6 Essential Apps for the Ambitious Business Student

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

InstaChat.”

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.

Buffer

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.

Price: $4.99

Website: https://buffer.com

CamCard

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.

Price: $2.99

Website: https://www.camcard.com

Elevatr

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.

Price: $4.99

Website: https://fueled.com/projects/elevatr/

Flipboard

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.

Price: Free

Website: https://flipboard.com

IFTTT

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

Price: Free

Website: https://ifttt.com

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.

Price: Free

Website: https://www.linkedin.com