Take Ctrl this Silly Season with our top apps for your summer holiday. Whether you and your bestie are backpacking through Europe or you’re enjoying a staycation in sunny South Africa with the family, the Ctrl team has put together a list of our favourite apps to help you find your way, keep you entertained, plan your trip, or create beautiful holiday pics.


Never  forget your …. again! Plug in what kind of holiday you’re going on and what you’ll be doing, and PackPoint spits out a checklist based off the info, so you don’t have to keep track of all the small things you always leave behind.





No introduction needed. Convenient and user-friendly, the one stop app that helps you find last minute locations in just about any city in the world. No agents, no hidden booking fees.





Find the best transport options no matter where in the world you are. Simply plug in where you want to get to and Rome2Rio will find all available transport options, including pricing.





Stay connected for free! Wiffinity aims to provide free wifi in every city in the world, so you can stay connected to your friends and family, or just find your way, during the holidays.




IFTTT (If This Then That)

Simplify your life by automating everyday tasks between apps. This is done by creating custom recipes with ‘if this then that’ statements. The only limitation is your imagination. It’s not only useful, but fun as well.





Don’t get caught off guard by the weather! Accuweather will help you pack the right kind of clothes for your trip.





Google Translate

Lucky enough to find yourself in a foreign city this December, but don’t have enough time to learn a new language? Download Google Translate, your personal translator.






For when you need a little down time from the all the festive frenzy. The Netflix app allows you to download movies and shows to your device, so you can watch them wherever you want, even if you aren’t connected.





Share holiday snaps that look like they were taken by a professional. VSCO is a very powerful yet easy to use photo editing app. Create your own looks, or make use of their selection of preset filters.




Heads Up!

This popular game will provide hours of fun for the whole family. Perfect for road trips, dinner tables or beach picnics – Heads Up!

Find it on Google Play and Apple Istore




Clever travel hack – Google Maps Offline

There’s a clever way to access the Google Maps App without incurring expensive roaming data charges (or if you’re offline). Open Google Maps and click on the Burger Menu (the three stripes top left next to search bar). Select Offline Maps. Simply select the area you want to use offline and you’re good to go!

Do you have any must have holiday apps? Comment below with your favourite apps and let us know why you love them.