Mobile apps to make your business travel easier

Travelling can be painstaking and seem more lengthy and lethargic if one has to face various hurdles every now and then. Moreover while travelling for business purposes means more to achieve in lesser time and that too all business. While travelling one may not have their secretaries to do the odd jobs like confirming the flight, book hotels, type emails, scan documents and so many other petty jobs which one does not have to do while in him base office.
With the advancement is technology and also easy availability of smart phones, life can become easier if we just make sure that we have the correct applications before we travel. It is just like we ready the passport and ticket, prepare the smart phone as well.
Following are a few must have mobile Apps while travelling for business purposes:
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Kayak

Description:
The first thing while travelling is the flights. Kayak is the flight search mobile app which helps you find the flight details on your mobile device. Not only flight it even helps you search for hotels and provides assistance in bookings as well.
mobile apps for business traveller

Key features:

  • One of its features include ‘Explore’ which tells to flight availability and details by just using world map to select the destination.
  • Allows the user to compare the flights, hotels and rental cars
  • Tracks the flight status
  • Looks up for baggage fees
  • Adds trips and light to your calendar

Available on: iOS and android

Cost : Free

Wi-Fi Locator

Description:
Your smartphone without internet is like a human without oxygen. Thus, before paying high charges for roaming u might find a wi-fi connection near and that too free of cost.
mobile apps for business traveller

Key features:

  • Helps you locate wi-fi near you.
  • Easy and user friendly
  • Tell you available hot spots near you with a single tap

Available on: iOS and android
Cost: Free


Google translate

Description:
Are you travelling to one of those places which is totally unfamiliar to you ? Are you reluctant because of the language barrier? With Google Translate it is no problem.
mobile apps for business traveller

Key features:

  • Provides instant translations in 50 languages
  • It takes voice input. Just speak in your language and get the translation in desired language.
  • You can also hear the translation in 30 languages
  • Also allows speech-to-speech translation. Which means you can converse with others in their language
  • Also provides dictionaries for more than 30 languages
  • You can keep track of the translations for later usage

Available on: iOS, android, Nokia, Blackberry and Windows
Cost: Free


Whats App

Description:

With WhatsApp on your device you do not need to buy the mobile services to keep in touch with people back home or with colleagues on the new location.
mobile apps for business traveller

Key features:

  • Allows cross platform phone conversation
  • Individual chats as well as group chats
  • Share locations
  • Share documents
  • Share presentation.

Available on: iOS, android, Nokia, Blackberry, Windows, Nokia S40 and Symbian
Cost: Free


Office Drop

Description:

Helps you greatly in your business trip as far as handling your files is concerned.

Key features:

  • Allows user to collaborate your files on Cloud.
  • Allows the user to collaborate with the team members.
  • Sync the folders.
  • Allows search within the file content.
  • Take a picture and it will scan it and save as a pdf file.
  • Helps to organize your folders.
  • Need not worry about the security of you documents

Available on: iOS, android, Nokia, Blackberry and Windows
Cost: Paid


XE currency exchange

Description:
If your travel is varied on multiple countries currency converter will help you big time.

mobile apps for business traveller

Key features:

  • Converts the currency instantly with the date’s rate
  • Fix the default currency and keep on changing the desired one
  • User friendly

Available on: iOS and android
Cost: Free


AccuWeather

Description:

What is the destination’s weather? This is a factor which may affect your trip greatly. Thus, to prepare yourself, knowing the weather is greatly important.
mobile apps for business traveller

Key features:

  • Tells the current weather conditions the forecast for next few days
  • Very accurate

Available on: iOS and android
Cost: Free

Author Bio: This article has been written by Kristine Stella, a professional blogger. She is interested in finance and politics and she has been writing articles on several such categories. Her hobbies include painting and reading, during free time. Her interests are researching on travel services and writing reviews on them. She is working on ESTA and she is looking forward to posting a few articles on it.