After traveling Asia for 2.5 years, these are the Apps we ABSOLUTELY cannot live without, but be sure to download prior to leaving for your trip…as the internet may not be fast enough for download upon arrival!
10. XE Currency Converter
For the most up to date currency conversion, this is the best app around! It even tracks the conversion over the past week, month and several years!
I’ve downloaded countless number of itineraries, confirmation letters, travel books and itineraries to this app. It’s super easy for pulling up quick info at an airport, etc.
This App is AMAZING because you can download turn-by-turn navigation maps of the city/destination you’re heading to prior to going on your trip and you don’t need wifi while using them! This app has saved us SO many times, I can’t even count!
7. Google Translate
This App has helped SO much while traveling Asia, especially in China and Taiwan, where English was limited. It works offline too, which is great!
My Go-To- App in every country and in every city. We’ve found amazing restaurants, excursions and hotels through TripAdvisor.
There’s NO better way to make international phone calls than with Skype. Be sure to load credit prior to leaving your home country, as we ran into a jam with some countries not allowing us to load credit while we were there (South Korea and China).
4. Google Maps
This is a no brainer…we used this EVERYWHERE! FYI, you can pre-load your map while connected to wifi and it will still work while your roaming around and not connected to the internet. Do note that Google does NOT work in China, so use Maps.Me instead.
3. Units Plus Converter
Definitely one of my favorite and most utilized apps, Units Plus is simple to use and has currency, weight, speed, temperature, length conversions and MANY more…plus it works offline! It’s been especially helpful while shopping abroad and converting dollars.
The BEST way to text/call anyone all over the world. Do note that the person you are calling/texting MUST have this app downloaded as well. The app works with wifi.
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