If you happen to be an individual whose job requires them to travel around a lot, you’ll be as aware as myself of the stress that comes with it. You might also be aware of some of the mobile apps that serve to take the pain out of work travel, reducing those heightened stress levels. Statista reports that domestic work travellers are expected to surpass 467 million by 2017.
There is no shortage of organizational mobile apps available, but which ones give you an advantage over other travellers, making journeys a little more straightforward?
One of the most stressful aspects of business travel is working out how you’re going to get from A to B. Of course, there’s an abundance of public transportation, but lugging your bags around on a train or subway can be a lot of hassle. Renting a car is always an option, but then you have to deal with finding parking spaces and figuring out how to get around.
Uber is extremely handy in these cases, and you can rest assured you won’t be getting ripped off.
You can download the free Uber app from the App Store, Google Play or the Windows Store.
Evernote has been topping organizational app lists since it was first released in 2008. It has undeniably contributed to the transformation of the modern workplace. The app makes it really straightforward to write to-do-lists, take notes, share content with your team, and neatly organize any content from the web.
The app is particularly useful for travel. Think of it as a digital assistant for your business trip, allowing you to quickly scan business cards, save contacts, log expenses and save reservation information.
Evernote is free on Android, iOS and Windows.
An incredibly useful app which simplifies your travel expenses, Expensify allows you to easily log credit card transactions, save receipts, and log expenses like mileage and time. The app also keeps track of your travel plans, and provides you with relevant real-time flight updates when required.
The app is particularly popular due to its administrative functionality. Hundreds of reports can be processed in a single click and employees can be easily reimbursed with a direct deposit.
The Expensify app is free and can be downloaded on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows.
Travelling can be hectic, but one thing business travellers can certainly agree on is that discovering new restaurants on the road is one heck of a perk. With well-populated review sites out there, it’s never been easier to find a highly recommended restaurant. Yelp is one of the better review sites you can use, and it will also present you with directions and contact details for making reservations.
Getting to know these mobile apps and the benefits they provide can completely transform your travelling experience. You don’t have to pull your hair out over it. Grab your business mobile phone and try them out for free today.