Thanks to Shylomonster’s inquiry about good travel apps and David (Special) K’s follow-up, I have a tremendous free (or paid with additional services) app that will be a must-have for travelers. It’s call WorldMate Live and it does pretty much everything a traveler would need (except give free upgrades or a massage). I just installed it, downloaded my upcoming travel itineraries, and I’m all set to go. And I love the clothing-size converter!
Description (from freewareppc.com)
WorldMate is the "Swiss Army" knife of Mobile travel. Equip your Windows Mobile (Pocket PC) with the world’s no. 1 travel software.
WorldMate travel software for Windows Mobile provides you with critical travel information when you need it the most. WorldMate turns your handheld device into the ultimate travel assistant, saving you time, money and stress. Get WorldMate for Windows Mobile free of charge.
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- World Clocks: View 5 multiple world clocks featuring full time-zone coverage and automatic daylight savings time (DST) calculations.
- Global Weather Forecasts: 5-day forecasts provided for over 58,000 locations worldwide. Updated 4 times a day with accurate weather information wherever you are.
- Currency Converter and Exchange Rate Service: An advanced currency converter coupled with an online exchange rate service. Supports 3 currencies concurrently, with rates provided for over 160 currencies. Includes an easy-to-use summation and side-by-side comparison features.
- Clothing Size Converter: Clothing size conversion tables across 4 regions (US, UK, EU and Japan) and 6 clothing categories. Highly usable, they’ll facilitate effective shopping abroad.
- Size and Measurement Converters: A handy global conversion tool, the Size and Measurement Converters facilitate conversion of lengths, distances, weights, volumes, temperatures and pressure. Fast and accurate.
- World Day/ Night Map: View current day/ night conditions on a dazzling world map. Includes a city locator and world clock display.
- Tip Tax Calculator: Including tax & tip information for over 30 countries and across 7 service categories — from restaurants to taxis, the Global Tax and Tip calculator will help you figure out the bill, and prevent awkward situations.
- Travel Itinerary Manager: Manages all details of your travel itineraries — from flights, hotels and car rentals to business meetings. Records all relevant details. Exports data to the device calendar. Provides on-the-spot information via the Quick View display and the handy event alarms, allowing you to always find out immediately where you need to get next. Enables itinerary exchange and desktop synchronization using the optional WorldMate Desktop Companion.