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We showcase 11 apps for iPhones, Android and other devices that can help travelers with flights, hotels and sightseeing around the world.
Airport Transit Guide
Airport Transit Guide (iOS) does one thing and does it well: It gives you information on how to get between the airport and city center for numerous airports around the world.
aMetro (Android) allows you to download and view maps of public transport systems for 180 cities from all over the world.
EveryTrail Pro (Android, iOS) is a GPS-enabled app that allows you to map your trip and share it: Hit the “Start Tracking” button as you start walking/biking/whatever, and the app will automatically start tracking your path on a map.
FlightTrack (Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone) offers real-time updates of flights on a global map; it also provides information about delays, cancellations and gates.
Fodor's Mobile Apps for Travel
Fodor's Mobile Apps for Travel (iOS, Nokia) offers suggestions for places that are in your immediate area, as well as descriptions of city neighborhoods and advice on attractions, eating, shopping and hotels.
Goby (Android, iOS) is an activity-driven search engine that recommends fun things to do, whether you're on the road or have some free time in your hometown.
Lonely Planet (Android, iOS, Nokia) lists sights with addresses, which link to an offline map, phone numbers, hours and a well-written text description, just as it would appear in the print guidebook.
OffMaps 2 (iOS) offers offline maps for thousands of destinations, both in the U.S. and internationally.
TripAdvisor (Android, iOS, Nokia, Windows Phone) is a well-known Web-based travel community that offers a great deal of useful crowd-sourced information.
TripIt Travel Organizer
TripIt Travel Organizer (Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone 7) is an organizing app that can turn your confirmation emails for flights, hotels or rental cars into a handy organized format.
Wi-Fi Finder (Android, iOS) allows you to search over 545,000 free and paid public Wi-Fi locations in 144 countries worldwide -- and you don't have to be online to do so.