As we slowly glide into the new year, a new season of business travels starts, as well. It is very important for business travelers to find efficiency and not to lose it in transportation. Nowadays, efficiency can be implemented in every part of our lives and not only in manufacturing as before. This also applies to travel industry. Today there are many smart tech solutions like gadgets and apps that can make your journeys more productive.
Frequent business trips are not only reserved for salesforce anymore, but for founders, managers, and investors, too. They regularly travel to visit various new hubs for talent and investment that are popping up all over the country and the world. With the growth of Wi-Fi equipped planes, it has never been easier to do some real work while in the air.
With the possible implementation of the new security rules concerning the usage of laptops and tablets on planes, you should focus on equipping your smartphone with useful apps that can ease some of the chaos on your next trip and may even make it a little more fun. So here is our list of the best business apps for frequent travelers:
It is hard to store and especially to find place for business cards from all the people you met at conferences, hotel lobbies, airplanes and other networking places. With the help of CamCard Business app, that problem is a thing of a past. The app lets you scan business cards and automatically picks up all the important details which can then be easily exported to CRM your company is using. The app is trusted by more than 200K companies and it also reads cards in 16 languages, supports collaborative tasks and lets you add notes and reminders.
App in the Air
App in the Air is for anyone who needs to know precisely how long each segment of their flight will take. Your whole flight is split into four stages: check-in, boarding, take off and landing, so the app will send you notifications if any of these times changes. The best thing is that it even works offline so all gate changes and flight status updates will be delivered through SMS which requires no data roaming. The app provides information on most popular North American Airlines, over 1000 airlines worldwide, all major US airports and busiest world airports as well (over 5000).
PDF Converter Ultimate by Cometdocs
If you spend hardly any time in your office, then dealing with a lot of documents must sound like a nightmare to you. Those hardly editable documents like PDFs are the most complicated ones, especially if you only have your smartphone at your disposal. With PDF Converter Ultimate app installed on your phone, that kind of problems shouldn’t worry you anymore. You can easily convert documents to editable file format in a matter of seconds, right on your device and the app supports conversions to more than 20 file types. The app even has support for cloud services, such as iCloud, Dropbox, and Google Drive so your documents don’t need to be kept on your device.
Concur – Travel and Expense
Concur is one of the easiest to use and most popular expense tracking apps available on the market. It makes your and the life of your whole finance team easier. Almost everything can be tracked with the app, from hotels, flights, various receipts and even rental cars. It seamlessly integrates with your corporate credit card and all the expense reports are automatically sent to your finance team. So if you want to stay productive and save time on the entire expense process from start to finish, than this app is the right choice for you.
We should be really thanking Google Drive app for lightening our hard drives, mailboxes and generally making our lives easier. The app allows you to make live changes to your spreadsheets, documents, presentations and even supports collaborative work, so you and your colleagues can work all on the same document from different locations and time zones. All Google accounts get 15GB of free storage with an option to upgrade to a different plan if needed.
Days of paperless travel are already here and with the help of these amazing apps you can fully embrace this change. What apps do you frequently use for your business trips? Please let us know in the comments below.