Nowadays our smartphones have become irreplaceable and extremely helpful devices for everyday life. We can’t even imagine our life without them. Israel is not an exception. When you travel to this country, be prepared to use these apps that will be extremely helpful during your trip:
We tend to use taxis more often when we travel. This app was called “Gett Taxi” in the past, but it still remains one of the most popular ways for ordering a taxi in the country. There is also a Gett Kid app, which can help you order taxis with a car seat for your baby. The company accepts cash and credit cards, provides you with the full information of the driver, monitors the location of the taxi and gives the arrival time of the cab.
You can even find a driver that doesn’t drive on Shabbat. Request a Gett Mehadrin.
Waze is another extremely useful tool that helps you find the best route if you get stuck in a traffic jam, a usual problem in big cities. The information about the volume of traffic updates automatically, and you can monitor the traffic online. Users automatically add information about traffic tie-ups in real time – without having to do a thing. Moreover, users can add all the essential traffic information by themselves to let the other drivers be aware of the current situation.
Waze is free, in keeping with its 2006 roots as an open-source project called FreeMaps. The service was launched in Israel but is available all over the world.
You can also use this similar app, calledMoovit. It uses public transportation for an easy way to find the most convenient route.
It gives you the most optimal route whether you are traveling by car, train, bus or foot. It can also track trains and buses in real time.
This is an essential tool in case you don’t know Hebrew. It doesn’t promise you perfect grammar, but it is definitely a great helper to be able to communicate. Moreover, Google Translate is good enough at translating complex or multiple sentences. The app has a recent update, giving tourists a chance to take a picture of a menu or a sign and translate it into English using this app.
Jerusalem Post (Jpost), Times of Israel
An app for everyone who is interested not only in the culture, history, and sightseeing but also wants to know the latest Israeli news. These apps also give you the international news, all in English.
This is a perfect app for your photos. Share the best moments of your trip with your family, friends or the whole world! App settings give you the opportunity to make your page visible to everyone, or just for your followers. You can choose any variant, which means you can have privacy. Moreover, you can enjoy the photos of the pages you follow: family, friends, companies, and celebrities.