The life of a business traveler can be both exciting and stressful. When you are on the road it’s important to know the best tools and tricks to make traveling less hectic. Here are our top picks to make your next trip go a little more smoothly.
Our favorite app for keeping track of your flights is Flight Track. Flight Track tells you your flight information on the spot and provides color-codes for your flights so you can easily tell if your flight is on time or delayed. Flight Track also allows you to keep track of the flight information of your friends and family and allows travelers to share flight information to coordinate any group travel plans.
Our choice for navigating your travels is Maplets. With Maplets you can download offline maps of your favorite locations and retrieve them wherever you are. Travelers can find their location while hiking in a national park and synchronize their path with other hikers out on the trails. You can also plan your commute with bus and bike maps or access the local metro system when traveling to a foreign city.
Exploring new places is one of the best parts of business travel, and our pick for exploration is YPLan. This handy app allows you to discover the best events each day in the city that you are in and get the scoop on the hottest places and hidden flavors of that location. It curates the latest events in the area and provides information on the latest sold-out shows, invitation-only events, giveaways and discounts.
WhatsApp Messenger is one of the hottest apps on the market right now and is our favorite for communicating while on the road. This app is a cross-platform mobile messaging app that allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS, no matter what carrier you or your recipient may have. WhatsApp Messenger uses the same Internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing so there is no charge to message other people.
For those of you who want to record your travels, Bonjournal is what you’ll want to install on your smartphone. This iOS app and website allows you to gather all the memories, special moments and photos of your trip into one place. It delivers the ultimate keepsake of your travel experience and shares it with others on social media or export your journal as a PDF.
One of the not so favorite parts of business travel can be the dreaded expense report. Expensify is an app that streamlines and simplifies your travel expenses. Expensify allows you to import your credit card transactions, scan receipts and log billable expenses like mileage and time. For administrators, it helps process several reports in just a click, reimburse employees with direct deposit, and maintain reimbursement standards.
The next time you are planning a trip, don’t forget these helpful apps. They just might take away some of the stress of traveling and give you a little more fun and free time. Safe travels!