7 Awesome iPhone Travel Apps

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Smartphones can be extremely useful for travelers in large part due to the wide variety of apps that are available. Travelers can benefit from a lot of unique apps that help in creative ways. Here we’ll take a look at 7 iPhone apps that you may want to download before your next trip.

Tourist is the WikiTravel app. You can read and save articles from WikiTravel, turning your iPhone into a tour guide in your pocket with no more need for books and paper guides. The cost of Tourist is $2.99.


Venmo allows you to simply pay others from your iPhone. It’s great for travelers because splitting bills or expenses is easy when you can pay each other back this easily. You just link a credit card or bank account to being sending and receiving money. Venmo is free to use.


GasBag relies on a community of users to provide gas prices in a local area so you can quickly identify the lowest prices while you are traveling. You can even use the app to track your mileage with a logbook and mileage calculator. GasBag is a free app, a pro version is available for $0.99. The pro version has no ads, a larger map, and faster load times.


When you’re traveling AroundMe will help by showing what is around you. See what banks, restaurants, hotels, gas stations, etc. are close by. It has a lot of features including TomTom integration, Navigon MobileNavigator integration, share your location on Facebook and Twitter, and more. AroundMe is a free app.


TaxiMagic integrates with directly with TaxiDispatch systems allowing you to book a taxi from your phone. You can even track the arrival of your taxi, charge the ride to your credit card, and even expense the trip with an e-receipt. TaxiMagic is a free app.


TripDoc is a helpful app that enables you to organize the places you are going when you travel. Save info about your hotels, restaurants, shops and more. See everything on one map, get directions, and keep notes like confirmation numbers. TripDoc costs $2.99.


Jibbigo Voice Translator
Jibbigo is a speech-to-speech translation app. Speak into your iPhone in one language and it translates and speaks in another language. Prices vary depending on which translation you need.

Jibbigo Voice Translator

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  1. Infrequent traveler

    September 14, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    All of these apps would seem to be useful, but I imagine that all of them (except Jibbigo) would require web access. That would be fine for most people traveling domestically in the US. But cellular web access outside the US can get quite expensive, (unless of course, you are traveling for business, and will be reimbursed by your employer) and free wifi is not always available.

    • travelerspress

      September 14, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      You're right that an internet connection is something to consider. Some of the apps have limited features that are available without a connection, but it's ideal if you're in the U.S. with a connection.

  2. Shelly Law

    March 17, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I've been using iphone from a long instance and I am travel favorite person. I frequently makes travel and this is why above 7 awesome iphone apps will be handy for me sure and sure. Thanks for letting me know.

  3. Michael

    May 1, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I don't think I was very impressed with the TaxiMagic app – I'm not being biased because I'm a taxi driver, the usability of the app could have been better…

  4. John

    July 31, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Some great travel apps here. Would also be good to see if any other readers can comment on their favorite app.

  5. Contus

    September 3, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Great apps!!! Hope this collection will help many especially travelers. Today mobile apps have been involved in most of our works.

  6. Edwin

    September 3, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Taxi Magic has been one of my fouvorites these days. Thanks for putting this post together.

  7. Steave Hussey

    October 10, 2013 at 1:07 am

    These are really awesome apps that I could know about. I wish that these are compatible with my phone

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