Summer is right around the corner for us in the Northern hemisphere and that means travel time. For those of you heading out on the road for vacation or for business travel you’ll no doubt have to stay in touch with the office, or perhaps you’ll want to keep blogging while away. the following are 10 must have, free iPhone mobile apps that any road warrior can use to stay productive while away from the office:
Echofon for Twitter – a simple, free Twitter client but very powerful. Tweet and twitpic quickly and easily wherever you are… you’ll never miss anyone that @replies or DMs you with this fine app!
Qik – video is all the rage and Qik is a fabulous app that enables you to share live video streams while on the road… the app even connects to other social services as well like Twitter and Youtube.
Pixelpipe – If you have a need to share media with multiple social streams and blogs then Pixelpipe enables you to upload your media to multiple services with one click.
foursquare – while traveling you’ll likely want to let all your friends and family know where you are. Foursquare is the perfect app enabling you to ping your social networks whenever you make a stop.
Pegshot – if social checkin is your thing foursquare may fall a bit short when it comes to sharing media. Enter Pegshot, you can share your location via Twitter checkin and also add photos and video to your tweets… a fabulous service!
EverLater – this awesome mobile journal app enables you to record photos, film, and notes along your journey. Save the media in a special journal Trip and you can now even have your journey and all the memories from it published in a custom book!
Where – this popular local search tool (and more) provides a number of location aware widgets at your fingertips.. checkin using Where checkin, locate cheap gas, find local movies, event information, local news, restaurants, see local weather and much more… its like the perfect mobile swiss army knife!
Waze – if you head out on the road then you need navigation. Waze provides turn-by-turn routing, enables checkin via foursquare connect, and syou can also view and share local road conditions, traffic info and more.
iHeartRadio – everyone needs music while on the road, enter iheartradio. this fab service gives you access to Internet radio stations for any genre you can imagine… a fave of mine!
LinkedIn Mobile – stay in touch with your professional contacts and linkedin groups with this excellent app. Accept invites, post notifications and more… a great app.
Bonus App… AAA Discounts app, which has been downloaded nearly 800,000 times, helps users identify more than 110,000 locations offering AAA Show Your Card & Save discounts. The AAA Roadside app allows members to request AAA roadside assistance directly from their iPhone
These are just a few of the must-have mobile apps that I couldn’t exist without as I head out on the road this summer. To locate any of them simply search the iTunes shop of Google using the app name. Note, most apps are also available for Android and perhaps Blackberry, Symbian and others.