There are no set hours or offices in the life of a travel blogger, which is one of the many perks of the job. When you have to meet a deadline and you’re in the middle of a foreign city with no idea how to say “Internet cafe” in the local language, however, things can get a tad dicey. That’s why we’re glad to have discovered WiFi Finder, an iPhone app that locates WiFi signals around you and points you in the right direction to find them.
When we first heard about the app, we were confused: can’t you just turn on the WiFi on your phone and see a list of signals there? But then we realized it doesn’t tell you where the signals are coming from exactly, making that method a crap shoot. Silly us and our tiny brains.
According to reviews (and our brief time playing with it in WiFi-heavy Midtown Manhattan) the app does exactly what it promises: it finds WiFi. Nothing fancy, no gimmicks – unless you count filtering the results by free/paid service. Nowadays it seems like every app has some sort of bell and/or whistle that distracts you from its intended purpose, so this simplicity is refreshing and much appreciated.
If the search for free WiFi is a constant source of turmoil on your travels, you really have no excuse to not download WiFi Finder for your iPhone because it’s free. Unless you have some sort of finger disorder that prevents you from tapping the “Download Now” button on your phone, but if that’s the case you shouldn’t have an touchscreen phone in the first place. Seriously, who sold the smart phone to the dude with no fingers?
Woops, started on a tangent there. Our apologies. Download Wi-Fi Finder from the iTunes app store here.