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In the modern digital era, we're surrounded by ever-improving technology, with our smartphones playing a central role in our lives. Did you know that on those smartphones, the average Aussie has over 100 different apps? That's more than Europeans and Americans, and as online learning in the subject illustrates, it's not a trend that's going away any time soon. 

How Do Apps Help You In Real Life?

Smartphone apps come in all shapes and sizes. From game apps to others that help you track your water intake, there's pretty much an app for everything in life - and business. As a leader, there are a number of applications that can make your life easier and more organised. That's precisely what we examine here, showing you five popular apps that can help you become better at your job. 

What Apps Can I Use For My Business Leadership Needs?

In addition to there being a ton of short courses available to build your leadership skills, many apps can act as a guide, reminder, or even as a fitness tool. Let's take a look and see what's on offer for both Android and iOS phones to help. 

  • App #1 - LinkedIn 

Android iOS

If you've not yet downloaded the LinkedIn app, you should, as it's a must-have for modern leaders. Allowing you to communicate to the masses through your posts and replies to others, you get to see what's happening in your industry. It's also a rich business resource and great for building your professional network. If you get any app - it should be this one. 

  • App #2 -

Android iOS

Project management is certainly a skill that leaders need to focus on as part of their personal development plan, but the app can make this much easier. Allowing users to collaborate with their teams via clearly laid out boards, everyone involved gets to see the status of all projects at every step of the journey. It's an app you're likely to use every day. 

  • App #3 -

Android iOS 

Using paper for invoicing and billing is extremely inefficient and can lead to employee paperwork being lost in the process. However, the app allows you to move everything to the cloud and keep all paperwork in a centralised place everyone knows about. With this app, chasing paperwork can become a thing of the past, leaving you more time to lead.

  • App #4 - MapMyFitness

Android iOS  

There's no getting around the fact that the fitter you are, the better your management performance can be. That's where the MapMyFitness comes in very handy, as it supports your workouts and tracks your overall progress. It's even got a section to help you eat better. It's basically a personal trainer in your pocket!

  • App #5 - Spark (Email Manager) 

Android iOS 

As a leader, you know that your email inbox is going to take a bit of a pounding - something that makes the job of managing your emails quite difficult to keep on top of. However, Spark allows you to avoid wasting time by setting criteria that prioritise your most important emails, meaning your must less likely to miss an important message or deadline contained within. 

These five apps represent just a tiny fraction of what's on offer in terms of helpful business mobile phone apps. Most are free to download and use (up to a point), and they can have a transformative effect on you and your professional life. They should certainly be factored into your personal development plan, no matter what stage of your career you're at. 

OCA Short Courses - A Valuable Professional Development Aid 

Leaders need to continually learn to remain current with industry events and best practices. At OCA, our CPD-accredited video-based online courses represent the simplest and most convenient way to develop your professional knowledge. Courses like those found in our Leadership Skills Bundle allow you to build your knowledge and expertise at a pace that suits you. 

What you get as an OCA student is a next-level experience, as you're immersed in courses that are a world away from text-based courses you may have taken before. We know that ours are the best online courses Australia have available, as our students tell us so! Take a glance at our Student Study Demo, and you'll see for yourself. 

To find out more about what sets us apart, visit us today at where you'll also see our full course library that covers more than 20 different industries. Details of our flexible payment options that make our cheap courses even more affordable are also displayed clearly.

Alternatively, to get in touch with us about anything else, simply call us on 1300 611 404 or drop us a line at and we'll respond without delay. 

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