Let’s face it, the commute into work can be tedious and quite often dreaded, especially if it’s on public transportation. While pulling out a newspaper on a crowded bus or streetcar may not be doable, chances are you have your phone in your pocket or bag, so why not take advantage? Whether you enjoy managing your tasks before your day starts or reading the news, check out these apps to make your commute more enjoyable.
Audible is perfect for any commuter, whether you’re driving, walking or taking public transportation. Audible is an Amazon Company that just so happens to be the world’s largest audiobook library. Audible is available on iOS, Windows and Android phones, as well as tablets and laptops. You can download your books while you have wifi and then later select the one you would like to listen to on-the-go!
Cost: first month free, then CDN$14.95/month
If you’re looking for an alternative to the newspaper, Flipboard is a great choice. Flipboard is a useful news app that pulls articles from varying news sources, which are then placed into different categories for users to skim through. Articles can be saved for later, making it that much easier to find more information regarding specific subjects. Better yet – it’s FREE!
If you enjoy organizing your thoughts and tasks on your commute, take a look at Trello. On this application, you can create boards similar to as you would on Pinterest. However, instead of being 100% photo oriented, Trello allows you to attach to-do lists or any thoughts you want jotted down, along with pictures. It’s the perfect app for organizing your work life and personal life.
For those taking public transportation, check out Moovit, a local transit app that offers real time information about the best routes to take to your desired location. Moovit offers directions from point A to point B, as well as stop alerts with real time updates. Moovit has just about everything you’ll need to make the commute as smooth as possible without missing a beat.