Yeaaa, so I’m currently on the road to Philadelphia and typing this in the back of an Uber. I travel a lot for business and also to visit friends and family. I’ve managed to maintain a lot of relationships with good people all around the country, and it’s fun taking trips to meet with them. But when I’m on the road my work doesn’t stop. Ever. I can’t afford to miss time working just because I’m not in the comfort of my work space. So I put together a list of my 7 essentials for creating on the go. Once you’ve figured out how to maintain your inspirational spark these are some apps I suggest you use to help your operation function with minimal interruptions.
1.) WordPress App
I’m actually typing this article using the WordPress app for my phone, which links to my website. I can’t always bring my laptop with me so this is essential. I prefer WordPress over other sites for its dope plugins, themes and CSS editing. The people over at WordPress have spent the last decade making online content management easier.
2.) Facebook Pages App – this app allows me to manage my Facebook pages without logging in to my profile and being bombarded by birthday notifications or updates about my high school crush’s latest lunch picture.
3.) Uber/Lyft – minimalism is essential for beginning a career in freelance. So, I sold my car last year and I’ve been using Lyft and Uber to travel around ever since. I’ve saved a ton of money not having to worry about gas, tolls, car payments and maintenance. And I can still work while I travel or catch up on some sleep.
4.) Planoly – This app allows you to map out all of your Instagram posts and see what your profile will look like. It’s great for planning your post content, captions and tags in advance. You can set dates to post and it will reminds you when it’s time.
5.) Venmo – Venmo makes it easy to send and receive money instantly. Its perfect for splitting lunch with clients or buying weed off friends.
6.) Documents – I use this app to organize and store files. Its easy to download files straight from your email without connecting directly to a computer. It’s great for listening to downloaded music while browsing other apps, because it plays in the background whereas most other apps will stop playing the song.
7.) Google Flights/Skiplagged – Book flights quickly and without any hassle. I book flights directly on my phone now and these apps allow me to see the lowest prices and buy tickets immediately.
8.) VSCO – This app is useful for taking quick photos and editing them with dope filters. Take all your pictures to the next level with this.
9.) WeTransfer/Dropbox – send and receive large files using these sites. It’s free and I’ve used them to send large video files and music stems. You can easily upgrade for more storage if you need and the pricing is reasonable.
10.) Airbnb – You might have to book a place to stay at the last minute for yourself or a friend. So having this app ready to go is a must for me. There’s a process for setting up but it’s just to ensure that you’re not a murderer. Go through the steps and book a place. It’s also great for planning dope getaways. You can also invite others to sign up and receive credit toward your next booking! Sign up using my code if you’re interested!