Business travel can be pretty challenging. You may have to deal with a completely new location, a new language, or a new culture. At the least, you're likely to be pressed for time.

Whatever the challenge is, though, there is most likely an app to solve it. We've rounded up some of the most helpful apps for business travelers to make your next trip a bit smoother.

  1. TripCaseThis app gives you one central location for managing your itineraries and receiving flight alerts.
  2. HotelTonightIf you're scrambling to find a hotel for a last-minute trip, this app helps by offering a curated list of hotels with rooms available for same-day booking.
  3. Mynd: If you can't take a personal assistant with you on a trip, this is the next best thing. Mynd will not only send you notifications of upcoming appointments, it will also let you message colleagues when you're running late for a meeting with a single button tap.
  4. Evernote: This is one of the best apps out there for note-taking during meetings. The simple interface stores everything in the cloud, letting you access information from any device.
  5. Seamless: If you're lucky, you'll have time to go out with colleagues to sample the local cuisine. But if you're short on time or just too jet-lagged to leave the hotel, Seamless can be great for easy meal delivery.
  6. Waze: Unless you'll be taking public transportation or hiring a driver, Waze is a must for crowdsourced advice on the best routes to take.
  7. iTranslate: Next time you're going international, this app can make it much easier to communicate with potential clients or partners. You simply type in the word or phrase you'd like to translate and the language you want, and the app serves up the translation.
  8. Uber: This one may be a bit obvious, but Uber is the universal way to get around easily. The company operates in 200 cities around the world, and is especially  handy when you're in places where you may not be familiar with the taxi system.
  9. CertifyTo keep track of the money you're spending on all these rides and meals, you'll want an app like Certify to manage your expenses. Take a picture of your receipt and the app will auto-generate an entry for your expense report.
Published on: Dec 8, 2014