16 free apps for travelers who don't need internet access
Going on a trip? Remember to download travel-friendly apps that work without access to the Internet. Lifehacker.
Internet access can be a problem while traveling. But this does not mean that you need to bring a million paper cards or a scribbled notebook with useful information about a new place. After all, you can simply download one of the applications to your smartphone, for the operation of which you will not need to search for Wi-Fi or spend money on the Internet in roaming.
A guide to 8 destinations, includes brief information about a country or a specific city, maps, as well as a database of hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions. Each of these objects can be immediately found on the map and see how to get to it.
In addition, using the application you can select a local tour or entertainment and order it for yourself (for the order itself you need the Internet). Although you cannot book a hotel without the Internet, this is a good way to find something nearby and view options.
Offline maps of all countries of the world. Just choose the right place on the map, download it to your phone or tablet and use it on a trip without the Internet. Cards are fast enough.
City Maps 2GO
Another application with offline maps. The principle of operation is the same: choose a country, city and download the desired map. Each user has 5 free maps to choose from. You can build walking routes and look for interesting sights.
An offline currency converter is useful when shopping in another country. You can update the exchange rate at the hotel and use the application on the go without access to the Internet.
A useful application for those who like to travel by bike. With it, you can search for routes for bike rides in different cities and create your own tracks.
For trips to the countries of the former Soviet Union, Yandex.Maps, which can work offline, are useful. To do this, you just need to download the map of the required city through the application.
Without the Internet, you can also use metro maps in large cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Kharkov and Minsk): build a route and calculate travel time.
Urbanspoon is a database of over a million restaurants in the United States, Canada, and most cities in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. You can easily find a place to dine by rating, cuisine, or distance from your current location.
IndianRailway Offline TimeTable / Indian Train Alarm
It will be useful for travelers in India. A convenient application for finding trains, viewing schedules and creating routes.
Rail planner app
An application for travelers across Europe who use the Eurail and InterRail trains. You can easily find the nearest station, train departure schedules and maps of most European cities.
Allows you to download language packs for offline translation. There is a useful feature for quick translation using the camera.
This is not only offline maps, but also a convenient navigator around the city, as well as a directory with information about shops, restaurants and other organizations (which is important, with contact details and opening hours). Perhaps the best option for traveling around Russia, but cities of other countries are gradually added: Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Italy, Chile, Cyprus and Kyrgyzstan.
Maps, traveler reviews of hotels and restaurants, many photos and the ability to book tickets. Many of these functions require the Internet, but the application will certainly help you find the best option possible.
A navigator that will help you navigate even in conditions of poor visibility. You just put the phone next to the windshield, and important road information is projected onto it. Access to the Internet is required only in order to get directions, which is very convenient: on the road, the connection often disappears.
A convenient guide to different countries and a bunch of popular tourist destinations, which will replace expensive and bulky travel guides. All the information useful to the traveler is in the application: offline maps, information about attractions, information on obtaining visas, time zones and currency, as well as a phrasebook in six languages.
Sometimes in a journey the Internet still becomes necessary, but its cost in roaming goes beyond all imaginable boundaries. In such a situation, the Wi-Fi Map application with passwords for free Wi-Fi around the world is useful.
What applications do you use while traveling? Share your experiences in the comments.
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