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Best apps for the iPhone: Most helpful apps for travel

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Travel with ease using an iPhone app

Between the useful functions your iPhone serves and the entertainment it provides, you might have your iPhone glued to your hand during your waking hours. We do, too. You've heard the saying "There's an app for that" -- and there is! We're bringing you fun and useful apps for your iPhone every week. Check out these five helpful apps for travel that will keep you organized, on track and calm.
iPhone apps
iPhone apps

Travel with ease using an iphone app

Between the useful functions your iPhone serves and the entertainment it provides, you might have your iPhone glued to your hand during your waking hours. We do, too. You've heard the saying "There's an app for that" -- and there is! We're bringing you fun and useful apps for your iPhone every week. Check out these five helpful apps for travel that will keep you organized, on track and calm.

 

Traveling is fun, but it can also be stressful, both during the holidays and all year long. From making sure your flight is on time to coordinating your hotel, transportation and plans once you reach your destination, there's a lot to track. Enter your iPhone to save the day once again. Try one of these five helpful apps for travel so you can enjoy your trip, not worry about it.

Travel Tracker

Travel Tracker

Think of Travel Tracker as your personal travel assistant. This travel app stores important info about your trip and displays it on simple itinerary screens. Some of the useful features include the ability to email your itinerary, check your flight status, get maps and directions, and more.

Price: $2.99


Flight Update

Flight Update

Every air traveler needs to know whether their flight is on time. Flight Update allows you to check your flight status on 1,400 airlines -- even when you're traveling internationally. You can get real-time flight status for gates, delays and cancellations. If the news is really bad, you can locate an alternate flight with a single tap. Flight update offers many advanced features, including current weather, forecasts and airport delays.

Price: $4.99


Trips Pro

Trips Pro

If you're willing to spend a little more on a top-notch travel app, Trips Pro is a great all-in-one option. Put all of your travel info in one place, including flight, car rental, hotel reservations, dinner reservations, meetings and more. You can also keep track of your confirmation numbers, phone numbers and appointments. The best part: It's all neat, organized and pretty!

Price: $9.99


Wanderlust

Wanderlust

For travelers who don't like overpaying for airfare (and who does?), the Wanderlust iPhone app is a great tool help you find the most reasonable ticket prices. Wanderlust searches more than 400 airlines worldwide and checks millions of airfare combinations, allowing you to save up to 60 percent on your tickets. You can also book your flight within the app, saving you time and work.

Price: Free


Gate Guru

Gate Guru

Another travel app that offers airport info and flight status updates, Gate Guru has you covered "from the minute you embark on your journey until the minute you arrive at your destination." With Gate Guru, you can view your flight status, check wait times for security, find food and shopping vendors in airports and more.

Price: Free

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