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Which smartphone apps have you found useful when travelling? I'm thinking of travel-assistance (timetables. plans etc), finding interesting sights and eating-places, tips and tricks, virtual tour-guides - that kind of thing.

I use an Android device and will be travelling to New York next month so those items would interest me the most.

(question reformulated in attempt to make it less opinion-based)

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closed as primarily opinion-based by uncovery, Dirty-flow, Mark Mayo, mindcorrosive Aug 19 '13 at 17:49

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I can't speak to which one for Android (on iOS I like Exit Strategy or Embark), but really, the main thing you need is a subway map application that works offline. Beyond that, your usual tools of Yelp, etc. should handle most of your needs. –  LessPop_MoreFizz Aug 19 '13 at 5:59
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I disgaree with the close votes. First, the OP said "must-have" apps, which means those which are unanimously useful. Second, it is up to the person who answers to give more than one app for each category of apps in order to avoid debate (troll) on which app is "best" in its category. –  Vince Aug 19 '13 at 8:26
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@Vince it's just like a question asking for must-see places in New York. There is no right answer –  Dirty-flow Aug 19 '13 at 8:58
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@paul this could be a good start mashable.com/2010/09/07/new-york-city-apps –  Dirty-flow Aug 19 '13 at 9:29
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@Vince There is no must haves because there are many apps providing many various things, Zagat, Yelp, Google Maps, Google Plus, Waze, and list goes on and on and on and on. I use Android for the last 2 years I have tried quite a bit of various apps and selected a few that suit my needs. They are available on all platforms since they have mostly nothing to do with Android Platform per se. Those are provided to you by the manufacturer pre-installed. So let's narrow down the criteria and then get the apps. –  Karlson Aug 20 '13 at 2:10