PCMag.com’s top 5 free travel apps to make travel smoother (available on any smartphone with a data plan):
1. Google maps (google.com/mobile/maps): Find out how to get from here to there plus nearby convenience stores and metro stations.
2. Tripit.com: It keeps track of a traveler’s ticket and confirmation numbers, all wrapped up in a neat itinerary.
3. TripCase.com: An app that tells you if your flight is delayed, what gate and alternate flights to take.
4. SitOrSquat.com: Finds bathrooms.
5. JiWire.com: An iPhone app for locating free and paid Wi-Fi hot spots.