For the last couple of years I've brushed off travel apps. I thought they were cool, but I didn't own a smart phone and honestly I thought they were more of a conversation item than something that would help save money or time.
But with the proliferation of cheap tablets and no contract smart phones I started using some apps the last few months. BTW—Walmart will begin selling iPhones for their budget no-contract Straight Talk.
Below are three apps I use that are really useful to me. They were all free. I'd like to get a translating app for my next trip too.
The first free travel app I got was a phone app called Talkatone. It allows me to use my tablet as a free phone calling regular numbers over Wi-FIThere is even a way to hook it to your Google Voice number and receive calls too. I haven't done that yet, but I will. For iPhone or iPad users, Line is supposed to be a great app that does about the same thing.
The next App I have is Wi-Fi Finder.That maps out alot of free and paid Wi-Fi connections in an area.Very useful if you need to send a message home or use your'free phone'.
And the last app I recommend is a weather app called AccuWeather. You can load several cities and get the forecast quickly. Saves time looking it up and easy to compare cities, because they're right in front of you.
Please share your apps that you recommend and use for travel below.