Traveling seems to get harder and harder these days. Lines at the airport seem to be longer and longer; however, traveling does not have to be a chore. When I travel, I have six apps that make every journey with me (among others), but these are the ones I gravitate towards the most.
Here are my favorite travel apps:
- TripIt (App Store)- TripIt is my central depository for all my itineraries. I simply forward my itineraries to TripIt and they are added to my system. If I use my personal email for travel booking, TripIt automatically adds my itinerary. There is a free version and a pro version. I signed up for the pro version so I can track all my point systems (hotel, air, train, car).
- American Airlines (App Store) – I typically fly American Airlines when I travel. Their newly re-designed app has a beautiful interface and a simple place to check trips, check-in for flights, check my award mileage and receive updated information. The app pushes my boarding pass to Apple’s Passbook for easy boarding.
- Evernote (Mac App Store) (App Store) – Evernote is my go-to digital file cabinet. For my recent trip to New York, I was traveling with several work friends. I created a notebook for the trip and dumped all of our travel itinerary’s in the folder. It is also a great place to store copies of receipts for my expense reports.
Side Note: I use Evernote as my digital file cabinet for everything in my life. It keeps me really organized. More to come on Evernote.
- DayOne (Mac App Store) (App Store) – DayOne is my digital journal. I use it on my laptop and my iDevices. This past week while traveling into Washington, D.C., I got my iPhone out and began typing away to journal my experience. I try to write everyday as a way to capture my thoughts.
Here are a few types of entries I might write during the week:
- Daily thoughts
- Completed daily tasks. (I also use Nozbe as my daily task list.)
- New ideas for services or products
- Weekly Review
This is simple app syncs via iCloud or Dropbox. I use iCloud to sync across my devices, as I found it to be quicker than Dropbox.
- 1Password (Mac App Store) (App Store) – This app is on both my Mac and iDevices. I use this app to generate extremely difficult passwords. It helps me keep my travel, banking, credit card information and other passwords safe and secure.
If you don’t use a password generating system, like 1Password, you are potentially at risk to hackers. If you travel a lot this adds an extra level of protection to your accounts, as well as peace of mind.
- YouVersion (App Store) – My faith is extremely important to me and the Bible App allows me to take the entire Bible with me in the palm of my hand. I have a daily reading plan, and even when I miss a day, I can quickly catch up. It is great to have the Bible with me everywhere I go. As much as I love my paperback version, this one fits in my pocket.
Well…there you have it…my top six travel apps. These apps help make my life a little easier when I am on the road.
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