An Assistant in the Palm of Your Hand: Use Your Android Device to Make Traveling More Productive

One of the best things about always a having your smartphone around is that you can use it to make your life easier. You don’t only have to use it for looking at memes, browsing the internet and making phone calls: there are plenty of other ways it can help you, especially when you travel.

There are tons of apps that you can find to make getting to and from your destination — and all of the fun in between — easier. The apps will help you take care of all of the important stuff so you can fully enjoy your travels, wherever they take you. Here are a few of the cooler apps you can download.

Automatic Call Recorder for Me

Having the ability to re-listen to phone conversations can be a very helpful thing to have: you can hear the voice of a loved one anytime you are feeling a little homesick, or you can save valuable information about any flights or accommodations that you have.

This call recorder app for Android lets you record the conversation you have with anyone on your contact list automatically, or you can choose to record calls on a case by case basis. As you talk, you have the ability to create bookmarks whenever you want, so you can easily find important information whenever you need to.

All of your recordings are stored for easy access and you can search through them by date or phone number. Each recording is protected by a PIN, so only you and those you give the PIN to can access the calls, making it very secure.

Around Me

Having trouble figuring out what to do while you’re away? Or do you need to stop for gas soon, but don’t know where the nearest gas station is? This app unlocks all of the things that are around you and displays them for easy viewing.

Just open the app and it will show you all of the bars restaurants, movie theaters, museums, convenience stores and much more that are around you. It also displays emergency facilities like hospitals and police stations. All you have to do is choose a category of what you’re looking for and the app will give you all of the options available to you.

Opera Mini

If you want to avoid exorbitant data charges while you’re traveling but still want to use the internet on your phone, this browser will help you conserve data and still give you access to all of your favorite websites.

One of the best ways it saves data is that it uses a smart downloading feature that downloads videos or documents in the background and saves the larger files for the next time you’re on a WiFi connection. It’s a pared-down browser that only uses the necessary features. You can even check to see how much data the browser has saved you in real-time.

Check out these apps next time you travel and you can focus on having fun!

David Lane is a digital nomad, he works online at his location-independent business usually from some place warm!

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