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    Smartphone software and websites that will make you one appy traveller

    Pin Drop: Want to find your way back to a place you found interesting? Pin Drop lets you place multiple pins on a map and then name and categorise them. The pins locate where you are and allows you to drag and drop precise locations. We also love that the locations are available off-line—so pre-load hotspots when connected to the internet and view them on an outdoor excursion, too. For Android and iOS users. Details: pindropapp.com

    ProCamera: If you are an iPhone user, then ditch those DSLRs. Thanks to ProCamera 7, you can now turn your hand-helds into photo, video and editing devices that help you shoot like a pro. Its 76 new filters, anti-shake, night mode and 6x zoom make it the best in the market. The added bonus of ProFX, ProLab and ProCut allow for quicker sharing.
    Details: procamera-app.com

    Postagram: Travellers can now surprise family and friends with quirky customised postcards. Design a traditional postcard—but with photos from your phone—add a message and it will be mailed to the recipient. Currently, the first five postcards are free, but will soon be charged at $1.99 (Rs. 120) for international ones.
    Details: postagramapp.com

    Hailo: When in need of a taxi, try HAILO. The app uses GPS so that the instant you tap the ‘pick me up’ button, a black cab will be en route to you. Currently, it works in 16 cities, including London, New York, Toronto, Madrid and Osaka. Available for free on Android and iPhone. Details: hailocab.com

    —Aakanksha Devi

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