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April 6, 2009

iPhone Apps for Travelers

Filed under: Travel — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Lonely Planet PhrasebooksThe excellent Aliza Sherman wrote a great article about iPhone applications that are helpful when you’re traveling.

Here is her list with iTunes links to the applications. Click through to AK Tech Girl for more information.

  • Maps – Free application included with iPhone – Use the locate button to find where you are. Type in what you are looking for and it will give you directions.

  • Call a Taxi – $1.99 – Instantly find a taxi whenever you need it, wherever you are.

  • Currency Converter (by Phlogistic Apps) – $1.99 – Provides up-to-date foreign exchange information for over 150 different currencies and products.

  • iCall Free VoIP (by iCall, Inc.) – Free – iCall allows you to make and receive phone calls over WiFi – even when you don’t have a cell signal. Calls don’t count towards your cell calling plan.

  • Find My Phone (by CLO Software) – $0.99 – If you lose your phone, those who find it can easily get in touch with you right from the app’s main screen. If your phone is stolen, your phone can email (or call) you when the application is launched.

  • Lonely Planet Phrasebooks (by Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd) – $9.99 each – Want to never be at a loss for words, no matter where you are in the world? With your iPhone, and a little help from Lonely Planet, you’ll have the local lingo cracked.

  • Travelto (by Molinker, Inc.) – $0.99 each – Offline guidebooks for travelers by travelers in your pocket, anytime, anywhere.

  • HearPlanet Free (by HearPlanet) – Free – Use HearPlanet to learn about places you go, as well as what’s around you every day. It’s a great way to learn about your surroundings and you’ll be amazed at what you find.

I had never hear of Call a Taxi, iCall or Find My Phone, so I immediately downloaded all three on Aliza’s recommendations. I can’t wait to play with them!

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