Travel Apps: Utility

Mobile apps have made traveling more efficient. Smartphone apps help us find the perfect restaurant in an unfamiliar city, book a hotel room for a weekend getaway, track the arrival time of a flight or find a gas station where you can fill up your tank for the lowest price. Travel Channel has reviews of apps that help you make the most of your time on the road.

MyWeather Mobile

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The MyWeather Mobile provides travelers with informative weather updates via severe weather alerts, interactive satellite maps, hourly forecasts and more.

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Disney World Wait Times

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This app provides ride wait times for all 4 Disney World parks, including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.

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Room 77

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This app helps travelers find the perfect hotel accommodations with details about more than 460,000 hotel rooms.

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Disney World Magic Guide

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Get a multi-functional Disney World app to help maximize your fun with interactive maps, dining info, ride wait times and more.

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Pack & Go Deluxe

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Manage your trips by creating customized travel checklists for packing and shopping by adding photos, sounds and more.

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Trip Journal Free

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Trip Journal allows you to document and share your trip experience with family and friends with real-time updates as your journey unfolds.

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iMedjet

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This free app is a first-aid guide for the savvy traveler. It's mobile medical information on the go.

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Campwhere

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The Campwhere app provides detailed info about all 9,500 public campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada.

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Google Translate

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Google Translate helps travelers translate words and phrases between more than 50 languages.

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Best Parking

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Best Parking steers drivers toward the cheapest and most convenient parking.

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Jetsetter

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Discover the world’s greatest vacations, hand-picked by experts who’ve been there. Get inspired by amazing photos and first-hand reviews.

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GasBuddy

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GasBuddy provides travelers with a map to track gas prices near you.

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CameraBag

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CameraBag is a great way to inject life into photos you might otherwise delete, or make good photos into great ones.

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Rewards Network Dining

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You could log onto the web and check for the closest available eatery in your rewards program, or you could just pull out your phone and launch this app.

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Urbanspoon

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It can be a chore finding good food in an unfamiliar city. Urbanspoon puts a dash of fun into the experience.

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Point Inside

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Point Inside lets you dial down quickly on the layout of an airport terminal (as long as you have a network connection) or a mall.

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Skype

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Instead of swallowing exorbitant charges for international cell-phone calls, just download Skype and point yourself to a Wi-Fi hot spot.

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WorldMate

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Forward your travel confirmation emails to WorldMate and it creates a folder for each trip.

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Word Lens

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Point your iPhone toward a printed phrase, and the screen instantly shows you the translated version.

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Wi-Fi Finder

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This app will sniff out your location and point out the closest hot spots (both free and paid).

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Ship Mate

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This app will sniff out your location and point out the closest hot spots (both free and paid).

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TripIt

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TripIt allows you to consolidate all your travel information into a nicely-organized folder.

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Flipboard

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Flipboard takes all of the recommended links from your Facebook and Twitter contacts, and displays them in a magazine-style format.

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Priceline Hotel & Car Negotiator

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If you're enjoying a day-trip to a city so much that you'd like to spend the night, this app can help you quickly find a room.

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Google Goggles

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Goggles is essentially a visual search service, available as a standalone Android app or from within the Google Mobile app for Apple devices.

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Zagat to Go

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While Zagat fans pay more than $10 for a single guidebook, mobile users can spend that much and get Zagat reviews for 45 destinations for a year.

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XE

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XE makes currency conversion a breeze. Choose a currency pairing, and the app delivers the latest rates.

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iTranslate

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If users find that iTranslate seems similar to Google's online translation, there's good reason: Google powers iTranslate's technology.

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Kayak

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Kayak lets you shop across a wide range of travel providers with ease.

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Trip Advisor

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A must-have for travelers, this app gets you quick, reliable information on accommodations, food and sights.

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Yelp

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A mobile Yellow Pages, of sorts, this free app offers you listings and user reviews of businesses and restaurants in most US cities plus London and Paris.

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