Best Apps for Keeping Business Travel Productive
You’re a stranger in a strange land, and you’re here to get work done. These 10 apps take the sting out of business travel and help you keep up with business as usual.
- Much like Google Drive, Dropbox allows you to keep an archive of documents and photos to share with others. Dropbox will make your life easier, even when you aren’t at a desktop.
- If you’re traveling abroad and want to chat with family or friends without the high charges, use the Skype app for free calls and messaging. You can also set up a video conference with up to 10 people if you need to host a meeting.
- TripIt is probably the best app to keep your entire travel itinerary in one place. Forward all your hotel, flight, car rental, and restaurant confirmations to Tripit and it’ll put together a master itinerary for you so you know exactly where to be and when.
- Google Translate. If you are traveling internationally and don’t speak the language, avoid any embarrassing situations by downloading the Google Translate app. It will translate anything into 100 different languages.
- Best Parking. Save money, headaches, and arguments with your backseat driving colleagues by finding the cheapest and most convenient parking lots, structures, and spaces near your destination.
- Forestis an app helping you stay away from your smartphone and stay focused on your work. The app gives you little tasks within the app that work while you are working, and if you exit the app – you will fail, giving more incentive to get everything done. As you complete your list, you unlock new perks and rewards, making getting work done a little more interesting.
- If corporate hotels aren’t your thing, find a home away from home with Airbnb. You can search and book rooms or entire apartments and houses directly on the app.
- Uber is a ridesharing app for fast, reliable rides in minutes—day or night. There’s no need to park or wait for a taxi or bus. With Uber, you just tap to request a ride, and it’s easy to pay with credit or cash in select cities.
- Don’t risk losing all your work. Evernote makes it easy to write up and organize notes while you’re away from your desk. You can sync the app across all your devices to access your notes whenever you need them.
- Dark Sky. Dark Sky’s big feature is an uncanny ability to tell you exactly when it’s going to rain where you’re standing. As well as the usual forecast, this app provides you with notifications alerting you when precipitation is due, when it’ll stop, and what type of shower you can expect.