With Easter just around the corner, I’ve been planning my vacations for a long time. I will make a little getaway during these festivities and in addition to clothes and other personal belongings, my mobile also serves as a suitcase. a suitcase of applications that help me before and during the trip. And of course I’m going to tell you in case you find yourself in a position similar to mine and you think they can help you.
These are applications, more and less known, ranging from GPS navigation apps as essential to applications that save money in one way or another. And the best thing is that all of them are free and available on Google Play for download.
Google Maps is my perfect 2 for 1
I have already said it from time to time and it is that I prefer Google Maps a thousand times over other similar apps. And it is that, apart from being an excellent GPS app, which help me along the way to know which way to go, detect radars or control speed, another of its functions is that it allows me to save money.
I get this saving thanks to Tell me where I can refuel at a lower price Locating cheap gas stations. And, incidentally, it is also capable of establishing efficient routes with which I will consume less. That is why it is a 2×1 app, although if I start to analyze all its functions it would be “almost infinite x 1”.
TheFork to reserve and save in restaurants
Previously known as ‘El Tenedor’, now it is its anglicism that is maintained, although the app continues to be in Spanish and, of course, it is valid in Spain. It is well known, but if it doesn’t sound familiar to you, you should know that it is an app that allows you to locate offers in restaurants and make reservations. It is enough to tell him the location where we will be so that he even shows us a map with the place where the restaurants are and the promotion they have.
TheFork – Book restaurants
Moovit to use public transport
The Moovit app never lacking in my mobile when it comes to travel on buses, trains, metro or combined. It is not lacking when I move around my usual city and much less when I travel to a city that I do not know or do not at least know enough to control public transport.
Among the main advantages of Moovit is to be able to know in advance the cost of the journey. This is essential on buses, since many accept only cash and being as exact as possible. Likewise, I like that calculates the times taking into account our pace walkingsomething configurable in its options and that seems to me a success to always arrive on time.
Moovit: Bus and train schedules
ChatGPT can also act as a guide
On these holidays I feel like improvising more than anything else. However, I also want to discover the place where I go and ChatGPT is able to establish a tourist guide based on the information you have. You can even make a detailed plan for each day of your stay in that city. The difference of this tool with the rest is that I don’t use any app, but the one itself ChatGPT website from the mobile browser.
GCam as an ally to immortalize my vacations
I think there is no better way to get the most out of a mobile camera than with GCam. In addition, in its latest version (8.8) they have added interesting improvements. So, it becomes my main camera app and essential to take photos and videos with which I can keep a memory of these next vacations.
Google Camera (GCam)
Telegram, although not for what you think
Yes, Telegram is a messaging app and as such I use it daily for that purpose. However, I already counted on one occasion the other uses of Telegram beyond chatting and of which I take advantage. And in this case, I find it a essential tool to create a shared list of things I need to take for the trip.
Although I could write down that list in a traditional notes app, the truth is that in this case it is good for me to share it. I travel with more people and since not all of them manage their notes with the same apps, but they do use Telegram, this is the one we use. We have created a group in which we exclusively write things that we will take with us so as not to forget anything and, by the way, another group with things that we must buy once we are at the destination.
Bonus track for other types of trips
In this article I have been telling you the apps that I will use depending on the type of trip that I am going to make. In my case it is a national trip, so there are certain applications that are not necessary for me. However, I think it is convenient to highlight a small list with other apps that They can be useful if you travel abroad and which are the ones I usually use on those trips.
- SkyScanner: an already veteran application to find flights at the best price with different filters to adapt to the needs of the trip. Download on Google Play.
- Pass2U Wallet: an excellent passbook manager with which you won’t lose a single QR code or train, plane and other tickets. In addition to always storing them safely. Download on Google Play.
- Xe: When traveling outside the euro zone, the best app I’ve found to exchange currency is this. Plus, it’s free. Download on Google Play.
- Google Translate: for travel to a country with an unknown language, the option of translate conversations in real time from google translate It seems essential to me. Download on Google Play.
- Amovens: This is an ideal application to find third-party rental cars in a safe way. In addition to working in Spain, there are also other European countries where it is available. Download on Google Play.
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