When you are traveling for business, it can be difficult to be as productive as you are in the office. The Internet connection at the hotel can be unpredictable, and it can be challenging to stay on top of your email when you are in business meetings or traveling from one location to another. Luckily, there are a few tech tools that can help immensely while you are away from the office. We have outlined a few below.
GroupMe: Sometimes while you’re on the road you need to communicate quickly with certain groups of employees or partners. You can make this a lot easier with the GroupMe app. This app allows you to create groups from lists of employees. Then you’re able to send messages or updates to everyone on these lists with just one text message.
Belkin Mini Surge Protector DUAL USB Charger: This isn’t an app, but it is a powerful tool for travelers. With it, you can instantly charge all of your mobile devices. This will be significant; if your tablet or smartphone suddenly goes dead when you’re far from your hotel room, you may miss important calls or e-mail messages. The mini surge protector and charger includes three AC outlets and two powered USB outlets. This lets you simultaneously charge your laptop, tablet, cell phone, and other tech devices.
Campfire: If you have some information to communicate with your team that needs more than a text, you can use the Campfire app. This app lets you set up chat rooms with as many people as you want. Everyone in the chat room will be able to see what other people are writing, and in this way you can speak to your whole team. If you feel more comfortable talking out loud, Campfire also lets you make conference calls.