There’s An App For That

In an effort to make sure everyone stays productive here are a few Smart Phone Aps.  I’ve found these have been useful for going through the CCMBA program.  Some I have and use often, and some I just found out about so I’m hoping to get some wonderful user testing feedback as we go through school.

Travel Apps-

With all of the international travel required with this program, we need to be ready to figure out where we are going and be ready for the next trip.  Here are a few travel apps that I’ve found handy while preparing for and traveling on CCMBA trips.

App Icon App Name Description Price
  General In general I advise that you check for metro maps and taxi aps if they are available for the city you’re traveling to.  Shanghai, London, Tokyo, etc all have free apps for their transit systems and are worth having handy on any culture dash. FREE
  General Airline carriers that have online apps for boarding passes and check in can help out for quickly going through the airport, foreign and domestic.  Updates and flight changes are also pushed to your phone.  Delta, American, Skyblue, are just a few of the airlines now offering this. FREE
  Airline Seat Guide After ending up in some pretty dumpy seats, I’m thinking this one might be worth the money. $1.99
  Smart Traveler Register your trip with the US State Department directly from your smart phone.  It also has other useful information such as embassy location/contact, travel alerts, and local laws. FREE



We all know Skype and Gchat and other tools, so here are a few extra to keep you connected.

App Icon App Name Description Price
  Voxer This one was introduced to me by a number of people in our class in Dubai.  It’s walkie-talkie like messaging where voice messages, photos, and videos can be sent between people with the ap. FREE
  Kik Free text messaging that can be used no matter where you or your friends are in the world that uses your telephone number as the account.  FREE
  Skype Wifi This ap allows you to connect to nearby Wifi hotspots and only pay for Skype credit to connect.  After you’re connected you can load up as much data as you like without using your international data rates. FREE



The news?  What is that?  Oh you mean the latest events that happened while we were buried in Accounting and Decision Models!  These aps should help you stay posted on all the latest.

App Icon App Name Description Price
  BBC News This free subscription keeps you posted on the BBC World News headlines directly from your phone.  Categories separate the stories by region and by topic.  Have the latest GMI and CCL updates at your fingertips. FREE
  Wall Street Journal Get the latest from Wall Street without having to pick up a paper.  You can even get podcasts and videos. FREE
  Harvard Business Review **Cough, cough** I know.  But friends close, enemies closer.  Keep them on your phone so they don’t get away from you. $2.99



Here’s just a few study tools that can help you while you’re studying this term or the next.

App Icon App Name Description Price
  Gflash+ Flashcards & Tests You can create flash cards directly in the ap or using Google docs.  Has multiple choice or definition style tests. FREE
  Easy Formulas and Functions for Microsoft Excel For all the spreadsheets we have done and will do, this quick reference tool is handy to check for the right formula and basic excel formulas.  Other paid apps can get more fancy, but this one is a simple and easy guide. FREE
  Statistics 1 I haven’t tried this one yet, but from the reviews and the overview it provides some great aids to explain the basic concepts we’ll be going over this term.  It seems to be worth the small investment for anyone struggling. $3.99
  Dropbox If you are using the online version of Dropbox for file sharing on team documents, this is a great way to keep up with documents on the go. FREE


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