Digital Nomad: 10 Apps You Must Have

27/01/2016

Working on the road can get pretty hectic at times. As a digital nomad and a traveller, I have found myself in rather awkward situations a lot – from missed deadlines due to incorrect time zone conversion to procrastinate instead of doing some work.

Here are a list of Apps that help me keep sane, while on the road:

 

1. Trello

 

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Trello is my go-to website to stay organised and work super-efficiently on the road. It became my life saviour for the past 2 months! It’s a free service that allows you to create numerous boards for your ongoing projects and plans. Just drag and drop them all to Trello, where you can easily collaborate, quickly exchange ideas and notes in the form of cards, leave comments and track the overall progress of the project. You can create numerous boards and organize them the way you like, upload files to each, set deadlines and notifications, plus easily share everything with one click.

2. Workfrom

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Find the best coffee shops and cafes in your area with this service. Workfrom is free to join and you’ll get access to numerous cool spots with unbiased opinions of wi-fi connection and cappuccino quality from digital nomads like us.

3. Trail Wallet

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One of my essential money app is Trail Wallet. It’s an easy-to-use app for tracking your expenses across multiple countries and currencies. I can organise  my spendings by country or my month, set max daily budgets and add each dollar I’ve spent on the go.

4. Wisestamp

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Wisestamp lets me set up multiple dynamic signatures that can include social media icons and latest posts, as well as standard contact information.

5. Every Time Zone

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Every Time Zone is great solution for keeping proper track of the time – my client’s time. I add all time zones I need, then add my time in the marker at the top and see where this lands in everyone else’s day. No more crazy maths with figuring out when do you need to ring up Bob on Skype.

We work with people based anywhere from New Zealand to US and keeping an eye on the deadline may get tricky. Just as sending follow-ups, project proposals and invoices at the right time of the day. Every Time Zone will keep you sane!

6. Rescue Time

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Proper time management is  great struggle we all  face. I’ve started using Rescue Time recently – to give more accurate deadlines to my clients; create accurate hourly invoices as you know exactly how much time you’ve spent doing a certain task and adjusting your rates accordingly and eliminate random activity during your working hours.

 

7. Canva

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Canva is extremely useful for those with limited design skills. The site lets you quickly create professional-looking site graphics, presentations, flyers, infographics and more via a simple drag-and-drop interface.

 

8. XE Currency

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How many currencies do you have in your wallet?  As a digital nomad and traveler you have to keep track on the conversion rates and different currencies all the time. XE Currency gives you  live conversion rates instantly or add up a list of your preferred and sync ahead of time to have instant offline access from any device.

9. Tripit

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Tripit is one of the best travel planners out there! It’s free, fast and most importantly – works off-line. Just say no more to papers and lost emails. Forward all your booking confirmations – hotels, flights, car rental etc and let the app do all the magic for you by turning it into an easy-to-follow itinerary.

10. Contactually

 

Contactually feels me when and whom I should keep in touch with and how I could maximize my ROI by connecting with the right people at the right time. It sends notifications when I’ve fallen out of touch with certain contacts and prompt when I should reconnect with the most important contacts from your network.

And Another One For Good Luck – The Evernote…

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Evernote is the most robust notebook app out there; it’s great for longer notes, research, and clipping web pages among many other functions.

5 comments

  1. Comment by Ardjette Boixaderas

    Ardjette Boixaderas Reply 28/01/2016 at 11:06 AM

    There are also local apps that are sometimes very useful. Do you have experience with that also?

    • Comment by Sofia

      Sofia Reply 04/07/2016 at 11:41 PM

      Hi Ardjette! I would love to know more about local apps – can you please let me know which ones are you talking about?
      Cheers Sofia

  2. Comment by Dalal

    Dalal Reply 03/07/2016 at 9:38 PM

    Great article, super helpful!! I am planing to travel for few months and I am right now trying to hustle my way through online freelance jobs, I wouldn’t imagine it was that competitive, wish me luck ^^ and keep up the good work I am very happy to discover your blog #bingereading

    • Comment by Sofia

      Sofia Reply 04/07/2016 at 11:40 PM

      Hey Dalal! Thanks. Happy travels- keep us updated with your work too!

  3. Comment by sunanda

    sunanda Reply 14/07/2017 at 3:39 PM

    This is a very good website.I got more information on this website, thank you for providing such a useful information, keep it up.

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