In this article you will find applications that cannot be missed on the smartphone of anyone who travels regularly for business: from finding a hotel at the last minute to enjoying the best VIP lounge during long waits at airports, to sleeping better, moving around the city or doing some real work.
Many professionals depend on travel as a fundamental part of their own work: salespeople, journalists, speakers, entrepreneurs… They all share the same routes, share enormous efforts to balance their personal and professional lives and, also, daily experiences and challenges on their journeys.
There are plenty of apps available on the market so the tricky part is finding the right and reliable ones. We decided to save you some time and provide you with a list of apps that most business travelers will find useful.
PDF Converter Ultimate
This app is a must-have for frequent business travelers who deal with a lot of electronic documents on a regular basis. PDF Converter Ultimate will basically help you make any PDF editable. It supports PDF conversions to more than 20 popular file formats and vice versa. The app is extremely easy to use and it’s lightweight on your device’s memory and processor. With a built-in document scanner, you can even scan paper documents and make them editable right on your device. You can upload your files directly from your device, from Gmail or supported cloud services (Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, and others).
What do you think, is Airbnb cheaper than a hotel room in big cities? On business trips, hotels are usually booked in advance and covered as a company expense. But what cannot be controlled in advance is any unforeseen event that forces you to stay one more day in the city, spend the night on some lost layover, or to change travel plans before an urgent meeting on the road. In these situations, applications such as HotelTonight are great to help you find accommodation quickly and easily.
If you spend many hours on the airports, we are certain that by now you have discovered a way to spend that time in a more pleasant way, eating something, and resting without the stress of people running through the terminal. That could be done by accessing the VIP lounges that the biggest airlines (and the airports themselves) make available to frequent travelers. These rooms are free to access for business ticket holders or certain categories of frequent flyers. The rest of us can also access them by paying an entrance fee. With LoungeBuddy you will be able to know which VIP lounges are available in your location and manage the payment directly from the app.
Available on: iOS
Expensify is a must-have app that will help you organize all the expenses that you have during the business trip so you can, later on, justify them to the company without the need of writing expense reports. The app has a SmartScann feature that automatically scans your receipts and uploads them to your device. The receipts can be submitted directly to your manager or accountant or if you are on the other side of the fence you can even approve or reject receipts from your employees.
Did you know that neuroscientists confirmed that the best productivity technique is sleep? If you are one of those who suffer from jet lag when traveling abroad don’t worry, Sleep Cycle is here to help. Its intelligent system, based on the accelerometer of your mobile phone, allows detecting when is the best time to wake you up (in order to be as energetic as possible) and, also control the quality of sleep you have to improve routines while you are in hotels or transit. This app can really be a lifesaver.
We hope you enjoyed reading this article and that the next time you go on a business trip will know what apps to install on your device. If we forgot to mention some of your favorite apps, please let us know in the comments below.