A rundown of essential hen party apps

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Technology it makes our lives so much easier and fun, especially on a hen night.

Downloading the right selection of apps before you head off on your hen party can make getting around quicker and cheaper, staying in touch easier, and help you capture all those great memories like a pro photographer.

We’ve pulled together a selection of the very best apps available in 2015 to help you carry off the perfect night.  Be careful on other sites as some of their articles are a few years old – no snapchat, uber, hungry house!!!

We’ve broken our suggestions down in to broad categories of apps – travel, keeping in touch, photography and eating & drinking – to help you find exactly the ones you need, but if we’ve missed any then please just leave a comment at the bottom and we’ll do our best to add it to the list.

Travel:

Getting the best deal before for your hen party and getting around once your party is underway can be a real headache – here’s some essential travel apps for hen parties.

uber app logoUber

The revolutionary taxi booking app – connects you with a driver in minutes.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/uber/id368677368?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubercab&hl=en_GB

 

Google maps

Makes finding where you are in world (or the morning) a breeze and helps plan you plan your route home.  Of course don’t forget about our in depth city guides to help you find the best places

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.maps&hl=en

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8

 

Trainline

Help keep travel costs down and stay on time with this handy little train app – you can check times and buy tickets with it.  Don’t pay full price for train tickets again.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/thetrainline-cheap-tickets/id334235181?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thetrainline&hl=en_GB

 

SkyScanner

sky scanner app logoThis is a great app if you’re heading abroad on your hen party.  You can check nearly every flight time and price at once rather than trawling loads of sites.  It can help keep costs down  by helping find the lowest fair for each leg of your trip – for example flying out with one carrier and back with another can be much cheaper.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/skyscanner-flights-search/id415458524?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.skyscanner.android.main&hl=en_GB

 

Met Office

Find out if it’s beer garden weather, or if you need to dig out your waterproofs before you set off.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/met-office-weather-application/id331122086?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.gov.metoffice.android&hl=en_GB

 

Trip Advisor

We know hotels can sometimes be a bit over the top with their self praise – Trip Advisor helps you get reviews from real guests and see if that little hotel you’re looking at is shabby chic or just shabby.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tripadvisor-hotels-flights/id284876795?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tripadvisor.tripadvisor&hl=en_GB

 

Tripit

If you’ve got a lot of travel ahead of you then this is an industry leading app for creating detailed itineraries of your travel plans.  Just forward all your emails to one address and it’ll create a detailed itinerary for you

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tripit-travel-organizer-free/id311035142?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tripit&hl=en_GB

 

Entertainment

You’re probably not going to get much down time once your hen party is underway but travelling to and form your destination can be tedious and tiring.  Here’s our selection of apps to help keep you entertained.

 

VLC Media Player

We really love this media player – it plays movies and music in just about any file format so your whole collection is in one place.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/vlc-for-ios/id650377962?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.videolan.vlc&hl=en_GB

 

Audible

audible app logoAmazon’s audio book service is simply fantastic.  It has a truly huge selection of books professionally read from the latest blockbusters to autobiographies and chick lit (and there’s always some great deals on).  The app is free to download and you get a free book to get you under way

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/audiobooks-from-audible/id379693831?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.audible.application&hl=en_GB

 

Keeping in Touch

Keeping in touch is essential for a great hen party – it helps people stay in the same place, stay safe and piece together events for the night before!

We haven’t included sites like Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter – they really don’t need their own space!

 

Viber

This handy apps helps keep the costs of staying in touch with your hen party down.  Make high quality calls, and set text and pictures using 3G or wifi so you’re not using up your minutes

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viber.voip&hl=en_GB

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/viber/id382617920?mt=8

 

Snap Chat

snap chat app logoSnap Chat helps you capture all the best memories from a night out without leaving any incriminating evidence – each picture is destroyed after 10 seconds, just long enough for your hen party to get a good laugh at it.  This app was invented with the phrase ‘What goes on tour, stays on tour’!!

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/snapchat/id447188370?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.snapchat.android&hl=en_GB

Photos

Turn those drunken, blurry images in to masterpieces with these handy photography apps – you’ll have loads of great pictures to treasure long after the hangover has disappeared.

 

Afterlight

With a simple design and powerful tools you’ll have great looking pictures in no time

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/afterlight/id573116090?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fueled.afterlight&hl=en_GB

 

Instagram

technically a social network Instagram is still the go to app for image editing – simple to use with great features you’ll have perfect snaps in no time

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/instagram/id389801252?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.android&hl=en_GB

 

Eating and drinking

Isn’t this category exactly what hen parties are all about?  Here’s a selection of the best apps to help you find great deals, the best places to eat and drink and essential apps to help you make the perfect drinks.  While you’re on your hen party you’re probably going to want some games to play and we’ve got ones for every hen party – drinking games, alcohol free ones, ice breakers and rude ones.

 

Mixology

The number 1 cocktail making app available.  It has thousands of recipes with ingredient lists and instructions making it a great choice if your having a hen night at home or are in self catering accommodation.

iOS:https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/mixology-drink-cocktail-recipes/id320926534?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digitaloutcrop.mixology&hl=en_GB

 

Book Table

Top restaurants at your finger tips at great prices – great for finding bargains!

iOS only: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bookatable-restaurant-booking/id402188354?mt=8

 

Hungry House

hungry house app logoIf you’ve got the late night munchies or are staying in a cottage or self catering accommodation this is an essential app. Order food from a variety of local take aways, delivered direct to your door.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/hungryhouse-order-takeaway/id400227047?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hungryhouse&hl=en_GB

 

Amazon Local

This is relative new comer to the group deal buying scene but it’s really great app and site– especially for amazon local app banner for hen partiesrestaurants, shows, and everything else hen parties like to do!

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/amazon-local-restaurants-hotels/id548017839?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.ember.android&hl=en_GB

 

Living Social

living social logo for hen party appsAnother great app for finding a bargain for your hen party – you can find food, drink, and entertainment in there.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/livingsocial-deals-on-restaurants/id340295413?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.livingsocial.www&hl=en_GB

Vivino

If you’re having a sophisticated hen party then this is an essential app.  Simply photograph a wine label and it’ll bring up reviews, details or the wine and pairing suggestions for it so even if you don’t know the first thing about wine you’ll be able to bluff your way to being an expert.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/vivino-wine-scanner/id414461255?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=vivino.web.app&hl=en_GB
Wherever it is you’re heading on your hen party then we hope some of these apps of useful for you and that you have a fantastic time!  Remember – all these apps are great but always remember ‘Safety First’ and be sure to check out our article on staying safe on your hen party.

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