10 Entertaining Offline Apps For Those On The Road

What to do on a long trip? If your favorite playlists and podcasts are overheard, the views outside your window are studied, and the book is read – take our ideas! Here are ten useful apps to help distract, entertain, and focus. From some basketball gaming apps to meditation ones. And they all work without the internet.

Travel book

A great app to keep your mind on your travels for even a second. And this is not just another “reader”, but a whole piggy bank of cool panoramic views of popular cities and famous sights that are constantly in the must-see lists.

On the main page here (as you might have guessed) is a book. Swipe – you turn the page. Tap – you get to catalog 360. There you have a bird’s-eye view of Baikal, and a panorama of New York, and the streets of Barcelona!


The road is the best time to dig deep inside yourself. It’s a good time to take advantage of the Headspace app, which has short meditation and mindfulness sessions on various topics. The voice from your headphones will help you cope with stress, focus on the problem, and feel better. True, only if you download it in advance (you have to save the video before the trip).

It works on a subscription basis. But you can get a free trial – for one trip will be enough.


When you travel, you will need the knowledge of languages. So don’t waste your time!

With Drops, you can learn words and useful phrases. There’s even a section with phrases you need for travel. Also, the app has a nice design and a cool system. True, the free version is only available for 5 minutes of exercise every day. But if you subscribe, you can endlessly swipe and learn new words.

Monument Valley

Journey game through an incredibly interesting virtual world. Your goal – to lead a silent princess on the unusual buildings, discovering the hidden paths and the immensity of architecture and geometry.

The game is available online and offline. Formally, the version is paid, but access is free for Apple One and Google Play Pass subscribers.


One of the best apps with books, with both electronic and audio versions in English and other languages. The piggy bank already has more than 125,000 stories – enough for several (dozens) years of travel.

Access to all books can only be connected by subscription. But with it is convenient – complete freedom of action and the ability to download books to read (and listen) to them offline.


If you want something more current, catch this app. Stitcher is a piggy bank of podcasts. From around the world, on any topic, with cool guests – and all for free. There is, of course, a Premium option “with exclusives from the best hosts and no ads.” But the basic version will suffice for starters.

Podcasts, like books from the previous app, can be downloaded to your phone in advance and listened to on the go.

Mini metro

We are sure you would never think to download this game, but it really can be very addictive.

The point of it is that you have a chance to make the life of the people of the virtual metropolis comfortable. Under your responsibility is the entire metro, which is developing along with how the city is developing. You will draw lines between stations, start trains, open new stops and make the city move. You will become almost an urbanist!


Free travel guides all over the world. For major cities, you get special guides with information on all the major attractions, a list of major restaurants, and various nightlife options.


There’s a chance that where there’s no internet, it’s also easy enough to get lost. You don’t need the Internet to work the GPS and determine your location. You still need good maps, and if you download them from the Here app, they will always be there for you. Download them without hesitation.


This is one of the most popular apps for reading and viewing content without a network connection. If you find something on a website or Twitter feed, but don’t have time to get to know it immediately, send it to Pocket. The app will download the content in the background and then provide it to you at the right time and in the best way, whether you’re connected or not. This is one of those apps that you need to start using if you’re not already doing so.

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