TripIt Updates Its iPad App for Travelers On the Go

Nov 1, 2017

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Traveling app TripIt just issued an update for travelers who rely on their iPad. TripIt, which says it is the highest-rated travel-organizing app, organizes all travel plans in one place. Users simply forward travel confirmations to TripIt and, from there, they will create a master itinerary with all travel details in one place. The update will have a new look and feel, and the new features make it even easier to plan how you will get around once you reach your destination.

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“Travel can be stressful, especially when you’re planning a trip and trying to figure out where to go—and how to get there,” said Jen Moyse, director of product at TripIt. “We’ve focused on refreshing our iPad app to adapt to the way you travel. Next time you’re on your iPad powering through emails, researching the best places to go or organizing your calendar, TripIt can help you keep track of it all,” Moyse said in a press release.

Updates include the Drag-and-Drop feature on the iPad. This allows users to drag and drop items from the Calendar, Maps, Safari, Contacts and Photos apps into their TripIt account. For instance, if travelers are searching for a restaurant or another point of interest in Maps, using the iPad’s multitasking mode, users simply drag the item into TripIt, where it will be added to your plans instantly.

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The app now has all the capabilities that were once only available on the iPhone. iPad users can now get where they’re going faster using the Navigator tool. Additionally, users can find ATMs and other points of interest while using the Nearby Places feature in the app.

TripIt has also partnered with AirHelp, a company that helps travelers claim compensation for lengthy delays or cancellations that happen on eligible flights in the European Union. TripIt will email users if their flight is eligible for compensation. From there, they will help them file a claim, and AirHelp will take over from there.

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Those who opt for TripIt Pro ($49/year), will receive additional benefits like real-time flight alerts, refund notifications and the ability to track reward points and miles.

iOS 9 or higher is required to access the new iPad update. To use the new drag-and-drop feature, users must have an iPad with iOS 11.

Images courtesy of TripIt

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