WeatherWhen traveling to parts unknown, you might want to know what weather you’ll be encountering so you can pack or dress appropriately.

The Weather+ app gives you the forecast, in English, so even if you don’t know the language of the country you’re visiting, you’ll be able to accurately predict that it “looks like rain.”

Features include the local time, temperature, humidity, visibility, wind speed and other key information you’ll need at hand to decide whether to leave the anorak at home or bring it with you.

You can upgrade for a nominal fee, but try the free version first to see if it works for you.



Free WiFi Finder

WiFi-FinderThere’s really no need to guess what this app does as the name says it all. It can find free WiFi hotspots in more than 50 countries throughout the world, so if you’re craving connectivity without the crazy roaming fees, this app will be invaluable to you.

The best thing about it? You don’t actually need the Internet to use it. All the information is stored on your device. It uses your location to give you the names, addresses, phone numbers and even websites of the closest WiFi places.

From Argentina to Australia and Mexico to Malaysia, you can connect without the cost.



Hotel Tonight

Hotel-TonightIf you’ve ever done a driving trip with no real plans, you’ll know that the dream and the reality can sometimes be quite different. You’ll find yourself tired and ready to take a break, rather than push through another five hours to get to the next town.

Whether you’re in the above situation or taking a last minute trip, the Hotel Tonight app can get you some great deals on hotels, from Basic and Charming to Hip, Solid, High Roller and Luxe.

Just type in your location and it will bring up prices, pictures and ratings to help you decide.

It’s less time-consuming than Trivago et al and as we tested it, we suddenly had the urge to travel.




SeatGuruWith airlines charging for almost every amenity these days, including legroom, carry-on luggage, checked bags and snacks, having any advantage can make your flying experience more pleasant.

The SeatGuru app has a wealth of information to help you make the best decision when booking your ticket.

For example, if you’ve got long legs or need more width in your seat, the cheapest price may not be your best bet.

The search tool allows you look for seats with maximum pitch, as well as power outlets, in-flight entertainment and WiFi.

It also has plane charts and seat maps for airlines and their equipment so you can be a savvy booker.