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Finally best apps that help you plan journey in no time reviewed. You know that travelling is great but planning the travel may seem a bit of downer when it comes to becoming the explorer. When you feel like organising and planning is too much you should check out the apps that may come handy

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVEL

Follow the path of thousands of international flights on slick, zoomable maps, with detailed information on departure gates, delays and (heaven forbid) cancellations. Great for those anticipating the arrival of loved ones, or particularly nerdy train-spotters looking to up their game.

Available on iPhone (£2.99), iPad (£2.99), Android (£2.99) and Windows Phone (£3.99)

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVEL

An intuitive app offering weather reports for well over two million geographical locations, feeding in everything from cloud formations and atmospheric pressure to wind speed and humidity, all in enough detail to leave Michael Fish clammy-palmed with excitement. It’s also accurate to the point of clairvoyance, so if you’re travelling to Berlin and it predicts rain, pack your best umbrella.

Available on iPhone (£2.49), Android (£1.99) and Windows Phone (£2.29)

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVEL

There are plenty of theories floating about concerning the best methods for beating jetlag, very few of which come backed up with any serious scientific clout. Still, it’s generally agreed that gradually altering your sleeping habits before a trip is beneficial, and this clever app will help you do just that. Input your travel dates, destination and usual sleeping times and it’ll come back with personalised alarm clocks to soften the blow when you wake up on Tuesday afternoon convinced it’s still Monday morning.

Available on iPhone (£1.99)

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVEL

Sadly, for London’s motorists, embracing the great English countryside usually involves grappling with the terrifying Tarmac gauntlet of the M25. Make life easier with this – a searchable selection of 150 live video feeds of the notoriously troublesome motorway. Certainly not the most thrilling app you’ll ever download, but you’ll feel more than slightly smug when you spot trouble in advance and shave an hour off your journey.

Available on Android (£0.99)

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVEL

Don’t bother paying up for one of the many currency conversion apps out there in the digital hinterland – this freebie is slick, easy to use, and – best of all, since it uses live currency rates – completely accurate. It’s been downloaded more than five million times to date, so don’t even think about hopping on a plane without it.

Available on iPhone (free), iPad (free), Android (free) and Windows Phone (free)

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVEL

Anyone who says there’s no exact science to packing has obviously never tried to cram a pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos into the same suitcase as a giant inflatable beach ball. Thank the lord, then, for this. Tell it where you’re going, how long for and who with and it’ll spit out a suggested list of what you might need, split up into essentials (passport, currency), clothes, gadgets and more, with separate lists for additional family members.

Available on iPhone (£1.99)

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVELUntil the bashful lobster look finds its way into the style zeitgeist, this is a crucial piece of kit for those venturing to sunny climes. Having detected the UVI rating of your current location, this nifty little app sets a countdown timer to alert you when you’re due your next slathering of sunblock. All you have to do is input your skin type and the SPF of your lotion, then kick back and soak up some worry-free rays.

Available on iPhone (free)

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVEL

Leave 10% on the table after a meal in Tokyo and your generosity will cause offence; do the same in New York and you’ll be called a skinflint. Thankfully, wherever you go, there’s this – a nifty tip calculator to help the mathematically challenged split bills and tips while neatly sidestepping social embarrassment.

Available on iPhone (£0.69)

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVEL

In the cut-throat world of business, time is money, making a seven-hour trans-Atlantic flight a lot of wonga indeed. Thankfully, just because your laptop’s packed away, doesn’t mean you can’t keep your eyes on the prize. Essentially, this (admittedly pricey) app turns your iPhone into a wireless hard drive, allowing you to quickly and easily load it up with documents at the airport, then browse and amend on the move throughout your trip.

Available on iPhone (£6.99) and iPad (£6.99)

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVEL

Not the most thrilling addition to your tech arsenal, this one, but essential all the same. Designed for campers and caravanners, the app provides a simple and effective way to keep track of the electrical output of your various travel gadgets, meaning you’re less likely to burn your pride and joy to the ground by overloading the circuit. Requires a little bit of preparation before you set off, but the resulting peace of mind makes up for it.

Available on iPhone (£0.69)

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVEL

Anyone who’s ever accidentally downloaded a large email while on holiday will attest to the ridiculousness of data roaming charges, and though there’s no indication from the networks that they’re working on putting things right, there are measures you can take to avoid an end-of-month sting. Once installed, this app drastically reduces the amount of data required to perform everyday tasks, such as retrieving email and posting to Facebook. We’re not entirely sure how it manages such a feat – we just know that it works and we’re not about to complain.

Available on iPhone (free) and Android (free)

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVEL

Does pretty much what it says on the tin, this one, providing easy access to the time in hundreds of cities and therefore averting arithmetic-induced stress your jetlagged brain could really do without. Nothing revolutionary, but still an essential download, especially considering the rather nifty option of adding several clocks as home-screen widgets.

Available on Android (free)

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVELA potentially life-saving database of emergency service numbers for just about every country you’d ever care to visit, plus plenty for those that you wouldn’t. There’s also embassy details should passports go missing and – for the truly paranoid – the option to pin certain services to your home screen as widgets, for one-touch access to police, ambulances and fire engines.

Available on Android (£0.99)

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVEL

As much as we hate stating the obvious, it’s a simple fact of physics that you won’t have much of a skiing holiday without snow. Keep this on your home screen and you’ll never be more than a chilly-fingered prod away from the latest ski reports for your local pistes, and there’s even detailed trail maps to guide you back to the lodge should you snowplough-turn your way into trouble.

Available on iPhone (free) and Windows Phone (free)

15 CLEVER APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE TRAVEL

Okay, so smartphones don’t particularly complement the gnarly surfer aesthetic (can you imagine Keanu whipping out an iPhone in Point Break? Because we can’t) but still – it’s good to be prepared. Though it could admittedly do with feeding in data from a few more wave stations, the current version still provides comprehensive information on tides and weather conditions for plenty of the world’s biggest surf spots.

Available on Windows Phone (free)

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