TripAdvisor (free, iTunes)
THE great allrounder, TripAdvisor takes its dynamic world of reviews, accommodation options, things to do, flights and forums and packages in a pocket rocket app that delivers more often than not, no matter where you are in the world. Virtual tours, a cool “near me” geo-tagging feature, and millions of reviews and photos from our world of fellow travellers.
Flight Track ($5.49, iTunes)
FLIP of the coin whether to go with Flight Board or Flight Path, but this one’s so easy to use and offers real-time flight departure info, zoomable maps, delay updates, the ability to find alternative flights with the tap of a finger, share flight status with one-touch email or social media, and you can synch the info with your phone’s calendar. Impressively, it covers 4000 airports and 1400 airlines.
TripIt (free and in app “pro” options, iTunes)
This is the ultimate app for putting all your travel plans in one place and organising travel itineraries. It’s all designed for minimum fuss and clicks to navigate, stay on top of your travel bits and pieces, and share with colleagues, family and friends. It automatically takes your trip details and makes one itinerary, synched with your calendar and online at TripIt. Flights, car hire, accommodation, train travel you name it, it’s all organised for you.