Top apps for executives in Fintech – a revealing look at who is using what

“Tell me what apps you have on your smartphone and I’ll tell you who you are.” With such a wide variety of apps (Android users can choose from 1.6 million apps and the App store offers 1.5 million) ranging from absolute time-wasters to those who help the busiest executives run the world form the palm […]

“Tell me what apps you have on your smartphone and I’ll tell you who you are.”

With such a wide variety of apps (Android users can choose from 1.6 million apps and the App store offers 1.5 million) ranging from absolute time-wasters to those who help the busiest executives run the world form the palm of their hands, all it takes is a quick glance at someone’s home screen to reveal a person’s unknown side of his psyche.

In an attempt to get to know the top executives at Leverate better (based on their apps preferences), the company’s CEO, COO, Chief of Staff, Chief Revenue Officer, VP of HR, VP of R&D and VP of Marketing have detailed to FinanceFeeds which apps help make their lives easier and more productive; those apps they can’t live without. Based on their app preference, we reveal a hidden side of their personality. Here’s what they had to say:

Kobi Gur, CEO

24me. An automatic personal assistant that combines your calendar, to-do list and notes and connects to your utilities, service providers, banks, social networks, etc and lets you know what you need to take care of and lets you do it from within the app.

WhatsApp.  Cross-platform smartphone messenger.

LinkedIn. A business-oriented networking tool that helps you find connections, see recommended job candidates, industry experts and business partners.

Bloomberg. An app that provides instant access to finance and business news, market data and portfolio tracking tools from the most trusted sources around the world.

Runtastic. Helps you keep track of your health and fitness goals. It uses GPS to map and track sports activities, like running, jogging, biking, walking, hiking, etc

TripIt. Keep your travel plans, flight status, hotel reservations, maps, directions, etc in one place

TED. Watch or listen to more than 1700 TED Talks from the world’s most fascinating people.

1Password. The app helps you generate strong and unique passwords and logs you in with a single tap. You can also store all of your secure information like bank accounts, passport numbers, locker combinations, alarm codes, etc.

Smart Office 2. View, edit, create, print and share MS Office documents on your phone

Personality Insight: According to our app selection analyzing device, Kobi is the epitome of an executive road warriors and super-busy CEO

Itai Damti, CO-Founder and Managing Director -Asia Pacific

Quora. A user-generated, edited and organized source of questions and answers.

Nine. Provides efficient mobile access to Exchange e-mail, contacts, calendar, tasks and notes on your Android phone.

WeChat. Free messaging, voice and video calling app that allows you to easily connect with family & friends across countries.

Personality Insight: Our app selection analyzing device described Itai as having a curious mind. A fast thinker, always looking for new ideas.

Eitan Bar-on, COO

Geek Time. Provides latest news and editorial content on tech with a focus on global innovation from startups from across the world.

Ynet. News from around the world provided by Israel’s largest news and media portal.

Gmail. Free web-based e-mail service.

Boom Beach. Mobile strategy video game offering an engrossing battle experience rich with strategic choices.

Personality Insight: Based on the results of our app selection analyzing device, we can say Eitan is a visionary leader and strategist who refuses to let go of the creativity of his inner child.

Nicc Lewis, VP Marketing

Endomondo. Fitness tracker and personal training app with social features to make exercising more fun.

TalkSport. UK’s largest commercial sports news radio station.

Takes. Turns photos into moving videos.

Trello. Make to-do lists, assign tasks to other team members and manage your tasks and projects.

GetTaxi or Gett. Order a taxi, black car, limo or SUV from within the app in 57 cities around the world.

Alchemy Synth. Turns your mobile phone into a powerful synthesizer.

CamCard. Snap a picture of a business card and store the details.

Expensify. App syncs with credit cards to track purchases in real -time, pulls in electronic receipts, scans paper receipts using the phone’s camera, and produces a PDF report.

Personality Insight: With the help of our app selection analyzing device, we can tell Nicc is a functional thinker with multi-disciplinary experience who possesses a great talent for putting teams to work synergically.

Sami Mana, Chief of Staff

Sami’s home screen is a mélange of icons, a cornucopia of apps. Too many to list and that alone gave us a pretty good idea of his varied personality traits, and forced us to group his preferred and most used apps by category.

News: Haaretz. News source in the Middle East. Ynet. News from around the world provided by Israel’s largest news and media portal. Al jazira. Latest news and live broadcast from the Middle East.

Calcalist. One of the most popular and influential business and financial newspapers in Israel. Bloomberg. Finance and business news, market data and portfolio tracking tools.

CNBC. Business news, financial information, and market data from the network.

Hobbies: Amud Anan. Israel tour planning app. CNature. Identify a wide range of animals and plants. Runkeeper. Track your runs and other fitness activities. GFS graphs. Access the most recent ensembles and meteograms produced by GFS (Global Forecasts System) and view live satellite weather animated images from various regions around the world. NBA. Follow the NBA season with access to schedules, scores, recaps.

02WS Yerushalaim. Forecast, detailed current condition and forum to ask questions about Jerusalem(IL) weather. Tapuz Weather Forum. Look for information and get your questions about the weather answered.

Utilities: Forex factory. Weekly economic calendar information from the Forex Factory site. Google Maps. Mapping app. Gettaxi. Order a taxi, black car, limo or SUV from within the app in 57 cities around the world. Uber. Get a taxi, private car or rideshare from your mobile phone. Pinterest. Visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas. Groupon. Access to coupons, digital discounts and daily deals on businesses around the world. Skype. Instant messaging, voice and video call.

Personality Insight: Using the app selection analyzing device, we have determined that Sami is a strategic thinker with a focus on details. He is data driven and weather-enthused.

Gai Tamir, VP of R&D

Gmail. E-mail management.

GoogleCalendar. Scheduling application.

Feedly. Aggregates all your favorite publications, podcasts and YouTube channels into collections.

Flipboard. Brings together world news and social news into a personalized online magazine.

Asana. Task management app lets you create tasks, to-dos, reminders and share them within a team.

Slack. Brings all your team communication together in one place. Real-time messaging, file sharing, group conversation, integrates with Dropbox, Asana, Google+ Hangouts, Twitter and Zendesk.
Audible. Download digital audio books.

Personality Insight: According to the results of the app selection analyzing device, we can tell Gai is an effective communicator with an unparalleled intellectual curiosity and ability to think critically.

Li Carmel, VP of Human Resources

Skype. Instant messaging, voice and video call.

7 minutes. A Timer and workout assistant for the 7-Minute Scientific Workout.

iRun. Manage your runs and view time, speed, pace per mile, average per mile, record per mile, distance, current altitude, burns calories.

Audible. Download digital audio books.

TED. Watch or listen to more than 1700 TED Talks from the world’s most fascinating people.

Waze. Traffic and navigation app.

Personality Insight: After analyzing the results of the app selection analyzing device, we have determined that Li is a productive individual, a fact-based decision maker and a risk taker, who likes to engage in fierce conversations.

Avishai Ben-Tovim, Chief Revenue Officer

Globes. Offers latest news and financial data

The Marker. Best news, commentaries and finance data of the Israeli economy.

Ynet. News from around the world provided by Israel’s largest news and media portal.

Yahoo! Finance. Follow financial markets, get stock prices, news and alerts.

GetTaxi. Order a taxi, black cab, limo or SUV from within the app in 57 cities around the world.

TripAdvisor. Read reviews and compare customer ratings on hotels, restaurants and tourist sites.

Personality Insight: Avishai is focused, disciplined, practical, and has a no nonsense approach to life, according to our app selection analyzing device.

There you have it, Leverate’s executives revealed!

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