Best apps to have when travelling

Billions of apps have been download over the last few years, and there’s hundreds targeted for the techno traveller. I’ve reviewed and read many, and generally decided that I wouldn’t use them in reality. Generally most are more gimmicky than practical. Below are my personal top 10 apps when travelling. All are free (some have pro versions that will cost you).

Trip It

This is a brilliant app. It syncs with your email account to recognise booking confirmations, and then automatically schedules out your trips and records all the important info.

Trip Advisor City Guide

Download maps, itineraries, venue guides and much more for many cities around the world. Once you’ve downloaded each specific city you don’t need WIFI to use it. Very handy if you don’t have a data package when on the move. Continue reading

Apps for Business People on the Move

For most business people who travel a lot having the possibility to stay in touch and up to date on their business is a necessity. Whether you need to access an important document in order to pull off the ideal presentation or you need to edit crucial spreadsheet whilst sipping up margaritas in the air on a plane, productivity apps are one thing you will need in order to achieve that.

With all the apps and technological progress happening around us, it’s easier than ever before to handle your day to day business activities like a pro and become a corporate hero. With eye-melting speeds of 4G and mobile data becoming more and more affordable you can literally access the fast Internet with your mobile device from anywhere in the world. And with the help of thousands of apps available on the market you will be productive wherever you are.

We will take a closer look at some of our favorite apps and will assemble a small fundamental app “toolkit” which we believe will help you stay connected and productive wherever you are headed. Continue reading

Best mobile apps and gadgets to manage your money on the move

Keeping an eye on your spending habits can be one of the safest ways to stay out of debt, and we all know that prevention is better than cure. If you are suffering from debt, keeping a track of your budget – and sticking to it – is essential in order to avoid the spiral of debt that could end up costing you a lot more than you originally intended.

Are there any apps and gadgets that can help you manage your finances?

Many of us will keep some sort of budgeting system, whether it’s a traditional pen and paper job or something more technological – even using a custom spreadsheet on your home computer can be one of the simplest and most successful ways to keep track of your household budget. But when are we most likely to spend money? When we’re out and about, of course! Having a spreadsheet or accounts book at home is all well and good but having access to your personal budget while you’re on the move is even better.

Aside from signing up to the relevant mobile banking services from your personal bank, you should also investigate the range of mobile apps on the market for keeping track of your personal budget. If you’re one of those keen Apple fans who recently managed to get their hands on a brand new iPhone 6, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a host of useful home budget applications available to download for the iPhone.

Best budget management apps

My Student Budget Planner

1) If you’re a student, opt for the My Student Budget Planner, a simple and easy-to-use little app that keeps track of the most essential components of any student’s finance: loans, grants, wages, savings and outgoings.

While not the most complex application, it allows you to organise yourself with a weekly budget (great if you work part-time or are paid weekly) and rapidly update your budget with outgoings. You can also see your expenditure and budget for a total yearly period – again, great for students who work on a slightly different timetable to regular workers.

2) For those wanting something fairly simple to keep track on their budget whilst out, rather than a fully comprehensive budget application, the Budget Me Free application is excellent. Presenting your information in a clear visual format, you set your monthly budgets for a variety of expenses (including groceries, eating out, and utilities) and input expenditure as you go along. Continue reading

How to play iPhone Bingo Safely

There’s nothing worse than being called away from a game of bingo. This can be frustrating though playing mobile bingo can offer the perfect solution. We like to use an iPhone to play bingo in particular, as these devices are brilliant.

Check out this article for our top tips on staying safe while you play.

Use Alternate Payment Methods

There are a range of payment methods on the market that you can use to protect yourself online, whether you use a mobile or desktop to play. Entering your card details directly to a site can be ok if they’re secure, but we always like to take another step to protect ourselves online.

With methods like PayPal and Neteller, you can log into an account to authorise a payment. That way, you don’t actually have to give them your payment details at all. This can save you a lot of time and many even have fraud protection as standard just in case your login details are compromised by someone else.

If you’re not able to make card payments at all, then you can still play online. This can be done by using a voucher service, like Paysafecard, or using your mobile phone bill. These payment methods are also good for mobile players, as you’ll be able to play without providing your card details at all.

Connect Safely and Securely

When you play online, it’s also important to make sure you connect securely too. There are a number of options, including public Wi-Fi, your mobile data or a private connection. These all vary in security, with a private internet connection being the most secure.

This isn’t a massive security concern but it’s still worth bearing in mind. You should also look at the security features of the site itself, as they should also be storing your information safely. This should include 128 bit SSL encryption and also require a safe connection, brands such as Rocket Bingo that are secure, will display the green padlock in your browser’s address bar. Continue reading

Improve How You Manage Business with the Wrike iOS Project Management App

Move over Blackberry: the iPhone has truly become the de facto business phone for on-the-go professionals. We’re a bit biased, but it’s been our experience that the majority of iOS apps just work without a lot of hassle or headaches. Now if you’re looking for a great productivity app to download, we’re dying to introduce you to Wrike.


This isn’t a company that just barely sticks their toes in the waters of time management and project management. They are fully committed to continually improving their product to help entrepreneurs, teams, and businesses reclaim their time and manage projects from anywhere in the world. The Wrike iOS app is a newer offering, currently at version 2.1.4., and they’re continually working on bringing more and more of the desktop features to the app. But overall, this is a company that has really tried to go above and beyond in providing project management empowerment, education, and real-world advice.


Here’s what you can do in the Wrike iOS app:

* Get instant access to all your projects and tasks.

* Enjoy seamless integration between the web-based online project management software and your iOS version.

* Easily process a lot of tasks by just swiping left or right. This is one of our favorite features, because it makes it easy to manage a huge work list. If you need to schedule a task, swipe left. If you need to modify it in any other way, swipe right.

* We think the flexible tagging and categorization is one of the best project management tools offered by Wrike. Color coding on tags is something that we were happy to see, as it’s an easy way to quickly track down your priorities. You could have one color for your most urgent projects, another color for “maybe some day” tasks, and so forth. 52 colors (plus a “no color” option) means the sky is the limit.

Overall, we really liked the feel of the Wrike iPhone app. Of course, we’re not the only group out there talking about Wrike. Even entrepreneur Redfoo (from the popular music duo LMFAO) uses Wrike to manage his creative business, and went on video to talk about how he uses the software.

If you’re trying to make better use of your time and manage your projects more efficiently, Wrike is definitely a tool that can help you achieve that. However, we will say that as with any productivity app, it takes the right mindset to improve how you manage your time and work. Consistent action and determination will lead you to success with any app, but we feel that Wrike stands out at the top of the pack.

Besides, you’re on an iPhone! Put that gorgeous retina display to good use with a great app, and take care of your projects with finesse. Go on and check it out today; you might be amazed by how it helps improve the way you work.