As annoying as a no network scenario might be, it is often unavoidable, especially when you are travelling. Ironically, it is while travelling that you’re in most dire need of some your smartphone apps. For situations where even the best smartphone apps fail you for the lack of an internet connection, our UNIGLOBE experts bring you the best offline apps you can count on.

1.XE Currency

No more testing your arithmetic with complicated currency conversions, especially if your itinerary takes you in and out of many countries.  All you have to do is download the app, add the currencies you are likely to be dealing in and let XE currency take care of the rest. This simple converter lets you access live exchange rates, view historical charts, and calculate prices, even while you are offline. Rates are updated whenever you get lucky with the network.

Free; iTunes, Android

 

2.Google Maps

One of the most popular navigation apps you are probably using it already, you can count on Google Maps even the network deserts you. The app you to save an unlimited number of offline maps. Therefore, even without an internet connection you can navigate your way, thanks to GPS that doesn’t rely on the internet.

Free; iTunes, Android

 

3.Jibbigo

A voice translator app, Jibbigo lets you communicate with the locals without actually speaking their language. It allows you to translate your speech or text into over 20 languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Chinese. You just say what you have to into your phone in English and the app will speak it back in the language you have chosen.

Paid; iTunes and Android

Network or no network, with these apps on your phone and your UNIGLOBE expert at your service, nothing should come in the way of a pleasant travel experience.

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