Top Android Apps for Travelers

Among the smart phone users the most popular mobile apps are based on the Android OS. The Google play offers best of the best creative apps to users for tracking health-reports, for booking tickets, for analyzing investment returns and so on. In the article, I am listing top 4 apps truly developed for the travelers and holiday lovers. In my earlier published article, I analyzed 4 apps which are only used for booking cheap flights. But what about the complete travel recommendations and help. For that travelers need some extra features in the app.

Google Play store have best of the free apps available for the travelers. These are easy to download and good user-interface. After downloading these apps on mobile, users need not to worry about anything. Apps give all the information in a few seconds. These apps make everything very simple and convenient for the travelers. The top 4 apps for the travelers are as under

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Photo By XE Currency

 

1. XE Currency – XE Currency is a free app for the travelers who wanted to do currency exchange. This currency calculator is very smooth and easy to run. This app is enough for the currency conversion rates. Travelers don’t need to pay for expensive currency converters available online. This app provides real-time exchange rates of over 180 currencies worldwide. Other features of this app are historical rates, charts and minute to minute updates of the rates. XE Currency app listed among the top 20 travel app available in the store.

 

 

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Photo By Onavo

 2. Onavo - Frequent business travelers have one thing common that they need to spend more on mobile data plans to download emails and important business documents online. Onavo app gives users an option to download emails without spending more on the data plans and roaming charges. As defined in the About section of the Onavo,”Onavo Extend helps you save mobile data so you can do more of what you love on your phone without spending more on your bill. Once the app installed on your phone, it works in the background when you use mobile data to find ways to save”.

 

 

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Photo By TravelSafe Pro

 3. TravelSafe Pro – When you are in the other country, the most important you need is the emergency numbers of that country. Travelers normally carry guide books and pamphlets, which have all the information about the destinations and cities they are visiting. But these are not enough in the emergency situations and when we have to find out contact details very fast. The TravelSafe Pro app database has all emergency contact numbers of different countries. The app helps the tourist to locate nearest police stations, hospitals and fire stations. Once it is downloaded to the mobile, users don’t need internet connections to run it. This app also works in the offline mode.

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Photo By Hostelworld

 4. Hostelworld – Hostelworld is a free app for the travelers who prefers cheap food and accommodations. The Hostelworld app database has details about the cheap hotels and restaurants of over 180 countries. The main features of the app are easy to use, simple, quick search and find cheapest of the hotels in expensive places. As defined in the About section of the app,”Search over 30,000 types of cheap accommodation in over 6,000 destinations worldwide. To help you choose, there are over 3.5 million REAL user reviews, as well as photos and descriptions of each property to help you make a decision”.

These are the top 4 apps for the travelers using Android mobiles. Google Play store has many other fantastic apps for the travelers, but not all are available free. Travelers need to spend some money to use those. The apps which we discussed in the article are the best ones because theses are free to use and equal to paid apps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Windows Mobile Apps

The mobile apps market is growing by the numbers of user increasing day-by-day. If I am not wrong, mobile phones become a necessity for middle and upper class of the population. Every day mobile companies coming with new models of the smartphones with new unique features and designs. Some smartphones have 4G, 3G, some have big screen and a more powerful camera and some have other features. But the ultimate target for the mobile manufactures is to increase the sales and popularity of the product.

That’s all about the hardware, but what about the software and apps. Without creative apps and OS, smartphones are useless. The majority of the smartphones manufactures are using Android, Windows and iOS operating software in the phones. Each of the operating software has its own advantages and disadvantages. But the main factor which attracts a user towards particular operating software is apps available on the store. In the apps market, Android and iOS are leading in providing creative apps and features to users. Windows is also competing well in this area. In the article I am analyzing the top 5 apps for the Windows users.

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Photo By News Bento

 1. News Bento – News Bento is a free news reader app for the Windows users. Users can customize this app according to their preferences. This beautifully designed app gives users a real-time news updates and weather reports. The features which make this app awesome are easy user-interface and rich news sources. The app is fully optimized for mouse, keyboards and touch interface. News in the app divided into six different categories and in multiple feeds. This app supports processors, ARM, x86 and x64.

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Photo By Sim Trader

 2. Sim Trader – Sim Trader is a free app for the stock market newbies and learners. Sim Trader runs on the virtual money concept, where traders do trades of the shares and securities. By using this app, learners buy and sells shares, create charts and graphs, analyze market trends by using interactive charts and keep in touch with other users of the apps.

As described in the CNET.Com,”Sim Trader for Windows 8 will teach you how to trade and the risks associated with the Stock Market, and allows you to compete and communicate with other players on a global scale. Featuring over 75,000 public companies, online leaderboards, achievements, global chat, and live tile”.

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Photo By Fresh Paint

 3. Fresh Paint - Fresh Paint, as the name suggests, is a free paint app for the art lovers. Introduced in the year 2012 for the Microsoft users, this app offers creative tools for painting pictures and craft. Fresh Paint is a great app for the artists, children and lovers of the arts. Users of this app can paint canvasses, designed frames, graphs and paintings, turn photos into paintings and easily share the art with others. Fresh Paint comes with new tools, brushes, pencils, erasers, with easy to use tools for formatting. Available in more than 30 languages, this is the one of the top apps in the Windows Store.

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Photo By Music Maker Jam

 4. Music Maker Jam – Music Maker Jam is a free music app for the Windows users. By using this app user can customized sounds,tracks, music library, playlists and songs. This app offers users a way to create amazing tracks, combined different musical styles, mix songs by utilizing creative tools and options. The main USP of this app is its cool easy to use interface and music library. An adjustment in the tempos and harmonies of the music, creating new tracks with own background images and sharing music with friends, are the cool happening features of this app.

As defined in the About section of the app,”From hip hop to drum and bass: Combine loops from various styles, create melodies and add effects.The app comes with four free music styles. Three of these are your choice and can be exchanged once a month”.

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Photo By Skyscanner

 5. Skyscanner- Skyscanner is a search engine dedicated to search flights, hotels, car rental and travel packages. For Windows users Skyscanner develops a free mobile app, so that travelers can find the best of the flights and hotels in a quick time. This app covers more than 1000 airlines, routes and travel agents all over the world and provides best of the deals to the travelers. Skyscanner app has inbuilt searching tool, which gives best of the options and lowest fares of the flights. This app is available in the more than 20 languages and in the search section show all types of airlines.

In the Windows Store this app explained as,”Skyscanner sources the best deals then connects you to the airline or travel agent to make your booking directly, so you always get the best deals. It’s simple, independent, and finds the lowest fares fast”.

More of the fabulous apps are available in the Windows Store for the users. Recently Nokia and Microsoft come up with the latest models of affordable smartphones for the youngsters and social media lovers. Microsoft puts all its efforts to offer the best of the apps for the smartphones users. Sooner we can see more numbers of creative/innovative mobile apps in the Windows Store.