Top Travel Windows 8 Apps
Smart mobile devices can be very useful to travelers. They offer easy Internet access, video recording, photo taking and many entertainment features. In addition, now there are various apps that can make smartphones and tablets even more helpful. The difficult part comes when you need to pick which ones are worth downloading. Microsoft’s Windows Apps Store impresses with the large variety of mobile apps dedicated to traveling. Here we have some of the best of them.
This app will allow you organize your trip on the go. WorldMate will help you pick and book a hotel, flight tickets and many other services. The application will quickly connect you to the most famous travel booking websites and offer their content in a nice interface designed exclusively for Windows 8 devices.
Traveling to a foreign country always requires currency exchange. Often tourists are swindled about the exchange rate. This app will protect you and your travel budget from that. XE Currency will not only show you the latest exchange rates, but also do all the necessary calculations for you.
If you don’t know the local language or you are not confident of your language skills, you can download Translator Free. The app is quite similar to Google Translator and it’s pretty easy and fast to work with. In addition, it translates quite accurately single words, phrases, expressions, as well as whole sentences and small paragraphs of text.
This Windows 8 app is suitable not only on trips, but also in your everyday life. Inrix Traffic will show you the shortest routes and will save you from the dreadful traffic jams. The application offers updated information even for ongoing construction works that may slow down your trip.
4th at Square
This is Foursquare’s app for Windows 8 devices. Apart from checking-in on various locations, 4th at Square can be used for research. For example, you can read reviews about restaurants near you and see what are their advantages and disadvantages. The application comes in two versions – free and paid. The free has with ads and less features, while the paid will cost you $2.
Google Maps still hasn’t developed a Windows 8 app. However, there is one that is close enough to the original – gMaps. Similar to Google Maps, this application will show you a map of the region you are interested in and its offers standard street and satellite views. In addition, gMaps supports weather overlays, bike and transit routes. Download it and you will never get lost again.
With this Windows 8 app package you are going to have a smooth and memorable trip. The suggested apps are suitable for both business and pleasure travelers.