You have probably come across interviews written on a day in the life of a CEO, most times the day is filled up with so much.
To stay productive as a CEO, you might need some sort of superpowers. From clients, your team, networking events, meetings and so on the life of a CEO is exciting but at times requires the person to remain cutting edge and pave way for better opportunity avenues.
CEOs need to remain updated and constantly in touch with the market as well as important people within or outside the company. They also need growth and stay abreast of all the happenings.
In a world that is getting connected every day, there is no better way to do this apart from using and embracing technology.
Mobile apps for CEOs help you lead your organization from the front and make your daily tasks easier. We spoke to a few CEOs in our Kilimani Office Space and here are a few applications they have been using to keep their days on track.
Mindvalley is your daily coaching app for transformative and evolved education. Learn about mindfulness and how to set growth goals for your mind, body, and health to improve your motivation and productivity
“This application helps me get courses that help me grow. So far I have taken up like two courses and I have actually paid for the third course on effective communication. This app is simple and easy to use anytime and everywhere” Caroline Kagotho General Manager Nairobi Garage.
Bookafy is an application that simply helps you automate your business. From appointment booking experience with confirmations to reminders, integrations, payments and more.
“I needed an app that makes it easy and fast to view, create, and schedule appointments and this app has risen to the top by far. Another perk is that it works with all platforms, so I never worry about missing an appointment. Everything is there for me.” says Cathy Horden, Founder The Almond Tree Wellness
This app helps CEOs manage tasks so that they no longer have to write your to-do lists on sticky notes, whiteboards. The application also helps CEOs on Web-based task– and time-management. It allows users to manage tasks from a computer or smartphone, both online and offline.
“This application helps me in a big way to get my tasks done and organized. I am also big on Feedly, which helps me track news in one place. I access it every morning to just know what is happening across the world,” said Karanja Gakio CEO Endless Solutions
“Security is as important nowadays. We need to be careful with how we store and access our personal data, especially passwords. Last Pass app helps me encrypt all my passwords and automatically fills the passwords for me, so my data stays more protected when using unfamiliar networks,” said Karanja Gakio CEO Endless Solutions
“Audible is my window into a world of infinite learning and passions both professional and personal. For only KES 1200 monthly I get access to loads of books and whatever the topic, a compelling podcast always comes down to the art of great storytelling, which of course is the foundation of great marketing. I listen to two chapters of every book daily on the platform.” Derrick Karanja, CEO Nawiri Wellness
Here are a few more applications we think will help you as a CEO make your planning and work easy:
Expensify, you can manage your expenses, receipts pertaining to time or mileage and business travel as well as expense reports. Expensify is one of the best Custom Productivity Solutions as it is also named as “The Best Business Travel App” by Business Insider.
Tally CEO Dashboard, you can access key data on your Android mobile device. You can connect and configure data residing on different servers via Tally CEO. Being a CEO, you have to be able to access all your important data as well as get vital insights about your business on the move.
These insights would help you make important business decisions that would allow you to grow your existing business.
As a CEO, you probably get so many emails and you have no idea how to go about them, in terms of prioritizing.
Throttle helps CEOs do is that they are able to control the email senders for their email. This way, any time wasters stay away from your inbox allowing you to concentrate on only the important emails.
You can mark certain email accounts as spam, which helps in getting rid of the cluttered email inbox.
Throttle also allows automating emails like email subscriptions, package tracking, and more.
Mindjet is just the app that you are looking for as a CEO to use during meetings, discussions and brainstorming sessions.
You can create a visual representation of your ideas and present them when needed. This application fulfills the concept of mind mapping for generating ideas.
We all love Uber well, not all but ones in a while you need to move around easily. Rush to meetings meet your peers for lunch and so on. In our crazy city, you do not have to drive around, take an Uber, it easy to use and quite convenient.
Today, there are so many applications that have come up in the taxi-hailing app space. From Taxify to Little Cab and many others that can help CEOs move around with more ease.
Most CEOs rely on personal assistants to help with this need. However, not all CEOs can afford the luxury of a PA.
One of the best Productivity Applications for Founders is this app that helps you find Food/Restaurants, Parking, Ground Transportation, terminal maps and directions for every airport.
This app can be your guide in helping you get directions from the airport to immediately attend a seminar or a meeting. It has 2400+ arrival and departure boards to check the flight schedules.
At only $0.99 it also allows you to access Check-in, flight status, baggage, seats, for your flight all at your fingertips.
Evernote is your go-to app for taking notes. Whether it be important business points, or random thoughts at 2 am; Evernote makes scribbling notes easy and fun.
Being an award-winning app, Evernote helps synchronize across all devices. The app has both freeware and paid versions to allow users to try certain features and upgrade to the paid version for more features.
I have a feeling that as a CEO you at least need one app that can help you keep track of the weather and I couldn’t think of a better app, than Accuweather, since with the application you are able to tell the weather forecast of a certain place for the next couple of weeks. Though many phones come pre-installed with weather applications, I think AccuWeather will be a great addition.
In conclusion, these are just some of the ideas we had but I am sure there is a wide variety of other apps that CEOs use on a daily basis. We would love to know them, kindly share with us some of the application that you use and that help you stay productive att work.
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