If I get to my gate early and have some time to spare, my mind starts to wander: Where's the Starbucks? Where can I get a croissant? Who has a snack for me? GateGuru gives you the skinny on all the shops and restaurants in your airport. Now you don't have to go searching for that latte.
If you're anything like me, switching time zones really messes with your mind and body. This free app uses your body's circadian rhythm to map out your sleep schedule. Input your current time zone, the time zone of wherever you're going, and the brightest light your can tolerate while you're traveling, and Entrain will help minimize jetlag so that your flight and your trip are way more enjoyable.
It's always during a long flight that you start to think of all the things you could catch up on — laundry, dishes, scrubbing the molding in the kitchen. Here's something you can do midair: Revisit alllllll the pages you've bookmarked and saved because, "Oh, I'm totally going to read this later." Now you can, and Pocket makes it easy! This free app lets you save all those pages in one location, and the user interface is super clean and easy to navigate.
This one's a must pre-, mid-, and post-flight. Heck, it's good all the time. Radarcast gives incredibly detailed tracking of storms, hurricanes, and even wildfires. It can tell you specific times precipitation will start and stop; it tells you which direction weather is traveling in; and it'll warn you of upcoming severe weather.
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