Smart Travel Apps

Staying organized and informed when outside can be a major headache. In this fast paced world it’s not so easy to keep track of so many bits and bytes of information. Here are a few smartphone business travel apps that can make your life on the go easier and more economical and organized.

TripIt : Forward all flight and hotel confirmations to your TripIt account and the system will automatically import all your travel details to form a trip planner for you. TripIt is a free organiser application that allows people to manage and review travel itineraries both online and offline. The app provides links to hotels and maps, and offers flight alerts and alternative flight options.

Yelp : Standing on a hot street corner dreaming of Italian ices, gelato or, say, a wine bar? Use Yelp to search for restaurants and shops by category or by search term. Yelp can use your phone’s GPS to serve up nearby shops or you can search by ZIP code or city. It’s a good place to start looking for quality stops in city new to you.

Evernote:  Evernote  helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. Also,  you can sync your notes between different devices.

Award Wallet : AwardWallet keeps track of the loyalty programs, such as your frequent flyer miles, hotel and credit card points. This application gives users fast access to their balances and reward numbers even in locations where there is no internet connection.

Skype : If you’re traveling outside the US but don’t want to return home to a crazy big cell-phone bill, rely on Skype’s mobile phone app, which allows you to make low-cost calls over the internet instead of using your cell-phone provider’s costly per-minute international plan. Pair Skype with free Wi-Fi in the hotel lobby or café of your choice, and you can phone landlines or other cell phones for just pennies and other Skype customers for free.

Google Translate : With this app, you can translate essential words and phrases into 57 different languages. Speak or type in the phrase and the translation will appear on your screen. Audio playback is even available for certain languages. So,  when travelling remove the language barrier and use the local lingo with ease.

Time is money, so when traveling save your precious with these business travel applications and travel smart.

top smart phone business travel apps

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ALY June 2, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Cool! Thank you for the list! I’m going on a business trip tomorrow for my job at Dish, and can’t wait to use some of these apps! Skype sounds like the one I’ll probably use the most from your list, since my boyfriend will be in California for the week as well. It sounds like a great app that will help us keep in touch! There is so much stress and boredom that comes with traveling too, so that’s where I’d have to say my favorite travel app of all time is Dish Remote Access. Since I also have a Sling Adapter, I’m able to use that app to watch all of my favorite shows from back home on my phone, live or recorded, from any 3G/4G or Wi-Fi connection. It’s definitely the best app in my mind when it comes to those long layovers in the airport!

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