T+L's Top Travel Apps 2010
Courtesy of Travel+Leisure Digital Studio
Record your findings
How do you remember a great bottle of wine that you tried in Burgundy last summer? Or the perfect little sandal-maker in Positano? Just take a picture—or text or audio note—and upload it to Evernote, a service accessible from your phone or any Web-connected computer. Searching among your notes is easy: you can look under tags, text, and even words that are embedded in images.
Cost: Free; $45 per year for the premium version, which includes extra memory and more features.
Runs On: Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Palm WebOS, Windows Mobile.
Share your travels
Trip Journal, which will track your route using GPS, lets you record your travels on the go through text, pictures, and video and share them with friends and family on social networks.
Runs On: Android, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch.
Google your world
Like Wikitude, Google Goggles uses your phone’s camera to annotate the world around you—but it goes a step further. Take a picture of foreign-language text and it’ll give a translation; photograph a wine bottle and it’ll give you links to product information. It also offers Yelp-like information about restaurants and other points of interest in the area.
Runs On: Android.
Travel with your pet
Mo’s Nose is the canine equivalent of Y