When you are planning a trip, you need all the help you can get. If you’re not lucky enough to have a personal assistant to take care of your travel plans, don’t panic. Your smartphone can do everything a personal assistant would. The plus side is that you don’t have to try and make stilted conversation with your phone, whereas you would have to with an assistant. When you are planning your trip, make sure that your phone is well-equipped to deal with your every fleeting need. Here are the must have apps for planning your trip.

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Packing Pro

If you can’t manage to pack your bags for a trip, then there is an app for that. Packing Pro does all the hard work for you, except for putting the items in your suitcase, which you will have to do. You can enter in the details of your trip, i.e. where you’re going, how long for and what the weather will be like. The app will then offer you suggestions of what you might need to pack for your trip. This app works best for those of you who are forgetful. If you are the type to turn up in Hawaii without sunscreen, then downloading the app is a must.

Tripit

Often when you plan a trip you do so through many different agencies. Tripit allows you to combine all your tickets and reservations in one place, or rather in one app. You can save you flight tickets, hotel receipts and attraction tickets within the app. For example, if you’ve booked your hotel through www.the-edinburgh-apartment.com. But your flight through Virgin, then you don’t need two apps. Instead, download Tripit and save all your travel information in one place. Most sites are compatible with this app and so you can organise your holiday on your smartphone.

Perfect World Clock

If you are travelling to foreign lands then, you are going to need to get used to different time zones. The Perfect World Clock is exactly right in all countries all over the world. No matter where you step off the plane, you will know the right time. This app may not sound essential, but it is. After you’ve spent thirty hours travelling to Australia, you will be glad to know that the time is 3am when you get off the plane in Darwin.

Pin Drop

Exploring new cities is exciting, getting lost in new cities is not. Pin Drop allows you to bookmark points of interest on your travels. Say you find a stunning little coffee shop in Paris, but want to make sure that you can find it again, Pin Drop can help. All you need to do is tap a button on your phone, and the app will save your location. Of course, the app has a built in GPS system, much like Google Maps. The difference is that this app allows you to save places that you visit and can go some way to helping you find them again.

Trip Journal

Whilst on holiday, you’re going to want to document your trip. Trip Journal is like your personal diary except it is on your phone rather than in paper form. You can save photos and notes within the app to look back at later, when you’re reminiscing about your amazing travels. The app creates a log of where you have been and how long you stayed there. It also attaches different pictures to different places on its map. That means you can remember what happened in different trip locations. The app is a must have for anyone wanting to show off to their friends when they return from their trip.