As traveling for business evolves, so do the tools and options at your disposal. Now, anyone with a smartphone can download a travel app to solve any problem. Need a ride in a hurry? There is an app for that. Need to book a last-minute flight? Yep, there’s an app for that, too.
Gone are the days of carrying around foldout maps and briefcases filled with confirmation receipts and business documents on your trip. Looking for a great rate on a hotel room? No longer do you need to call around to all the area hotels to see what best fits your budget. All these things and more can be done via an app on a phone in the palm of your hand!
Here are our six best travel and business apps for iPhone and Android devices.
Why does finding free Wi-Fi have to be such a hassle, right? Well thanks to WiFi Map, it doesn’t anymore. This free app allows you to search over one hundred million hotspots for free Wi-Fi in your area. How? Other app users crowdsource open networks allowing you to benefit and avoid going over your data plan.
Safety and security are ensured via a fast and secure VPN for public WiFi networks. A VPN (virtual private network) protects your personal data and hides your IP address as you use the internet. WiFi Map’s built-in, unlimited VPN allows you to browse the internet securely. In fact, TechRadar.pro recommends WiFi Map and says “it offers strong privacy.”
FLIO Airport Guide
Arriving at a new airport can be an intimidating endeavor, especially when trying to make a connecting flight. The maps, arrows, and airport directions never seem truly clear. Enter FLIO. FLIO is an airport guide app that features over 5,800 airports. It provides a detailed airport map and information on everything from where baggage claims are to a built-in flight tracker that keeps you up-to-date on your flight’s status. Not only will this app be sure to help you catch your flight on time, but it can also point you in the direction of the best airport food or that much-needed cup of coffee before your next flight.
If your business travel includes having clients, colleagues, and business partners sign contracts, DocuSign is a must-have app. DocuSign lets you carry important documents in the app, as well as draft legally binding documents. You and your client can then sign those documents electronically on your smartphone or tablet. This app is especially useful when dealing with time-sensitive documents, as after signing, they can be electronically sent to your corporate office. Security is assured as each document is encrypted when sent.
Jetzy offers a social media platform for people who find themselves traveling for work often. Using geolocation technology along with a built-in social ecosystem, the app will match you with experiences and things to do while on the road.
A convenient chat feature on the app allows you to connect and talk with other users to get their recommendations on what to see or where to eat, as well as reviews of restaurants, bars, and sightseeing attractions. You may only have a small amount of downtime on your trip and Jetzy lets you make the most of that time.
If your business trips require a lot of driving on your part, Waze is a must-have app. With an ever-increasing amount of traffic, you never know what you may run into – traffic jams, construction, speed zones, the list goes on.
Waze gives users real-time updates and alerts on traffic patterns and conditions thanks to other app users who share their experiences as they are happening. Have a meeting you absolutely cannot be late for? Waze can tell you if there is a slowdown ahead of you and what the quickest route is. You can even enter your itinerary and Waze will formulate the best routes and time of day so you can be assured of a stress-free trip.
CLC Lodging Mobile App
When it comes to travel management, our CLC mobile travel app is your go-to source for everything you need, from searching and booking hotels and flights to renting cars. As a CLC member, you can search, book, and save at pre-negotiated and discounted hotels throughout the United States and Canada - offering the lowest rates 9x out of 10!
Other app features include:
Driving directions to your hotel
Browsing hotel details, images, and amenities
Filtering your hotel search by amenities such as truck parking, breakfast options, and internet access
No pre-payments for CLC Network hotels
Check-in support at the front desk
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