getting to know new people is extremely rewarding.

We have the Summer season coming up, many of you would be planning yearly trips with family and friends. The good thing is, nowadays, travel has become easier due to a number of reasons like safe transport, superior technology and higher safety measures. Here are top seven mobile apps which make sure that your journey is comfortable and exciting.

1. TripIt

Acclaimed as the best travel app by many, this is an ultimate travel organizer. Starting from flight bookings, reservations in hotels, maps, directions, weather information till nearby attractions, this app covers almost everything. A blessing for many travellers, this app has won many fans worldwide.  Read more about this app here: TripIt – A Personal Assistant to You While Travelling


Device Compatibility – iPAD, iPHONE, BLACKBERRY, WINDOWS PHONE 7 and all Android Devices.

2. Photosynth

An amazing app which helps in taking special 360–degree snaps and also special kind of ‘Synths’, this has brought a never-imagined flexibility to photography. With this app you can capture the wonders of the world in an excellent way and share with your family and friends. Read more about this app here: Photosynth – An app to capture and share your moments in 3D

microsoft photosynth app for iphone

Device Compatibility – iPAD, iPHONE, iPOD Touch, Windows phone 7.5 or above.

3. Airbnb

This app is so famous and needs no introduction to travel buffs. An app with a huge database of unique properties – be it an apartment, a room or even a private island, this helps you to reserve accommodation without any hassles by communicating with hosts.

Device Compatibility – Compatible with iOS and Android Devices

4. Fuel Monitor

This app is a delight if you are planning a trip by car. Just enter six details; manufacturer, model, year of manufacture, choice of currency (do you want the answer in rupees, dollars, pounds, etc.), distance units (kilometers, meters, etc.) and fuel price. Start ‘driving’ virtually and stop wherever required. The app displays how much fuel is required and how much it costs!

Device Compatibility – Compatible with iPHONE

5. FlightAware

Imagine rushing to the airport and then getting to know that your flight is delayed for 3 hours. What a headache it would be! No such hassles anymore. With FlightAware you can track your flight; Key in the airline and flight number and accept the push notification feature. The app gives you ‘live’ updates about delays, gate changes and cancellations.

Device Compatibility – iPAD, iPHONE, Windows phone , BlackBerry, Windows 8 and all Android Devices

6. XE Currency

Providing ‘live’ currency data, this app is a financial assistant for you as it converts international currencies into one another in no time. It has a calculator so exactly how much it costs for a cab can also be got immediately. While doing shopping in different destinations, this app can be a guide to know if you got a fair deal or not.

Device Compatibility – iPAD, iPHONE, Windows phone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, Windows 8 and all Android Devices

7. Postagram   

Who would not like to make a unique postcard of them and share it with loved ones while travelling? Postagram just does that with style. This app allows you to take a snap and send this personal and special postcard to anyone across the world.  Postagram can print your photo at a cost of just 99 cents.  Then it will send it to anyone from your device through the mail.

Device Compatibility – Compatible with iOS and Android Devices

So all these apps help in making travel across the world more fun and see to it you get maximum possible comfort. Lessen your travel hassles and concentrate more on the purpose of your journey with these wonderful apps.

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