Just 3 apps for busy executives...really? If you are a baby boomer or even if you're not and you're not sure which apps to download on your shiny new Apple iPhone 5S or iPad Air.
How about just having 3 in addition to all the ones you get free from Apple of course.
The idea is for you to achieve a super fast review of what's going on what is being said about your company, so you can scan it (read), write it or find it.
Number 1 is Flipboard
Flipboard is still for me THE best social integration magazine app around. There are others but as Flipboard was first and they made the biggest impression, for me they have stayed ahead of the crowd.
What do you need to do?
- You need your company social feeds as priority 1. This means you can view and keep up to date with what your marketing teams are sending out.
- You need your own social feeds if you have time to be engaged with them. You can have feeds from all the major ones, plus you can post and engage from within Flipboard too, so there's no need to download the individual apps. Its basically your single dashboard for everything.
Second is LinkedIn
If you're no making use of LinkedIn, then you are missing out on some key intel. LinkedIn is now THE biggest and MOST important professional database in the world.
Fortune 500 employees are there for sure and most Executives have a profile, even if some of them are hiding them.
Time to get out of the shadows and be seen!
The LinkedIn iPad app has received a major overall and now its fast and accurate. You have to meet someone, call them or even research them. Using LinkedIn is the best tool for doing that.
Your company profile should be there too. With all the detail of your latest marketing posts.
Remember of course you can pull a lot of the feeds into your Flipboard too! Primarily though this iPad app is for research and engagement.
Third is iA Writer
Not much to be said, its a simple writing app, no distractions, no formatting, no fluff, just think and write. A draft email, a report, meeting notes, just anything that needs recording simply easily and safely. Done!
Go and get those and STOP playing games, use your mobile devices to do some business and stay focussed!