Top Travel Apps for Your Smartphone

Traveling can be stressful. From keeping track of flight changes to connecting with friends abroad, these multi-platformed mobile apps got you covered.

WhatsApp Messenger

The WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app that allows the user to exchange SMS messages for free. All you need is WiFi or a 3G connection to stay in touch. In addition to basic messaging users can create groups, exchange unlimited images, video and audio media messages.

Available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia.


The Vocre app translates whatever you say into the mic into any language. Set the language you want to translate from, then the one to translate to. Speak into your mic and turn your phone and the app will say—and write—the phrase you need.

Available for iPhone.

Pocket First Aid & CPR

Aid worker Dan Woolley was trapped beneath the rubble of the Haiti earthquake with injuries. This Pocket First Aid & CPR by the American Health Association guided him step-by-step—with reference images and videos—on how to stop bleeding and tie off wounds on his head and leg. Pocket First Aid gives quick assistance on how to navigate a variety of medical situations. Create a personalized medical profile with insurance providers, emergency contacts and medications.

Available for Android, iPhone/iPad.

FlightTrack Pro

The FlightTrack Pro app gives travelers the most up-to-date flight times, terminal and gate numbers, and terminal maps. It even forecasts delays based on historical data, and taps into SeatGuru’s seat charts to show you leg room and amenities for when you board on time and are ready for take off.

Available for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone/iPad.

World Lens

It sounds delicious, but you’re sure exactly what you ordered on that foreign menu. Introduce the World Lens app. Kryptonite to foreign-language signs and menus, you just have to hold up your iPhone to any printed item and watch as the text is automatically translated. Only available for English and Spanish translations.

Available for iPhone.

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  1. I’m about to go out of the country for the very first time this summer, so I’m definitely happy to have come across your recommendations. World Lens and Vocre sound like they will be the most beneficial to me because I will be going somewhere with a language barrier. Are there any entertainment or game apps you’d recommend for my travels? I know I’ll have a lot of down time in airports and train stations, so I can use all the entertainment I can get. I do have one app already that will help out for the most part, but I could definitely always use more. That app is the DISH Remote Access app from my TV provider DISH, which allows me to view all of my subscribed programming live or recorded on my phone anywhere my heart desires. It’s going to be a huge time killer in those situations and I can’t wait. I’ve heard a lot of great things about FlightTrack Pro too, so I’m going to give it a shot next week when I’m away on business with DISH. Thanks for the recommendations. 🙂

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