Irrelevant of whether you are taking a business or private trip – applications can be very helpful. Such applications can be invaluable for planning a trip or accessing help during the trip itself. They replace paper maps, thick guides, tickets, and even money. Ubiquitous access to mobile devices allows you to stay up to date with loved ones, but can also in many cases improve our journey and help in various situations.
Below is a list of seven apps worth installing before your trip. Make sure you have them on your device before you travel.
This application provides real-time flight status information. It is very helpful especially when we want to check the position of the plane or the time of arrival/departure from a specific airport. Due to the availability of the departure and arrival schedule at the selected airport, we can verify the time of the planned flight. We can also learn about potential delays. The app includes approximately 1,500 airlines and 16,000 airports around the world. Most importantly, the app is free, works on all systems, and is available in many languages.
When we are going on a trip to a foreign country, a translator will always be useful. The one offered by Google is the most comprehensive. The application has 103 languages in its database. It translates the text on a real-time basis. It also allows you to translate the text into photos. Another option is a simultaneous, bidirectional translation in 32 languages, as well as handwriting mode, thanks to which we can draw characters in more than 90 languages without using the keyboard. This option can be useful for creating notes with foreign contractors.
This app is pre-installed by default on many devices. It is one of the best extensive map apps in the world. Very intuitive and easy to use. An additional advantage is the ability to use it offline. In effect, we can stop worrying about getting lost. However, if we do get lost, the application will definitely help us reach our destination quickly and safely.
This app helps us find useful information about attractions and restaurants in the region we are in. It has a very extensive database of photos and opinions about attractions, hotels, restaurants around the world. We will also find many comments and opinions from other travelers, which can be particularly useful when going to a restaurant or planning your free time. The database also includes many attractions that are less popular and less obvious in many regions.
When traveling, especially on business trips, it is important to keep your finger on the pulse with regard to expenses. With this application, financial control becomes extremely simple. It allows you to collect all receipts in one place. All you have to do is… take a picture! Easy and intuitive to use. Expense control is an important issue, especially when you need to stay within the business travel limit. Importantly, the application has a built-in currency converter.
Every trip, even the shortest ones, begins with packing. We know both supporters and opponents of this activity. It is worth planning this stage well, so as not to forget to take important things with you, it will save us a lot of stress and worry. Packing is definitely more fun with this app. It acts as a virtual organizer that will help you make a record of the necessary things. In generating the list, information from the user is also useful, such as whether it is a business or private trip, what activities are being planned, how long the trip will last. A useful option is the ability to tick off the things we have already packed in the suitcase. The application is currently available in English only.
Internet access is a very important issue. Especially when traveling, where we check our location, e-mail, or search for a good restaurant on an ongoing basis. Especially during business trips, we constantly need to be available by phone and email. So when you are abroad and do not have a local SIM card, you are probably looking for a place with a good Wifi connection. At this point, this application comes to our aid, looking for free hotspots nearby and testing the speed and security of the internet connection. Connection is very easy. If your connection drops, you get a warning.
There are more applications on the market that are useful for business trips. We think that those presented above are the really necessary ones. Maybe you already have some of them installed on your phone and can’t imagine leaving home without them?
We wish you good travels!
The Hotailors team