At Mark Warner, we’re all about switching off and enjoying some quality time together on holiday. At the same time, we recognise that the world has changed and that in among the plethora of travel apps that can clog up your smartphone, there are some real gems that can help you make more of your holiday, whether it comes to getting to your flight on time or creating a lasting memory of your trip to share with your nearest and dearest. We’ve shortlisted our favourites.
Gus on the Go, www.gusonthego.com
A fun way to get the hang of Greek, French or other languages with kids (and to keep them entertained while travelling), in the company of an adventurous owl.
Wolfram Sun Exposure, products.wolframalpha.com
A great means of keeping an eye on sun protection for you and the family, with UV forecasts and recommended SPF levels based on your location.
The Snow Report, www.snow-forecast.com
Your go-to app for the latest reports for the pistes in and around your ski resort, as well as detailed local trail maps.
The classic app for currency conversions on the go, storing the latest updated rates so you can also use it offline.
Packing Pro, www.quinnscape.com/PackingPro.asp
Perfect for last-minute panics, with list of suggestions for what you need to pack, based on your destination, length of holiday and travel companions.
App in the Air, www.appintheair.mobi
A flight-tracking app that updates you about your flight status even if you don’t have internet access, notifying you about your trip stage by stage (check in, boarding, takeoff and landing).
Perfect World Clock, play.google.com
A simple way to keep a handle on the time both where you are and back home, with the option to add several clocks as widgets on your home screen.
The teen favourite, coming into its own as an easy means of sharing photos or videos with friends and family (you can save and upload them later if you don’t have internet coverage).
An app allowing you to create a multimedia travel diary as well as to look back on your trip using an interactive map.
A live-broadcasting app developed by Twitter, letting you show contacts what you’re doing in real time – and for them to react in real time too.
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