Total Score: 29
I love to travel and having an app that organizes all my information is essential. Tripcase has been my go-to app since 2012. I’ve looked at others, but this one meets all my needs and addresses some of my privacy concerns. I use this app whether I am traveling or when family sends me their itinerary so that I can arrange airport pickups.
Price Rating = 5 Free. This is one app that I would have happily paid for. I consider it an essential app.
Ease of Use Rating = 5 I find it extremely easy to use, which means I use it a lot when I travel.
Readability Rating = 5 Highly readable, great design. I’ve watched the design change over the years and it keeps getting better and better.
Will You Use It Rating = 5 I use it for my travel as well as when friends and family share their trips with me.
Downsides Rating = 0 I haven’t run into any downsides, and I’ve used it for years.
Consumer Review Rating = 4 There are over 13,000 reviews now and it seems everyone agrees with me that this is a great app. It appears that most of the negative reviews for the app are several years old.
Why Do You Need This App Rating = 5 This is an essential app when traveling. Sure, you’ll probably use more than one app (Who doesn’t?), but you can’t beat having all your information in one place.
How does it work?
- Your first step is to name your trip. Eventually you’ll have several trips, so give it a name that will have meaning later. You’ll think of this app as a travel diary after a while.
- Next you add an item. When you tap in “Add an Item” which is right below the “trip starts in XX days/months,” you can choose from a number of things to add – flight, lodging, car rental, ground transportation, activity, rail, restaurants and more.
- You start by adding the basics, for a flight you choose an airline, add the flight number and the date. You can also add the confirmation number and notes. Once you enter this information, the app connects to airline systems and fills in all the needed information.
- Once all your information is entered, a page is created for each element. You simple scroll right to left to see them. As an example, on the page with the hotel reservation you see a map, and the ability to call the hotel, get directions or connect to Uber. It also provides you with tips like online check-in information. For air, it lets you know if TSAPrecheck will be available.
- Once the basics are in, Tripcase starts layering on value. One of these is a page on your destination. You’ll find icons to help you find restaurants (and reservations) or delivery options as well as event options.
- The app also creates an itinerary page for you, showing your items in order. Once completed, you’ll see your flight, hotel, restaurant reservations, attractions, etc.
- When you are ready to travel, you can add Tripcase to your Apple Watch (or keep it there all the time) and show it in your glances. You can easily keep up with your flight info.
- If you would like to share your trip, you can tap the “Share” button and all you have to do is chose a contact or add an email.
- You can also tap the “Weather” icon to get the current weather in the area where your trip begins.
I’ve just touched on some of the uses for Tripcase. Try it out on your next trip and let me know what you think. For more information, check out the Tripcase website.
Devices: Available in nine languages. This app requires iOS 8 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iTouch and Apple Watch.