For travel inspiration...
Before a holiday begins, (and as soon as a holiday is over), those with wanderlust will love to spend time with Trover - the ‘visual bucket list’ app that allows you to plan, share, and contribute to a community of like-minded travellers and holidayers.
Billed as the ‘treasure map of your life’ - Findery, created by the founder of Flickr, connects you with other travellers who have been to the same place as you in the form of location-specific notes. In your home city, or in a foreign city, get inspired by famous or personal moments everywhere around you.
For booking transport...
The GoEuro Rail Planner app is the complete package for getting around Europe. The app connects to air, bus, and rail providers across the content, and allows users to navigate hundreds of provider websites in six languages and four currencies. Useful for research as well as booking tickets, this app will make travelling easier, more flexible, and more affordable than buying a Eurail pass. You can find more info here.
With a focus on finding cheap flights, SkyScanner helps customers search hundreds of airlines for the best deal - and its unique graphs and fuzzy search make searching for flights fun.
For finding accommodation...
Once you know where you're going, the first thing you need to decide is where you will stay. Booking.com's mobile app is just as streamlined as its website - and allows you to search, filter, and book hotels or hostels quickly and easily.
If you're looking for alternative accommodation, and perhaps want to stay somewhere more authentic than a hotel, the the Airbnb app is slick, fast, and full of inspiring locations to stay you may never have thought of.
GetYourGuide is fast growing as the go-to app for activities and tours; and often grants its users special perks like skipping queues or upgrades you wouldn't be able to find on your own. You can also book tours on their website.
Yelp suggests places to eat based on your location, cuisine preference, and price, and lets you browse the experiences of other users who've blazed the trail before you.
For getting around...
CityMaps2Go lets you save comprehensive, detailed street maps of a place, lets you bookmark and annotate the maps, and gives you guides and destination suggestions, all without requiring an internet connection.
10. Wi-Fi Finder
Operating in 144 countries worldwide, this app will let you find a wifi hotspot in almost any place that has it. Finding public wifi makes it easy to send emails, share photos, look up directions, or check reservations on the go - without having to go back to your hotel.
Thanks to Tam Hanna from Travel 2.0 for sharing these apps.