Digital nomads are a new species and they are thriving in the new economic environment, where globalization is in full bloom. Working on the road and being always ready to travel to another country requires a lot of skills.
Among them all, digital nomads have a strong affinity for gadgets and apps. They work on their laptops, stay connected with their smartphones and rely on a plethora of apps to keep walking. Planning your traveling life has never been easier, thanks to these travel apps, which allow you to access anything, from anywhere.
In need of a transfer shuttle? Click, swipe and you’ve booked one. Are you looking for accommodation? You are several apps away from the best deal.
As an amateur digital nomad, who travels with the tablet and iPhone, I tested a lot of apps, so here is a list of the best ones I found during my nomad months. Feel free to complete this list!
1.The packing app: Packing Pro
Packing Pro comes at $2.99, but it is money worth investing. This app helps you stay on top of the packing game and reduces the risk of forgetting something. You can create packing lists based on the number of days abroad, number of travelers, the temperature, destination and even laundry service preferences. With this app, you will be able to create customized packing lists, so you will never leave home without your essentials.
2. The trip planning app: TripIt
TripIt is a free app which allows you to organize your next trip. It syncs your emails, you can create itineraries and you will get automatic notifications when a flight is delayed or canceled. This app helps you automatize all the time consuming tasks required for planning the trip, so for digital nomads or pathological travelers, this is one of those essentials for the road.
3. The transport apps and platforms: T2Transfer, HopStop and aMetro
A digital nomad needs to have all the help when it comes to transportation and these three apps help a traveler stay on the road. T2Transfer is a platform where travelers can find transportation from and to airports. You can book the taxi online, which saves you the time and hassle of finding a taxi with a sincere driver who won’t overcharge you.
HopStop is an app that provides information on the public transportation, from bus lines to public transit and more. The app currently covers cities in Europe, US and Canada.
Emetro is another smart app you can rely on, as it shows the estimated travel time between multiple transit systems. The app covers the entire world and includes information on buses, trains and metro.
4. Travel guide app: Triposo
Triposo is a free app that works offline, which is a big plus. To be able to rely on it you just have to download the country guide for the city you are traveling to; Triposo currently covers about 27.000 cities. For major cities the app provides details on the restaurants, nightlife and important sights.
5. Flight apps: GateGuru, Skyscanner
GateGuru is an app that helps you stay updated with all the information on your flight. This app notifies you about delays, gate changes, wait times and any other detail about the airport, along with the weather information. Maps and airport tips are also provided.
Skyscanner is probably one of the best apps ever invented, not only for digital nomads, but for all travelers. This is because SkyScanner helps you find the cheapest flights! This is not the only thing you can benefit from when using SkyScanner: you can use this app to find the most flexible travel arrangements, at the best rates. As flexibility is the staple of digital nomads, Skyscanner is a must have.
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