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List of useful apps in Germany/Europe
Name Category Description Android iOS
DB Navigator Travel/Transport If you are traveling Europe by train, it is in your very best interest to download train timetables app from the German train system, the Deutsch Bahn. Although it is the German app, you can find out train schedules across Europe and even purchase tickets within the app and store them on your device. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.hafas.android.db&hl=en https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/db-navigator/id343555245?mt=8
MAPS.ME Maps/Navigation MAPS.ME provides offline maps using OpenStreetMap data. It is possible to download maps for a region/country and find your way without the need for an internet connection. hhttps://maps.me/android-app-pro https://maps.me/iphone-app-pro
Booking Accommodation This app offers hotels, apartments, B&B’s, hostels and much more, including last-minute deals. You can also read reviews on a hotel and see what kind of rating it received. With most of the bookings, you are able to cancel without a penalty. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.booking&hl=en https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/booking.com-hotel-reservations/id367003839?mt=8
Öffi Travel/Transport Öffi timetable app provides options like door-to-door navigation, interactive travel planning, real-time departures including delays. Multiple countries in Europe, America, Australia and Asia are supported, including Germany, of course. Öffi obtains the connection data from the respective selected transport association. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.schildbach.oeffi -
ovgu2go University/Campus You can look for everything related to the University - from your grades to the day's menu at the Cafetaria. Presently not available due to certain problems with the developers. - -
LEO Dictionary Dictionary/Language Apart from searching for word translations, this app also includes a Forums section where registered users can discuss questions about spelling, grammar and translation with other users — and also chat about German culture. LEO Dictionary has a built-in voice lookup that allows you to search by simply speaking into your phone. This is pretty useful when you’re too busy to type, or if you’re not sure how to spell the word you’re looking up. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leo.android.dict https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/leo-dictionary/id396838427?mt=8
MyTaxi Deals/Offers Since Uber has been banned in Germany, My Taxi is an easy-to-use app that is similar to Uber in that you can see the driver, where there car is, pay right on the phone and can request high-rated drivers. The main difference between the two apps is that these are all licensed taxis versus private cars in case of Uber. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=taxi.android.client&hl=en https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mytaxi-the-taxi-app/id357852748?mt=8
MyDealz Deals/Offers The mydealz community finds, reports and evaluates deals & vouchers. - -
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