App, App, & Away! Travel

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Get ready for holiday travel when our App, App, and Away! series continues with a session on travel apps. Here’s a sneak preview of three apps that will be covered during the presentation.

TripIt app iconTripIt, which appears on practically every list of travel-related apps, is a tool for organizing your tickets and itineraries. Simply email your travel confirmations to TripIt (or enter them manually) and the app will organize them for you, then alert you if anything changes. You can access your itineraries from anywhere and easily share them with family members and travel companions.

gateguru app iconLike TripIt, GateGuru can send you flight status alerts, but this app also offers detailed maps of airport terminals. Facing a tight connection? Figure out which gates you’re arriving in and departing from, then view which food options are available in the corridors you’ll have to sprint along to get from one to the other!

 

touchnote postcards appMobile apps aren’t just useful for the practical aspects of travel—they can also help you capture and share memories from your trip. Touchnote Postcards is one of several apps that allow you to turn your smartphone photos into an actual postcard that’s delivered through the mail with your personal greeting. While the app is free to download (like all the apps on this list), each card costs two or three dollars.

Join us at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, to learn about these and other travel apps. Registration is not required, but you can use our online calendar to request an email reminder.