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 with apps and social media becoming increasingly prevalent, and many of these apps are making the logistics of budgeting for your travel much easier.
With that in mind, here are some of the best travel managing apps available on the market at the moment.
This is an old one but essential, and proves that sometimes the most simplest thing is the most useful. If you are jumping from country to country and need to work out what currency is worth what at the drop of a hat, XE is your go to app.
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.
Ever wonder just when exactly you should buy your tickets to get the best price? Not infallible by any means, this is still a great app for gauging when you should book your flights and has a color-coded graph showing you the best times to travel based on current prices.
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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