In today’s fast-moving and technology-oriented world, it is rather easy to connect with colleagues and potential clients all around the world without having to leave the office. Sometimes there is no substitute for a face to face meeting and that’s where business travels come in.
Corporate travels are on the rise and companies are expected to spend somewhere around $1.6 billion by 2021 on travel expenses. Business travel can promote company growth, but on the other hand, it means that more people are taking more and more trips thus more and more money is spent.
While traveling, business people tend to lose a lot of time in transportation doing nothing. That’s why it is important for them to have powerful mobile apps on their smartphones so they could work and be productive while in transit.
Having key apps has become as important as having a passport so we decided to share with you some of the best business apps people could use to stay productive on the go.
PDF files can make real problems to business people working remotely. They cannot be easily edited meaning that changes cannot be easily made, at least if you are away from your computer. By using the PDF Converter app you can convert PDFs to more than 18 popular file formats right on your mobile device and later on edit them with ease. The app supports cloud integration and has a built-in document scanner so you can even digitize and edit your documents on the go.
If you ever traveled from and back to the U.S. most chances are that you have been asked to fill out a blue and white declaration card asking about your trip and whether or not you are bringing in some goods to the US. This app is recognized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and can basically replace the blue and white cards that are given in the airplanes. You can even submit your passport to the app. Another great thing about this app is that it will let you bypass the regular lines and go straight to the Mobile Passport Control.
This list wouldn’t be complete without a navigation app, and there is no better one than Google Maps. Just enter your start and end destination and follow the instructions given by the app. It will provide you with the shortest possible route and will also help you find nearby attractions like parks, restaurants, museums, bars and so on. The app also has an offline mode so you will be covered wherever you are.
It is easy and a lot cheaper to book hotels in advance if your trip is pre-planned, but what about unexpected trips? Booking rooms several days upfront can be expensive and finding cheap options could take a lot of time. Don’t worry, the next time an unexpected trip happens to you, simply use this app. It searches for hotels that give discounts on their empty rooms and helps you find last-minute sweet deals at great hotels.
App in the Air
This app can also be called your “personal flight assistant”. It is free to download and it will keep you updated on the status of your flights. It will create a unique timeline for your every flight and will show you estimated check-in, take-off and landing times. It will even show you current weather and currency information. Users can leave tips for others about the best places to eat or drink coffee at various airports.
We hope that these apps will help you both professionally and personally. Now it’s your turn to download and try them. If we forgot to mention some of your favorite apps, feel free to let us know down in the comments.