Flightradar24

There are many reasons to track flights. Either you’d like to know when your plane is landing, or if you’re picking up friends and family from the airport, you can time your day appropriately. The Flightradar24 app offers the above features and more. If you have inflight WiFi, you can watch your journey in real time and even see the weather, but bonus options like the Augmented Reality View will really make you a fan of this app. You can identify the planes flying above you when you point your phone’s camera at the sky. How neat is that? Tracking flights has never been more entertaining and informative.

Free (paid upgrade options)

Komoot

Outdoorsy people that hike, cycle and mountain bike and have a strong attachment to their backpack will no doubt love the Komoot app. Simply choose your Point A and Point B and you’ll get the full benefit of its navigation technology and location data. You can generate sport-specific, topographic routings and be led by its voice navigation feature and detailed maps. Thankfully, it doesn’t require WiFi for the latter, which is useful when you’re riding about in the wilderness. It even has routes for Grand Cayman. Our favorite? When it notes that the elevation on one of our island rides is “-10M.”

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Hitlist

No, this is not an app for hired killers. Rather, it is all about bucket lists. Do you have a number of countries that you definitely want to visit before you die? The Hitlist app can help you achieve your goals by alerting you when airfares to your destinations drop in price. You can also share your dream trips with friends, in case maybe some of them want to come along for the ride. If money is what’s holding you back from your wanderlust, Hitlist could make the difference between dreaming about exotic locales and actually being there. Get ready to fly!

Free

Turbulence Forecast

For some, taking a flight feels like they are going to their doom. There are many nervous flyers out there, and when the plane starts a-rockin’, it’s no fun. The Turbulence Forecast app may help assuage some of those fears by breaking down the science of why planes jostle when it seems clear outside. It provides regularly updated maps that note zones of reported and potential turbulence around the world, and if you have WiFi on board, you can get an idea of how much longer you have to endure the bumps before things smooth out. Hey, anything to make flying more bearable.

Free