Business Tips: 6 Apps to Pass Time When Traveling for Business

Business Tips: 6 Apps to Pass Time When Traveling for Business

Planes, trains and automobiles – we all use them to move from point A to point B, especially when traveling for business. While mass transportation has evolved and is highly efficient, delays are inevitable. Why spend countless hours waiting in and airport staring off into space when you can utilize your time effectively and resourcefully? Here’s a list of the best 6 apps to help you pass time when traveling for business:


TED, short for Technology, Entertainment and Design, began in 1984 as a conference to cover important topics from business to science to global issues. As a nonprofit dedicated to educate all viewers who are passionate about learning and engaging, it’s now become an influential database with over 23,000 powerful talks. TED is a great way to spend hours at the airport productively learning about new topics to stir your curiosity.

Paper by FiftyThree

Do you have a lot of time on your hands while traveling for business? Or are you pressed for time trying to find a moment to clear your head and take notes? Regardless, Paper by FiftyThree allows you to sketch, diagram and take notes on the go. It’s the perfect way to jot down last minute ideas or draw out endless streams of conscious.


Everyone loves dots! A simple game at best, Dots’ minimalist approach allows gamers to reach a meditative state while still exercising cognitive skills. It’s a great way to pass time while in route, waiting for transportation or in between meetings.

Audio Books

Rather than jamming out to mindless tunes, download Audiobooks from Audible. Membership costs about $15 a month and gives users access to over 150,000 audio books. Catch up on the latest best seller or relive childhood memories through a classic tale.


Did you know that now you can download movies and/or shows from Netflix and watch on the go? Select some of your favorite series or films, download them while you’re on WiFi, grab your headphones and you’re ready to go! You can now watch whatever you like without worrying whether or not the flight provides in-flight WiFi.

Rosetta Stone

Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone! Available for Android and Apple devices, download the app, select a language and start practicing! Whether you’re traveling internationally or locally, it’s never too late to learn a new language.

Remember, always take a break from staring at your phone screen after long periods of use. While these brain challenging apps are great for passing time at the airport, focusing on a small screen for endless hours can damage your eyesight.  For more information about local happenings and business reads, visit our Q&A Residential Hotel blog. Happy traveling!