Question: Summer means travel -- what new apps are making traveling easier and more fun than ever for entrepreneurs on the go?
Question by: Ashley
TripIt Is My Travel Bible
"TripIt is absolutely incredible -- it automatically pulls of your travel plans from your email into an organized app on your phone. You just click on the name of the trip to see reservation numbers, flight times, hotel check-in times and more all in one simple list. No more frantically searching through your email trying to find your booking number at the airport!"
Blurtt It Out While On the Go
"This app allows you to add captions to your photos. In other words, when traveling, I often find myself in a situation with a great line to share with friends and family, Blurtt allows me to voice my thought and add a photo at the same time. The application is fun and easy to use -- give it a try, add a photo to your caption and "say more with less.""
Always Go With Airbnb
"Sometimes, hotels are just too expensive. I love Airbnb, which is a service where you can list and rent rooms/homes from private individuals. It's a great way to save money and, on occasion, find an awesome friend or business contact."
Forget About Confusion With FlightTrack
"FlightTrack helps keep you on schedule for flights and even provides maps of airports, which can get really tricky for entrepreneurs who travel a lot. This app even hooks up with TripIt, which can create an entire travel itinerary for you and put it on your online calendar. "
Give Others a Glympse
"When I'm traveling, Glympse lets me easily update people on when I'm going to arrive where -- it lets people see my planned route and updates continuously with my current location. I love being on the other end, too because it helps me tweak my schedule so that I know if someone is running late or early."
ClockworkMod Tether Changed My Life
"I often take the train into NYC for networking events, but I wasn't able to do work on my way in since there was no Wi-Fi. After taking 15 minutes to setup ClockwordMod Tether, I was able to tether my Droid to my laptop -- for free! Now I can travel and work virtually anywhere, anytime, without requiring Wi-Fi. It's empowering!"
Everything With Evernote
"Evernote has made my business and personal travel so much easier! When I'm traveling and on the go, I can take photos, type in notes or add flight information, and it keeps it all within reach. Whenever I need to seek them out again, I have them right there. Even if I take a photo, it will find what I'm searching for by identifying any text -- whether on a sign, receipt or something else."
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