There is an app for just about everything these days, and half of the trouble is trying to find the apps that are worth the download and actually belong in one of the folders on your phone. I’ve recently downloaded these three, and can say with confidence that they all deserve for you to test run and keep handy on your phone.
1. Uber: The Uber app allows you to request a ride (via black car service) at any time using your Apple or Android device. Once you set your pick-up location on a map, the nearest black car driver will come pick you up at your requested location. I think this is a great alternative to a cab, and provides a guaranteed and much more stylish way to get home. Another great perk: Uber has your credit card stored on file so you don’t even have to worry about cash. Right now Uber is available in 23 cities around the world.
2. Hg2: I have already written about the original Hg2 app in my travel app arsenal, but they just released a new, free app that is now available to download in the iTunes store. The app has all of their individual city guides available inside of the app to download, as well as an itinerary feature where you can select components of each guide to customize your trip. Each guide has a small cost associated with it in order to access all of the dining, entertainment, shopping and sightseeing options they suggest for each city. Hg2′s guides have picks for travelers that are truly looking to experience the city they are visiting in a luxe way, so they often feature the most stylish or acclaimed places to visit in a particular city.
3. Point Inside: A free airport and mall application that helps you find what you are looking for. Point Inside has everything labeled from where the nearest ATM or elevator is, to a complete list of services in the mall or airport terminal. The app also offers coupons or deals available where you are located.
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