Essential iPhone Apps for Business Travel
There are many free essential iPhone apps that will make your business travel easier and help you on the road. These are just a few of the top rated ones used by avid business travelers and globetrotters.
The free City Maps 2 Go app is a time saver. Download it before you go, and add your cities, train stations, and points of interest along the way when you have wifi or data. The GPS component works even when your phone is “offline” (no data roaming), so it essentially works like Google Maps without the step by step directions written out for you and costing you a fortune. The app notifies you of your location with a blue dot, and depending on where you move and turn it will lead you to your designated “Pins” which you can assign categorized colors that represent restaurants, airports, train stations, hotels, streets, and shops.
Another great app that will help you with transportation is Uber. You can actually call a nearby driver to your exact location through the GPS map within the app, and your credit card is linked with your account so you don’t have to worry about dealing with cash again. If you’re in a rental car, the contender to Google Maps is Waze. The real time traffic reports, speeding ticket traps, and accident alerts are what sets it apart from other navigation apps. If you’re always looking for a wifi connection, the Wi-Fi Finder app is for you.
Always put a password lock on your phone when you are traveling and make sure you have Find My iPhone turned on just in case you lose it or someone steals it. Another free app you’ll want to consider is XE Currency. It will help you convert price tags when you are trying to decide if it was worth buying that pizza for 15 Euros. And of course you should have the Concur app on your phone so you can book trips, submit expenses quickly, and keep your receipts organized on the fly.