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Appitalism’s Top Apps For The Busy CEO

The fine guys over at mobile app store know that, as the busy CEO you are, running a company can get extremely stressful. So they’re suggesting a few mobile applications for you so you can sit back, relax and watch your respected business empire grow, with just touch of your trusted iPhone.

So here are’s top 5 apps that every CEO should have and utilize on their smartphones. After all, the point of business is the bottom-line, and these helpful apps can streamline the process (free for the iPhone, unless otherwise stated):


Allows users to create geo-tagged voice, photo, and text notes that are then shared with workstations. You can also access complex notes created on workstations in the field through the iPhone interface.

NetworthIQ (now moneyStrands)

This application supervises your personal net worth as well as your company’s finances. Additionally, it allows you to compare your company’s success to your competitors in the industry through an interactive tool.


Hate expense reports? Who doesn’t! BizExpense won’t make them go away, but it will help keep track of expenses and scan receipts on the spot. You can then export the results to an Excel file so that you can sync-and-go at the end of a trip rather than spend the afternoon remembering business lunches.


CEO’s who are constantly on-the-go, ThinkFree Online is essential. This document management and sharing application is the perfect app for groups of people editing and revising documents as it offers Desktop, a Microsoft Office compatible word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools.

Scanner Pro ($6.99)

Paper meets the iPhone in Scanner Pro, which turns the iPhone’s camera into a simple scanner for receipts, notes, and document details. A steady hand and innate sense of parallel surfaces are important for best results.

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Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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