Es­sen­tial apps for the busy exec The right mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions can help you sim­plify your life and get more or­gan­ised, but with the sheer vol­ume of apps out there, the process of find­ing the right ones can be be­wil­der­ing and te­dious. did the work for you

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whether you’re a high-pro­file ex­ec­u­tive man­ag­ing global teams, or an en­tre­pre­neur steer­ing a fast-grow­ing start-up, chances are you’re spend­ing a great deal of time com­mu­ni­cat­ing and work­ing from your mo­bile phone. Un­sur­pris­ingly, there is a whole new uni­verse of pro­duc­tiv­ity tools and work ap­pli­ca­tions de­signed to cater for the no­madic pro­fes­sional, and to keep teams and de­part­ments tick­ing around the clock (and around the world).

While the cyn­ics (and yes, lud­dites) of­ten warn that quirky apps and slick plat­forms can some­times prove to be more of a dis­trac­tion than any­thing else, the right ones – when used with dis­ci­pline, en­ergy and fo­cus – can re­ally stream­line work pro­cesses and make life eas­ier (par­tic­u­larly when you are try­ing to ex­e­cute strate­gies and close deals in an air­port or ho­tel lobby). Here are three apps that we be­lieve should be part of any busi­ness leader’s mo­bile tool­kit…

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