Tripit -- which continues to rank as one of our top must-have Android apps for anyone who travels -- received an update of note this morning. For Android phones, it'll now push notifications when you have travel alerts (if you have Tripit Pro). That's a big deal. Also, it's now easier to add or edit trips directly on your phone. And for tablets, there are new share/add/edit buttons on the Action Bar, along with some bug fixes.

And if you're still fumbling through e-mails at the airport, looking for your itinerary, stop. Download this now.


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Tripit adds push notifications for travel alerts


Tripit (free) + FlightTracker Pro (one time fee $8) is the same as tripit pro, without the monthly fee. FlightTracker Pro pushes notifications when things update without needing tripit pro.

The thing I don't like about Tripit is that its all done on their servers.

Quoting from the Play Store:

Simply forward all of your hotel, airline, car rental, and restaurant reservations to us and we’ll do the rest. TripIt magically organizes all of your travel plans in one place so you can access them anytime, anywhere—in the airport or on the road (even when you don’t have an Internet connection.) Just hit forward. And sit back.

Further down, it says they will intercept your Gmail for this functionality.

Ah, No. Stay out of my Gmail. Put this functionality ALL on the device, and let me sync via something reasonably secure like dropbox.

Love TripIt...I am pretty un-paranoid (non-paranoid?). Have at it checking my email TripIt gnomes. Google already does it to make those spooky-related ads show up, so why not let TripIt in to do their magic.
dotcommer's advice on TripitFree +FlightTrackPro is good and works great.