Whether you are on a motorway or a plane, travelling while working can be a tiring and frustrating experience. Trying to get things done when you have no reliable internet coverage, and there are crowds of people is not the best way to work.
Thankfully, there are apps and other software that can help you to get things done, even when you are on the move. If you do not already have these tools, then you need to consider them seriously.
It has been around for a while, but it is still one of the best travel and expense apps you can have. With concur, you can sync your expense reports with your office and get instant approvals. Ideal if you do not get back to the office very often but still need to get those claims submitted.
If you have trouble organising your itinerary, you will need TripIt. This original software stores all your reservations in one place. All you need to do it forward your reservation to TripIt and it will give you a detailed itinerary.
If you often have unexpected trips, this app could be a good one to have. It compares all the flights, car rentals and hotels in the area you are travelling. It then gives you the best price for you to choose and book. It can also be handy if you get stuck somewhere and need a bed for the night.
A no brainer really when it comes to portable software. It has apps available for iOS and Android that can sync all your documents, calendar and emails in one place and make them available anytime. It is also an excellent way to keep in touch with your office through Skype or Instant Messenger. The only drawback is the archive features are a little lacking. If your office chooses to use Office 365 through a site like bytes.co.uk, then there are cloud-based archiving features you can utilise.
If you are always negotiating and arranging contracts while you are travelling, this app may be very useful. It allows you to execute and sign contracts quickly while you are mobile.
Twitter especially is a vital tool for any travelling business person. You can catch all the latest news, events and even keep tabs on your companies feed so you are never out of the loop. With the world of business constantly changing, having access to social media is vital.
Everyone needs to eat, and when you are travelling, it can be difficult to find somewhere you think might be enticing. With Yelp, you can see all the restaurants near you along with a copy of their menu. It will also help you to get there if you choose one.
These are just a few of the many apps and software that can make working and travel easier. You can also get apps to help with jetlag, arrange car rentals and process business orders. You can now have a whole office on your phone.