For many of us, traveling can be a grueling experience, especially when it comes to dealing with airlines and finding information in unfamiliar places. Luckily, there are a number of smartphone apps available that can take the frustration out of travel and make organizing a trip easier than ever. The following are some of the most useful apps available for the weary traveler.
GateGuru is the ultimate airport app. Available only on iOS systems (i.e. iPhone, iPad), this sophisticated, easy-to-use program not only allows users to check-in and view security wait times, but also lets them easily access information regarding restaurants, shops, and other in-terminal services nearby, making it much easier to find a decent place to eat while waiting for your flight. Find out more at gateguruapp.com, and click here to purchase the app at the iPhone App Store.
FlySmart is similar to GateGuru, allowing users to access information on in-terminal services and shops, but the competing app also provides users with information regarding transportation from the airport and nearby hotels. The app is available on both the iPhone and Android market, with a Blackberry Beta currently up for testing. Check out flysmartapp.com for more info and to download the app today.
This handy little app has a number of uses. The intuitive software, available on the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android marketplace, lets you organize trip details, get directions and weather, book restaurants, and buy tickets all on the same simple interface. Users can choose to receive email alerts regarding their itineraries and even connect with other users on the expansive Tripit network. Sign up at tripit.com.
When all you need to do is track flight data, there’s no better app than FlightTrack Pro. This app, available on both iOS and Android platforms, provides the most accurate and up-to-date information on flight departures and arrivals and even lets users keep track of their own personal flight itineraries with customized updates and alerts. Visit the website to find out more and buy the app for your smartphone.
After arriving at your destination and picking up your luggage, the last thing you want to worry about is finding a taxi to your hotel. With TaxiMagic, travelers can quickly book a taxi, track its progress, and even pay for the ride all from the convenience of their smartphone. The app is available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Palm devices. For more information, visit taximagic.com.
If you’re visiting an unfamiliar location, finding free wi-fi for your smart phone or laptop can be a daunting task, but with the iPhone app Wi-Fi Finder, users can easily find the nearest hotspot in a matter of seconds. To make things even better, the app is available for free at the iPhone app store, making it a must-buy for any iPhone user on the go.
So, whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, taking advantage of these handy apps can help take some unnecessary stress out of your trip and give you time for more important tasks.