Still stuck in the snow? Here’s another great emergency tech tool.

Your Nerdy Best Friend was stuck in the historic blizzard over the weekend and penned an update of favorite emergency tech tools and apps.  Nerdy friend, Carolyn, was kind enough to send along another awesome must have for any storm or emergency: The Ampware Case.  This phone case is so handy it can generate it’s own power.   

Trip Organization Tools: TripIt and WorldMate

TripIt is a wow-oh-wow tool, a life-changing tool, an I-can’t-believe-I-ever-left-home-without-it tool. The concept is simple – just forward all your travel confirmations to plans@tripit.com, which is connected to the email address you use to forward. TripIt absorbs your confirmation and makes all the plans available on your mobile device. Let’s say you’re planning a trip to Chicago in May. In …

TaxiFareFinder: Taxi Fare Estimation Tool

Trying to decide whether you should take the shuttle or spring for a cab? Visit TaxiFareFinder to get an idea of how much a taxi ride would be. I’ve used it several times; and I’ve found it to be quite accurate, even taking into account differences in local taxi rates. TaxiFareFinder also offers its TaxiFinder iOS app, which helps you …

Flight Tracking Tools: GateGuru and SeatGuru

GateGuru is a helpful tool for air travel. Before you leave for the airport, the free app tells you how long the security line wait might be and whether your flight is delayed. More importantly, when you’re there, you can read reviews of the stores, services and restaurants in your terminal. I called upon it to find one of those …

Transportation Tools: Waze, Moovit, GasBuddy

Google made big news this week when they bought Waze, a crowdsourced navigation app (iOS and Android) that completely rocks. When Apple and Google were fighting over the #1 spot for mobile map apps, Waze drove up and charmed us all. Like its mainstream competitors, Waze offers turn-by-turn navigation to get you where you want to go, but instead of …