Apps for visiting Sydney

 

The number of good apps for Sydneysiders and visitors seems to increase weekly.  Here is a quick round-up my 3 favourite apps.  Update:  This post is 6 years old.  It is currently being updated.

TripView

Sydney travel apps tripview

This is the one app I use every day.  It lets you search for and save timetables and journey information for all public transport in Sydney. Free and paid versions are available, the only difference is that when you use the free version you cannot save regular trips and have to search for each trip you make. If you are a local or in Sydney for a while the full version at $2.49 is a bargain. You do not need an internet connection to use it – so no data charges.

Timeout Sydney

Timeout Sydney App

New in town and not sure where the good bars and restaurants are?  This app from Sydney’s Timeout magazine is a good starting point and it’s free so you have nothing to lose giving it a try. The app lists over 3000 bars and 600 restaurants with winners and runners-up from their bar and food awards highlighted.  You can turn on the GPS functionality and find places nearby.

Urbanspoon

Urbanspoon Sydney app

{Update July 2015 : Urbanspoon have now become Zomato}  I have used Zomato more and more lately and have recently started to add my reviews and photos when I visit restaurants.  It is very user-friendly and you can choose “find me restaurants nearby” for those times when you decide to eat out on the spur of the moment.  I like the user submitted reviews and images; they give you a little more confidence that the review is realistic.  You can connect this app to your Facebook friend list, which is handy if you have foodie friends whose recommendations you trust.

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