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Best apps for CEOs in 2016

May 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment
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There’s something about CEOs that makes them somewhat unique: They’re always busy, informed and in control in a large-scale manner. As they run their businesses, they’re always out on client meetings, and being in the constraints of their offices means tonnes of paper works, and talking to partners and employees.

There’s something about CEOs that makes them somewhat unique: They’re always busy, informed and in control in a large-scale manner. As they run their businesses, they’re always out on client meetings, and being in the constraints of their offices means tonnes of paper works, and talking to partners and employees.

This, in turn, makes the simple pleasure of Instagram-bingeing or playing games on their phone a luxury. That’s why writing experts always say that when writing a letter or an article to a CEO, make it brief and concise, since reading has been some kind of an extravagance for them, too. However, since they’re still human beings, they are still being subjected to this newfangled human desire to fiddle with their smartphones on a regular basis. Yes, you heard it right.

If you’re one of the CEOs who still think that mobile apps are mere indulgences, you should know by now that there are tonnes of them on the app market that might fit your job description, lifestyle, and needs. Below are some of them, and some suggested alternatives:

Evernote

Since CEOs are generally thinkers, they need a digital memo pad capable of recording every immediate, fleeting idea like Evernote. This app promises every busy-bee CEOs to help them in writing notes, checklists, and research materials, as well as organising web articles, photos, and documents so that they can efficiently develop or discuss it with others within and outside the app. This also lets users create geotagged voice, photo, and text notes shareable with workstations using various platforms.

Alternatives: ColorNote, LetterSpace, DEVONthink

 

Born2Invest

CEOs constantly travel to expand operations by meeting a lot of new investors and prospective clients. Typically these meetings end up in conversations about everything under the sun, and, of course, business and finance. Born2Invest curates stories from the most revered business finance sites in the world (e.g. CNNMoney, Bloomberg, Forbes, among others) in just 80-words (or less). Knowing everything about the latest in business in a few minutes of reading and numerous swipes is now possible. What makes it special apart from being curated by real writers and journalists is that it comes in several editions (International, US, UK, Australia, Singapore) and is currently available in 25 languages (English, Spanish, French, Turkish, and Bahasa Indonesia, among others).

Alternatives: Currently, Born2Invest is the only multilingual app for business and finance on the market, but Facebook Paper, Circa News, and Bloomberg are close competitors.

 

Hotel Tonight

Not only startup CEOs scrimping on cash but also jet-setting bosses can benefit from Hotel Tonight’s magnificent services. The app is perfect for last minute out-of-town meetings as it helps in quick-scanning available hotel rooms in a specific city. The app’s become big and popular (eclipsing Uber’s and AirBnB’s growth by 700 percent in Q4 2015) that it has now extended its services to 7-day advance booking, but the old on-a-whim booking search service is still the crux of its business model.

Alternatives: HotelsCombined, Expedia (US), BlinkBooking (Spain), JustBook (Germany)

 

Breather

One of the most suffocating scenarios for someone running a business is the absence of a decent remote workplace. Typically, the profusion of Starbucks stores is coupled with perennially occupied tables (and bad jazzified/acoustic pop song covers), which makes them no longer work-worthy. This is where Breather comes in. This app is the Uber for personal workspaces, as it helps users find beautiful, private places across select North American cities. The app is currently available only in Montreal, Ottawa, New York, and San Francisco, but it’s slowly gaining popularity and will include new cities in the near future.

Alternatives: Liquidspace, PivotDesk

 

Intercom

It might not be a necessity for a CEO of a global corporation, but for startup owners who want to be a bit personal with how their loyal customers react on their product and services, Intercom could be a windfall. This is one customer service machine, as no customer hates being catered to personally by the establishment owner him/herself. For giant firm-execs, Intercom is perfect for their customer service team to know what’s happening on the grass roots level of their marketing since customer opinion always open new doors to innovations.

Alternatives: Autopilot, FreshDesk, Help Scout

 

NetworthIQ and BizExpense

Not all CEOs are geniuses in numbers, let alone supervising their company’s net worth while trying everything to make their business relevant, running, and innovating. NetworthIQ can do this efficiently. It also has a feature that lets business owners compare their revenues and triumphs to their competitors in the industry by using its interactive tool. Additionally, coupling it with BizExpense helps CEOs cut unnecessary expenses. This app tracks expenses and scan receipts right away, which makes it an efficient “alarm clock” for money for those growing a business.

Alternatives: NetWorthIQ – Mint, Budget Pulse, and BuxFer; BizExpense – Expensify, Concur Breeze

 

 

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