Busy attorneys are always on the go. Many of them are on the road at least twice a month. It can be a tough way to live and work IF you're prone to disorganization.
Not to worry, though. Help is at your fingers tips if you're one of the 99.9% of lawyers who carry a smartphone. There are a handful of great mobile apps out there, designed to make life and work a lot easier when traveling.
Here are the best of the best:
Chances are you have an assistant who takes care of flight, hotel and rental car bookings, but if plans change while you're on the road, the Kayak mobile app is quite handy. Just like its main web counterpart, the app aggregates deals from online travel agencies, hotel chains, car rental companies and other aggregators such as Travelocity and Priceline.com. It provides comparison tools in a mobile-friendly format that lets you quickly find available deals in seconds. To actually make a reservation, Kayak sends you to the website of the airline or other travel company to do the transaction.
Kayak is free and available on iOS, Android, Nokia, Windows Phone 7 and the mobile web.
Don't have time to create and circulate your a travel itinerary? Tripit does it all for you.
Forward your reservation confirmation emails, and TripIt will extract the details and create an itinerary. You also can connect Tripit to your shared online calendar so that your reservations automatically appears on the calendar for everyone to see.
You can add maps, directions, custom notes, mobile alerts and reminders, as well as share your itinerary with whomever you choose.
TripIt is available free on iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and the mobile web.
3. Free Wi-Fi Finder
If you're in a pinch to access the Internet in a hurry, use the free Wi-Fi Finder app for iPhone and Android. It lets you search for nearby free and paid hotspots listed in its database, not just at airports but anywhere.
There are many great receipt trackers available in the mobile app marketplace, but Turboscan for iPhone is really quite handy if you need a scanner. It's free document scanner app that saves images as PDF or JPG image files, which you can then e-mail or send to a cloud storage service such as DropBox.
If you have a Droid, try DroidScanLite.