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Best Apps for International Travelers (…and they’re free!)

wikiHOW: How to and DIY Survival Kit

This app includes life saving techniques, medical treatment tips and how-to’s including: how to build a fire, how to navigate without a compass or how to regain control of a spooked camel… You never know when this kind of information can come in handy!

 

Overseas Security

This app currently monitors 26 countries in North, Central and South America. It provides users with summaries of a country’s security environment, daily reports show any major security incidents during the past 2 weeks and special reports cover data you need to stay safe.

 

Units

You look ahead at the weather in Brazil and notice 32 degrees and sunny. At that point you decide where between all the shorts, are you going to fit in a winter jacket? Luckily you’ll have downloaded the Units app which converts the temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit. Used for converting over 800 units across 43 different categories the Units app will certainly come in handy.

 

 XE Currency

Can’t figure out how many dinars to the dollar? XE Currency converter simplifies the process. With every world currency, precious metal and rates that refresh every minute, you’ll always be able to keep track of your finances abroad.

 

Alarm Clock Free

Pretty certain only animals and Superman can wake up without an Alarm Clock. With over 11 built-in alarm sounds and an option for Sound Fade-In (for a gentler wake up in the morning), be on time everywhere you go.

 

World Weather Forecast

Not your grandma’s weather app. World Weather Forecast allows you to quickly see what weather is coming your way. With features like Radar, Satellite, Infrared and Webcam never get caught unawares in a storm again.

 

WebMD

With many of the features that users love on the company website, WebMD offers symptom checkers, conditions, drugs and treatments, pill ID tools and other essentials.

 

 

Skype

Keep in touch with your loved ones back home or schedule business meetings for free. Skype allows for video chat and calls, free when calling Skype-to-Skype via 3G or WiFi. The app also offers low rates when calling contacts or phone numbers (especially great values for international numbers)

 

Pack Free

This app takes packing lists to another level. “List like you pack—in bags!” Pack Free lets users divvy up their lists into the different bags that they’ll be taking. Simple, yet organized Pack Free is perfect for your overseas trip.

 

Free Calls with magicJack

Unlike Skype, magicJack does not require a voice plan, WiFi or 4G. If you don’t need video chat or have the capabilities for it, magicJack is an excellent alternative for staying connected.

 

CNN Intl App for iPhone

Many are familiar with CNN’s US app, the Intl app works exactly the same! It offers live video coverage of events, breaking news alerts, sharing capabilities and the ability to record and submit your own video and photo iReports right from your phone.

 

Flashlight Utilities

One less thing to pack! Compatible with iPhone 4 and higher, this app transforms the LED light on your phone to a fully functional flashlight. (For added fun there’s a Strobe light and Blinking mode!)

 

Google Translate

Use this talking translator to instantly translate text into any of 60 languages (it also pronounces the translation for you!) This app’s optional Speech to Text (24 languages) lets you record your English text and convert it to your desired language and with ‘click to playback’ options, it’s especially useful when trying to tell your taxi driver where you need to go.