6 Must-Have Apps for Young Professionals


This week, we bring to you 5 apps recommended by the Forbes Coaches Council which you harness to keep your everyday routines organized and increase efficiency. From collaboration at work to staying updated with current affairs, the following 5 apps will add an element of convenience to your busy lifestyles.

1. News360 Delivers To Staying Current 

I recommend the News360 app, a customizable, virtual news service that works with IOS, Android and Windows. You tailor the content by selecting from a million topics. The app learns your interests and pulls stories from 100,000+ sources across the web. The interface is visually appealing, intuitive and efficient. No more wading through media channels to stay current. (Elsie Chang, Global Perspectives Coaching)

2. MindMeister For Collaborative Mind Mapping 

As busy professionals with creative minds, we need to visualize our thoughts or “new, big projects” to remember them. This app allows you and your team to have real-time collaboration and brainstorming. You can capture your thoughts, notes, concepts, tips, and then share, organize, prioritize and synchronize tasks with others. You can export the maps in PDF or PNG format to view or edit online. (Asha Mankowska MA, Esq., Your Favorite Business Coach)

3. Focusmate For Having An Accountability Partner 

Trouble getting started on that book proposal? Practicing for a big pitch? Focusmate helps beat procrastination by engaging in virtual co-working sessions with an accountability partner. I talk to my clients once a week, but they can book as many Focusmate sessions as needed to move through tasks which might otherwise be smothered in procrastination. (Tara Padua, NextFem)


4. Roboform For Storing Login Info 

Before long, you will have 700 accounts requiring a login. Sure, you have one or two favorite usernames and passwords. Then one day, you open an account with security rules your passwords don’t meet. Or, you are forced to change a password without reusing the last five. Roboform safely stores logins, and with one click you can see your password or be taken to the site and automatically logged in. (Linette Montae, Profitable CEO)

5. Skimble For Workout Breaks 

Skimble can be used for taking a quick and active break from your PC to do a 60-minute workout in your hotel room while traveling. With easy-to-follow workout routines, ranging from 5-60 minutes, a filter that lets your target the parts of your body you’d like to focus on, and the ability to choose the level of intensity — Skimble has it all. The best part? It’s 100% free. (Virginia Franco, Virginia Franco Resumes)

This post was originally published here on Forbes.com in October 2016. TheYoungProfessionalGroup.com takes no credit for the work of the author.


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Xin Ni is a final year Sociology student at the National University of Singapore. As an intern at Digne Consult, she manages the Young Professional page and writes for its blog. She enjoys reading up on intercultural communication and baking in her free time.

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