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?

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TOPICS: iPad, Apps, Mobility
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  • Developed by: Mobiata

    Compatible with: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

    As I used to fly very frequently -- especially around Christmas when UK airports can rarely cope with weather issues -- it was always paramount that I could check for any disadvantageous flight updates, and make other arrangements if necessary.

    FlightBoard is a $3.99 application that allows a user to view the flight boards of selected airport and flight information in real-time -- giving you updates every 5 minutes.

    You can switch quickly between arrivals and departures, and you can narrow results via an integrated search function.

    If you wish to share your flight details, they can be posted via Twitter, Facebook and email.

    Currently, the app covers over 4000 airports around the globe, and 1400 airlines worldwide.

    Source: App store

  • Developed by: Lonely Planet

    Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

    This $4.99 app is useful if you have a few moments to spare whilst on your travels. Lonely Planet is a popular resource (both print and online) for backpackers and holiday makers alike, and now equipped with an app you can look up your next destination to find local attractions, view images, and read peer reviews.

    However, there is no current functionality that provides the saving or customization of lists -- so it is best to use as a quick lookup for basic information on your next trip rather than for extensive research.

     

    Source: App store

  • Developed by: Kayak

    Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

    A necessity for any traveler -- to be able to access sites that allow you to book flights, cars and hotels if there is a change of plan.

    The Kayak app is one of the more popular search functions available. It is possible to compare and book flights, check the status of your flight, manage a trip itinerary and find information including baggage fees and airline numbers.

    Source: App store

Topics: iPad, Apps, Mobility

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  • Skype

    My husband and I both travel a lot. Skype is a life saver. To save my data allowance we often use the audio-only option. On one trip recently I used my 3G to call my husband from Las Vegas to Istanbul every day for a week. We talked 20-40 mins a day using the audio only and I used about 400MB of data. So if one doesn't have to see the other person it can be rather cheap (data-wise).
    steeleblue_cactus
  • Flight Trackers

    We're constantly picking people up from the airport at my company. Our favorite app is FlightView - it's free and we've found that its almost always more accurate than other apps. The push alerts are great as well - they save a lot of time checking and re-checking flight statuses
    JC_2012
  • Wake On Lan

    I use iWakeOnLan to wake my computers when I'm away from my home or office!

    Ya gotta have a router that supports broadcast redirects so the wake on Lan packets get through, but if you got that then your good to go!
    bobrien18@...
  • Apps give me travel salvation!

    In all my travels, keeping track of all the little receipts has always been a pain and a quick way of not being reimbursed. Even if I wrote the information down, I still needed the proof to get my money returned to me. We all know we cannot rack up large corporate credit card bills. When I travel for business for Dish I always use kayak simply because it???s so comprehensive and iXpensIt as my personal accountant keeping track of all my expenses so I???m reimbursed at total value. One of my essential apps that I feel is necessary for that rare time when a missed connection is unavoidable is the dish remote access app. It gives me an opportunity to tap into any of my programming or DVR recordings and watch a good movie to distract myself from the frustration.
    technolassy
  • Fly Delta

    I live near a Delta hub, so many of my flights are on Delta. I absolutely love the Fly Delta app. I allows me to review my itineraries, check flight status, check-in, display my boarding pass, and track my bags. The check-in process is especially great. My phone beeps to remind it's time, I open the app, check in very quickly, and it becomes my boarding pass. Saves time, paper, and hassle. I fly Delta whenever I can BECAUSE of this app. It's great.
    ted@...
  • Virtual Office

    When I am away from my office, I always use Pocket Cloud and ThinServer XP to connect back to my office PC and runs any windows apps as if I'm still sitting infront of my office PC
    bojanwojan
  • software for entrepreneur

    For entrepreneur who owns a lot of business contacts, software like CarFila.com is very helpful since it can keep all the cards safely forever. CardFila.com is compatible in both Android and Iphone
    Jenny Turner
  • software for entrepreneur

    For entrepreneur who owns a lot of business contacts, software like CarFila.com is very helpful since it can keep all the cards safely forever. CardFila.com is compatible in both Android and Iphone
    Jenny Turner