Top 5 apps for a Traveller!

I'm just skipping to review Google Maps. Its just the best and many have reviewed the app. Esp now after its update to download sections of the map, to be available offline, it has just become the best friend of any traveller. I'm listing four other apps that I find necessary on my phone. Btw, I own a One Plus One phone with Cyanogen 12.1 OS built on Andriod Lollipop. So, all experiences are on it. 
  Citymapper - Bus, Tube, Rail- screenshot    Citymapper - Bus, Tube, Rail- screenshot    Citymapper - Bus, Tube, Rail- screenshot
2. City Mapper - Its a map of London, UK (It has other cities too, but I've used only London). It can tell you the atleast 10 options to go from one place to another, incl the cheapest, fastest, lowest walking distance etc! Best part is if you're online, it exactly gives you how many minutes more for the next bus or train to arrive! Helped me to just choose walking than waiting for the next bus that would come after 15 mins!
  Running tracker - Run-log.com- screenshot    Running tracker - Run-log.com- screenshot    Running tracker - Run-log.com- screenshot
3. Run Log - Not exactly a travel app. Its a GPS based app which tracks your path. Internet is required to load the map. Once its loaded, internet can be switched off! Just GPS is needed! That ways, the data charges, as well as battery life is sustained. Its best when on treks and walks in jungle or new places where you don't know the geography. Always helped me in returning back to my hotel in many many places, both in India & out of India, even if I don't know the local language! I switch it on from the lobby of the hotel, go wherever I want to (esp morning jogs) and trace back my path myself!
  GPS Navigation & Maps Sygic- screenshot    GPS Navigation & Maps Sygic- screenshot  
4. Sygic - An extensive offline map. Esp, in long distance travels, where the battery of the mobile should be saved, this helps. Works on GPS alone. Since the entire map is saved locally, its a bit heavy and isn't very accurate to tiny little lanes or small kiosk type hotels, as G Maps. But definitely serves the purpose, when data and battery has to be saved. On my travels from one city to another by bike (Chennai to Chittoor, Chennai to Bangalore, In & around Pondy and its surroundings) usually I'm on Sygic, than G Maps.
  Pink Daily - Period Tracker- screenshot    Pink Daily - Period Tracker- screenshot    Pink Daily - Period Tracker- screenshot
5. Pink Daily - Though this is not exactly a travel app, I think this app is essential for all women travellers. One major irritating factor for women who love to travel is when their body starts bleeding when they're least ready for it, totally unexpectedly!!! This app predicts & reminds of the upcoming menstrual date (periods) a day earlier, based on input of previous months, so any planning can be made keeping in mind to rest in those days. I wish they update to remind atleast 5 days earlier. It is pattern locked so your privacy is taken care of.

P.S: All images belong to the apps taken from their Google Play Store pages. This is NOT a sponsored post.

Bhushavali N

An ardent traveler by passion. I am a wanderlust.. Read more about me here.

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for the article, I found some new apps to try! And have you tried Spyglass app? It's a gps app that has a lot of options for those who are not really good at orienting. It allows to save locations, like your car or your hotel location, so that you can find it later. Really useful for me. Here it is, if interested https://itunes.apple.com/app/spyglass/id332639548?mt=8&at=11lLc7&ct=c

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  2. Oh, wow! The last one is definitely useful for women. Especially for us here in the Philippines wherein we head to the beach almost all year round, it's very handy to schedule it when your monthly guest is not present.

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  3. Thank you! Although I use my cellphone for most of the day, I wasn't aware that these apps were any good. Well, now I do. I will definetely try one of them soon.

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  4. Bhushavali, thumbs up! I hv tried some photo apps but nvr the travel ones other than maps. Thanks for this info. Will try on my next tour.

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  5. Great post here. I haven't done a lot of traveling for a while but I do have a lot of plans this year. This post definitely helped shed some light. Thank you for sharing this. Keep it up!

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  6. It's so nice to have apps like these for traveling. At least now all you have to bring is your phone. No more bulky maps and guides.

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  7. Downloading these apps right now because they seem to be totally helpful! THanks for sharing! :D

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  8. I'd like the city mapper when I travel. I'm have limited apps and just use waze and google maps when i travel though problem is I need to be online.

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  9. Thank you for your recommendations. Especially those that may be used offline. I still prefer paper maps, but sometimes there just isn't any available.

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  10. All these are new apps for me as not using any of them yet. City mapper and run log looks nice to me.

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  11. I travel a lot and I mainly use Google Map. I'll check out these recommendations because I am always in the lookout for new apps.

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  12. i'm using a period app too, but it doesn't looks as cute as pink daily! will check this new app out! thanks for sharing!

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  13. The last app with pink background is soooo cute and sweet! I don't think guys will like it but girls will definitely love it!

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  14. these are nice apps. will try to download sygic and pink daily,.

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  15. That are great, I am going to check it out and probably need some of them to ease my travel arrangements.

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  16. I need to check out these apps! Been looking for similar ones so this is perfect.

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  17. I love google maps and it's really all I use unless I'm using my cars navigations GPS. However there's a few apps here I've never heard of, will check them out.

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  18. I am not a traveler, but this will help me in terms of locating a place to look and see what's in there. Sometimes there are apps for traveler that can be used by the food bloggers. :)

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  19. The pink daily looks really nice :) Unfortunately, I am unable to use such when I travel because sometimes there is no data connection signal.

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  20. Run log is rather interesting because of its extra function. Will look it up the next time I travel!

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  21. Useful list of apps. I am a fan of Waze while travelling (yes, the data for the gps costs). I discovered some new apps to check out in your article ;)

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  22. I have tried citymapper in Singapore- worked brilliantly

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  23. I was going to read the about the apps, but... you the the a One Plus! Please, how has it performed? It is supposed to be the cheap highend phone killer. I think that is the first version yes? I heard too, the second one was not as good as how the first one was when it was released but the third one rocks.

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  24. Of all the apps, I think I will have to download Sygic. An offline map is very helpful. I use Maya to predict my menstrual cycle. I'll check pink daily! i juts wish you have included if the apps are available both for Android and iOs. But all in all, this is really helpful!

    ♥ Aika Loraine

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  25. The 3rd app you mention is new to me, I've tried offline Google Maps and this works very well (as does maps.me). The run log does look perfect for if you go on a run or are just going out to explore a new city. I've use the Nike running app but this doesn't really help in getting back to where you are! I'll download Run log and try it out on my next trip.

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