Technology

7 sizzling apps for smarter summer travel

Even real estate agents need time away from the CRM and open houses
  • The wanderlust joys of travel are often accompanied by traffic jams and a whole lot of time spent deciding where to go. These apps help you plan and navigate a seamless trip.
  • The specificity of travel apps is a good lesson in how real estate agents can use technology to deftly tackle separate components of a transaction.
  • Uber is as big as it is for a reason. Recent troubles aside, this is one software that truly disrupted an industry.

Have suggestions for products that you'd like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. Even though we received six inches of snow last week, it won't stop half of the Bay Area's population from heading my direction this weekend. Almost every 5,000-square-foot "cabin" will be occupied here in the Truckee and North Tahoe, California, region. Getting here from there is easy. But sometimes it's nice to have a little help when you travel. These 7 travel apps can save you a few headaches as you plan every last detail, find yourself stuck in traffic or want to hit the hidden haunts like a true local. TripIt No app has been on my iPhone longer than TripIt, a flight and travel logistics organization tool that sorts everything using your booking confirmation emails. Send one message to "plans@tripit.com," and itineraries are assembled in moments. The interface is simple, confirmation numbers are easy to find, and the notification alerts are smart and ...