Travel has always been part of life; and life has always entailed constant communication – even while in transit. Now that mobile devices have become critical tools for the traveler, he is also treated to a bevy of useful mobile applications which helps keep him stay on the loop even when he’s on a ski trip, a Caribbean cruise, or just lounging by a Bali beach. Here’s a list of 80 apps you can choose from if you need to find hotels, track flights, boost your productivity, or simply kill time.Hotel Finders & Flight Trackers
TripIt – organize and share your travel plans with this easy to use app.
FlightTracker – real-time flight status and map tracking for airline flights.
eSkyGuide – iPhone app for your air travel plans.
FlightAware – another flight tracker worth downloading.
Jetsetter – get insider access to the world’s greatest hotels, homes, and vacations.
AirBnb – access the most trusted community marketplace for budget accommodations with this app.
Kayak – an app to compare flights, hotels, and rental cars.
Trivago – access Europe’s biggest hotel price comparison using this app.
TripAdvisor – plan your trip using millions of traveler reviews, photos, and maps through this app.
Zagat – browse thousands of restaurant ratings, reviews and recommendations.
Amtrak – iPhone app to access train travel information from Amtrak.
Flightradar24 – show airplane traffic around the world in real time.
HotelPal – browse and book hotels worldwide using this app.
Hotel Tonight – get last minute deals on hotels with this app.
Hotel Savings – be updated with the best hotel savings sent directly to you.
Pageonce Travel – track your flight details, car rental, and hotel reservations in this app.
Utell – an app to find and book independent hotels at your convenience.
MiStay Hotel App – find the lowest room rate from hoteliers.
HomeAway – an app you can use to search for vacation rentals on the go.
Airport – find airport information: aviation weather and airport general information (departures and arrivals) on your device.
DropBox – bring your photos, documents, and videos anywhere with this cloud-based file sharing service.
Any.DO – an app that can serve as your task list.
Money Lover – a simple app to manage your finances.
WeatherPro – get weather forecasts and reports from over two million locations worldwide.
Jibbigo Voice Translator – a translation app that’s useful for frequent overseas travelers.
Viber – call or text fellow Viber users worldwide for free.
Smart Office 2 – an app which allows you to create, edit, print, and share Microsoft Office documents on your phone or tablet.
Army Knife Deluxe 9-in-1 – a multi-tool app which includes a flashlight, a ruler, a timer, a stop watch, a compass, a bubble level, a calculator, and a magnifying glass.
WiFi Finder – an app that helps you find a public Wi-Fi hotspot.
Tango Video Calls – allows you to make free voice and video calls to fellow Tango users.
ES File Explorer – file manager that lets you explore files like you do in desktop computers.
Tape-a-Talk – high quality voice recorder with many extra features for your spoken memos or notes.
JuiceDefender – powerful app that helps you save power and extend your device’s battery life.
Skype – popular app that lets you chat and make video calls over 3G and Wi-Fi.
Color Note – a notepad app which lets you create and edit little notes on your device.
RingCentral – cloud-based phone system for taking business calls, voice messages, and fax messages on your mobile device.
Google Goggles – lets you take photos and send them to Google’s image recognition technology for relevant search results.
QR Droid – an app that lets you read QR codes.
Expensify – allows you to scan receipts, log purchases, and manage expenses.
Evernote – an app that helps you stay organized, save your ideas, and improve your productivity.
Compass – a compass app with location display and geo-tagged notes.
Foursquare – check in from a certain location and tell your friends where you are.
Primo Spot – a parking app that gives you on-street and garage information (for NYC, Boston, and Seattle).
Trapster – get alerts as you approach police speed traps with this app.
The North Face Trailhead – find trails, hikes, and bike routes from EveryTrail.com.
Google Maps – explore the world and never carry a paper map ever again.
Yelp – find and read reviews from local businesses near you.
Urbanspoon – get restaurant suggestions to help you decide where to eat.
GeoCaching – get direct access from Geocaching.com’s database of geocaches using this app.
Point – local search app that lets you find and connect with business establishments.
GPS Test – get all your GPS information in one app.
Radar – see if a storm is on the way using images from the National Weather Service (NWS).
TransLoc Transit Visualiuzation – see real-time location and arrival information of your bus while on the go.
GeoPlum – find out what is around you within one mile.
GeoLocation – display your location extensively using this perfectly accurate app.
TrackMe – a personal GPS tracker that lets you share your location with friends and family.
GPS Grid Reference – gives you full GPS, waypoints, and offline map features.
Locus Free – a multi-function tourist navigation app.
ForeverMap – gives you an offline map of various cities in Europe.
OruxMaps – a viewer and route logger for all your outdoor activities.
Instagram – the famous app for sharing vintage-y photos.
OnLive Viewer – get on-demand, instant-play video games on your smartphone or tablet device.
Everlater – record and share your travel experiences on the go through this app from the popular online travel journal service Everlater.
Ant Smasher – kill the boredom by smashing all the ants that you can.
Magic 8 Ball – shake your phone to get an answer for your yes-no questions.
Memory Trainer – use this app to train your spatial and working memory to improve focus and concentration.
Facebook – use the Facebook app on your device to stay connected with your friends whenever and wherever you are.
Temple Run – use this highly addictive game to kill some time.
Spotify – listen to music whenever you want to.
Solitaire – kill some more time using this simple solitaire app.
Sudoku – exercise your brain with this app with puzzles in four difficulty levels.
Stack the Stuff – play this addictive stacking puzzle game whenever you’re bored.
Slacker – access millions of songs from thousands of artists on your iPhone.
Unblock Me – unblock wooden blocks in this original puzzle game while you wait for your next flight.
Twitter – tweet while you’re on your way to your next location.
Paper Toss – throw crumpled papers on a trash bin whenever you’re bored.
TuneIn Radio – listen to over 60,000 radio stations locally and globally using this app.
SimSimi – share conversations with this fun-filled chatting robot.
Angry Birds – play this highly popular shooting game but be careful because it can get addictive as hell.
PicsArt – chronicle your travels with wonderful photos edited from this easy to use app.