Our Must-Have Business Apps For Business Travelers
If you are traveling for business regularly these days, you probably know all the stresses involved between flight schedules, meetings and simply navigating the terrain of thee next foreign city. Luckily, we’ve picked out some of the indispensable business travel apps to help you land and stay on your feet, no matter where your next meeting is.
Can’t stand manually filling out expense reports? Fortunately, one of the best-reviewed business apps on the market today put an end to the days of painstaking expense filing. In short, Expensify takes the time and paper out of your expense reports. The app can create reports from your credit card transactions or lets you simply take a photo of your receipts. The app will file it away so you’ll have a printable PDF file of your report when you need it.
Did you ever wish you had a personal assistant that could brief you for every conversation you have on your business meetings? Well, now there’s an app for that. Refresh is a free app that will intelligently aggregate a ‘virtual dossier’ on the people you’ll be meeting using information it collects from across the web (via Facebook, LinkIn, Twitter, etc). Sparking a connection at your meetings might make all the difference, and you’ll have this handy app to thank at your next meeting.
Keeping track of changing flight information while you’re on the road can be truly hectic. FlightView is an excellent all-in-one tool for helping you stay on top of your real-time flight information. You’ll be able to track everything from gate assignments, delays, cancellations or in-flight progress. If you are travelling anywhere in North America, you’ll even get a 7-day weather forecast. FlightView is a must-have as a frequent business flyer.
Speak & Translate
Don’t get hung up on language barriers when you’re traveling abroad any more! Speak & Translate is a coice and text translator that will allow you to accurately translate your speech in over 40 languages. This app can be your own personal translator co you can communicate effectively no matter where you are.
A great app companion to Viber that will help keep you connected to family and colleagues while on the road. If you are on the streets of an unfamiliar city, this app will help you get your bearings by directing you to the nearest Wi Fi hotspot in over 144 countries. You can download Wi Fi maps offline so that even when your phone isn’t connected, you can still navigate to over 650,000 mapped Internet locations around the world.
How could you not like an app that lets you make international calls and texts for free? Well, the Viber app gives you that option as long as you are contacting another Viber user and have Internet connection. With over 300 million users and more Wi-Fi spots popping up globally, the app’s usability for travelers will only get stronger in the near future. Even better, this free app uses your actual mobile phone number and will automatically sync up your existing contacts.
With one of the most extensive collection of detailed offline and GPS-driven city maps in the app store, City Mapss2Go is an indispensible travel companion. With the Pro version of the app (paid), you’ll be able to impress business colleagues in-depth insider travel guide content so you’ll know all the best reviewed restaurants and popular places around, no matter what city you’re in.
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