In an age where social media is capable of linking like-minded people across the world, it’s no wonder a fitness focused app is needed. After all, training with someone else is always a great way to find that extra ounce of motivation. FitCliq is a free service that users can sign up and find new friends to enjoy their exercises with.
Nothing puts the dampeners on a friendship quite as quick as individuals being precious about the bill at the end of a meal. Between talk of who had what, and “I didn’t have a dessert” and who ordered all the extra bread – someone will no doubt be scribbling down the information on a napkin and trying to make sense of it all like Russell Crowe in a Beautiful Mind. Tip Calculator is the answer to this madness and can save you from a few needless arguments.
One of the biggest pitfalls when travelling is how much your currency is worth compared to the place you’re visiting. Without keeping a careful watch on your rupees, pennies and so on, you could end up spending a fortune without even knowing it. XE Currency Converter will put a stop to this. It’s fast and straightforward, and if it’s connected to the internet, will return the most up-to-the-minute results and ensure you get the most for your money.
A pet-peeve of any sight-seeing tour in a new place is the amount of data that’s gobbled up by maps that use GPS. Unless you’re a) strapped to wi-fi constantly or b) care-free about roaming charges, finding your way around can be costly, but Maplets is the cost-effective answer. The app downloads and stores thousands of maps from around the world and allows you to browse them offline.
The worst part about going on a trip has just been made easier by PackPoint. This clever app allows the user to punch in a number of details about where they’re jetting off to – date, location etc – and it will return a list of suggested items to stick in your suitcase. PackPoint taps into your destination and provides weather forecasts, distance to laundry services, activities nearby and more, then breaks down what you need. It’s the crucial difference between packing for a sunny climate or monsoon season.
With so many running apps on the market, it’s hard to know which ones to take seriously. All of them come with a tagline about ‘best one yet, or ‘the only running app you’ll ever need’ and to be quite honest, most are plain average. So it’s with caution that we approach RunGo that promises all of the above and more.
When you want to take your travel organisation to the next level, you get TripIt. Whether it’s business or pleasure plans, TripIt will build a comprehensive itinerary for you to follow that leaves nothing to chance.
By forwarding your booking confirmations to the special email address, TripIt will then return all the details you need that can be easily accessed through your smartphone. We’re talking hire car locations and pick up/drop off times, hotel check-ins and directions to any place you want to visit. By plugging everything into the app, you no longer have to worry about having a bag full of print outs as you’ll have it all on your phone.
Instead of scratching your head whilst trying to remember where a specific snap of your trip was taken, LiveTrekker will pinpoint the exact location. With this GPS installed photo diary, you can take a picture on-the-fly and the app will place a marker on a map generated through satellite tech, just like Google Maps. You can even create a live event that will also be saved for you to reminisce over later.
When it comes to booking flights and hotels, we’re all trying to do the same thing: find the cheapest deal. Despite the thousands of sites that offer these discounts, not many of them offer the incredible value we’re looking for. Hipmunk aims to eliminate that, and this slick app should be your first port of call when you want to fly somewhere.
With so many web sites now requiring visitors to log into their account before they can do anything, it is little wonder that many people resort to using the same password to secure several online services. This has obvious flaws as a security measure, and LastPass has been designed to make it easier to deal with passwords. LastPass is a browser plugin that securely stores all of your passwords on one place and can even automatically enter them for you.