Indie Travel Apps You’ve Never Heard Of

Since we’ve started traveling, I’ve been looking for apps that will help us get around more easily everywhere we go, and also to help us organize our budget and travel plans. Here are some of the best apps we found,  that prove to be fun and very useful on the road!

Take Me Home, I’m Wasted (iPhoneAndroid)

With this app, you can find your home from anywhere you’re at. Meaning you can use it to find your way home from whichever state you are in. You can also use it to spot other locations, such as bus stations, parking spots or the hostel you are staying and set them as your current ‘home address’. Very helpful if you lost your way back to the hostel or forgot where you parked your car. Additionally, you can listen to music while using the app and dance your way back to your hostel:)

take me home I'm wasted app  take me home I'm wasted app

SitOrSquat (iPhone, Android)

This funny (and very useful) app comes with a database containing the location of more than 100000 toilets around the world (and counting). Should you ever find yourself in need of a toilet in an unfamiliar location or a new city you just arrived at, just search by geolocation, postcode or city and the app will give you a list of options to choose from. The app also rates toilets for cleanliness (by indicating whether it is a squatter or a sitter), with a note stating whether the toilet is currently open or closed. Some listings even come with photos!

sit or squat app  sit or squat app

Spotted by Locals (iPhone, Android)

With this cool app, you get a series of mobile city guides with updated tips posted by locals in more than 50 cities in North America and Europe. All the locals (referred to as ‘Spotters’) are handpicked and carefully selected. They live in the city they are writing about, speak the local languages, write about their favorite spot and provide insider tips.

Spotted by Locals  Spotted by Locals

Talk to me Cloud (Android)

I’ve been looking desperately for a translation app to help me with my Spanish on my travels around South America. After a long search trying many app I found ‘Talk to Me Cloud’.  A Real-time speech to speech translator. With this app, you get speech recognition in more than 15 languages, output voices in 30+ languages and the translation can either be sent as an email (voice and text) or as an SMS (text only).

Talk to Me Cloud app  Talk to me cloud app

TripBoss Travel Manager (iPhone, iPad)

On my searches for a budgeting app to help organize our travel budget, I couldn’t find anything that is resourceful enough and has a user friendly interface. The only thing close to what I was looking for is the TripBoss.
This travel budget manager is very useful when travelling. You can use it to organize your expenses and break them down into easy to understand categories. You can also make currency conversions in the real time and if you wish, you can convert the data you stored into a different currency.

Tripboss manager  tripboss manager app

The Traveler (Android)

One of the most used apps on my Android. This app will organize, document and store your travel plans in a single virtual road trip scrapbook. The app also adds markers to your map to correspond to all videos and photos you take. It’s a digital trip journal designed for anyone who is traveling and wants to capture their experiences. Features:
* Capture photos, videos and audio on your trip and a marker will be added to the map
* Records your path using Google Earth
* Sends your travel paths records to Google using Google Docs & Maps
* Shares media with friends and family
* Sketches and draw using a variety of brushes and tools

The traveler app  The traveler app

 

Know of any other useful and fun apps to use on the road? Just add a comment below.

 

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Maureen
World traveler, blogger and publisher. Aspiring photographer and yoga enthusiast . Always on the search for new adventures and quirky coffee shops.

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