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Five must-have mobile apps for execs
Staying on top of business news, following techrndevelopments, managing tasks, brainstorming solutions, and even watching thernweather halfway across the world: All in a day’s work for today’s leaders. Here are five apps that can help.
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WSJ.com and WSJ Mobile
Mobile and tablet apps are available for most smartphone andrntablet platforms, but the functionality differs among them. The WSJ is the bestrnway I’ve found to keep abreast of business and general news and to grabrninteresting conversational nuggets that are useful everywhere from thernboardroom to the barroom.
“Official” mobilernapps exist for Android and iOS. The iOS version even converts dictated tasksrnfrom Siri and allows you to set default criteria for them. Other platforms,rnincluding Windows 8, have third-party applications that sync with the web-basedrnbackend.
iThoughts Mind Mapping
iThoughts provides an easy way to flesh out an idea on thernairplane or during a midnight bout of inspiration. Even if you have no interestrnin mind-mapping software, I highly recommend exploring the technique.
Aside from weather and time information, the app displaysrnlarge weather patterns, like hurricanes, and lets you easily see the boundariesrnof night and day.
There may be cheaper ways to view this information,rnbut few combine pragmatic information with beauty for a mere three bucks.