There are two types of people in this world: those who use phone apps, and those who are
more like New England Patriot’s head coach, Bill Belichick who said the following:
“Well, as you know, I’m not on SnapFace and all that, so I don’t really get those… I’m really just
worried about getting our team ready to go. I’m not too worried about what they put on
Well regardless of one’s app expertise, it’s no secret that apps have added a tremendous
amount of efficiency to our lives. More specifically, for the business students who seek creative
ways to study, stay informed about the market, network, and foster their business ideas. Below
are a list of must-have apps for my fellow ambition business students.
Ever heard of Hootsuite? This app allows users to schedule posts on Twitter, Facebook,
Instagram, and LinkedIn to gain the most optimal traffic. The app assigns a time for each posts
and afterwards, allows users to view its performance. For those students seeking to own a
business, this app would be of great assistance to get one’s products/service out there.
The New York Times described this app best in its review titled “Bringing Order to the Chaos of
a Business Card Collection”. CamCard is known for the refined manner in which it enables users
to share and manage his/her business cards. Notable features include the scanning and storage
of cards, the exchanging of e-cards, adding notes to saved cards, and accessing the cards across
a variety of devices.
Elevatr is an ideal app for all aspiring entrepreneurs, allowing users to quickly jot their ideas in
an appealing format. In addition to this efficient method of idea-keeping, the app boasts a
convenient sharing function, where users can share their ideas via email or text message. To
take those ideas further, Elevatr provides users the capability to analyze the market for the idea
and product, create a business model, and develop an execution plan.
This app conveniently organizes news stories, photos, and articles from trustworthy sources
into phone-friendly Smart Magazines based on topics of passion that users select upon
downloading the app for the first time. Similar to traditional social media platforms, Flipboard
allows users to “follow” other accounts, “like” and collect stories. With topics ranging from
mindfulness to world economy, to new music, to home and gardening, this app can be
customized to any user’s preference.
It’s no doubt that automation is being heavily incorporated into our work places, our homes,
and even our daily tasks. IFTTT is a game-changing app that enables users to automate tasks
through the creation of “if this, then that” statements. The app is supported by 65 popular apps
at the moment, a pool from which users are able to develop powerful controls. Users can
automate their phones to text them
LinkedIn & LinkedIn Job Search
Most business students understand the importance of maintaining an updated and impressive
LinkedIn account. There are a couple LinkedIn apps, each with its own reason for usage. The
first is the original LinkedIn app, where users with a LinkedIn account can maintain their profile
and network with other users. The second is LinkedIn Job Search, a center for job postings
along with their deadlines.