My Favorite iPhone Apps: Business Related (generally)January 21st, 2010 | Small Business | 1 Comment »
I won’t get into the Smart Phone wars…Google vs. Sprint vs. Apple. I own an iPhone. The phone aspect is truly horrible…unless you enjoy the excitement of wondering whether you’ll get through an entire conversation without have the call drop on you. But the Apps on the iPhone are great. As I was on a business trip, I was noticing how often I used certain Apps to get through the day.
There are plenty of other reviews of Apps for business uses. A good one is the one done by Inc. — they list out 10 very good business Apps, inlcuding Jott (which transcribes your notes that you verbally take). Thought there are other lists, that shouldn’t stop me from sharing. And as you’ll see, mine include some fun ones (as all business and now play make Jack…wealthy, but really no fun). Here we go. My favorite (mostly business related) Apps:
1. WSJ/CNBC — This is a bit of a cop-out…having a tie on the first choice. But there is a reason. The Wall Street Journal is a great App, but you have to be a subscriber to access it. So if you don’t subscribe, CNBC’s App is a great alternative. Of course, they both keep you up on the latest business news.
2. WordPress: A great App for mobile blogging. I don’t mobile blog as much as I should, but I’ve done it a few times on this App and it is really slick.
3. Touchlytics: This App lets you track your site traffic/visits…just ties into your Google analytics account. They have a good lite version of this App.
4. iVideoCamera: I was going to buy a iPhone 3GS — mainly for the video capability. But then the new iPhone comes out later this year…what to do? I found this App and for $.99, I have video capability and can instantly share it on our blog, YouTube and Twitter.
5. AroundMe: I have the Chipotle, Starbucks, and Target Apps, but if you need to find other stores (it’s hard to imagine that you would need to) you can find it easily on AroundMe. You can also find a Chipotle on AroundMe.
6. RingCentral: Once you have a RingCentral account, you can manage your calls and call out from your RingCentral 800 number.
7. TweetDeck: There are a lot of Twitter Apps, but this one, in my opinion, is the best.
8. TextsFromLastNight: Not a lot of business function, but it makes any meeting very tolerable.
Send us your favorite and we’ll reconsider this list.