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iPad and Executive Performance

Apps that can Help Business Owners and Managers

Just read a great article shared by Bill French at ipadcto.com on LinkedIn. The article was written by “contributor” and focuses on apps designed to increase executive performance. Here is a small excerpt:

“Here are five apps that can help business owners and managers streamline the business of expanding your business model. My picks may surprise you, but I make this assumption at the outset – executives and managers have already chosen basic business apps such as word processing, collaboration, and spreadsheet tools. What I’m talking about in this article are apps that encircle the basic mobile tasks and tend to provide specific solutions for creativity and strategic planning and management.”

Read the article for the details on each app, here’s the list:

  1. IdeaWell: never used myself, but like the concept
  2. Dropbox: Use this app extensively across my iPad, home computer and work computer
  3. InstaPaper: never used, use Evernote instead as well as various other readers
  4. Balanced Scorecard: never used, but extremely curious in an app that would help in strategic planning
  5. OmniGraffle: Never used, makes me think of the numerous Mind Mapping apps out there…see this post for an overview

Overall some excellent ideas on apps I had not considered. In fact, IdeaWell and OmniGraffle seem related to the whole concept of Mind Mapping that I have been considering adopting. I deal a lot with processes, projects and strategic opportunities on a regular basis at work. I think using one of the numerous Mind Mapping apps mentioned in the Han’s post linked above or maybe IdeaWell and/or OmniGraffle may be a good way to better visualize the projects that I work on.

Sounds like a future blog post…integrating idea and task visualization with the iPad!

About the author

    Chris Lee

    I am a healthcare administrator interested in being productive. I believe that the combination of a tablet (iPad Air 32GB) and a smartphone (iPhone 5 in my case) can drastically improve how we do work without adding too much complexity. The “how” of accomplishing this productivity is the focus of this blog. Here are just a few of the topics I hope to cover. Even though I use iOS devices currently I am in no way totally tied to Apple. I have used a Surface 2 for an extended time and am currently considering replacing my HP laptop with a Surface at some point, so keep reading to find out when this happens. Heck, I may even write a post some day on getting efficient with a Kindle Fire HD given that my daughter just got one for her birthday awhile back.


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