Best Travel Apps – Google Edition: Google, Translate and Maps

Best Travel Apps – Google Edition: Google, Translate and Maps


Hey friends! Welcome back to my YouTube Channel where I
share tech tips, social tips and app reviews. Today I’m sharing even more travel apps, but
this time, the apps are bigger and better, because it’s my favorite travel apps, Google
edition. Come on, let’s get after it! First up, is the Google search app. The user interface of this app is great, as
if that’s a surprise. But, better than UI is its power. You can search by voice, which I always find
easier than typing, especially if you’re traveling and on the go. So here’s how it works. Ok Google, how do I get to Tempe? Next, Google generates helpful updates. Using Google Now, Google will pull from places
like your gmail account to show you relevant information right from the homepage screen. Getting the weather and news is great and
all, but my favorite part about these cards is that it’ll pull up appointment info,
birthday info, and things like boarding passes and upcoming flights. So for example, to see if your flight is on-time,
what terminal and what gate you’re leaving out of, just pull up the google app! I know. I can’t even handle it sometimes. So, now moving on to Google Maps. This is my go to navigation app. Not only is navigation seamless with this
app, but you can pull up nearby places to eat right from the app and they are all categorized. But cooler yet is the offline feature. So, if you’re traveling and pop on and off
wifi, you’re going to want to take advantage of this feature. Now before you download a map for offline
use, click the menu at the top. Then click on offline areas. And then click the settings icon and make
sure you are set to download over wifi only. So now say you’re back in your AirBNB somewhere
in Europe and you’re going to go explore, back in maps, just search for the city you
are in or exploring. Now, click on the name at the bottom and click
download. Maps will tell you how much space it’s going
to take and it will give you a chance to rename the offline area. Once you’ve downloaded an area, guided navigation
only works for driving directions. It won’t navigate you for transit, walking,
or biking, but it’s still going to pull up in a search where something is on the map,
so you’ll be able to walk the city and find your location. Downloads expire after 29 days and you can
delete or update the download by heading to your menu, offline areas, then clicking on
the area. Alright, on to Google Translate, probably
one of the most helpful apps if you’re traveling to another country where you don’t speak
the language. Just like with Maps, you can download languages
for offline translation. Again, super helpful if you don’t have wifi
or a great data package. Click the gear icon, then Offline translation
and you can add your desired languages here. This is also where you’ll be able to upgrade
a language or delete a downloaded language to free up space. So, that’s pretty cool and helpful right? And, of course you can translate by text or
voice, but that’s so basic. With Google Translate, you can also translate
via your camera. Think about that for a second. You’re out at a restaurant and you don’t
understand a single thing on the menu because you don’t speak the language. Not a problem anymore! Just click the camera icon and align the lens
to whatever it is you’re trying to read. The translation won’t be perfect, but it’s
going to be more than enough for you to understand. So those are my three favorite Google Apps
for travel! Let me know what travel apps you love the
most in the comments below. As always, thank you for watching and if you
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