While those who go on vacation are often made fun of for not leaving the technology at home, the opposite is true for those who travel for work. More often than not, the business traveller lives on their phone, tablet, or laptop. While having top notch gear is important, your five year old laptop should probably stay home, sometimes its not the hardware, but the software that can make or break your productivity. With that in mind I spoke with , an online travel agency that understands the travelling worker.
They gave me their must-download list of apps for those who are trying to boost their productivity and add some organization to their lives.
The ultimate travel planner for someone with multiple stops, stays, and reservations. TripIt allows you to simply email all your confirmation emails to a single address. From there, your calendar is automatically updated across all your devices. Assuming you did all this before your trip, or before you left reliable internet, this itinerary remains available for offline offline. While these features are available on a basic plan according to , the paid plan has a ton of other features like alerts regarding flight delays, alternative flights, and reward point tracking.
Probably the most comprehensive translation application out there thanks to its multi-platform versatility, iTranslate does just about everything you would hope a translation app could according to JustFly. Featuring over 90 languages, multiple dialects, and even different voices, one can easily wrap their head around what someone is saying. In addition to sheer quantity, the app also features voice input and output, giving you few excuses to understand at least a little of what’s going on.
Uber needs little introduction. Chipping away almost daily at the stagnant carcass of the taxi industry, Uber is a ride sharing program that is cheaper and more advanced than existing cab services. In addition to the generally lower cost, transactions are done entirely through the app, meaning you don’t ever need to worry about carrying cash or calculating tips. This comes in handy in foreign countries, where converting your money can also be a hassle.
Checklists, documents, itineraries, reservations, and more all in one place. Evernote is an app that lets you store just about anything you can write down. While an online connection is necessary to view items, you can preload this data in the event you are going somewhere with poor or no internet. If you do have internet it can be a powerful tool for taking notes during meetings.