Travel apps

21st century travel is as much about what you download as what you pack.  These apps are free and come recommended.

PLANNING TRAVEL
Flights– SkyScanner
Hostels–HostelWorld
Organizing your travels/maps/itinerary–Google Trips
Tips from travellers–FourSquare

THINGS TO DO
Theatre tickets–TodayTix
Gigs (concerts)–YPlan

TRANSPORT
Transport in London/other cities–CityMapper
Cheap taxis–Uber

LANGUAGE
Translation (including translations using camera)–Google Translate
Help pronouncing something–HowJSay

COMMUNICATIONS
Seeking Wifi– Wi-Fi Finder
Free/ cheap calls with internet connection–Viber
Cheap calls without internet connection–Rebtel

MONEY
Currency Conversion–XE Currency
Help calculating what to tip–Tipulator

SAFETY
Major/ medical emergencies–CitizenAid
To help contact police or embassies–TravelSafe