Apps for Shanghai

Pleco
iOS/Adrd
XXXXx / $$
Pleco is the ultimate Chinese learning companion – an integrated dictionary / document reader / flashcard system with fullscreen handwriting input and live OCR, from a company that’s been making the world’s best mobile Chinese learning apps since 2001.
PocketEarth
iOS/Adrd
XXXXx / $$
Detailed worldwide maps and travel guides. Works completely offline even with GPS. Great when abroad, NO data roaming charges. All data FREE, no in-app purchases. Online routing and much more!
WeChat
PC/iOS/Adrd
XXXxx / 0
WeChat is a free messaging & calling app that allows you to easily connect with family & friends across countries. It’s the all-in-one communications app for free text (SMS/MMS), voice & video calls, moments, photo sharing, and games.

Facebook, Twitter, Google, Youtube, … funktioniert alles nicht in China.

purevpn.com
PC/iOS/Adrd
XXXXX / $$
purevpn operates a self-managed VPN network that currently stands at 500+ Servers in 121 Countries & promises the fastest speed possible. Since we own our network, there are no third-parties involved and NO logs of your activities.
pandapow.co
PC/iOS/Adrd
XXXxx / $$
PandaPow is a one-click VPN application that gives you the freedom to:
Protect your privacy at wifi hot spots
Browse the web anonymously
Prevent all snooping by encrypting your Internet traffic
Huawei e5373.co
PC/iOS/Adrd
XXXXX / $$$
Mobile WiFi With one click you can share your internet connection with your mobile phone, iPhone, iPad, tablet, computer or any other wireless enabled devices.
3gsolutions.com.cn
PC/iOS/Adrd
XXXXx / $$
Get a SIM for CN with a home delivery service. There are many options to chose from.
Alternatively you can buy a SIM in local stores. The SIM need to be registered to your name, so bring your passport!
greatfirewallofchina.org
PC
h$$$$
Hier kann man testen welche Internetseite in China blockiert und zensiert wird.

shmetro.com
PC
$$$$
TaxiFare
MetroMan
iOS/Adrd
$$$$
This is Shanghai’s best metro app. Accurate metro map and metro information. A really easy route-planner. Get route, time and fare information.Work offline, Internet connection is not required.

Shanghai Public Transportation Card
The Card is convenient to pay the subway fare. It can be used not only on the subway, but also on some public buses, ferryboats and even taxies. It is common for the new users to pay CNY 100 for the card, including a CNY 20 deposit and CNY 80 for use. The card can be used repeatedly and you can deposit more money in it at designated subway stations, bus stations, banks or stores.



Taxi Fare Calculator
TaxiFare Taxi Phone Numbers
Dazhong 021-96822
Qiangsheng 021-62580000
Jinjiang 021-96961
Bashi 021-96840
Haibo 021-96965

RideShare

Uber Request a ride using the app and get picked up within minutes. On-demand service means no reservations required and no waiting in taxi lines.
Lyft Need a lift? Try Lyft for a friendly, affordable ride whenever you need one. Request a ride with the tap of a button, and get picked up by a nearby community driver who’ll take you to your destination within minutes. Yep, it’s that easy.

The air in China sucks. Take a mask!

Airpocalypse Get informed before you leave home or go to sports.
aqicn.org Air quality monitor.
numbeo.com Air quality monitor.
vogmask Protect Yourself!

Links Shanghai

timeoutshanghai.com

CityWeekend (iOS)
cityweekend (www)
City Weekend is the the biggest and most well respected English-language lifestyle and entertainment media publisher in China.
smartshanghai (iOS)
smartshanghai (wwww)
SmartShanghai.com is the premier online magazine for expatriates and visitors in Shanghai. Our site provides a directory of over 7000 restaurants, bars, hotels, stores, and more venues, plus the city’s best daily events listings and extensive and unique editorial coverage of life and culture in the city.
TimeOutShanghai (wwww) Your critical guide to what’s going on in Shanghai.
chinadaily (wwww) To be complete, the ChinaDaily newspaper. Government controlled!

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