Top 10 Business & Communications Apps for the Busy RD

August 13, 2012

Thoughts by Allison

by Allison Knott, MS, RD

I love sharing articles I’ve written for other publications and I was thrilled to contribute to the latest Dietitians in Business and Communications dietetic practice group newsletter, Dimensions.

1.       TweetList Pro by Zooble, LLC – $2.99

Simple navigation between Twitter lists makes catching up on the latest tweets a breeze. View entire conversations at once and take advantage of the hash tag and username autocomplete.  Don’t use Twitter lists? Don’t worry! This app functions as a standard Twitter feed, too.

2.       Facebook by Facebook, Inc – Free

Facebook is more than just a social meet-up. Create a professional page to showcase your brand or service and use the Facebook app to manage your page. Log-in, upload photos, comment, and easily view other pages. This app will also push notifications to your phone signaling new activity.

3.       LinkedIn by LinkedIn Corporation – Free

Connect with fellow RDs and nutrition professionals as well as others outside the nutrition field using the LinkedIn app. Sync your calendar to track meetings and events, easily navigate LinkedIn’s features with four organized categories, and share your updates via the dialogue box at the click of a button!

4.       Instagram by Burbn, Inc. – Free

This photo sharing app lets you showcase images to followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and more! “Sharing photos is a great way to seem more “real” to clients”, says Janel Funk, Boston-based dietitian. Use filters to modify your photo’s look and feel for a fresh twist on every day moments.

5.       Go Social by – $0.99

Created by fellow RD and social media guru, Rebecca Subbiah along with consultant and web developer Nadine Fisher, this app features over 150 social media tips from nutrition professionals. Learn the ropes of social media, develop a strategy, and get connected!

6.       Pinterest by Pinterest, Inc – Free

An app for sharing favorite internet finds.It has a camera feature built-in so photo sharing is easier than ever. Easily explore pinboards you follow with a clean display showing all new pins from one person before moving to the next. Use the app to see who’s sharing your pins, to find new pinners, and to also update your profile.

7.       Quicklytics by ESCOZ, Inc. – $4.99

If you have a website, Google Analytics is a must. With Quicklytics, you see the most important numbers, like pageviews and bounce rates, right on your phone. See full screen views of each graph and email results to co-workers or business partners.

8.       AwesomeNote by BRID – $3.99

A daily planner on overdrive, this app allows you to jot down thoughts, edit notes, create lists, sync documents, and keep track of your calendar and to-do list. Busy RDs require a calendar that works just as hard as they do.

9.       Manage Flitter by 89n – $12 to $189/month depending on number of accounts 

Used by Rebecca Subbiah, creator of Go Social, this app helps you clean your Twitter account of inactive accounts. Easily view accounts you follow who aren’t following you, gain insight into your Twitter activity with analytics, and schedule tweets while most of your followers are online. It’s a must have for Twitter users.

10.   GroupMe by Mindless Dribble, Inc. – Free

Described as “your own personal Twitter,” this app allows you to create groups on your phone to chat with multiple people at once. Perfect for staying in touch with fellow RDs about the latest nutrition news, for planning meetings with colleagues, or discussing a trip or topic among friends.

©2012, Dimensions; Dietitians in Business and Communications, A dietetic practice group of the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Used with permission

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2 Comments on “Top 10 Business & Communications Apps for the Busy RD”

  1. rebecca Says:

    thanks again for the interview Rebecca


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