TripIt Travel Organizer - Free checks your hotel, airline, car rental, and restaurant confirmation emails and adds maps and weather reports to them, creating a handy itinerary you can access online as well as offline, sync with your calendar, and easily check on any computer or device. The app also lets you add and edit trips manually, but doing this feels a little awkward.
TripIt Travel Organizer - Free installs quickly and requires little setup. The grayscale interface looks drab and isn't optimized to take advantage of the screen space, but remains usable, nevertheless. While this app lets you add trips manually, its true power lies in its wizardly ability to compile an itinerary for you by scanning your inbox for confirmation emails from hotels, airlines, etc. You can also choose instead to forward those emails manually to an email address. The instantly generated itinerary proves accurate and comprehensive, including not only essential information like dates and destinations, but also handy weather reports and maps. On the downside, the app doesn't support multi-day activities and bus tours. Also, it occasionally crashes while editing a travel plan.
With its ability to auto-generate itineraries and provide all the essential travel information you need, TripIt Travel Organizer - Free can prove an invaluable travel aid. The interface could do with a revamp, and the editing features could be improved and optimized, but overall the app remains highly functional. If you're a big-time traveler, you may even want to consider the Pro version, which offers, among others, a flight finder and real-time flight alerts.