The 8th app of Christmas Jason Hiner gave to you is a handy app called TripIt.
In the spirit of the holidays, we thought we'd create a smartphone series based on a popular Christmas song. The 12 Days of Christmas starts on Christmas Day, but our 12 Apps of Christmas begins today, and we'll continue to post one app per day, leading all the way up to the holiday. However you celebrate this season, and whatever device you own (or platform that it runs on), we hope that you find some gems over the next 12 days — as these are the apps that the TechRepublic's editorial staff and bloggers actually use and feel passionate enough to write about. Here's what Jason Hiner had to say about one of his favorite apps called TripIt.
TripIt is powered by some excellent backend systems. You simply forward your confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org (or use the Gmail plugin to do it automatically) for your flights, hotels, rental cars, and more and it automatically organizes them into trips (Figure B).
The TripIt app is one of the most useful travel tools that I've used, as it stores all of your flight details and confirmation numbers (Figure C) so that you have that information right at your fingertips.
TripIt stores your confirmation numbers.
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TechRepublic's 12 Apps of Christmas
Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.