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Life-Saving Apps for Digital Nomads

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Life of a digital nomad is believed to be wonderful, a real fairy tale.

You often travel, visiting different countries and meeting a lot of fascinating people and cultures. Besides, you don’t work from 9 to 5 and you are more independent. However, it’s not all sunshine and roses. The lesser-known part is that all moving and traveling sometimes can be tiresome and stressful. Adapting constantly to different time zones, diverse projects, and co-workers or clients is a challenging work. As in every profession, there are positive and negative aspects.

Apps for Digital Nomads

Nevertheless, these issues can be overcome, or at least diminished with the help of modern technology. Since digital nomads are pretty familiar and comfortable with tech stuff and digital environment, mobile apps are a logical choice. Nowadays there are plenty of useful apps that can make traveling, organisation, and work, child’s play and we’ll show you some of them.

Travel like a rockstar 

Even though you don’t have many assistants like a rockstar to take care of you, the following apps will do all the work for you. 

First of all, you need to find an inexpensive flight to your next destination. Instead of squandering your time on browsing the offers and waiting for a price drop, Skyscanner will search for you the best deals in seconds. It allows you to effortlessly find a cheap flight and book it with no additional fees. Nice way to start your trip, isn’t it? 

Once the ticket is bought, it’s time to organize your new adventures and travel plans. At first, it sounds fun, but when you’re trying to squeeze one more trip in your itinerary, it’s pretty frustrating. Therefore, just forward your confirmation emails and TripIt will create a master itinerary for each of your trips with all your travel details in one place. Keep track of your frequent trips and you won’t get lost! 

Digital Nomads Apps

The next thing on the list is packing. No matter how many lists do you make, you always somehow forget something. With PackPoint that won’t be the case any more. Simple punch in the city you're traveling to, the departure date, and the number of nights you'll be staying there and this intelligent travel app will tell you what you need to pack based on length of travel, weather at your destination, and any activities planned during your trip. Never forget your ……….. again!

Last but not the least, get by with no difficulty in a new town. AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest Bank, Bar, Gas Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theatre, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theatre, and Taxi. Swim like a fish in the sea of the unknown!

Work smarter, not harder 

You may already have your productivity apps, but here are some rare species that will help you work faster and organize better. 

Apps that can help you work faster

Jiggling between different projects and time zones can be hectic and overwhelming. Also, converting the time difference between cities isn’t so helpful. That’s why it’s convenient to have a clear and complete Word Clock. This accurate app helps you organize your favorite cities onto one page so that you can easily find out the correct local time, as well as get the most relevant time zone information about the city. Tick-tack and meet the deadline!

Admit it, you could use extra hands with managing documents online, especially when you work with clients on remote. Communication is smooth, but signing documents can be tricky. So, PandaDoc will be your extra pair of hands that will help you sign contracts, business forms, legal documents and employment agreements, but collect signatures as well. Managing documents on the go has never been that easier!

Another problem is usually the size of the documents. PDFs contain a lot of information, images, and other data that reflect on their large size and therefore they are impossible to share. Compress PDF will reduce the size of hefty documents and make them light for manipulation and forwarding to your colleagues and clients. As always, less is more.   

Hidden treasure 

Just one more app to skyrocket your efficiency and productivity. Focus Keeper, as the name says, helps you concentrate better and avoid burnout. Using well-known Pomodoro technique, balance your work with timed 25-minute chunks and a 5-minute break in between. Perfect balance for perfect results!

Article Bio
Linda Simmons is a Community Manager for Cometdocs, a
free online document conversion interface that offers a large set of document conversions that can't be found anywhere else. After working hours, she likes to spend her free time by doing yoga, reading, and walking.

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Published on: 19th December 2016

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