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Best Travel App Finalists

The 2013 Readers' Choice Awards on About.com

These days, no one leaves home on a trip without some kind of gadget: a smartphone, tablet, e-reader, etc. If you use apps when you travel to help you get where you're going, save money, or find interesting nearby attractions, vote for the best travel app here.

Hotwire Hotels
Price: Free
Find and book discounted stays at hotels in over 40,000 cities right from your iOS device with the Hotwire Hotels app. Simply search for the place you'll be, the days you'll be there, and the kind of room you need and Hotwire will return results that you can sort by rating, price, and other criteria. Learn about the hotels you're interested in and, if you need it, get live phone help from Hotwire customer support. If you've got a Hotwire account, you can also access other purchases, like flights and rental cars.
Download at iTunes
Packing Pro
Price: $2.99
Who hasn't had a moment of panic during a trip when you think--sometimes correctly!--that you've forgotten to bring something really important? You can forget that feeling if you use (well, if you remember to use) Packing Pro. Use this app to create packing lists for trips and ensure everything is in your bags. The app goes one step further and suggests things you may want to bring. There are also built-in pre-made lists that you can work from, as well as the option to share lists with other users via email.
Download at iTunes
Price: $3.99
You can make sure you remember your trips with great-looking photos by using ProCamera. This app offers photo, video, editing, and sharing features such as separate focus and exposure, image stabilization, video zoom, and photo effects and filters. The RapidFire mode lets you hold down the button and take up to 12 pictures in a row (great for action shots). Share your shots on Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, and Flickr.
Download at iTunes
Price: Free
Great the real scoop on hotels, restaurants, and things to do from TripAdvisor's 75 million user-contributed reviews. Search based on category or use the iPhone's built-in GPS to find things nearby, and then save the things you're most interested in. Get in-depth information on each place, as well as options to call or get directions. Once you've been to a few places, add your own reviews and photos from within the app.
Download at iTunes
Price: Free of $0.99
Sick of having to keep track of printed out information about your flights, hotel, rental car, and other trip information? TripIt can solve that problem for you by storing all information related to your trip. Just forward email confirmations from over 30,000 companies and sites to TripIt and your information is added to an itinerary. You can then share itineraries via Facebook or LinkedIn. The $0.99 version removes ads and a $49/year Pro service helps frequent travelers save money on flights and more.
Download at iTunes

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3. Voting runs from Feb. 19 through 11:59 pm ET March 19, 2013. (The voting in any or all award categories may be audited for voting irregularities, so winners are not final until the official announcement.)


Winners will be announced March 27. There's no prize -- just the bragging rights that come with getting recognized by the readers of one of the biggest networks on the web.

Check back with iPhone/iPod at About.com on March 27 to see if your favorite iPhone/iPod accessory or app was nominated and to vote on the finalists. You can also visit our central awards page to learn about finalists in other categories.

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