WorldMate is a smartphone app that should be on every business traveller’s essential packing list as it stores every bit of information you could need about a trip from the moment you start planning it to returning back home, exhausted but stress free as you managed to get everything done. The online planner will help you find the best flights and hotels, then your business and flight itinerary are automatically synced up complete with maps, directions and Linked In contact details of the people you are meeting.
Flight alerts and travel briefings will make sure you don’t miss any important details and the weather forecast and currency converter based on real-time exchange-rate data will make sure you pack the right clothes and take enough cash for your trip. The free versions on Android, iPhone and Blackberry have plenty of features to help you travel happy, with the obligatory premium upgrade if you’re a serious business traveller. This app is so stuffed with features it almost feels like you should pay excess baggage just having it on your phone! I can’t imagine going anywhere without it as it’s certainly the most useful travel companion I’ve found!