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Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry and it's hardly a surprise that many large and small software companies are offering various tools to help the traveller on the road. A lot of this software can be safely ignored; however, a few are truly invaluable and deserve some mention.
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Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry and it's hardly a surprise that many large and small software companies are offering various tools to help the traveller on the road. Tools are available for almost all kinds of operating systems.
  
==Metro==
 
  
* Authors: Patrice Bernard & Frank Van Caenegem
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== Windows, OSX, Linux or other Desktop Computers==
* Price: free
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* Platforms: Palm / PocketPC / MS Smartphone / SE P800-P900
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* Home: http://nanika.net/Metro/
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''Metro'' is a small application originally developed for the Palm Pilot platform. It stores the route plans of subway and/or bus services of various cities around the world. It allows you to easily find the best connection between two places using the public transportation network of your current city. It will display instructions on what lines to take, where to change, and an estimate of how long the trip will take. It does not store schedules. The current version (April 2004) covers over 250 cities from [[Australia]] to [[Wales]].
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== Android ==
  
The author of these lines tested it with various cities ([[Paris]], for example). ''Metro'' does a very good job at what it was designed to do. It's highly recommended for anyone with a supported PDA who travels into a city with more than two subway lines.
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== iOS ==
  
==Hotels Price Bot==
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== Windows Phone ==
* Author: Timmy Duis Damm
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* Price: Free
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* Platforms: Windows/Mac
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* Home: http://www.hotelsbot.com/
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''Hotels Price Bot'' is a unique free tool that searches multiple hotel reservation websites simultaneously to help you find the lowest rate instantly. We eliminate the need to search major websites one by one in order to compare prices and availability. Our free service is an amazing time and money saver!, compares over 700,000 hotel deals from over 30 of the most visited travel websites. Our unique system offers exceptional consumer value resulting in the industry’s top return visitor numbers, and visitor-to-booking rates.
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== Symbian ==
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== Cross - platform ==
  
==Portable Apps==
 
* Author: John T. Haller, various
 
* Price: Free
 
* Platforms: Windows/Mac
 
* Home: http://portableapps.com/
 
  
''Portable Apps'' are portable applications that can be put on any USB drive/iPod/media device and toted along with the user. The apps can be launched from the USB drive and used nearly anywhere in the world. Apps vary greatly, from web browsers and email programs (Mozilla's ''Firefox'' and ''Thunderbird''), to word processors (''OpenOffice''), and even audio and image editing software (''Audacity'' and ''GIMP''). Portable apps are free and lightweight, and are only limited to the amount of space the user's drive allows.
 
  
==Wikitravel==
 
*Wikitravel itself is available for download in in various forms.  See http://wikitravel.org/en/Wikitravel:Offline_Reader_Expedition for more information.
 
Software Blog: http://webcmmssoftwareusa.wordpress.com/
 
 
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