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5 Apps To Help You Level Up Your Professional Skills

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, there’s always something new to learn. Lucky for us, the increase in online content and digital learning apps has allowed us to upskill on-the-go, at your own pace and in your own space.

Written by Adam Bovan

October 2019

Level Up Your Professional Skills

Long gone are the days that required you to travel to an important work course and sit in a stuffy classroom. With apps like Udemy and Skillshare, you can brush up your skills from the comfort of your sofa. We’ve listed the best apps to help you master a new subject, whether it be coding, finance or a language.


Skillshare is an online course website that you can join on a monthly or annual subscription basis.

Individuals and companies from around the world have created and uploaded courses in their specialism, from Search Engine Optimisation and photography to finance and accounting.

Team plans for Skillshare start from $99 per user, per year. Individual plans start at £7 per month when billed annually. 


Similar to Skillshare, Udemy is another digital learning platform.

While creating a Udemy account is free (unlike Skillshare), each course can range from a few pounds to £20+.


Originally created for school students, Khan Academy is a growing platform that claims “You can learn anything. For free”.

If you’re interested in academia and learning the ropes of topics like economics, maths, finance, science and computing, this app is the one for you.

Khan Academy is full of practice exercises, quizzes and tests, so you can get instant feedback on you’re learning.


Always wanted to learn a new language?

Duolingo empowers you quickly grasp the basics of a chosen foreign language in a matter of a few taps on your phone.

The colourful app is popular thanks to its vibrant graphics and gamification, helping you go from language newbie to fully-fledged linguist.

Duolingo is free, but you can pay to remove adverts.


Not sure what you want to learn about yet?

Curiosity is full of inspiring articles that are easy-to-read and fun to share with your friends or teammates.

Whether you’re on the way to work or want to switch off during your lunch break, this app is on hand to scroll through and learn something you didn’t know before. On top of this, you can test your knowledge with puzzles and quizzes.

Curiosity is free, but you can subscribe to go ad-free.

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