Keeping on budget on your gap year can be difficult. Here are a few of the best apps on the market at the moment to help you keep your bank balance steady on the road.
The way travellers interact with services and providers has changed a lot in recent years, and apps and social media have become the favoured mode of service – customer interaction and advertising for many companies. With these new media services available to the modern traveller, many apps are making the logistics of travel much easier.
With that in mind, here are some of the best budget managing apps available on the market at the moment as recommended by Flighthub.
A budget app built for travel, TrabeePocket is made for the globetrotter on a budget. What makes TrabeePocket so useful is its built-in currency converters. While many budgeting apps are great at financially planning your life, few are built with your vacation in mind. The inclusion of currency conversions separates TrabeePocket from the pack on this front. Pro users of this app can create .csv exports, convert multiple currencies, and create expense reports. TrabeePocket is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
Probably the most recognizable name in budgeting apps, Mint is globally recognized for a reason. Built by the makers of Quicken, TurboTax, and Quick Books, Mint has a technological pedigree that is hard to match. With its ability to speak with both your bank accounts and credit cards, Mint maybe isn’t built for specific budgets, but for those who are looking for a global financial picture while on vacation, you can’t go wrong with Mint. Being one of the most popular budget apps out there, it’s not surprising it’s available for just about every mobile OS out there, including Android and iOS.
Another travel specific budgeting app, Trail Wallet has been road tested and proven to be a very reliable travel app. Allowing you to breakdown expenses by trip or by month, Trail Wallet allows you to set daily limits for your vacation and add expenses on the fly to ensure you keep yourself on track over the course of your getaway. Trail Wallet also features Facebook integration, allowing you to socially share your budget successes should you chose to and allows for tagging, allowing you categorize your expenses in addition to tracking your budget. While using Trail Wallet requires more manual input than an app like Mint, it is probably the best and simplest travel budget app FlightHub has reviewed. Be careful though, one thing Trail Wallet is missing is integrated currency converters, meaning you will need to adapt yourself, and your money, to new currency environments. An additional thing to note, Trail Wallet is exclusive to the iOS operating system, meaning Android users will need to look elsewhere.
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