Travel Downtime Goes Smart

by Mike Hunter

Business travel was once a luxury and is now a time-consuming activity that can engender the sense that productivity is being lost. With the agile smartphone, travel downtime is quickly becoming a productive and even innovative time to get ahead. Here are some apps we recommend for those travel pauses.

Evernote Evernote

Stay organized, save ideas and improve productivity. Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps the user remember everything across all of the devices he or she uses. Evernote lets the user take notes, snap photos, create to-do lists, scan business cards and record voice reminders — and it makes everything searchable, whether the user is on the road or in the office.


Expensify makes capturing receipts, tracking time or mileage, business travel and creating expense reports quick and easy. Acknowledged by the tech community as the best app for expense reporting, Expensify takes the time, paper and headaches out of preparing expense reports.

FlightTrack 5FlightTrack-5

FlightTrack 5 tries to maintain some order, whether it’s grouping flights for hopping around Europe or that quick roundtrip to Scranton for business. Useful even for those not flying, FlightTrack can help keep the user informed of staff’s, friends’ and family’s flights.

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