Time is precious, so we need our smartphones to work hard and smart. Next generation smart phones help professionals work better and quicker.




Today we have a fabulous apps list that will help you to simplify your life and keep it in order. What apps do you recommend?



Allows you to snap a picture of a business card and store it virtually on your phone. It’s also connected to Linkedin, so once the business card is saved it can search for the profile of your contact in linkedin, allowing you to be even more connected . Great app for networking, business development, client management or for keeping your business cards organized.



This app is the king of the To –do list.  You can keep track of your life through recordings, notes, pictures and categorize and organize it all.



Is a financial planning and management app that allows you to track your spending, set budgets, and find out when bills are due. Especially today, with credit and debit cards can get our of hand if you ‘re not careful.



This app lets users to store and protect private notes, passwords, credit cards and numbers and PIN numbers. User data is encrypted and protected by an additional custom-created secret code.



 Read Demon

Has speed reader lessons with adjustable reading speeds, customizable text size, and a words per minute counter, to help you master speed reading. Price $4.99



Lets users create offline versions of web articles for easy access and viewing when the web is just out of reach. You’ll need first to register in Instapaper website to create an account and get the read later bookmark, but once that’s done you can use the app to view your bookmarked pages.



You probably already have enough to remember without trying to remember when the bills are due on top of it all. BillMinder is a straightforward app that reminds you when to pay your bills so that you can focus on other stuff and stay productive.Price $1.99


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This app lets you copy files from your PC or Mac onto the iPhone, making it easy to use your iPhone as a portable drive. You can also transfer files wirelessly with File Magnet Uploader an additional (but free) download. Price $4.99



Is the self-titled “magic pocket” of the 21st century. Just like a flash drive, it allows you to hold up to 2 GB of data. Unlike a flash drive, it’s always there. Dropbox uses cloud technology to let you to share information across multiple devices. You can set up a Dropbox desktop folder on your PC and access and send your files—even large ones—from anywhere.



Doesn’t come cheap, but it does come with the ability to access, view, and manage Office (you can even edit Excel docs), iWork, and PDF files right from your phone. Price $9.99


Make Meal Planning a Breeze


For those of you that don’t like to spend much time in the kitchen, Dinner Spinners is a useful app. Find, manage, and save dinner recipes with this app. Create shopping lists and check them when you’re on the go, plus scan grocery items to make supermarket trips faster. Recipes at your fingertips!



This app is a great tool to have when you are grocery shopping. It gives you information on any additive that is in food so you know what you are buying and you know what’s in your food. It’s great to have when you are out and about shopping and you don’t know what a certain compound is in the food you’re buying.


 Health & Fitness


When you want to make the world your gym, Endomondo’s got you covered. By using the GPS tracking in your smart phone Endomondo automatically maps the route you take while running, cycling, walking, skiing, skating, or anything else you do outdoors to stay fit. It also tracks your time and distance so you can challenge yourself in your next workout. Price $ 4.99 (PRO Version)


 Pocket Sports

App equipped with a comprehensive pose dictionary for any aspiring yogi. If you’ve ever wished for yoga on the go this app does just that. Downloadable for both phones and iPads, the app lets you engage in full yoga classes or for a specific duration. You can also choose your environment for practicing yoga. Price $2.99 –  $4.99



This food/exercise diary links to your online account. We love how it learns your preferences and syncs across everything (not the case with all web/app food diaries we’ve tested, so this one’s a winner).


Have a favourite app that we didn’t include? Let us know about it in the comments.



Myriam Balerio is the founder and writer of PA Privé. After kick starting her career as a PA and finding success as an assistant, Myriam later trained in digital and online marketing and has since combined the two disciplines in creating PA Privé, the platform through which she provides sage advice for those in the assistant profession and a network for like-mined PAs and EAs to connect. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Myriam has lived in London for over 10 years and currently lives in London with her husband and French bulldog.


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