The 10 apps any expat should have
March 6, 2018
If you are moving overseas in the next months, don’t miss the best to simply your expat life.
Preparing your move, sorting out formalities and starting a new life in another country might be what you are thinking about all day long if you are relocating abroad in the next months.
If you are planning your first move, you might tend to underestimate the amount of work that a relocation means – including paperwork. Luckily, there are a lot of apps which can help you to make this task much easier – and of course, all our relocation consultants will be happy to help you too. If you would like to know, which apps are the bests ones for moving abroad, you just need to keep reading….
Just landed in your new country and you need to sign a document from your old house? Docusign is an app that will help you with this. You can easily sign documents using your electronic signature wherever you are. The signature is legally binding and you can check the status of the document from the same app.
2. Packing Pro
If you are afraid of forgetting anything when you are relocating abroad, try Packing Pro. This app provides you with personalized lists according to your destination, weather and number of people relocating. You can use its expert list-making assistance to customize your list.
Are you in the middle of your new city with some spare time? Check Nearify. This is an app which informs you about the nearby places to go, the upcoming events and the popular artists. Moreover, it gives you personalized recommendations based on previous searches and likes.
4. Time Out
The well-known Time Out magazine has also its own app available in more than 20 worldwide international cities. There you can find the latest events, restaurant recommendations and a trip planner for local and worldwide use.
When you arrive in a new city, one of the first things you want to do is to meet like-minded people. However, this can be hard when you are not fluent in the local language. Lianna helps you with this by connecting you with people nearby who speaks your language.
Another useful app for meeting new people is Meetup. You just need to set your location and plenty of Meetup groups will appear. The groups can be range from social gatherings for expats to yoga lessons. You can choose your interests and suggested groups will appear on the app screen.
7. Google Translate
If you are still finding tough to speak in the local language, Google Translator can give you a helping hand when needed. You can write any sentence in your own language and it will be automatically translated into the desired language.
One of the most common problems that the expats face when living abroad is to find the easiest way to go to any place. Citymapper offers you detailed information about the journey, in real time and with disruptions alerts.
9. XE Currency
Depending on your relocation destination, you will have to change your currency. This can be a bit troublesome, especially when deciding if the item you are trying to purchase is a good deal. XE Currency calculates the equivalent amount in your desired currency, with current exchange rates.
If you want to keep in touch with your relatives and friends, Postagram allows you to send personalized postcards. You just need to choose a picture from your phone, create your Postagram and the postcard will be delivered anywhere in US, Canada or Europe.