BOSS blog 11.14.13

With over 1 billion iPhones being used, we know we’re not alone when we say we rely on our iPhones for most tasks. Our phone has become our calendar, our computer, our camera and our cure to boredom. We compiled a list of our top 10 favorite apps of the moment. Some are more productive than others, but we think they are all pretty essential. What apps do you rely on most??


Embark: Navigate the underground of large cities like Boston, DC and Chicago with this app. It’s synched with MBTA so it shows delays, arrival times and which lines to use.


Uber: Use this app to have a black car arrive at your doorstep in under 10 minutes. Fancier and safer than a taxi, it gives ratings and pictures of your driver, who will text you when he arrives.


OpenTable: Instead of dealing with a grumpy hostess, use this app to reserve a table at your favorite restaurants.


-Yelp: Perfect for business trips in a new city- sort restaurants by categories like Indian, outdoor dining, sports bars to find what you want and view reviews from other customers.


EverNote: Perfect for taking notes, recording audio and saving pictures. Easiest way to get thoughts and ideas out of your head and onto paper… only this paper doesn’t get lost in your stack of files.


Starbucks: Almost as great as your favorite drink. Find the closest ‘bucks, save your regular drink and pay straight from your phone. Takes a few minutes to set up but totally worth the trouble!!


LinkedIn: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. LinkedIn is the best social media tool to use for job networking. Now you can take it with you!


CardMunch: Business cards are a great networking tool, but are not so easy to keep organized and can weigh down a bag. Instead, scan them into your phone and the app automatically finds them on LinkedIn for you.


Mint: For a recent grad, this app is your intro to budgeting. It is really customizable and even allows you to link up to your bank accounts.


-SleepCycle: Believe the hype, this app has been approved by yours truly. Set your wake up time and then place your phone underneath your pillow and fall asleep. The app records your sleep patterns and wakes you up when you are at the lightest phase in your REM cycle.


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