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    Useful Travel Apps

    Google Translate

    Price: Free
    Platform: iPhone, Android
    To browse confused around a phrase book has become much easier with Google Translate. With this app on your phone, you can order a beer or ask for directions in more than 50 languages. Type in what you want to say in English and select the foreign language. 2 seconds later, you can show or ask the app to read the translated text. Translations are not always grammatically correct, but usually understood.

    Google Maps

    Price: Free
    Platform: iPhone, Android, Blackberry
    You of course need to be able to find your way around when you reach your destination and if you don't rent a GPS with your car rental, then Google Maps can be a big help. Unfortunately, it can also be a very expensive app to use abroad. The solution? Download the map from home, so it is already stored on your phone. That way you can look up addresses on the map and easily find you way around.

    London Heathrow App

    Price: Free
    Platform: iPhone, Android, Blackberry
    The official London Heathrow Airport app can be very useless if you are flying to or from this airport. Use the app for live flight tracking and to receive flight status notifications, or to find your way around the airport with the interactive terminal maps. The app also includes features such as security and shopping guides, a list of restaurants and travel planning tools.

    ATM Hunter

    Price: Free
    Platform: Android and iPhone
    Certainly one can use credit cards in most places around the world, but it is often an advantage to have some cash in local currency available. The app, ATM Hunter helps you search for the nearest ATM machine, whether is on the street, in a bank of in a shop.

    iCurrencyPad

    Price: $0.99
    Platform: iPhone
    This app is a faithful companion on your shopping trip, when you need to convert the amount on the price tag into Pounds. iCurrencyPad converts more than 150 currencies and is very easy to use. You can quickly switch between currencies and choose your most used currencies. Update every time you use it or use it offline, where the last saved currency rate is used.These are just some of our favorite travel apps, while there are of course many more available. Do you have a favorite app, that is not on the list? Write a comment below and tell us why your favorite app is useful on holidays.

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