With online travel bookings, digital boarding passes and electronic confirmations, time where paperless travel is possible has finally come. Every time we travel by air, except when the wireless is not working, we should feel thankful for having our phones with us and being able to do some work.
Almost everything these days is in the cloud and accessible from anywhere in the world. Just imagine how much time was lost in transit 20 years ago, and nowadays we can book hotels, track our expenses, make presentations all from the comfort of our car, train, or plane seat. Obviously, we are more productive while on the road than our predecessors used to be.
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Business travelers would need a little more than a tablet or smartphone in order to manage their expenses, bookings, and presentations. They would need to use powerful apps which are built for specific purposes in mind.
Here are the best 5 apps you should pack your phone with for your next business travel:
Another app that can help you manage your documents with ease is Image to Word Converter. With it, you can easily digitize and make editable any document in paper form. Simple use a built-in document scanner to scan the file and then convert it to editable MS Word document. It is as simple as that.
The app provides high-quality results with fast conversion times. You can upload your files directly from your phone, Gmail attachments or listed cloud services like Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive and more.
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Concur is one of the most popular apps for tracking your travel expenses. It will make your and your finance team lives a lot easier. You can track your rental cars, hotels, flight receipts and it even counts and lists all of your expenses. The app can be integrated with your corporate credit cards and can send records directly to your finance team. As they say “When you can see all your spending, you can control all your costs”.
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Not all digital signatures are the same. In the past, you may have used an image of your scanned signature to sign some documents, but most lawyers and legal specialists don’t approve this method for relevant documents because it is less legally-binding.
For important documents which require a digital signature, you should use apps like SignNow that enables you to sign documents with just swiping your finger over your screen. SignNow is popular among business people because it is using legally recognized eSign technology. The app allows you to upload PDF, Word, or rich text documents from email attachments, camera roll or Dropbox. You can even add blank fields for entering additional information. The app is encrypted with bank-level security, so your data should be safe.
TripIt saves you time when it comes to itinerary planning. It stores all your reservation numbers in one place for easy access later. You just have to send over your reservation confirmation emails, and TripIt will create a master itinerary, containing everything you need and it will show you exactly where to be and when.
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5. XE Currency
If you frequently travel abroad, than you will need a handy app for converting prices back to your home currency. With XE Currency you will have all the world’s currencies at your fingertips! Not only it provides live exchange rates and charts, but you can also set an XE Rate Alert to monitor your favorite currencies. You can add a widget to iOS notification center or Android home screen, so you can access information quickly.
These apps will make your life easier on your next business trip along with some popular apps like Google Drive, Google Translate, Slack and others. In case we forgot to mention some of your favourite apps, please let us know in the comments below. We hope this list helped you choose the best apps for your next trip. Bon voyage!