written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 9/20/2010
Are you a budding manager or an expert one looking to improve your managerial skills and knowledge? Here are the five top iPhone apps for managers that you can download from the App Store. Hopefully, any, if not all, of these iPhone management software apps will help you.
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Pocket Manager - Financial Concepts and Tools for Managers
This iPhone management software app's title says what it is all about. It's a very useful and informative iPhone app for managers that provides you with essential financial concepts and useful tools contained in a pocketable format - your iPhone. This app gives you a comprehensive view of key financial topics that will surely help you to effectively manage your organization's assets. The app consists of a course book, comprehensive tests and flash cards. It transforms your iPhone into a mobile classroom with financial management as the key subject discussed. The app also features - bookmarking, explanations of the correct and incorrect answers plus full social networking features via Twitter and Facebook. (Price: $29.99) (Download link)
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If you're a facilities manager who happens to have an iPhone, this app is worth checking out. It's the official app of the IFMA so you can pretty much rest assured that you're getting the best facility management information from this app. The app lets you quickly find products and services, stay in touch with the IFMA and its members as well as keep abreast of the latest industry news and happenings. In addition, the app also gives you access to the Facility Management Guide online, an online buyer's guide for facility managers compiled by the IFMA. The app also lets you access the IFMA Insider, a news aggregator for the IFMA updated weekly. Other features of this iPhone management software include - access to IFMA website, direct contact with IFMA Home Office facility, and storage of Association member information. (Price: Free) (Download link)
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Leadership "Must Knows"
Here's a pretty simple iPhone app for managers. Basically, it's a collection of quotable quotes and profound statements about leadership that are useful if you are a manager, leader or manager in waiting. These statements and sayings will hopefully guide you to becoming a great leader/manager. (Price: $4.99) (Download link)
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My MBA - Project Management
Of course, we all know that the best possible way to become an effective manager is through continuing education. That's why if you're planning to take up MBA courses, you might want to check out this app as well. Designed as a companion tool for professionals who are in need of comprehensive references on essential business knowledge areas, this app gives you the core concept of project management, explanations of terminologies and concepts and other relevant issues related to project management, including - Program Management, Project Portfolio Management, Project Management Processes and more. (Price: $12.99) (Download link)
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MIT Sloan Management Review
This is actually an iPhone magazine version of the MIT Sloan Management Review magazine. The MIT Sloan Management Review magazine app features - current and past issues of SMR which is free for a limited time only, text formatted articles, brilliant replica format, downloadable issues, archive search for available issues, bookmarking, and sharing comments with other readers. (Price: Free) (Download link)