When you’re planning a family holiday it’s important things go smoothly. The great news is that with the ever growing range of technology available to holiday makers, that simply being armed with an app compatible smart phone means that planning, organisation and information are available on the run. Let’s take a look at a few apps you may not have heard of that will be useful when travelling.

Here’s some useful apps for Family Holidays!


evernote best app for familiesIf you haven’t heard of Evernote, then you’ll be glad that you have now! This amazing app is wonderful for organisation, and one thing you need when planning family holidays is organisation! Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders and all of these things can be organised into folders and synced across devices. It’s free for the basic app, or if you need more data allowance you can upgrade to premium.



This is a super reliable weather app, that takes it’s data from the bureau of meteorology. It allows you to search via town name or postcode and gives you the next 7 days weather forecast including general forecast, expected temperature, rain possibility, wind speed and high/low temps. A great resource when you’re trying to plan a holiday around the weather. It’s Free.




iphone apps for family travel$2.99 to buy, this app is full of user generated information on campsites right across Australia. We downloaded this when we were searching for a campsite and didn’t have a book with us to help, and we couldn’t find one using Google Maps either. Users add their own reviews and information on facilities, accessibility etc, so it’s really helpful in understanding what you’ll find before you get there. Definitely one for family’s who love camping in Australia!



If you’re having a family holiday anywhere in Australia, it helps to know if the places you’re wanting to visit are worth the time or the money. Trip advisor has over 60,000 reviews of places to stay, eat and have fun so that you can make an informed decision about how and where you’ll be spending your holiday. It’s Free.




Ever been frustrated by the limited view point of iphone photos? Well Photosynth removes that frustration by allowing you to take panoramic iphone photos. Definitely lots of fun and highly recommended! It allows you to save and share your creations and capture a real world panoramic view so you don’t forget a thing! It’s Free!



Do you have a favourite app you can recommend for travelling?