The life of a commuter is incredibly busy, but advancements in technology have certainly made the busy life more manageable. With these handy apps, unfortunate commuters can make the most of their time spent travelling in a number of different ways.
5 Best Apps for Busy Commuters :-
1: Transport App
The worst situation for a commuter is to arrive for a bus or train and find that the timetable has changed or there’s been a cancellation – especially if you’re in a rush for an important meeting. Apps like Transit and Moovit can keep you up-to-date with all the latest public transport timetables meaning if your regular train is cancelled you can easily plan an alternative route at the touch of a button. These apps are available throughout the western world which means they’re great if you’re on a business trip in an unfamiliar area as it’ll help you get to grips with your location too.
2: Maps/Direction App
Driving to a new client or for a meeting might get you out of the office, but it’s only fun if you know where you’re going. Of course, some cars come with an integrated Sat Nav system, but if there isn’t you can easily use an app like Google Maps or Navigon USA. The advantage of using an app of course, is that they can be used out of a vehicle too if you’ve parked up but you’re not sure where your final destination is. Google Maps will also let you download maps offline so even if you have no signal, you won’t be getting lost.
Not everyone commutes to the same office every day, you might find that your work has you travelling all over. Driving around unfamiliar areas can be a little disconcerting, especially if you’re running low on gas or in desperate need of food. AroundMe does exactly as its name suggests and tells you about the nearest gas station, restaurant, public toilet etc. and even gives you directions on how to get there.
4: Banking App
Long gone are the days where you have to visit or even phone your bank in order to keep up-to-date with your finances – all you need now is an app! Use your commuting time on the train or the bus to pay your bills, keep an eye on your expenses and even manage your monthly payments. Just about every major bank has an app now, all you need to do is download the app and apply for an online banking login for your account. And worry not, all these apps have been created with the highest security in mind so you don’t need to worry about hacking dangers.
5: Takeaway App
Come Friday evening when you’ve finally made it out of the office and the weekend has begun, commuters have the unfortunate task of battling with traffic, public transports and other commuters for a couple of hours before getting home. The last thing you want to do when you finally walk through the door is start preparing a meal from scratch – especially if that involves a trip to the store – so save yourself the hassle and make the most of your journey ordering food on the way home. Order from GrubHub, (as the only US-only app, it’s only right to include a British equivalent – UK readers try Hungryhouse and you can schedule your delivery to meet you at the door.