Best apps to have when relocating on assignment.
During your first few weeks of your relocation, exploring your new city is exciting, but sometimes you don’t know where to start. In the age of Smartphones, apps are like your compass that will help you to get the most of your relocation assignment in your new city. Here are some recommendations…
- TripIt: This app organizes travel plans into an itinerary that has all of your trip details in one place.
- The Weather Channel: Don’t try to guess what the weather is going to be. With this app you can get weather in multiple locations and other great information like temperature, humidity, visibility, wind speed, average temperatures, and more.
- Google Maps: This app should be on everyone’s phone. No matter where you are in the globe, Google Maps is the best free transit direction app.
- Scout: This app pinpoints the neighborhood hot spots (including museums, hotels, restaurants, and more) in your vicinity, but its true value comes in finding nearby events. You’ll discover concerts, plays, and more right around the corner.
- Foursquare: Most people might use this app as a “Check-In” service, but it’s more than that. It has lots of tips from locals who have lived in your new community for a long time.
- Free Wi-Fi Finder: All of Avenida Suites corporate housing apartments have Wi-Fi in the apartment, but if you are on the go, this app shows where you can find free wireless connections. You can search with a directory or simply enable the Wi-Fi scanner to locate the nearest hot spots.
- Google Translate: If your relocation assignment is to a different country where you are not fluent in the local language, this app will help you. This app can rapidly translate simple phrases to whole paragraphs. All you need to do is say a phrase and Google Translate will repeat your words in the foreign language of your choice.
- Pixter Scanner: If you’re traveling in a foreign country where the main language is not your first language, reading things such as traffic and transit signs can become difficult. This app can snap a photo of any text you’d like and then translate it for you to any given language.
- XE Currency Converter: Another app for international relocation assignments. This app lets you convert currencies quickly and accurately.
We hope you find these tools useful in your relocation assignment. What other apps have you found that you would like to share with others to use during their relocation or helpful as well for business travelers?