What are the best tools for digital nomads?

asked by Keith Lang
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    #1Smart Relocation Guide

    Smart Relocation Guide
    This website has all sorts of articles covering a whole range of topics related to moving abroad.
    Websites

    Free

    Vishal Verma
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Very large assortment of relocation articles. Prepare to spend hours reading up on others' experiences moving out of country!"
  2. 34

    #2Just Landed

    Just Landed
    Just Landed offers country guides, expat directories, a housing portal, an international job market, international classifieds and access to an expat community.
    Websites

    Free

    Amit Trivedi
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "I was in Thailand for a long time. The first thing I did was peruse this, and I'm not sorry I did. This has all the information to make it in a foreign land. I learned so much form this. Seriously. It literally saved my life on night."
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    #3We Work Remotely

    We Work Remotely
    We Work Remotely is a website, app and Twitter account helping you be up to date on the most recent remote jobs opportunities in many fields: Development, Marketing, Design, Copywriting, Executive, etc.
    Apps

    Web, Android

    Free

    Kyle Barrett
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "We Work Remotely is a great resource for those people who want to live and work from wherever they want. Lots of great positions and the listing are updated all the time. "
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    #4Citymapper

    Citymapper

    Citymapper is a transit app for complex cities. It does A to B trip planning with an estimated time of arrival for subway, bus, rail, ferry, bike/car sharing and Uber. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Elizabeth Vargas
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "While Google Maps may be the king in map space, it still has some limitations. That's where Citymapper comes in. If you're looking primarily for transit directions, it's got you covered. I used this while in Tokyo, and it made navigating their famous (but somewhat confusing) subway system like I was a local. Highly recommended from me! "
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    #5Skyscanner

    Skyscanner

    Skyscanner is an all-in-one booking application. It lets users easily find and compare the cheapest days and months to fly with their color-coded calendar and chart view. It also runs on Windows.

    Websites

    Free

    Jerry Wong
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This app is great for people that like to travel has everything you need in there with "
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    #6Speak & Translate

    Speak & Translate

    Speak & Translate is an indispensable voice and text translator that allows communicating effectively in any corner of the globe. Instantly speak 54 languages and hold written conversations in more than 100 languages!

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- Free, with In-App Purchases

    Justin Greene
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "This is an easy to use app that has a large range of languages. It is a very useful tool that is good for traveling!"
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    #7The Essential Guide to Planning Your Dream Move Abroad

    The Essential Guide to Planning Your Dream Move Abroad
    'The essential guide to planning your dream move abroad' takes you through 10 key steps to make sure you're ready to go.
    Books

    Check price

    Ryan Riley
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Really informative book for nomads it makes you realize your dreams can become reality. I would recommend this to anyone who loves traveling."
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    #8WiFi Map

    WiFi Map

    WiFi Map is the largest WiFi community in the World, with hotspots, passwords and comments from Wifi Map users. It will let you access Internet for free with millions of worldwide WiFi hotspots, passwords, tips and more. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Micaela Marín
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "Great App. Inexpensive for the convenience that it offers. No issues at all. "
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    #9Working Nomads

    Working Nomads
    Working Nomads is the perfect job resource for whoever wishes to work and at the same time travel around, or to combine his/her everyday job with extra activities.
    Websites

    Free

    Ralph Valdez
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "Nice little site to help people who are looking for work and want to travel at the same time. Comfortable interface and feel to the site, very easy to use. Useful for a variety of skills."
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    #10All Events in City

    All Events in City
    All Events in City allows you to get a glimpse of everything that's happening in your city right now. You can get personalized event recommendations based on your interest and RSVP or see where your friends are going.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Lee Mao
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "It was very good and clear to see the events in the application it will be very good"
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    #11Dropbox

    Dropbox

    Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service for personal or business use, available on computers and mobile devices. Easily store all your data in a safe and secure location that sync across all your devices or can be shared with friends or co-workers for collaborative work.

    Apps

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Yolanda García
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "Dropbox is the easiest to use method to have access to all your files when you need them. Dropbox is great if you want to share files with others or access information from different places. Easy to use on many platforms."
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    #12Informant

    Informant

    Informant is an app that features a calendar, notes and tasks management, contacts, and more. It is also designed to let users sync their information from other resources like Google Calendar, Evernote, Google Tasks, and so on.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Liliana Cervantes
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "I have found Informant to be really helpful as I have had to travel for work the past year or so. This app makes it a lot easier to keep track of my day to day work and notes. My schedule has never been this up to date either."
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    #13Google Docs

    Google Docs

    Google Docs is a virtual space where you can write, edit, and collaborate with others wherever you are. This web-based app, website, and software is free and can be accessed using computers, Android, and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Wayne Clark
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "Google Docs is a must for any digital nomad. This software makes it a lot easier to store data and other materials which really comes in handy as you travel around. This software has saved me a few times in sticky situations."
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    #14Slack

    Slack

    Slack organizes team conversations in open channels. It allows users to create a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything in between. It also gives everyone a transparent view of all that's going on.

    Apps

    Web, Windows, Android, iOS, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Eric Rios
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I am not sure about this offer. Where work happens? After reading through this there is a free offer. Well then, I can not pass this one up!"
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    #15Todoist

    Todoist

    Todoist is a free multiplatform to-do list and a task manager application which is ideal for getting things done. It helps you to keep track of everything you must do, from errands to your own projects. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Aaron Andrews
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Being on the go all the time means having to remember a lot of things. Todoist makes it easy for me to keep lists and reminders of everything that I might otherwise forget. because I'm always travelling I like to use it to keep all of my travel plans and confirmation numbers in one place. The best part is it's free!"
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    #16Trello

    Trello

    Trello is an effective task management system that lets you customize your list of items, so it's easier to drag, drop, modify or assign tasks. This is ideal if you are involved in projects with other people.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Margaret Estrada
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "This app is amazing, I use it to get and stay organized and no matter where I am I can always keep my life straight. It's great for pretty much anyone. "
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    #17Evernote

    Evernote

    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Patricia Greene
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Very weird and complicated, don`t think i want to try it out. "
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    #18SkyDop

    SkyDop

    SkyDop is an online travel site that lets users book and monitor flights, look for hotels and accommodations, and discover affordable tours. They feature popular destinations such as London, Frankfurt, Dubai, and Sydney.

    Websites

    Free

    wadali wadal
    Written on March 3, 2019
    "Cool website to compare fare prices and book cheapest hotel rooms. Greater deals on return tickets and weekend hotel bookings."

Summary

Best What are the best tools for digital nomads
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Smart Relocation GuideWebsites 38 Free
2Just LandedWebsites 34 Free
3We Work RemotelyApps 32 Free
4CitymapperApps 29 Free
5SkyscannerWebsites 27 Free
6Speak & TranslateApps 25 Free
7The Essential Guide to Planning Your Dream Move AbroadBooks 23 Paid
8WiFi MapApps 20 Free
9Working NomadsWebsites 19 Free
10All Events in CityApps 15 Free
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