Essential iPad, iPhone apps for business travel

Essential iPad, iPhone apps for business travel

Summary: Which apps are a must-have for the business traveler?

TOPICS: iPad, Apps, Mobility

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  • Developed by: Evernote

    Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

    Available as both a free app and with additional fixed as a 'premium', paid version, Evernote is a way for a user to take notes, capture photos, create lists, as well as record reminders.

    If you're on the go, you can search through the data you have stored through the app, syncing across a number of different devices for easy access.

    Other features:

    • Create and edit text notes
    • Save, sync and share files
    • Search for text inside images
    • Organize notes by tags functions
    • Email notes and save tweets to your Evernote account
    • Share notes via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

    The premium version of the app also allows you to secure your account via a pin code, allow access to other select people, and for you to take your notes offline to access them at any stage.

    Source: App store

  • Developer: ITlogy LLC

    Compatibly: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    When you fly frequently (I used to fly on average twice a week) sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with different frequent flyer miles, hotel and service credit points you tend to accumulate.

    That's why I like this app -- it does what it says on the tin. You can list any loyalty programs you have credit with, input your balances and keep everything in check.

    Through the app's database it is possible to view program details and check connected service details (when connected to the Internet).

    Source: App store

  • Developed by: Hootsuite Media

    Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    Hootsuite is a web based aggregation service which allows you to manage all your social networks from one web interface. It has an easy to use, clean interface, and some useful features, including:

    • A user-friendly dashboard for feed management
    • The facility to link up Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Ping.FM profiles.
    • RSS / ATOM feed linking
    • Multiple account management
    • Twitter statistics and social media update schedules

    You can also track trending topics, translate social media posts, and monitor keywords. is used to maximize character limitations.

    Source: App store

Topics: iPad, Apps, Mobility

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