The Office Life: Top 5 Apps Every Yuppie Should Have
Life after college-particularly when entering the workforce-can be a pretty daunting experience. Unlike school, you'll spend longer hours in the office, you have to dress in decent, if not formal, clothes every day, and you have an added set of responsibilities.
You will likely find that certain tasks that were so effortless back in college suddenly become a burden. Don't worry, as this is a normal part of being a young professional out in the real world. This doesn't mean, however, that you have to handle all these things on your own.
you use them to remind you about an 8 am appointment, a conference call at lunch, or a meeting in the afternoon, there are apps that help fulfill a business professional's every need. To make your office life easier, we've rounded up a few must-have apps that'll make every yuppie's (that's short for "young urban professional" or "young upwardly-mobile professional," FYI) life easier and more productive.
For Your Cash Flow
Is managing your finances, particularly cash flow, a problem for you? Then Mint should definitely be in your to-download list. Available for iOS and Android devices, this app allows you to access your info from banks and credit card companies so you can track and access your financial accounts in real time.
With the app, you can get an overview of your cash flow and accounts, which can be very helpful when you want to control your spending and/or track your savings. The app and online service has received mostly positive reviews, which makes them worth checking out. Plus, it's free!
For Your Business and Financial News
Being up-to-date with the latest stock market, financial, and global market news is a must for many young business professionals. And the Bloomberg app is here to help you with just that. The app delivers everything you need to know about the happenings in the world of business and finance, right in the palm of your hand.
It features a great design, easy-to-use interface, and insightful articles complete with videos, charts, infographics and reports from more than 30 categories, from politics, world economy, to insurance and investments.
For Your Presentations
Skitch belongs to the Evernote family. This free app allows you to make annotations, insert text, arrows, and other graphics on photos, making it easier to create business presentations and other projects. This comes in very handy when you need to brainstorm ideas with colleagues, emphasize a specific part of a photo, or just to get your message across faster and with fewer words.
For Your Quick Transportation
Standing in line or on the street corner trying to hail cab is so passe. With GrabTaxi, you can hail a cab of your own with just two taps on your smartphone. This app-free on iOS, Android, and Windows-is the first and largest taxi app servicing in the Metro Manila area.
GrabTaxi has arguably made taxi rides safer and more convenient for everyone. With the improved service, you can safely get to any business meeting in the Metro for only a couple of hundred bucks.
For Your Reminders
If remembering deadlines and important dates is too much of a hassle for you, then Evernote might just be the answer. This easy-to-use, free app helps you remember notes, reminders, and alerts across all of your devices. It lets you jot down your ideas, create and edit text notes, to-do lists, and tasks, record voice and audio notes, scan documents, and a whole lot more.
Evernote also allows you to save, sync, and share files across all your devices, which means you don't miss another meeting or deadline in case you forget your phone or tablet.
The transition from college to office is certainly a challenge, but hopefully, with these apps, it becomes a bit more manageable.