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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.

While this site cannot suggest any particular application (for there are hundreds created each day), there are some guidelines applicable to any operating system, tablet or smartphone.

Software

Generally, when travelling you usually need the following types of applications:

  • GPS,Map and other navigation software, such as Metro lines or Bus schedules.
  • Internet tools to Stay online.
  • Photo or Video editing software for Travel photography.

Availability

A common mistake of many users is to use an application fine at home, only to find that it is not usable while travelling because it needs an internet connection, some times a fast one. For example, the popular Google Earth needs an internet connection, so it would be useless if you try to use it without internet or quite expensive if you use it over 3G.

Either verify that your software works "offline" or get an offline version of it.

Windows, OSX, Linux or other Desktop Computers

Android

iOS

Windows Phone

Symbian

Cross - platform

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