What does life balance mean as a busy working women mean to you? For me, I run my life through my phone so I love find apps that make it easy for my life to function successfully. I use lots of apps on my phone for making lists, getting news and social media updates, but after using a few of the apps listed, I have also added being able turn pics into PDF’s and using self-timers to regulate my time on task. There are great apps out there for saving money, making money and making sure that you are taking your medication on time. All things that will make you more efficient and use your phone for more than just calls, texts and social media. After reviewing my list and getting some great input from others, here is the list of the Best 16 Apps for Professional Women.
The Best 16 Apps for Professional Women
Pocket: Ever come across a great article online but don’t have time to read it? This app can save articles (and videos) directly from your browser. This app is so great that it even works when you don’t have WiFi—so you can view saved content on the subway or even on a plane.
TeuxDeux: Tired of constantly rewriting your lengthy to-do list on a paper notepad each day? Manage your daily to-dos in one place with TeuxDeux. Easily mark off finished tasks, while unfinished to-dos are rolled over to the next day. This is a perfect app to keep you on task and to remind you of what you didn’t finish the day before so you can go home and spend time with your family without worrying.
TurboScan: This handy app allows you to take pics of documents with your smartphone and then turn them into PDFs or jpegs. Gone are the days for storing heaps of hard-copy receipts, contracts, and other paperwork. This app is very easy to use and is allows you to share documents via email or even text if you are in a hurry- think contracts!
LastPass: Have a million tricky passwords to remember (not to mention the ones that expire and change every 60 days)? LastPass is a secure way to store all your passwords in one single place. This is great if you use a team so they can have access to the resources that they need and you won’t have to constantly update your passwords.
30/30: When you’re pulled in a 100 different directions at work, it can be hard to focus. 30/30 helps manage your work cycles by setting timers for tasks. When a timer is running, you can focus on getting one task done without distractions. This is incredibly helpful for me on those in-the-office-days where you can be easily distracted and keeps me to task.
Doodle: When scheduling a meeting with many people from different workplaces, email chains can get out of control. Doodle lets meeting participants submit their daily schedules and then comes up with feasible meeting times for everyone. Simply create a schedule with your terms on time and share the links so others can see what is available.
SignEasy: Need to sign an important document in hurry? It can be inconvenient to print out the doc, sign it, and then scan it. SignEasy helps you e-sign PDFs and Word docs anytime, anywhere. This the next step from TurboScan. This app lets you sign any document with the touch of your finger or stylus so you can move onto your next big deal.
Venmo: A must-have app for instantly sending money to other people.—It’s great when the whole office is pitching in to buy the boss a birthday present or when you’re out to lunch with a large group of co-workers. It is easy to add money to and helps you participate in group payments.
Mint: This app helps you keep an eye on your hard-earned money. Monitor multiple bank accounts and investments all in one place. Plus, the app helps you pay bills on time and budget for big expenses. Check out “Free Monthly Budget Planner” from Work It Women.
myPill: This app helps you remember to take the pill. It sends you silent notifications of when you need to take it, virtually tracks your pill packet and allows you to track your own personal pill data.
Clementine: Take a time out and listen to one of these hypnosis inspired messaging. Neuroscientists believe that hypnosis is the quickest and easiest way to make changes to your thought processes, as it’s when the mind is most durable and adaptable to change. That’s why you will “wake up” feeling positive, calm and better able to cope. It’s free to try. Check out “7 Ways to Stay Present in a Busy World”
Sleep Cycle: This alarm clock analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you when you are in the lightest sleep phase so you feel refreshed instead of groggy. This is helpful if you are feeling tired and are trying to get into a better sleep habit.
CardMunch: This app quickly scans and organizes your business cards—it’s like have a personal assistant on the go. It helps you clear out the clutter from your bag and neatly organizes them in the way that you can have instant access wherever you go.
Goodreads: Keep track of what you’ve read, what you want to read, and what others think of the books they’ve read. Plus, get killer recommendations on great reads.
Mextures: Move over Instagram and Photoshop, this app has a massive collection of filters, grains, textures, and more for your photos. Import a picture into this app and easily modify it to use on social media or in work campaigns on the go.
Packing Pro: Like a nagging mother, this app will never let you forget a thing (and we mean it!) when it comes to travel. This app will remind you of what you have packed and need to re-pack for your trip back home. Super easy way to stay organized. Also check out “How to Pack for a Four Day Business Trip” from Work It Women.
Now you have seen these awesome apps, it’s time to pick a few and try them out. I have found that there are so many more ways to use my phone than simply calling, texting and using social media. Let me know in the comments some of your favorites!
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