Best fun travel apps 2015

OK, these apps aren’t essential for travellers, but there’s more to hitting the road than just planning and saving. Install these cool apps on your phone and you’ll have a much better time.

All these apps are fun, functional and just generally awesome. We can almost guarantee that they will bring joy and amusement to you on the road.

Who knows, they might become a staple app on your home screen.

Our 6 favourite fun travel apps for smartphones


1. Camera+ | $3.79

Compatibility: iPhone 5 (and up), iPad, iPod Touch

Want to take home the most beautiful pictures to show off to EVERYONE? Use Camera+ to enhance and touch up your holiday snaps. Clarity, crispness, effects, borders, lighting and more are a simple tap away.
Download it now


2. InstaPlace | $3.79

Compatibility: iPhone 5 (and up), iPad, iPod Touch

Do you ever get home and look at your photos and think “Crap, where was that taken?” Not anymore. InstaPlace recognises your location and the name of the attraction snapped.

You can customise it with a timestamp and a some lines of prose to add a personalised touch.

Download it now


3. Google Goggles | Free from the Play Store

Compatibility: Android 2.2 and up
Google Goggles takes intuitiveness one step further and crawls through Google to identify exactly what you’ve snapped. It works for more than just famous locations too – you can find information on famous paintings, landmarks, barcodes, popular images and even barcodes (for shopping products you can’t identify).


4. SwearPort | $1 via the Play Store

Compatibility: Android 2.2 and up

SwearPort is the answer to those moments overseas when a local just does not do something right by you.

Get it off your chest and say something they’ll understand.

The fine print: Use responsibly. finder.com.au is not responsible for any repurcussions from the use of this app!


5. WikiTude | Free

Compatibility: iPhone 5 (and up), iPad, iTouch, Android 4.0 and up

Another great app that works much the same way as Google Goggles is WikiTude. It’s a useful tool to comprehend and negotiate your surroundings, and is pretty damn fun as it uses augmented reality to achieve this.

Uing your phone’s camera, it processes images of objects like street signs, logos and merchandise and overlays them with speech bubbles or video commentary.

Download it here


6. Am I Going Down? | $1.29

Compatibility: iPhone 5 (and up), iPad, iTouch

Sugar, are we going down?

The answer: Well, you’ll find out after you download this app.

So if you’re a nervous flyer, why not whip out this handy little calculator and see what the possibilities of your plane crashing are?

Dare you find out?

Download it here

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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