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If you're heading out this summer, these are all the apps you'll need to make your trip a memorable one

By Karen Ann Monsy

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Published: Fri 8 Jul 2016, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 8 Jul 2016, 2:00 AM

Know when to fly and when to buy - the tagline says it all. Named the best travel app of 2015 by Apple, it analyses "trillions of flight prices. to 95 per cent accuracy" to let you know when the cheapest flights are available. A colour-coded calendar tells you whether to book or wait - and if you choose to wait, Hopper will keep an eye out and notify you the moment prices drop. All with no spam, ads or popups.

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For some, travel means adventure: running with the bulls in Pamplona, hang gliding, white water rafting - that sort of thing. This app acts as a guide to the best local outdoor adventures, as recommended by the locals. You can search for activity-specific reviews in any area, and share your own personal reviews and leave inside tips once you're done.

City guides abound, but this one focuses on letting you enjoy the place like a local. From the best pizza in the city to the 'can't miss' tickets, it's all just a tap away. The recommendations come from the locals themselves and you can book activities from within the app itself. Available in over 350 destinations across the world.

Will you be hiking or working while away? PackPoint will organise what you need to pack based on length of travel, weather at your destination and any activities planned during your trip. Mum won't need to tell you to pack an umbrella in case it rains - this app will!

If you're planning an outdoorsy trip, protecting yourself from harmful UV radiation must be high on your list. This app gives you real-time forecasts that let you know when it's safest to be outside, and when to avoid the sun. You can also find out your burn risk by taking a personalised skin type assessment. And it doesn't matter where you are - even Antarctica is included!

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