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Apps Review - Trip to London and Rome

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I used a bunch of Apps for my trip to London and Rome. I thought some of you might want a list and a brief review of those Apps.

I have an iPhone 4s on Verizon. There is a small fee to use the phone internationally and then it is priced $.99 a minute for phone calls to the US. For Data, I chose to use a $25 plan for 100 MB. This automatically gives you another 100 MB for $25 each time you go over. I was careful to turn cellular data off and on each time I needed it. I was a bit careless with it a few times and went through about 125 MB's in a 17 day trip.

Used in London and Rome:

British Air App - Useless
American Airlines App - Useless
TripAdvisor - Good App. We all use TripAdvisor, I am sure. Just a heads up, their main app is only available for online use.
CityMaps2Go - Great Maps for offline use
Rick Steves Audio Guides - Didn't end up using during the trip but they were great to get acclimated prior to travel
GateGuru - Great for staying up to date on flight information - Gates, departure times, airport maps, reviews, tips, lists of restaurants (and where they are..before/after security).
TripAdvisor City Guides - These were used a lot. This app allows specific cities to be downloaded for offline use and it has a built in feature to point you towards a site using GPS. I used this app frequently.
XE Currency - Provides real time currency values with a great calculator to determine exchange rates. I used to to ensure my banks and credit cards were using the right rates
Capital One App - I am sure lots of us use Capital One as they have no foreign transaction fee so I'll just mention that this app was great. I could check it following any purchase and see the pending transaction was accurate. Worked as expected.


Used in London:
London2Go - Provided good lists of sites. Provided nice Wikipedia based background information.
Tube Deluxe - Best tube/rail app I could find. Uses data (to get up to date rail and train tables) but will provide the best point to point directions of anything I could find. Allowed me to program variables (avoid buses, walk x length maximum...) and then get detailed directions. I used this constantly. Also has general tube and rail maps for offline use. As an example, I could say that I wanted to leave Kent House Station and Get to Westminster Abbey by 10 AM tomorrow and it would tell me which train I needed to catch and then provide detailed directions for each step of the way. It was VERY accurate and never did us wrong.
Fodors London Travel Guide - Good Basic information on the city


Used in Rome:
Eat Rome - Provided detailed restaurant information that is sortable by price/distance...
Rome Foodie - Provided detailed restaurant information that is sortable by price/distance...
Google Translate - Uses internet connection but was useful in a few positions where we either needed a specific word quickly or wanted to prepare using wifi
English to Italian Translator - Had offline translator capabilities for basic phrases

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