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Must-have apps while on-the-go

Technology is evolving every day, and with more and more of us relying on our home and work tech gadgets to get us through the day. Our smartphones have now become something we no longer use just to make calls and send text messages, they are an essential part of our lives – even more so when travelling!

We rely on our smartphones for everything, they have revolutionised the way we work, communicate, and socialise with one another. Apps are a major part of a mobile phone, and they can be tailored to each individuals wants and needs, making each of our lives easier.

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The essential apps for travel

We have come up with what we think are some of the most useful travel apps on the market:

Google Translate

Provides you with the ability to translate over 100 languages.  So, no matter where you are in the world, you will always be able to communicate with others no matter what the situation.


We have seen it on the TV ads, but what is it, and how does it work?  So basically every 3 meters squared has been given a unique 3 letter word, so you can be located easily in an emergency, easily meet with friends, and find your way home with 3 simple words.


Whether you’ve recently moved or are on a city break, one of the biggest challenges you face is learning your way around.  The Citymapper app is ideal for learning a new city, it shows you the streets, as well as bus routes, trains, and different train timetables, and cycling paths. The App currently covers 71 cities in over 34 countries and rapidly expanding giving you peace of mind when navigating your way around.  


Whatsapp is one of the most well-known and successful messenger apps, connect with your phone contacts at the click of a button. Whatsapp allows you to message another user for free as long as you have an internet connection. You can create Whatsapp groups, share photos and videos and even video call via the app! An added bonus is that the app is encrypted, so your conversations stay private.


The beauty behind this App is that you can help other road users.  Waze allows you to report local road closures, delays and much more.  It’s a fun app and a great way of helping people you may never meet get to their destination in a faster and safer way.

Using mobile navigation apps removes the need to hire a sat-nav from you the rental company which often comes with a heavy charge per day.

If you are planning to hire a car on your travels, make sure you are travelling fully protected. Our car hire excess insurance policies covers damage, as well as tyres, auto-glass and vehicle keys all from £2.99 per day.

Do you have an app that you cannot live without whilst on the go? Join the conversation by tweeting us at @QuestorIns.

Date Created: 06/10/2021

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