While this doesn’t replace a language translation dictionary, it can definitely help when trying to communicate a simple message in a foreign country. There are more than 300 phrases or words to help you and if you tap the screen, you will get the audible pronunciation of the word. This could save a lot of embarrassment and blank stares. It is available with French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese, with German and Hindu coming soon.
This is a great app that once was only available on your PC or laptop. If you’re traveling a lot and away from your family, this is a wonderful app for keeping in touch. Not only can you and your loved ones talk to each other in real time, you can see each other too. If you are calling Skype to Skype and using Wi-fi the calls are free. If you’re calling a landline, each call is only two cents a minute.
Packing Pro (£1.99)
This is an invaluable tool for ensuring you have everything you need before you are already at the airport and realize you’ve forgotten to pack that one important thing that you can’t do without. You can make a list of the things you need to pack and even refer to previous trips you’ve saved. As you pack, the app allows you to check each item off as you go. This can be a huge stress-reliever and save a lot of grief later.
Trip It (Free)
This app is essential for the traveler who is always on the go. It will tell you all your upcoming destinations including when you are scheduled to leave and return. It also lets you know who you’re traveling with, a great tool when traveling with business associates. It keeps information that helps you network with friends or business contacts. You’ll even know how many points you’ll earn on your credit cards.
World Lens (Free)
This is really a cool app. You’ll likely find yourself using it often when in a foreign country where you don’t know the language. You are required to purchase language packs within the app, but it’s a tool well worth having. Simply take a picture with your phone’s camera of any written words on a menu, building sign, newspaper, etc., and see it translated in real time.
Book Me (Free)
No matter where you are, this app is one of the handiest you’ll utilize on your iPhone. It allows you to book flights, hotels, car rentals, and even cruises right from your phone. Whether you’re booking domestically or internationally, you’ll be able to book anywhere at anytime while on the go.