Useful Mobile Apps for MBA Students

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This list of useful mobile apps for MBA students will help you create schedules, collaborate, network, improve productivity, and make the most of the MBA experience.

iStudiez Pro

iStudiez Pro is an award-winning multiplatform student planner that can be used to track class schedules, homework assignments, tasks, grades, and more. The app will notify you about important tasks and events so that you can get organized and stay on top of important deadlines and meetings.

The iStudiez Pro app also offers two-way integration with Google Calendar and other calendar apps so that you can share schedules with classmates, members of your study group, or people in your social circle. Free cloud sync is available as well, making it easy to wirelessly sync app data across multiple devices.

The iStudiez Pro app is available for:

  • iOS
  • macOS
  • Android
  • Windows

*Note: If you would like to try this app before you purchase it, a free version of the app, known as iStudiez LITE, is available through the App Store for iOS devices.

Trello

Millions of people - from small start-up businesses to Fortune 500 companies - use the Trello app to collaborate on team projects. This app works well for MBA cohorts and study groups who are collaborating on a project for a class or competition.

Trello is like a real-time, virtual whiteboard that everyone on the team has access to. It can be used to create checklists, share files, and have discussions about project details.

Trello can be synced across all devices and works with all major browsers so that you can access the app data wherever you are. The free version would work for most student groups and teams, but there is also a paid version for users who want special features, such as extra storage space or the ability to integrate data with an unlimited number of apps.

 

The Trello app is available for:

  • iOS
  • macOS
  • Android
  • Windows

Shapr

Shapr is a professional networking app that is designed to make the entire process of networking less painful and time consuming. Unlike most networking apps, Shapr uses an algorithm that considers your tagged interests and location to connect you with like-minded professionals who are in your area and looking to network.

As with the Tinder or Grindr dating apps, Shapr allows you to swipe right anonymously. The app will notify you when the interest is mutual so that you don’t have to deal with random, unsolicited requests to talk or meet up. Another plus is that Shapr presents you with 10 to 15 different profiles each day; if you don’t feel like you can connect with the people it shows you one day, there will be a fresh crop of options the following day.

The Shapr app is available for:

  • iOS
  • Android

Forest

The Forest app is a useful mobile app for people who are easily distracted by their phone when they should be studying, working, or doing something else. When you want to focus on something, you open the app and plant a virtual tree. If you close the app and use your phone for something else, the tree will die. If you stay off your phone for the designated amount of time, the tree will live and become part of a virtual forest.

But it isn't just a virtual tree at stake. When you stay off your phone, you also earn credits. These credits can then be spent on real trees that are planted by a real tree planting organization that has teamed up with the makers of the Forest app.

The Forest app is available for:

  • iOS
  • Android

Mindfulness

The Mindfulness app is a useful mobile app for MBA students who are feeling overwhelmed or stressed out over school obligations. This app is designed to help people manage their mental health and well being through meditation. With the Mindfulness app, you can create timed meditation sessions that are as short as three minutes long or as lengthy as 30 minutes long. The app also includes nature sounds and a dashboard that displays your meditation statistics.

You can get the free version of Mindfulness or you can pay for a subscription to get additional features like themed meditations (calm, focus, inner strength, etc.) and access to meditation courses.

 

The Mindfulness app is available for:

  • iOS
  • Android