Our Top 5 Digital Nomad Apps
Being a digital nomad relies on all things, well, digital. Just as that high-speed internet connection or cloud storage service is integral to your job, apps and online resources can absolutely make or break your overall travel experience. Life on the road is exhilarating, but juggling deadlines, flights and fancies can get just a little bit challenging, so it's best to be prepared and use all the tech at your disposal to stay stress-free and ahead of the game. Get the most out of being remote with our top five digital nomad apps.
How many times have you misplaced your booking confirmation and arrived at the wrong terminal, or found yourself grappling through piles of pointless paperwork at the very last minute? Tripit is an ingenious solution. Just forward all of your hotel, flight, car rental and restaurant confirmation emails and Tripit automatically translates them into a master itinerary, so you can access all of your plans and essential details in one place – even when you're offline.
A Horizn favorite, Trello is, in our opinion, the best way to manage projects and workflow – be it personally or collaboratively. The user-friendly format allows you and your team to create boards and briefs, upload files, run discussions and keep track of deadlines from one simple page. You can forget wasting your valuable time trawling through endless email threads: this is your fast-track to superhuman organizational abilities.
Although any digital nomad would love to claim they can work from absolutely anywhere at any time, we all know this isn't quite possible – yet. The reality is often jumping from one unreliable connection to the next in hotels, cafes and co-working spaces, and never really knowing whether or not the staff will get snooty after hours hogging one table. Workfrom is an easy way to find work-friendly spaces in over 300 cities and towns around the globe, scouted and tested by real people. You can check out WiFi speeds, power outlets, and important info before you go and even help others by making your own recommendations.
Always remember the big reason you chose to go nomadic in the first place – to truly experience the world. And there's no better way to experience new places than to dive right in, meet new people and immerse yourself in local activities. Besides, after spending half your time traveling and working solo, you need to come up for air once in a while! Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Fancy photography in Paris? How about clubbing in Chiang Mai? Meetup will ensure you never get lonely again – there are even hangouts for digital nomads.
Horizn Travel Assistant
Okay, we're a bit biased on this one, but when you try our Travel Assistant for yourself, you'll know why. Free with any Horizn purchase, the TA is your on-the-go PA. Access the service via SMS or email – 24/7 with just a one-minute response time – and let us alleviate your travel woes with personalized inspiration and support for every step of your journey. Perhaps you need help deciding where to go on holiday, need a flight booked fast for a last-minute business meeting, or you've encountered a travel issue you need help to resolve on the go. Whatever you need for your trip, we can take care of it!