5 Productivity Apps Every Executive Assistant Should Know About

June 20, 2017

Time is money, and for CEOs especially, time lost or misused can wind up being extremely costly. Here are a handful of top efficiency apps to help professionals with everything from creating interactive to-do lists to managing flight travel and more.

1. Wunderlist

Wunderlist is a free app that provides interactive to-do lists that can be used for a variety of topics from business agendas to grocery lists. The layout is simple and easy to comprehend. You quickly set up lists and check them off as items are accomplished, and it’s also easy to share lists with others and chat about how the process is going. Wunderlist is a great entry level app for professionals looking for a basic planning tool.

2. Quip

Quip is a communal word processor where team members work on projects together and leave notes or comment on progress. Touted by Mark Zuckerberg for its usefulness, Quip has a variety of capabilities that make it valuable for teams that work remotely. It’s been described as a virtual version of a team all standing together over a document at a big table talking about what works and what doesn’t.

3. CamCard Business Card Reader

The tried-and-true business card still has an irreplaceable value in the business world today, and it’s tremendously helpful to have an app organize that information and get it uploaded to a digital device. What was once a tedious task of entering in contact info, is now a high-tech pass of a smart phone over a business card. CamCard reads the data on the card and stores all the info digitally in the proper categories.

4. FlightTrack Pro – Airline Tracking

Get access to thousands of flights traversing all over the globe instantly with this handy app. The flights are tracked in real-time so if there are any delays you are notified immediately. It can synch up with calendars and other travel apps like TripIt, and it’s compatible with mobile phones and larger tablet readers.

5. EasilyDo

EasilyDo is an all-in-one virtual assistant that synchs up with your email accounts and other travel apps to help plan out your life months in advance. You can use voice activation and task EasilyDo with things like researching travel destinations or even making dinner reservations. It can give you weather updates if there’s an unexpected change in the atmosphere during an outdoor scheduled event, and it can set reminders for important appointments or phone calls.

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