|My lovely study abroad roommate modeling her new Vodaphone in Dublin.|
Viber and Whatsapp are useful apps to communicate with your friends and family at home and around the world.
Viber is great to text and call friends from home and abroad for free (and they have the cutest emojis!). Make sure you don't delete the app once you're abroad because you need an activation code from you phone provider to activate the app.
It's more commonly used in Europe and I only used it to text when friends didn't have Viber. Viber and Whatsapp are useful apps to communicate with your friends and family at home and around the world.
3. TripAdvisor and TripAdvisor City Guides
Both apps incredibly useful and convenient when you can't carry guide books. The City Guides app even works offline so it's perfect when you're roaming around the city with no Wifi. TripAdvisor is the perfect and easy site to plan your trips.
I found it very useful to download the United Airlines app. Whatever airlines you're using, I strongly encourage you to download the app to confirm and check your flight status/tickets.
|Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland|
If you're anything like me, you'll take hundreds of pictures and videos. Dropbox helps to backup your documents and keeping your storage free. There's nothing worse than getting a full storage notification just when you're about to take a magnificent picture of the Eight Wonder of the World.
I was able to listen to Spotify (but not Pandora) in Ireland. Spotify also makes it easy to keep track of the new songs you encounter abroad.
There's nothing worse than being in an amazing building, neighborhood, or museum and not knowing the history and other information that may not be available. I loved using the Wikipedia app to access more information about the places and attractions I was going to visit. (The WikiTravel site is also great to utilize when planning trips and learning more about the city).