Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, we’ve discovered these great apps that will make your life easier while on the go. While most of the links below are for Android, you can also find these or similar apps at the Apple app Store.
- TripAdvisor – This is one I use whenever traveling. TripAdvisor offers millions of traveler reviews and opinions by actual travelers, photos and maps so you can plan your perfect trip. You’ll also be able to discover cool and interesting things to do at any destination. You can use the “Near Me Now” feature to discover options near your current location. TripAdvisor makes it easy to find airfare deals, the best hotels, great restaurants, and fun things to do, wherever you go. Free.
- Kayak – If you’re looking to find a good deal, Kayak’s the #1 Mobile Travel app. It compares hundreds of sites at once. You can conduct flight and car searches, as well as hotel searches and booking right in the app. You’ll also be able to look up baggage fees and access airline numbers and airport information. Kayak also features Flight tracker and My Trips, so you have your itinerary at your fingertips. Free.
- Travelocity – Using your voice (English only), you can quickly search and book your next flight, hotel and rental car straight from the Travelocity app. Features include being able to check flight status, airport delays, TSA wait times, and view trip itineraries. They also offer savings on “Top Secret hotels” using their new Mobile Exclusive Deals widget. Free.
- Hotel Tonight – If you’re looking for a last-minute deal on hotel rooms, this app allows you to save up to 70% in 12 countries, including the US, UK, Mexico, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. They do limit the deal selection, but guarantee that this will allow you to get the best rates possible from their offerings. There is also a real person that you can speak with 24/7 if you have any questions. Free.
- Valet – This is a terrific app if you frequently rent cars, or if you just happen to be absent-minded. Valet remembers where you park so you don’t have to. Just open Valet and click on “Find My Car,” and the app will automatically find where your car is located. Users can also set meter time reminders to you save yourself from getting a ticket. ($3.99).
- Digital Receipts – If you’re always on the go, and not particularly organized, this is a great way to track your expenses, and you won’t have to worry about lost receipts. You can either use your camera to take a quick snap of your receipt or, you can simply tap your phone at checkout on the counter of participating stores. You can then view your report and do your expenses when you’re ready. Free.
- CamCard – Used by 50m+ business professionals, CamCard takes a picture of business cards you collect and instantly saves them to your phone’s Contacts. It syncs all your cards across smartphones, tablets and computers. Free and a Pay Versions.
- Heard – This is the coolest thing ever, but only iPhone users get to use this – for now. Ever wanted to record something you just heard? It’s now possible! Heard allows users to record sound from up to 5 minutes in the past. Once you open up the Heard app it will constantly record surround audio into a self-destruct buffer, saving moments that you find worthy. You can then share recorded audio through e-mail or Facebook. There is a free version that records up to 12 seconds in the past, or a $1.99 version that will record up to 5 minutes in the past.
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