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What IPhone apps

Got an iPhone 4 a few weeks ago and would like to know what apps people are using on the road .I was looking at a few threads about the GPS ones only working as long as you have reception but what about milage log a fuel consumption or any others that you've found.

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Motorcycle and Scooter Parking
Motorcycle Dealers and Workshops
BikeBandit (parts)
FindMyCar
HereIAm (for letting friends know where you are)
NavFree
BasicGPS
Sunrise Free (to know when the sun is up)
Carsales.com.au (also bikesales)
BBR- Better Biking Roads
CheapParking

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WorldClock (time conversions to call home)
Pocket Weather (for local weather, synoptics and radars)
Quickshot (to auto save images to Dropbox)
WhatsApp (for SMS queueing)
Viber (for free calls)
Bump for business card swapping
World Customs (to get it right)
various World Nomads language guides
World Cab Fares (to konw what to pay from the airport)
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OffMaps allows you to download maps from OpenStreetMap for offline use.
MotionX GPS is a full-fledged GPS app that can also import waypoints. I think it can also use maps from OpenStreetMap offline.
Note that you need to download maps in advance with a wi-fi connection. They can be very large files.
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The Lonely Planet apps are also pretty good - full guides on your iPhone in an easy way to search and read - also the maps (with GPS location) work completely offline. They also include phrasebooks that read out the phrases over the speaker - so you can use it to learn how to say it or just press it in the hotel reception ;-)

Lonely Planet - Mobile

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The Lonely Planet apps are also pretty good - full guides on your iPhone in an easy way to search and read - also the maps (with GPS location) work completely offline. They also include phrasebooks that read out the phrases over the speaker - so you can use it to learn how to say it or just press it in the hotel reception ;-)

Lonely Planet - Mobile

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Had a look at that ,good to have Matt
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World Nomads language apps, brilliant, spoken and written phrases in your language and 'theirs', saying 'hello' 'please' 'thank you' in the local language always helps!
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Here is one more app I found very useful:

Road trip - a neat app for keeping track of vehicle fuel consumption, maintenance, tire log plus the ability for trip specific events, and multiple currencies.



I added a few more here:
iPhone Apps for overlanding
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MotionX GPS is a very good GPS app, with open maps, and you can download a map radius rather than use data.

I also use roadtrip for fuel consumption, although going to try our Fuely soon as that seems popular, and on roadtrip, If I forget to add a fill-up it tends to up my MPG.

itorch4, for when I don't have my torch to hand
BBR best biking roads
Kindle app- books on the go
Tripadvisor- check out reviews of hotels, hostels, resturants
Tunein radio- world radio
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Great list.

For US travel I'd add

All stays camp and rv. for finding campgrounds it lists all national park areas as well

Navigon. Full featured GPS from garmin
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