The Top 5 Apps Every Executive Assistant (and Their C-Suite Team) Needs

— Jun 18, 2013 —

Uber: Free

Uber is a private-driver car service app that allows users to request and pay for taxi services right from their iPhone, Android, or account on m.uber.com. There’s no need to give your driver payment; your credit card information is stored in the application and payment is automatically deducted. Uber currently operates in major cities around the globe, including New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

Should your boss ever need a car service on-the-fly, Uber is a great tool for him/her to be self-sufficient. The app lets you choose the type of car you want to service you, whether it’s a black car or an SUV.

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Inkflow: Basic Version is Free; Inflow Plus, $7.99

Inkflow is a visual idea organizer.  Users simply draw their thoughts on their iPad or iPhone and can then export their ideas in an email, as a PDF, or a high-resolution JPEG.  The apps also allows for sharing via social media. 

Install this app on your boss’s iPhone or iPad.  Next time he/she is out and has another brilliant idea, they can simply jot it down, draw it out, and send it to you in an email.  

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Zinio: Free to download, paid subscriptions

Zinio is a magazine subscription hub that allows you to go fully paperless and read all of your magazines and favorite articles in one library.  You can bookmark your favorite articles, pages and photos so you can return to them anytime.  Zinio also has hundreds of free articles.  If you come across a product that you like, you can purchase it right from the application, so it’s a major time saver.  The app is free, but the subscriptions are paid.

The app enables the user to read articles offline and share what they like through social media.  You can rest assured the executive you support will always have their reading materials, whether they’re on a train to the neighboring city, or a flight across the globe.

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1Password: Various pricing depending on the bundle purchased

Managing all of your passwords is no easy feat.  1Password will store all of your unique passwords in one place; all you need to do is remember the Master Password.  Sync 1Password with all of your devices through iCloud and Dropbox and you’ll never need to log in again.  1Password can also generate strong passwords for you, reducing the identity theft risk.  The app works with Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

Work safely and never forget a password ever again.  We especially like the strong password generator feature which generates long, varied and hard-to-hack passwords so you can rest assured that confidential information remains confidential.

 

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Cue: Free; Premium at $4.99/month or $49.99/year

Cue is a central hub that houses your calendars, contacts and emails all in one place.  The app gives you a visual dashboard of events, birthdays, meetings, concert events, weather and more.  Quit fumbling around in search of directions for your next meeting, or guessing which events you have going on.  Cue links with your social media applications, Salesforce, Evernote, Basecamp and much more. 

When your boss is away and you aren’t able to be the hands-on executive assistant he/she trusts, Cue is a great way for them to stay up-to-date on all of their events and meetings.  You’re only ever a few clicks away from getting them their information; simply update it in the program you’re tracking it in, and Cue will update the dashboard automatically.

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