Drops – Learn a language – one drop at a time

This is an app which aims to teach you a foreign language, but it does so in bite-sized chunks using pictures and games to help you learn and remember the basics.

Drops takes “boring” out of language learning: useful vocabulary is beamed into your memory via gorgeous minimalist illustrations and fast paced micro-games. No translations into your native language – no middlemen – just pure fun.
The fun part? It only takes 5 minutes a day. In fact that’s all the time you get! Insane? Yes. Works? Absolutely! 

Learn 31 languages in your spare time, one drop at a time!

Android:   http://bit.ly/2G7eE6Q          iOS; https://apple.co/2G2CXTG

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Open Signal – measure your data speeds

OpenSignal is an award winning app,  packed with features to help you accurately measure the everyday experience you receive on your mobile network. It includes download speed, upload speed and latency test, test speeds on cellular or wifi. It also retains a history of speed tests, visualized on a map or list.

The speed test allows you to find out the location at which the signal is strongest, and also compare cellular and wifi speeds. Network availability and speed stats are stored and listed based on your own experience as well as the experiences of others – whether on your own service provider or on other networks.

Coverage maps are available for all operators and zoom in to street level. The coverage maps are based on the signal experienced by users. The data is collected by crowd sourcing and is fairly representative. You could use this information to download maps before visiting areas with weak or no signal.

Overall, a very useful tool to understand your mobile connectivity efficiency.

Android: http://bit.ly/2R1PGqf           iOS: https://apple.co/2R1PIOT

 

TripIt: Travel Organizer

Tripit is one of my favorite Travel Organizers for air travel.  As soon as you book a flight, hotel, car or other reservation, simply forward it to plans@tripit.com and your plans will be instantly added to your master itinerary. 

All your important details like flight timings, confirmation no., seat no. are in one place. No more frantically searching through your inbox for them.  Important details like when your flight gets in, or your confirmation number will all be in one place.  You can get to them instantly in TripIt, even when you’re offline. Plus, it is very easy to send travel plans to your calendar, or to anyone you choose. You can even update your meetings, hotel bookings and local conveyance bookings, to give you a complete picture of your visit in one place.

Manage all your plans for free with TripIt, or, for about the price of checking your bags, upgrade to Tripit Pro to get stress-free travel all year long. When you upgrade, you get additional features like choosing the best seat, receive real-time flight alerts, get terminal and gate reminders, track your frequent-flyer miles and much more.

An essential for Air Travel – undoubtedly!

Android : http://bit.ly/2MxJfIS                iOS : https://apple.co/2MwOicp


What 3 Words

This app has given every 10ftx10ft square in the world a unique 3 word address. You can use the what3words app to discover, search, and share a 3 word address, and to get directions.

Search for a location or press the locate me icon, zoom in on the map to see the grid and move the pin to see the 3 word address change for every square. Tap the wordbar to share a 3 word address or get directions to it in a navigation app, or use the compass mode to navigate by simply following the pointer. And you can do it all offline and in your own language.

Use what3words to share the precise delivery point for where you live or work; organise the perfect meeting spot or pinpoint hard-to-find places on your travels.

The app is a great tool when a street address is not accurate enough or doesn’t exist.

Android : http://bit.ly/2PIc5s7                   iOS : https://apple.co/2NRXD09

Hostelworld

If you are a student or a budget-traveller, this one is for you. This, easy-to-use travel app offers you the biggest choice of accommodations at the best prices. You can find party hostels in some of world’s most popular destinations, including London, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Bangkok, or choose a private room in one of Europe’s many boutique and luxury hostels.

The booking plans are flexible and have last-minute booking capability, to let you stay as flexible as your travel plans. You can even use your location to find nearby hostels, view properties on a map, or search by city and date. You can filter by price and property type; sort by customer rating, name and price. All with no booking fees – the app is free.

“Hostels are the best way to travel and Hostelworld is the best way to find them.” says one of the reviews. 

Android : http://bit.ly/2PFYnG9         iOS : https://apple.co/2PF8zP0

Expensify

Expensify is the #1 tool for expense report management, receipt tracking, and business travel. Snap a photo of your receipt using SmartScan and Expensify takes care of the rest! Designed for small businesses, accountants, and individuals who are sick of wasting time with spreadsheets, Expensify streamlines business travel and tax compliance with expense reports that are easy to build and maintain

Expensify has been widely acknowledged as the best tool for business travelers. If you’re a small business or solopreneur looking for simple receipt capture, Expensify’s patented SmartScan OCR technology eliminates manual data entry and makes it easy to keep track of receipts on-the-go. If you’re looking for more complex functionality for a larger company, Expensify takes care of all of your expense management needs: expense reports, multi-level approval workflows, automatic credit card reconciliation, company card management, next-day rapid reimbursement, integrations with accounting and HR softwares, and so much more.

Android : http://bit.ly/2LnIZQ1     iOS : https://apple.co/2LlKIWe

https://www.expensify.com

Moovit: Bus Time & Train Time Live Info

Moovit is your personal assistant for Public Transport.  It guides more than 150 million users in over 2200 cities throughout the world. Commuters will find updated bus time and train time, transit maps, and, where available, real-time line arrivals based on GPS devices on-board buses, subways, and trains.

You can locate nearby stations, travel with on-the-go live navigation guidance and receive get-off alerts at your destination to ensure a smooth ride. This is why Moovit has been named one of the best apps of the year in 2016 and 2017 by the Google Play and App Stores, respectively.

You have offline maps, rate charts and an interesting option to become a local guide for your city. You only need one app to navigate – just MOOVIT!

 

Android : http://bit.ly/2KdWn5r                         iOS : https://apple.co/2Mcz5xi