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minube: travel planner & guide for Android

By Minube Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 21, 2015

Minube helps you document places you've been, as well as plan future trips and share the details with friends. While the idea is a good one, and there are a few helpful features within, the overall execution falls flat.

Pros

Sleek interface: Minube has a beautiful interface. It's packed with beautiful travel photos that are inspiring for planning your next vacation. The overall layout is minimalist, which makes for easy navigation.

Find Hotels: The ability to find hotels was a highlight. Just enter your destination, your arrival date, number of adults, and the duration of your stay. The app very quickly displays a list of hotels and the prices, so that you can compare.

Cons

Short on options: The city we live in is known for having a ton of restaurants to choose from; however, when we selected To Eat to find a restaurant, only two appeared. What's more, we tried to find destination options within 500 miles of our location, and the app only came up with one option. Pretty disappointing.

Vague help: We were excited to revisit old vacation photos to pinpoint locations and add more details about our trip; however, when we tried to relive our trip using photos that we had taken with our phone, the app could not create our trip. According to the app, our photos were either not geo-localized, we didn't have enough photos, and/or there were problems with the photos themselves. We couldn't locate a help guide on the app, so that's as far as we got.

Bottom Line

We really wanted to like Minube. While there were features here and there that we found helpful, as a whole, it just didn't meet our expectations and therefore we can't recommend it.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.473

General

Release April 6, 2017
Date Added April 6, 2017
Version 5.473

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 47
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Minube enters the apps hall of fame. The Google Team rewards minube with the Editors' Choice Badge in recognition of its quality, excellent design and innovative functionalities. 2015: minube is named one of Google's 50 Best Apps of the year, for the third year in a row. 2014: minube is named one of Google's 50 Best Apps of the year, for the second year in a row. 2013: minube is named one of Google's 50 Best Apps of the year. minube is travel planning app & travel organizer that lets you find vacation ideas, save favorite places in lists, and create your own travel itinerary & tourist guide. Minube is an app that lets you discover the best places around the world, all recommended by real travelers. Discover interesting places to visit in your own city or create your own personalized travel guides and save them to use offline during your vacation. The best part is that when your trip is done, the minube app will automatically create beautiful photo galleries of all the places you visited. Here's how the minube app can help you with your travels: Deciding on where to take your next vacationOn minube, you'll find over 2 million tourist attractions, restaurants, and hotels around the world, all recommended by our community of over 1.5 million real travelers. Find expert lists by topic like the world's best scuba diving locations or the cheapest cities to visit in Europe, or use our Inspiration tool to discover destinations using filters like color, distance from home, and more. Planning your tripOnce you've decided on where to go, minube will help you unlock the best of the destination. Discover lists created by expert locals with themes like the best tapas restaurants in Barcelona or the most spectacular castles to visit in Germany. Or, read recommendations from real travelers and save your favorite places to see, eat, and stay into your own travel guides which you can then download and use offline during your vacation. During your tripThe minube app can also help you during the trip itself. Use the app to discover restaurants and tourist attractions near your location, see the exact location of places you want to visit, or discover recommendations and lists about the place you're visiting. Don't forget that you can create your own travel guides and use them offline wherever you are. When you've finished travelingFinally, your trips don't end when you get home. Minube helps you relive your favorite travel moments again and again. If you have GPS activated on your phone's camera, the minube app can detect all of the photos from your trip and organize them into beautiful photo galleries complete with maps and travel dates. Not only is it a lovely reminder of your trip, it's also perfect to share with your friends and family.