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The 10 Best Free Apps for a Peaceful Summer Vacation

Posted by Caroline Le Brun | May 3, 2013 11:15 AM

Win the race with these travel apps! 

Our phones, whatever brand they are, turned out to be little wonders. With incredible useful applications they became real life saviors, even more when travelling! From booking a flight to being understood in a foreign country, you can now have it all in your pocket! To improve your summer vacation experience and have total peace of mind, these 10 apps will make you wonder, how did you travel without them before! To start you should find your destination...

1. Kayak: 

Kayak

Find deals on over 400 airlines worldwide. Compare hundreds of travel sites all at once. You can also create a price alert when you are looking for a specific destination and the price doesn't match your budget.

2. SeatGuru:

SeatGuru

SeatGuru makes your travel more enjoyable by helping you find Airline seat maps, flight shopping, and flight information. It gives you seat advice, user comments, and photos. Choosing your favorite seat in a plane can change everything in your flight!

3. Airbnb

airbnb

Airbnb is the best new way of spending holidays anywhere. It is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, it connects people in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries. It is always easy to book a place even last minute! You can also get neighbourhood guides for cities all around the world from the App.

4. Pack the bagPack the bag

Have you ever forgotten something really important for your trip? This will never happen again. With Pack The Bag you will never get incomplete hand-written packlists for your upcoming journey, no more bad feelings at the airport. It helps you manage your packing list saving you the trouble of thinking about all the items that you want to carry along on your journey.

5. Koozoo

Koozoo

You want to know if a place is still worth visiting? This app invites people to broadcast video snippet so everyone can see what it's like where you are. You can see or share a 24/7 view of what's going on outside your home or office window. It's simple, and it's free!

 

6. Localphone:Localphone

Basically, you can make free calls over the Internet. But Localphone comes with free trial and when fees apply they are very cheap. You can stay in touch with your loved ones abroad at really cheap international rates. User friendly, you use it just like when you make a regular call except it costs a few cents. 

7. Maps With Me LiteMaps With Me

Get quick offline maps of the entire world. Data compression allows to download maps in seconds, navigate through them smoothly. GPS positioning helps you to locate where you are. Many food, shop, hotel, sights, entertainment, bank, transport and many other categories available as you need.

8. Restroom finder:toilet finder

Your best ally to locate easily the nearest public bathrooms around! 
This is the biggest world public toilet database. More than 60,000 toilet places all over the world based on user-contribution, you can report new or missing toilets too!

9. XE CurrencyXE currency

Convert every world currency on-the-go. XE Currency is featuring live currency rates and charts. It is a free and simple currency calculator widely received and used by broadcast names like BBC, CNN, or The Travel Channel!

10. Google Translate:

goggle translateTranslate words and phrases in more than 60 languages. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations! Very useful for basic conversations and fun times as you share with locals! 

You are now equipped for a great start to your upcoming summer vacation! 

Other apps worth to look at: The same app you use at home, works in the whole world! UrbanSpoon helps you find a nice place to eat wherever you are, and FindMyIphone if you happen to loose your phone, this app can be a blessing!

When it comes to peace of mind we can help! Cimpl, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), provides a virtual window into what a company owns, where it is, and what it costs every month. That information is real-time and flexible so managers can get business intelligence and ensure everything is under control. Companies can concentrate on their core competency and run their business with the peace of mind that employees, assets and costs are actively being monitored.  

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Topics: Company Culture, Tips, Solution, Apps

Written by Caroline Le Brun

As a 16-year marketing veteran, Caroline’s experience extends across multiple industries. Since she joined Cimpl, her successful marketing campaigns have increased the company’s online and community presence, in addition to Cimpl’s footprint and appearances in new or traditional media (such as the Globe and Mail). Caroline is a specialist in communication and social media. She works closely with analysts to keep track of and adapt to the trends and changes in the industry of IT: Technology Expense management, IT cost optimization, Technology trends. Her leadership conducts Cimpl’s marketing team toward ever greater achievements. Caroline is also an exemplary citizen. Outside of work, she is involved in TEMIA, the Dorval Day Camp, and other community organizations. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Concordia University and a Master Certificate in Integrated online Strategies from the University of San Francisco Intensive Development program.

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