Published On: Mon, Apr 8th, 2013

Must HaveTraveling Apps for Schengen States and Travelling in Europe

Traveling to any Schengen states in Europe with having a traveling app installed on your iPhone or iPad will make your trip more productive and easy. Travelling apps have gained a tremendous popularity in recent years.  More and more people are now benefiting from these apps because of the conveniences they have to offer. In what follows some apps are listed that can be deemed as essential while traveling in Schengen states.

1-Rick Steve`s Europe:  It contains interactive maps of all Schengen states along with important sites spotted on it. It also provides you list of hotels and different other services within every county. Once downloaded and installed, you do not need to be connected to internet to operate it. This saves you international roaming charges.

Cost: It can be downloaded from the App Store for $ 3.99.

2-Measures: This provides you with all kind of conversions ranging from currency to temperature. You can easily find out what a local currency rate is for a dollar and that would help you paying your bills in the local currency of the country.

Cost: It can be downloaded from the App Store for $0.99.

3-VisitEurope: This app provides with information about all European countries including history of each country, major trip sites, historical places, and local cuisines etc.

Cost: It can be downloaded from the App Store for free.

4-Rail Europe: This app helps you give schedule of trains for all European countries. You can check for local train schedules or you can see for train schedules from country-to-country. You can also book train tickets.

Cost: It can be downloaded from App Store for free.

5-MetrO: If you are going to travel a lot in public transport within Europe then this app is for you. MetrO gives you directions for more than 400 cities within different European countries. You don`t need to be connected to internet to use this app.

Cost: It can be downloaded from App Store for free.

6-Wi-Fi Finder: You found yourself in the middle of nowhere with an urgent need of sending an email to someone but you do not have access to internet. Don`t panic! Wi-Fi Finder has a solution for it, it will search for free or paid Wi-Fi in the nearby and will let you find wifi. This app works in all Schengen states.

Cost: It can be downloaded from App Store for free.

7-Michelin Travel Guide: with the help of this app you can create your own personalized list of places you wanted to visit. This app will help you narrow down different trip sites of your interests. You can save the list and can also make changes to it any time you want.

Cost: It can be downloaded from App Store for $5.99.

8- Spotted by Locals: As the name suggests, this app works just like a local travel guide. It provides you every kind of information about a locality. This app works in 44 cities of different Schengen states.

Cost: It can be downloaded from App Store for free.

9-Word Lens: you stumbled on some weird words written in a language you don`t know, just take a picture of it and Word Lens will translate it for you.

Cost: It can be downloaded from App Store for free.

The above mentioned traveling apps are just a few out of many which will make your traveling in Schengen states more worth. So next time you plan on going to any Schengen state don`t forget to have them installed on your iPhone or iPad.

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  1. Cary O. Mendoza says:

    The common visa policy aims at facilitating the entry of legal visitors into the EU, while strengthening internal security. In 2010, the 25 Schengen States issued around 11 million Schengen visas globally. 24 of those Schengen states are represented in Turkey.

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