So, you might remember my post from last week on some of the best free travel apps for your iPhone. Now, I’m back with some other apps that are great, and not free. Let’s face it, free apps are awesome, probably 95% of mine cost nothing. But, there are a lot of apps that range from $.99 to $9.99 that people love, and are good for travel.
Here below, a list of some of the best travel apps that will cost you, but are definitely worth it.
FlightTrackPro – This app costs a bit of a hefty sum at $10, but can be an indispensable tool for frequent fliers. It provides real time itineraries, including weather and gate changes, and becomes a huge help if your flight is delayed, as you can easily search for connections. The best feature? Being able to use this app offline in the air.
Roadside America – Not sure about you, but when I’m on a road trip I love seeing all the random roadside stuff across the country, you will be amazed at all the cool things you can find! This app basically does just that, combining a Google Maps with cool stuff finder. It’s separated by region, so you can download the entire country, or just where you are heading, at $3 seeing the worlds biggest pineapple statue might be worth it.
Cruise Card Control – If you are a frequent cruiser we all know the real thing that puts a ding in your bank account are drinks and off shore excursions. The first (and only) time I went on a cruise, I was picking my jaw up off the floor when my final bill came, yikes! Don’t let that happen to you with this app, simply keep a running tally of your expenses for no surprises. It doesn’t feature a lot, but at $1, the price is right.
Share A Bill – Ever go out on vacation, or even just to eat, with someone who says ‘oh you get this dinner, then I’ll pay part of your room and the tolls,” um what? It always sounds like a good idea at the time and then at the end no one knows what is going on. This app allows you to add in the appropriate amount of people, who owes what and it all works out in the end. At $4, it can save a lot of future headaches.
The World Clock – I don’t know about you, but keeping track of time zones can be a real pain in the ass, especially when you are traveling and need to contact someone at home. When I land in England at 8:30am THEIR time, the last thing I want to do is wake my parents out of a dead sleep at 3:30am Boston time to say “YAY! I’m Here!” they might not be quite as enthusiastic. This app gives you one place to keep track of all the time zones you need to worry about, $2 well spent.
Ok, ok I’ll toss you one more freebie, just because I love it and never should have left it off the Freebies post:
Instagram – I love this app. It’s basically a social media app that’s a camera. You take a picture, and then can choose from 10 or so really cool filters, making photos black and white, sepia, faded, color pops, etc. Then you can share them on your Twitter or Facebook accounts, and then it’s really another version of social media. You can follow other people and check out their pics too.