Fotopedia actually offers a range of free apps dedicated to specific destinations from National Parks to European cities like Paris and Italy. The idea is to offer users a stunning photographic record of various places so you can plan a visit or just daydream. It's a photo encyclopedia with short entries and tidbits of information from a diverse user base. The real attraction is the full color photographs, and you’ll find some spectacular views and hidden beauty spots that you would never find otherwise.
Fotopedia Italy app screenshots — Photo courtesy of Fotopedia Italy
You can uncover visual stories from real people who are sharing their favorite places to visit. The photos come complete with navigation information and you can explore an interactive map. It’s also easy to share your favorite shots via Facebook or Twitter.
As your anticipation grows towards departure time, Fotopedia is great for sparking ideas and building your excitement. It even has a Trip Builder function so that you can plan a tour that takes in all the sights you are determined to see on your visit. Being able to access local knowledge and find recommendations for the best spots to aim for before you go is a huge advantage. Be warned though, a browse through Fotopedia will give you itchy feet – there’s a lot of beauty out there worth seeing.