Today every professional has a smartphone and more than likely a tablet as well. These gadgets can do far more than check email and watch videos. There are quite a few productive apps that can keep you up to date on the latest news, trends and market updates. Here are 5 apps you should never be without.
Often referred to as a professional social network, LinkedIn can keep you in contact with other professionals, industry news and information, and view and save recommended jobs. There are groups for virtually every industry, which is perfect for networking and learning alike. With over 277 million members worldwide, you won’t miss anything going on in your industry.
The name Bloomberg is synonymous with business and financial information, news, and insight from around the world. Bloomberg Businessweek’s digital subscription provides all the content in the print edition of the magazine along with exclusive digital content as well as other interactive information that puts the world’s news in an easy-to-read format for your smartphone or tablet.
What began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, TED now covers just about every topic, including science, business, and global news in more than 100 different languages. It has recently been optimized specifically for better mobile performance, so you can stay up to date on the latest ‘TED talks’ no matter where you are.
While some may not think much about RSS feeds anymore, they are more useful now than ever before. Beyond Pod helps to keep all podcasts and feeds you have come across in one convenient location. You can save your feeds for offline access, as well as find new podcasts and RSS feeds. You can search for feeds and import new feeds from multiple directories.
Aggregating content helps save time searching for and downloading information. Pulse is a professional news app that lets you do just that. You can customize this app to include what you prefer to read, search for new content that is interesting to you, and then share those stories to social networks. It now works hand-in-hand with LinkedIn.