Traveling for pleasure and traveling for business are clearly two very different things. And so, business travelers need a different set of tools than casual travelers and vacationers need. Business travelers need to be informed and on schedule, which means that the need to tools that are fast and effective in getting them the information that they need. Here is a list of 12 of the best, completely free Android apps that can come in very handy for any and all people who are frequently on business trips and need fast and effective tools to help them not get around and get their work done effectively when on the road and on unfamiliar territory.
There is probably no single travel portal that is more popular than TripAdvisor, and it is with good reason. The site allows you to quickly search for and book cheap flights, hotels, restaurants and much more. This app puts the power of TripAdvisor in the palm of your hands.
Where is the ultimate GPS app. It quickly and accurately gets your location information and provides a plentitude of real-time tips for the area you are in. Get tips on where to find the cheapest gas prices, where to eat some good local food, what routes to use in order to avoid bad traffic, and even the closest and best movie theaters or bars for unwinding in the evening.
Another GPS-related app, this one uses your smartphones GPS chip to locate you and then consults a database of well over 60,000 hotels to find you the best and more affordable places to sleep near you. The app gives you a look into every hotel in detail, including pictures and recommendations from prior guests.
If you are doing a lot of flying, then this app is a must-have. FlightAware allows you to track the real-time status of your flights by registration, route, airline, flight number, city pair, or airport code. It’s the easiest way to track your flights and a perfect tool for people who often need to catch a lot of transfers and need flight information while they are in transition.
This interactive app gives you information on traffic straight from fellow drivers you are on the streets and highways with you. It uses your GPS information to help you avoid areas of high traffic and other obstacles that will impede you from getting where you need to be in time, like repairs and road blocks.
Google Goggles is a visual search application that recognizes places and objects without typing and searching. All you have to do is turn the app on and point your camera at whatever you are looking at in order to get some information on that object. It’s really fun to use, but also very helpful.
Talk To Me is easily the best translation app for Android. Just tap and have someone speak into the phone in order to get the translation. It supports seven languages currently, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.
When you are travelling a lot, you are constantly looking at your phone and playing with it. This app will help you get the most out of your battery life when you are on the road. It is very customizable for your needs and will help you to save every last second of battery life that can be saved.
If you are flying a lot, this is one of the best tools to help you organize your schedule and to make sure that you are never late for a flight. It lets you plan out every part of your itinerary including flights, hotels, meetings and anything else you need to keep track of while on a business trip.
Check out this app if you are looking for the most accurate and reliable weather information available. WeatherBug provide you direct access to all of the best and largest weather stations all over the world so you’ll never be surprised by the weather once you arrive to your destination.