Thank goodness we live in the era of smartphones. You can open Google Maps when you need directions in a new country. You can book a taxi without the fear of getting ripped off by local taxi drivers. Even though it’s still challenging to navigate a new city, apps have made it a lot less stressful.

We made a list of apps to download before moving to Medellin to help you while in the City of Eternal Spring.

  • WhatsApp: You can reach a lot of businesses and locals through WhatsApp so make sure you download it if you haven’t yet
  • Spikko : This app gives you a mobile number from your home country so you won’t have to pay excessive fees when calling someone back home
  • Plume Air:  Some areas of Medellin can be very polluted so measuring the air quality around you comes handy.
  • Uber: It’s not as common, but having it on your phone will still be helpful
  • InDriver: Sort of like Uber, InDriver lets you offer fares you’re willing to pay from one place to another.
  • Cabify/EasyTaxi: Works like Uber, but has more drivers
  • Picap: Want to avoid getting stuck in traffic? Book a motorcycle instead through this app.
  • Metro Medellin: Check the routes, times, and your civic card balance using this app.
  • Moovit: The public transit app for when you’re traveling outside of Medellin.
  • Rappi: Sort of the Amazon of Colombia, you can have anything you want to be delivered through their website and mobile app.
  • Domicilios: This is Medellin’s version of Uber Eats
  • Duolingo: Learn some Spanish vocabulary and phrases to help you get around Medellin. Make sure you talk to locals though to learn more quickly!

These are the apps to download before moving to Medellin (or even if you’re just visiting). Do you have any apps that you’d recommend to our readers? Let us know in the comments!

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