With so many of us constantly on the go, it’s natural that we’re all attached to our cell phones. And with this attachment comes a need for ease and access to information that’s quick and easy to digest. With some things—like photo sharing or email—a good app is easy to find. After all, we’ve built a whole lifestyle out of social media.
But for things that are a bit more complex—like your financial future, your stock portfolio, your retirement, your family’s security—demand apps that can translate complicated information into digestible, helpful material. Personally, I don’t envy the app developers that have to make these kinds of apps.
In my experience, there are a thousand bad apps for every good one. Per usual, I ran through quite a few bad ones before I found the diamonds in the rough.
But, these three resources have become part of my daily regiment, an essential information stream.
1) Market Watch
One of the gold standards in stock trading info has a perfect app to match. Combining big data with clean articles, their app allows for a fusion of easy video and audio content which can turn any morning commute into an informative, helpful trip.
Want to know what’s happening as it’s happening? This CNBC app is a perfect way to get the freshest news at any given second. Particularly as 2020 seems to have a life-altering headline every 15 minutes, it’s more important than ever to stay atop of new that might change the economy as a whole. CNBC does a great job of sorting out the financial news from the rest, which means no distractions in a distracting world.
There are few names as formidable as Bloomberg in the trading world, and with good reason. The experts at Bloomberg have conquered TV, print, web and, now, apps alike. Highly customizable, the Bloomberg app lets you organize exactly how you’d like so you’re getting the information you want.
If you’re looking for something straightforward and simple, Seeking Alpha is the app for you. Much like their site, Seeking Alpha focuses on the bare essentials. Forget fancy coding and Apple-level UX design, Seeking Alpha is the greatest hits of all the news you need to know. Ranging from one line, raw-number data to deep dive analyses, Seeking Alpha is a direct, economic source
Of all the apps I use, Chaikin Analytics is the easiest to read. Its design simplifies complicated ideas into visual cues that are easy to digest quickly. It combines impressive AI with expert’s articles. Its good design is bolstered by the fact that it offers little conveniences, like weekly newsletters and one-minute reports on the economy as a whole. Best of all, it’s part of an amazing suite of subscriptions at the Score Priority Store, which lets me get more info in one place than anywhere else.