Our top apps for August:
CEOtab from Nearshoring
The Android and iOS app CEOtab is a creative assistant for day-to-day office use for those who need to display figures and relationships. Users can create bar charts, pie charts, and diagrams according to their specific preferences in an instant. Data can be copied from MS Excel and CSV files and pasted into an integrated spreadsheet analysis, which can then also be used to create personalized tables. In many respects, CEOtab is very similar to Excel, which helps with familiarization. Undo and preview functions, for example, make the app a very practical solution. Unlike its Microsoft cousin, however, the process is solely dedicated to displaying charts in the business environment, which are created on a step-by-step basis. All graphs can be exported or saved to a cloud platform. Available only in English, the app CEOtab provides practical group functions, although the multiuser variant incurs a charge. Registration is required.
Next page: Whereismytime from Whereismytime
Whereismytime from Whereismytime
These days, monitoring software doesn’t exactly have a good reputation. For Whereismytime, however, this is clearly not the case: The Android app enjoys extremely good reviews, perhaps not least because it is used for self-monitoring only, which can prove very useful in day-to-day mobile business life. Once Whereismytime is activated, the application records every location that the user has visited with his or her mobile device throughout the day, including the length of time spent at each location. In order to save battery power, the manufacturer notes that the app does not use the device’s GPS function, but rather locates its position via the WLAN function. The user specifies the preferred accuracy and period, and the data is output in the form of a map and statistics. A paid premium version is ad-free, and offers advanced reporting functions.
Next page: Weave from Intuit
Weave from Intuit
The iPhone/iPad app Weave is an excellently executed app that focuses on the much-cited trend “Consumerization of IT”, which refers to the blurring of professional and personal life. Weave helps manage apparently every conceivable challenge, regardless of whether it relates to professional or private matters. The app integrates a number of functions including a day planner, project management, collaboration functions, and a travel manager. Projects can be created, related tasks can be planned and allocated (and checked off when complete), and e-mails detailing specific tasks can be sent to other “non-Weave users” including response links. Even budgets and income/expenses can be integrated. Another practical function is the sync function, which automatically synchronizes iPad and iPhone data. Users are always up-to-date with the latest developments for every project – whether it’s a business project, personal matter, or a business trip, detailing who has done what, and what’s still outstanding. The app is available only in English, and has received excellent user reviews.