Essential iPhone Apps For Road Warrior
Your typical road warrior isn't always on the road, but often in the air, stepping on airplanes at least twice a week. The iPhone becomes the connection to home, containing all of the information needed and providing a link back to friends and family, while simultaneously guiding you through strange cities and helping you find food.
TravelTracker - Personal Travel Assistant
The frequent traveler does not want to print out travel documents and itineraries for every trip. When connected with Tripit this app lets you view your entire itinerary quickly and easily. What was that confirmation number? What hotel am I at tonight? TravTracker keeps track.
FlightTrack Pro – Live Flight Status Tracker by Mobiata
Also great to connect wth TripIt, this application is a necessity for anyone that takes a flight on a regular basis. It will pull your itinerary from Tripit and tell you flight status, airport weather, and gate information. For anyone that has ever had a flight out of DFW you can understand how crucial gate information is. This application has updated a changed gate before AA informed waiting passengers.
As you travel you'll want to stay in the loop. Keep in touch with the news and check headlines while you stand in the security line by syncing with your Google Reader account.
When waiting to travel, instant messages keep you in touch with friends and family. Great for when you can't be bothered to pull out the laptop or the flight attendant won't let you. Also now that many planes have Wi-Fi you can actually use this one while in the air.
When you are in the air you may want to catch up on some needed sleep. It is a great noise maker application. Straight forward and easy to save custom tracks. You will drown out the crying baby and loud talker and fall aSleep on the flight.
LIVESTRONG.COM - Calorie Tracker - Your Diet and Fitness Calorie Counter for Better Health
When you arrive at your destination or decide to eat at the airport you'll want to have this app handy. Powered by the Daily Plate, this application can help you keep track of what you are actually eating when you live from restaurant to restaurant and the vegetable of the day is "fried onions" (true story).
Road warriors are often unfamiliar with the cities they travel to. When you arrive at your destination you'll be glad you had this one. It is a great application for quickly finding what is nearby and viewing ratings. Want to see a movie? Look it up by theater or by show. Want to get coffee? Starbucks or local shop? Want a book? iWant has that.
The true road warrior will either love that they are out so much or hate it. Compete with other road warriors and see who puts in the most miles that week or year. Not a great time killer, but a good way to make you feel lucky someone else out there has spent fewer nights in their own bed than you have. Whether you are a seasoned road warrior or a new one these apps should come in handy.