Guest post from Tom Jager. He is a professional blogger. He works at Awriter. He has degree in Law and English literature. Tom has written numerous articles/online journals. You can reach him at G+ or Facebook.
When you’re about to go on a trip, you have a lot of things to check: your passport, necessary clothes, toiletries and much more. But prepping your phone for the trip is what you probably never think about.
What if someone told you that your smartphone can actually improve your trip? And if you’re an Smartphone user, you can get lots of cool features that will make your trip unforgettable. Interested? Here are top 6 quick wins that will definitely get your Smartphone or tablet ready for travel.
Plan trips with Tripit
Developed by Concur, this app is a must-have when it comes to planning your trip. It stores all the necessary information, from hotel bookings to car rent and sightseeing. It has a very versatile interface which looks like a very detailed timetable.
Another cool feature of this app is that it can actually provide you with the best seats on a bus, train or plane, giving you the latest information on travel options. Also, it sends you alerts, if your flight is canceled or if any delays occur. This app is what you will desperately need to better organize your trip and stay fully satisfied with it.
Stay organised with Evernote
Often times, when you’re traveling, you get a message from work to do some urgent task you just can’t avoid. Evernote will help you stay organized and productive even when you’re enjoying laziness on a beach in Mallorca!
Let’s say you’re a professional essay writer and need to update your site with a new article? Use Evernote to write it, this app will instantly save your work on other devices and can also upload it to the cloud. So in case something happens to your phone, you won’t lose your progress. Isn’t that great?
While travelling, you might need a taxi to get from the airport to your hotel. And Uber is the easiest way to find the nearest taxi and get to your destination as quick as possible. Uber hires only those drivers who know how to get anywhere you need.
Try out Oanda
Oanda is a great currency converter with the latest updated information about currency around the globe. It lists all possible currencies so you won’t get stuck looking for a bank to convert dollars to euro, for example.
You will be told exactly how much you get after you convert your money, so you can make sure that you won’t be cheated on. Besides, it’s completely free!
Learn new languages with Duolingo
“Why do I have to learn a foreign language?” – the question we often ask ourselves when studying at school or university. For travelling!
In order to fully enjoy the experience of traveling to another country, you need to know the language of this country at least at the elementary level. For sure, not all the people of the country you’re traveling to know English, so you need at least to know how to introduce yourself and ask for directions.
But how can you learn a new language fast, if you only have couple weeks till your trip starts? Duolingo is the answer! This is one of the top-rated language learning apps, which is popular for gamification of every lesson. Besides, it’s very challenges, giving you daily tasks to test your knowledge. And it’s very engaging!
And to top it all…
Prepping your phone for a trip is as crucial as not forgetting your passport and tickets at home. We live in a digital age, where everything is about using technology. Besides, the technology has become so easy and versatile that it’s actually a great pleasure to use all its features. So why not to use it when it’s right there, made for your convenience and pleasure?
Hope these apps are useful for you and will help you enjoy your traveling experience. Bon voyage and good luck!