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Best travel apps , travel planners, route calculators and service updates to help make sure you never miss the train again.

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Lumia Clock

Lumia Clock

A clock you’ll never need

2
2

FREE

2
Car Camera DVR

Car Camera DVR

A useful and well-executed app – though there are a couple of frustrating niggles there, too.

4
4

£1.49

3
TomTom for Android

TomTom for Android

The seminal satnav provider has been a long time coming to Android – was it worth the wait?

5
3

£30.99

4
Geospike

Geospike

The visual splendor is somewhat spoilt by the dark tones, and levels are too slow-paced and repetitive to really grip you.

3
2

FREE

5
ForestXplorer

ForestXplorer

Some good ideas, but it’s got some problems we want to see nixed soon.

3
2

FREE

6
Commuter

Commuter

A first-class app, and one that’s nicely flexible. The lack of ticket purchasing means it can’t be the only app you use, though.

4
3

FREE

7
Bing Get Me There

Bing Get Me There

Easy to get lost, easy to be found

4
2

FREE

8
Wipolo

Wipolo

Letting others see how good you are at travelling

2
2

FREE

9
First Great Western

First Great Western

Poor performance lets down an excellent app

4
3

FREE

10
thetrainline.com

thetrainline.com

Find your next train and buy tickets in a flash

4
2

FREE

11
GloveBox

GloveBox

You’re unlikely to need it every day, or every week for that matter. But for the convenience GloveBox delivers, it’s 69p well spent.

4
2

£0.69

12
Columbia’s GPS PAL

Columbia’s GPS PAL

Make beautiful walks even more memorable by creating and sharing these journals – just make sure you’ve got a full battery before you do so.

4
2

FREE

13
RAC Traffic

RAC Traffic

Good enough for traffic information

3
2

FREE

14
Tube Map

Tube Map

An essential app for Londoners new and old

5
2

FREE

15
Addison Lee

Addison Lee

Need a taxi? It’s right there on your phone

5
2

FREE

16
Next Bus UK

Next Bus UK

Need a bus? You know where to turn

4
2

£1.49

17
Telmap Navigator

Telmap Navigator

Satnav, GPS, call it what you will, but it’s one of the main car-based aids a GPS-enabled smartphone can provide.

5
2

FREE

18
DriveGain+

DriveGain+

Useful for those with a passion for statistics, and could save you real money in fuel efficiency.

3
2

£4.99

19
Hotels.com HD

Hotels.com HD

A cracking app for hunting local crashpads and planning holiday stays generally

4
2

FREE

20
CaskFinder

CaskFinder

Could find you a nice beer in a pinch, but it’s not comprehensive enough for our tastes.

2
2

FREE

21
TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

Full of info, basic on looks

4
2

FREE

22
Nokia Drive

Nokia Drive

Sat Nav comes to Windows Phone

4
2

FREE

23
OpenTable

OpenTable

Find a good place to eat, provided the information is there

3
2

FREE

24
Nihao Multimedia course

Nihao Multimedia course

You want apple tea? We can totally say that to Chinese people now

4
2

£0.79

25
AA Speed Camera

AA Speed Camera

This offers solid performance in locating speed cameras, but its ugly interface lets it down

3
2

FREE

26
AA Breakdown & Traffic

AA Breakdown & Traffic

Send the AA your location and get traffic updates

4
3

FREE

27
Rail Planner Live

Rail Planner Live

Journey Plans, Train Times, Fares, Platforms, SMS Alerts, Widget, Buy Tickets.

4
2

£3.49

28
Train Times UK

Train Times UK

Officially Approved Live Train Times App For Android.

4
2

£3.49

29
AA Days Out Guide 2011

AA Days Out Guide 2011

AA takes a no-frills approach to location-based discovery of UK attractions.

4
2

FREE

30
AA Time Machine

AA Time Machine

A useful geographical tool for historians and the curious alike.

4
2

FREE

31
Banksy-Locations

Banksy-Locations

Useful site locator for the famous yet elusive street artist Banksy.

4
3

£0.69

32
Garmin UK & Ireland

Garmin UK & Ireland

Needs a few more versions before it can truly compete with TomTom, but it’s still a good app.

4
2

£39.99

33
Fotopedia: National Parks

Fotopedia: National Parks

Dramatic scenery and great detail, all organised in an easy to follow way. Superb.

4
2

£1.99

34
Eurostar Trains

Eurostar Trains

Rail journeys have just got a little easier…

5
3

FREE

35
National Geographic: 50 Places of a Lifetime

National Geographic: 50 Places of a Lifetime

A beautifully made app that will immediately fill you with wanderlust.

4
2

£1.49

36
Holiday Countdown

Holiday Countdown

If you need a paid-for app for this, you have serious work issues

1
3

£1.00

37
GPS Speedometer

GPS Speedometer

Your phone just got cooler at high speeds

5
2

£0.79

38
1000 Ultimate Experiences

1000 Ultimate Experiences

It’s an unusual way to present a travel app, but one that works so much better for it!

4
2

£2.99

39
NavFree GPS UK & ROI

NavFree GPS UK & ROI

A free TomTom alternative, but satellite coverage is patchy

3
3

FREE

40
Localscope

Localscope

Find amenities fast using this app, which searches multiple databases to give you more useful results.

4
2

£1.49

41
ForestXplorer

ForestXplorer

Some good ideas, but it’s got some problems we want to see nixed soon.

3
2

FREE

42
The Good Pub Guide 2011

The Good Pub Guide 2011

A good initial version, with more features to come.

4
2

£3.99

43
gMaps

gMaps

Maps and Microsoft just don’t want to mix

3
2

FREE

44
British Airways

British Airways

Speeding you up through the nightmare check ins

4
2

FREE

45
London Traffic Cams

London Traffic Cams

Keep an eye on traffic problems in the capital

4
2

£1.50

46
Glympse

Glympse

Share your location without letting the whole world know where you are

4
2

FREE

47
Gowalla

Gowalla

Travel blogging comes to your smartphone

4
2

FREE

48
timr – Time and Milege Tracker

timr – Time and Milege Tracker

Keep track of project working time with this handy client

4
2

FREE

49
AroundMe

AroundMe

Location aware, but lacking any real direction

3
2

FREE

50
Google Translate

Google Translate

Magical travel app disolves language barriers

5
2

FREE

51
Poynt

Poynt

On poynt or poyntless? We investigate

4
2

FREE

52
Ultimate Maps
3
3

£3.29

53
British Airways

British Airways

Less of an app, more of a shortcut

2
3

FREE

54
Trainline Tickets

Trainline Tickets

Make sense of the rails with this brilliantly laid-out app

5
2

FREE

55
World Traveler
3
2

FREE

56
Raileasy

Raileasy

Booking train tickets can be a real nightmare, but not if you get yourself RailEasy

4
2

FREE

57
HRS Hotels

HRS Hotels

Book hotels from wherever you are

4
2

FREE

58
Metro Cab Finder

Metro Cab Finder

The perfect app for when you are drunk and lost

3
2

FREE

59
WorldMate

WorldMate

The ideal travel companion

3
2

FREE

60
Here and now

Here and now

Check local listings and weather

5
2

FREE

61
Train Travel

Train Travel

Need to get home soon? there’s a (new) app for that

4
2

£4.99

62
London Tube

London Tube

Spidery lines all over your screen? What can it mean? That’s a London tube map.

4
2

£0.79

63
Travel Booker
4
3

FREE

64
Magic Guidebook

Magic Guidebook

Find exactly what you want, wherever you may roam

4
3

£2.69

65
Get Holiday

Get Holiday

The ideal trial companion

3
2

FREE

66
Translate

Translate

Simply translate from one language to another

3
2

FREE

67
View2Road

View2Road

Keep an eye on the roads, if you live in the States

2
2

£2.19

68
Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor

Look up info on hotels and destinations

2
3

FREE

69
xMaps

xMaps

No internet connection, but still need maps? Then xMaps is here to help.

2
2

£1.69

70
Lastminute.com hotels
3
2

FREE

71
TrainTimes

TrainTimes

Plan your train trip from the comfort of your smartphone

3
3

£2.19

72
London Tube

London Tube

Plan journeys on the London Underground

3
3

£1.00

73
Yell.com

Yell.com

The Yellow Pages in an app-sized location-specific chunk

4
2

FREE

74
Tube Map

Tube Map

The Underground now fits in your back pocket

4
3

FREE

75
TubeBuddy

TubeBuddy

Keep on top of tube departures and delays with this simple app

4
2

FREE

76
Skobbler UK/Ireland Lite

Skobbler UK/Ireland Lite

A free open-source satnav app that could well genuinely disrupt and improve the market for navigation apps on smartphones

4
2

FREE

77
AA Hotel Guide 2010

AA Hotel Guide 2010

If you’re looking for a decent, free guide to UK hotels then look no further

3
2

FREE

78
TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

If you travel or holiday a lot, iPhone’s Trip Advisor app will definitely find you the best hotel or meal

3
2

FREE

79
Postcards

Postcards

An ideal app for the terminally lazy on holidays who want to send postcards, but don’t want to move from the sunbed.

4
3

FREE

80
HRS Hotelportal

HRS Hotelportal

Search for and book up hotels worldwide

2
2

FREE

81
Touchnote Postcards

Touchnote Postcards

Send real postcards to anywhere in the world

4
2

FREE

82
British Airways

British Airways

Only love to fly with BA? This is the app for you

4
2

FREE

83
Natgeo Photos

Natgeo Photos

Enjoy the latest National Geographic imagery

3
2

FREE

84
Ibiza Rocks

Ibiza Rocks

A relatively useful guide to nights out in Ibiza

3
2

FREE

85
MyLocation

MyLocation

Tells you where you are, in case it’s been a heavy night

2
2

FREE

86
Compass
1
2

FREE

88
World Subway
3
3

FREE

89
Skobbler GPS Navigation

Skobbler GPS Navigation

Cover your sat-nav’s ears – Skobbler brings GPS navigation to Anfroid for free

4
2

FREE

90
Food Network UK World Cuisine

Food Network UK World Cuisine

Explore world cuisine through Food Network UK ’s new mobile app

3
2

FREE

91
Weather Pro

Weather Pro

We love talking about the weather in good old Blighty, and Weather Pro provides incredibly accurate local forecasts

4
3

£2.39

92
Honda Safety Driving

Honda Safety Driving

Stop crashing into things when emailing on the go

4
3

FREE

93
SCOTTY mobil

SCOTTY mobil

Tracking your route across Europe in an apparently easy way

2
3

FREE

94
StayHIP

StayHIP

An app which seeks out the coolest hotel haunts so that you can mingle with the trendies

3
3

FREE

95
Kayak

Kayak

Need to change flights or hotel quickly at the drop of a hat?

4
2

FREE

96
National Rail

National Rail

The entire rail network ready and waiting for you in one handy app

4
2

£4.99

97
Own Voice for Ovi Maps

Own Voice for Ovi Maps

Create your own voice commands for turn-by-turn directions on your Nokia

3
2

FREE

98
Google Maps Navigation

Google Maps Navigation

Available on Android devices with OS 1.6 and upwards, Google Maps Navigation brings free sat nav to your phone

4
2

FREE

99
TripIt Travel Organiser

TripIt Travel Organiser

Stop getting yourself in a muddle when travelling abroad by letting the automated TripIt service do all the work for you

5
2

FREE

100
TrainTimes

TrainTimes

Looking for a train? Want to know the time? The TrainTimes is the app for you

4
2

FREE

101
FancyTran

FancyTran

Get all fancy and translate-y with the latest application from FancyTran

4
3

FREE

102
Tube Map

Tube Map

Why faff about with paper leaflets when you can use an advanced and interactive tube map instead?

3
2

FREE

103
Navita Translator

Navita Translator

Basic translation software that does exactly what is says on the tin – turns words into other words

2
2

FREE

104
RoadRunner GPS

RoadRunner GPS

Turn your BlackBerry into a fully-fledged GPS tracker with this nifty little app

4
3

£3.55

105
LangLearner Lite

LangLearner Lite

Learn a new language for free with easy to follow audio clips and lists. Lots and lots of lists.

2
2

FREE

106
TripCase

TripCase

Keep complex trips under control and carefully logged. You can even blog about what you’re up to and bore your friends senseless. Thanks TripCase!

4
2

FREE

107
Ovi Maps

Ovi Maps

Mapping for 70 countries, with driving directions, traffic info and walking navigation.

5
3

FREE

108
CoPilot Live UK and Ireland

CoPilot Live UK and Ireland

Satnav applications on mobile phones have developed at an incredible rate, with the latest from CoPilot turning your iPhone into a fully-featured PND.

5
3

£26.99

109
London Tube Deluxe

London Tube Deluxe

An essential iPhone app for any Londoner or befuddled visitor who cannot make head nor tail of the tube map.

5
3

£0.59

110
ABBYY FotoTranslate

ABBYY FotoTranslate

A fine way to harness your phones camera to snap and then translate up to 175,000 words from French to English.

4
3

£6.00

111
toptable restaurant finder

toptable restaurant finder

If you already use toptable’s restaurant-booking website, then you will know what is in store with this useful food-finding app.

4
2

FREE

112
Lonely Planet Guide to London

Lonely Planet Guide to London

Lonely Planet’s Guide to London on the iPhone is certainly a pricey app, but it’s worth it if you are planning to explore the city.

4
2

£9.49

113
VirginTrains

VirginTrains

Get up-to-the-minute train and travel info on all Virgin trains, including platforms, delays and arrival times.

3
2

FREE

114
I Parked Here – Trial Edition

I Parked Here – Trial Edition

Car locating tool for forgetful drivers helps you find your Golf in the multi storey.

3
2

FREE

115
Go Eat – Global Dining Guide

Go Eat – Global Dining Guide

Helping you to search out the best places to eat no matter where you are with restaurant listings, reviews and user ratings.

3
2

FREE

116
AA – Best of Britain

AA – Best of Britain

The AA’s latest app won’t help you fix a puncture on the M1, but it will make sure your weekends are more fun.

3
2

£4.99

117
Mapsnap GPS

Mapsnap GPS

Find out where you without electronic maps using your phone’s GPS and snaps of maps.

4
2

£1.69

118
Bing

Bing

Get Microsfot’s Bing service on your mobile and access maps, directions and location-aware information on nearby businesses and services.

3
2

FREE

119
ALOQA

ALOQA

Location aware app that lets you find out what’s going on near you.

3
2

FREE

120
SPB Traveler

SPB Traveler

Travelling can be stressful, expensive and confusing. A single application helps to bring calm to this chaos by forcing some organisation on your travel-life.

3
2

£27.19

121
Tuberun

Tuberun

An all-singing, all-dancing Tube guide and planner that tries to help you catch that next tube train.

3
3

£1.19

122
RAC Traffic

RAC Traffic

Constantly updated app which gives you traffic information via Google Maps, helping you to plan your journey easier.

5
3

FREE

123
Qype Radar

Qype Radar

Qype Radar offers up millions of reviews of local amenities based on your location. From restaurants to taxis, it’s all rated and reviewed.

5
2

FREE

124
CoPilot Live Navigation Europe for Android

CoPilot Live Navigation Europe for Android

Turn your Android device into a fully fledged sat nav, complete with turn by turn navigation.

4
3

£50.43

125
Talk To Me

Talk To Me

Text-to-speech app that allows you to type in phrases and voice-translate them into a number of different languages.

4
2

FREE

126
Augmented Views 2.0

Augmented Views 2.0

Augmented reality app that delivers traffic alerts and speed camera warnings to help you avoid delays and stay fine free on your car journey.

3
3

FREE