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Mobile Apps for Business Professionals on the Go
Published on 10/1/2015 by Brittni Castilaw
As a business exec, you’re constantly on the go. Trying to find time to spare on your business trips is as likely as seeing the Houston Texans win. But thanks to our smartphones, there’s an app for just about everything.
We’ve narrowed down some of our favorites that we can’t live without:
When it comes to business travels, you’re typically there to wine and dine a client or hot prospect. You’ve got to have reservations at the best restaurants and be able to do it in the
blink of an eye.
With access to over 31,000 restaurants across the nation, this is the go-to app for reserving the perfect place for a business dinner. There’s no need to even call the restaurant, you’ve got the ability to see what time slots are available and reserve with the click of a button – all while earning rewards!
A life-changing app for any business traveler – TripIt actually builds your entire business trip for you. From plane tickets, hotel bookings and rental car reservations, you can simply forward your confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org and the app creates an easy to read, editable itinerary.
It also syncs with your Outlook/Google Calendar and allows you to quickly check the weather or get directions while on the go. Lastly, you can always access your itinerary on any device or if you are offline – convenience at its best.
What’s worse than getting on the subway in NYC and not really knowing when to get off, only to realize your 3 miles past your intended stop?
This app is the answer to not only subway systems but buses, taxis and trains in both North America and Europe. Navigating a city when you’re in a time crunch to make your next meeting is stressful enough. Download Hopstop before your next trip to ensure easy navigation no matter what city you are in.
Is there any way to make a delayed flight or canceled flight better? Probably not – but if you know ahead of time, you could arrange your schedule accordingly or catch up on some sleep that you might have missed from your business travels that week.
FlightTrack is an app that allows you to track the status of multiple flights at over 4,000 different airports across the globe. The best part is that it’s real time, so whether your flight is delayed or it has a gate change, you get those notifications sent directly to you.
We all know how important it is to keep receipts and documentation for your expense reports after a business trip. It’s easier to scan the receipts and documentation using your phone and keep digital copies rather than worrying about keeping those pesky receipts throughout your trip.
This app not only scans your paper documents but it also recognizes the text from the scanned image which makes the documents searchable – something a simple photo can’t do.
When it comes to traveling, efficiency is imperative. These apps will help save you time and increase your productivity while away from the office. Have a favorite business app that you couldn’t live without? Tell us about it in the comment section below!