NY Times: (Travel) Apps To Smooth Your Journey

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The New York Times Travel Section has an interesting post about apps that can help make traveling a bit easier. I’m always on the look out for good travel apps  and I think that there are some useful ones mentioned here by the Times.

Here is the list:

  • Free Wi-Fi Finder: Just like the name says, find public Wi-Fi hot spots using your smartphone’s GPS.
  • Heywire: Place digital stickers on photos and post to Facebook & Twitter through the app. Texting between you and anyone else with the app is free. International texting to smartphones is also free to the U.S., Canada and many places in Latin America.
  • HotelTonight: Find discounted, same- day hotel deals which start getting posted at 9:00 AM.
  • IExit: Push a button and see what’s coming up (stores, restaurants, gas) at major exits
  • Pinterest: Help plan, track and reflect on your travel experiences with Place Pins.
  • Pocket: Consolidate all of your digital reading material (articles, video, images) in one spot. Best of all is that you don’t need internet to read things sent to Pocket.
  • Uber: Use the Uber app to order a car. Your location will be determined by your smartphone’s GPS. Money isn’t exchanged after the ride since you get billed through your saved credit card of Paypal info through the app.

Out of the 7 apps listed, I’m most likely to use the Free Wi-Fi Finder. I had a similar app years back but I rarely bothered to use it. I’m also interested in trying out I-Exit and Pocket.

Which apps do you think would be most beneficial while traveling? Do you have any apps of your own to recommend?

Find out more about each of the apps listed above in the New York Times article HERE.

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