7 Apps to Help You With Traveling the World [Mac]

Traveling around the world is fun and a really enjoyable experience as long as you have all the things in their place. These things include the maps, information about the country you're going to visit, and so on
March 3, 2015 Updated: March 3, 2015

Traveling around the world is fun and a really enjoyable experience as long as you have all the things in their place. These things include the maps, information about the country you’re going to visit, and so on. While you cannot always pack all of these things in a tiny bag, there are some apps that can make your life much easier and your travelling more fun.

These apps help you do your tasks in a foreign country where people don’t understand your language and you really need someone to ask for help. These apps can be a lifesaver for you if you use them the right way. Here are seven apps that will make your traveling more convenient for you.

1. Bellhop

The most tedious task while going abroad is finding a good hotel, and this may not be easy unless you’re familiar with the place you’re going to. Bellhop helps you find good accommodations in a foreign country and lets you find some of the great deals that are going on with the hotels around the world.

It shows hotels on a map for you to pick from, and then you can go on with the usual booking procedure.

The app can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store.

2. Google Earth

Do you wish to see how the streets look in the country that you’re going to visit next month? Google Earth lets you do that. With data from all around the world, the app serves you maps as well as satellite views of the world right on your Mac. You can zoom in and out, take a street view, see traffic jams, and so on. It helps you see your destination at a glance using the satellite views.

You can download the app for free from its official website.

3. Universal Translator

Passenger traveler woman in airport via Shutterstock*
Passenger traveler woman in airport via Shutterstock*

If the place that you’re going to doesn’t speak your language, a translator app may be useful to you. Universal Translator does all the translating for you on your Mac. You just need to tell it what you want to be translated and it will get the job done. So the next time you hear someone saying “Sabai dee mai,” you would not scratch your head but would say “Sabai dee krab”.

The app doesn’t cost a penny. You can get it from the official Mac App Store.

4. Flight Status

If you are worried about the gate number of your next flight, or you just want to check where you can claim your baggage, the Flight Status app can help you. It tracks flights all around the world and provides you with the exact information you need.

It lets you check your flight’s gate number, terminal number, baggage claim info, and so on. It supports over 4300+ airports and 1200+ airlines, so your flight is likely to be covered by the app.

The app costs $6.99 and can be obtained from the Mac App Store.

5. Swackett

It’s a must for you to know the weather details before you hop on your next flight. swackett for Mac is an app that lets you check the weather for any city and tells you whether it’s raining there so you carry an umbrella with you or find out if your shorts are fine for that place. The app is really attractive and it would not bore you.

It’s available for free on the Mac App Store.

6. Currency Converter

Hundred dollar bills (Flickr)
Hundred dollar bills (Flickr)

Do you not know how many US dollars equal a hundred British Pounds? Currency Converter will give you the answer. It’s a widget that sits in the dashboard on your Mac and shows you the current currency rates, so you know how much money you are going to need at your destination and have it converted to the foreign currency while you are in your home country.

It does all kinds of currency conversions and supports almost every currency out there.

You can get it for free from the Mac Update website.

7. Coffee Shop Locator

After a long day walking in the streets of a foreign country, you might like to have a cup of coffee. The question is where would you find a coffee shop that is not miles away from you? The Coffee Shop Locator app can find you one. The app searches for the Starbucks shops around you and filters them as per your preferences.

Maybe you don’t like going to shops in a mall. The app only shows you the ones that it thinks will suit you. You can see these shops on a map for better planning coffee for that evening.

You can download the app for free from the Mac App Store.


The apps above will definitely make your traveling experience a little more smoother and convenient as you won’t have to run and ask someone for help since you have these apps as your helpers while you are out and about. Happy traveling!

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