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5 Must Have Time Saving Apps for your next trip to Bali

Why not turn your gadget into a travel guide?

Why not turn your gadget into a travel guide?

 

For a long time, when I thought travel, I used to think maps, locations and recommendations. My smartphone then loaded with TripAdvisor (iPhone/Android/Windows phone) and Google Maps (iPhone/Android/Windows phones), I would roam away happily and think ‘well, that’s all I need’. But then, after I met new local friends, I realized that going to recommended places wasn’t my priority and that I was still having headaches about the language, currencies, packing and having to constantly look for my phone (yes I was like that).Since then, I have found five excellent apps that I am now using all the time. Here they are:

 

 

 

1) Find my phone

Locate your device anywhere. No more detective work.

Locate your device anywhere. No more detective work.

‘Find my phone’ is essential to avoid turning into a private eye every time your misplace your gadget. The app provides options to make your phone ring even when set to silent and, more conveniently, locate it on a map. Not only that, but several features are available to protect your data in case of complete loss.

Get Find my phone for iPhone
Get Find my phone for Android
Windows phones have this feature by default, here is how to use it!

2) XE Currency

 

Not really the eye candy, but very useful.

Not really the eye candy, but very useful.

If, like me, you’re more at ease with words than you are with numbers, this app available for every smartphone will spare you some serious sweat every time you want to check a price. To me, it’s a no-brainer!

Get XE Currency for iPhone
Get XE Currency for Android
Get XE Currency for Windows Phones

3) Google translate

How are you? Apa kabar?

How are you? Apa kabar?

Another life saver, Google translate is actually pretty good at getting it right when it comes to Indonesian language.
It won’t help you much to talk philosophy, but it’s good enough to prevent that awkward silence when you know what you want to say and don’t know how to say it!

Get for Google translate iPhone
Get for Google translate Android
Get for Google translate Windows Phones

4) Triplist

 

If it’s in your phone, it’s in your bag!

If it’s in your phone, it’s in your bag!

Triplist will save your travel time even before you go: it’s a packing helper. Best used in combination with our list of 14 things to pack for your Bali backpack, it will make sure that you don’t leave anything important behind.

Get Triplist for iPhone
Get Triplist for Android
Windows phones have an equivalent app: Trip packing Assistant

5) Bali Travel Guide

Bali Travel Guide – The interface is pretty clean.

Bali Travel Guide – The interface is pretty clean.

 

I must confess that I like getting lost, just to meet new people while attempting to find my way back. I know that not everybody shares this perspective though, so I included this app which is specially dedicated to Bali.
The premium version (less than USD 5,00) offers a pretty useful offline map feature, access to events, checklist, sharable photo albums as well as many other goodies that will help you locate and chose your next destination.

Get Bali Travel Guide for iPhone
Get Bali Travel Guide for Android
Get Bali Travel Guide for Windows phones

Do you know of anything else that could be useful? Let me know in the comment! Happy traveling to you!

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