We have all been there, done it and come out really angry. We are alluding to the experience of having to book a train ticket via the likes of IRCTC official site. Be it downtimes, painfully slow servers or just terrible UI, we all wait for the perfect application to help us book our train journey. While the likes of Cleartrip and MakeMyTrip have train booking, the number of options or just plainly features there are not enough. This is where Confirmtkt comes into the game.
The application basically gives you the best option of getting a confirmed train ticket between two stations. If there is no direct train between two stations, the application will give you a connecting train, a bit like what we have been seeing with airlines. Also, if there is a train, but you are not able to pick up a confirmed ticket between two stations, then the application will also check for maybe a station before or after, and if there is a confirmed ticket available for that. Basically, it takes up every possible permutation and combination in order to ensure that you get a confirmed ticket based on your date of travel.
As an app, Confirmtkt saves you plenty of clicks and a lot of back and fro in order to find the right train, if the one that you are looking at is not available. The application also gives you updates on your PNR number, train schedules, train running status and has a pretty sweet fare calculator. The app can read from the text messages that you receive of confirmation too. And if this was not enough, pretty much all of this data is shareable with your friends. Confirmtkt also lets you store the schedule of a train offline, so that when you are travelling you do not have to go back and turn your data on given the sketchy connectivity. The only sad part with the app is that you have to enter the exact stations to get the results and that is a problem when you are looking to book up cities like Delhi or Mumbai which have multiple stations.
The UX otherwise is nice and UI is simple. Given the app is free, we totally recommend you having this app, especially if you travel a lot by train.