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    21 April 2010

    iPhone AppsWhen the iPhone was first released, there was some question as to whether it was practical for business.  Sure, it was slick and cool, but would it really help you run your business better?  Any doubts have long since been dispelled, and that’s mostly because of the iPhone App Store and the thousands of applications that have been created to make entrepreneurs’ lives easier.   Here is a list of 7 such apps, along with their prices.  Check them out to increase your business productivity, even on the go.

    Documents to Go Premium – $14.99

    Need to access, create and edit Microsoft Office documents, like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, from your phone?  With the Documents to Go app, you’ll be able to do that easily, on the fly.  Using folder synchronization, you’ll be able to transfer files between your phone and desktop as well.  Whether you have a sudden spark of inspiration, or you’re working in your car between meetings, this app will let you create and update docs on your own schedule.

    Documents to Go iPhone App

    Scanner Pro – $6.99

    The Scanner Pro app turns your iPhone’s camera into a simple scanner.  Scan in notes, document details, receipts, or even a portion of a magazine article with Scanner Pro.  To make it work well, you’ll need a steady hand, so practice with it a bit, and soon you’ll wonder how you did without it.

    Scanner Pro iPhone App

    FTP on the Go – $6.99

    FTP on the Go offers all the features of a desktop FTP client, and more.  Let’s say you’re sitting at Starbucks, and you notice a glaring error on your website.  Don’t rush back to the office.  Just fix it and upload the change right from your phone!  Need to download a file that’s on your server?  You can do that too.

    FTP on the Go iPhone App

    TripIt – Free

    If you travel a lot, whether for business or pleasure, TripIt is a must.  This app is a travel organizer that builds trip itineraries and organize your travel plans all in one place.  Just add plans@tripit.com to your itinerary recipients when you book your travel at any site, and the app does the rest.  If you’re a frequent traveler, you can upgrade to TripIt Pro for $69/year (after 30 day free trial), which offers mobile travel alerts, alternate flight suggestions, frequent flyer point tracking and more.

    TripIt iPhone App

    Line2 – $14.95/mo

    There’s been quite a bit of buzz about this app, and with good reason.  Line2 is a very cool app indeed.  It utilizes your iPhone’s WiFi capabilities to allow you to make VoIP calls.  Not only does this help when you don’t have a strong AT&T signal, because it bypasses your AT&T calling plan, it won’t use your minutes.  Oh, and if that’s not cool enough, Line2 can turn your iTouch into a full-blown cell phone!

    Line2 iPhone App

    To-Do List – $0.99

    The To-Do List app helps you keep track of all your lists – grocery lists, shopping lists, birthdays, house chores, business items, and more. Tasks can easily be added, categorized, edited, removed, and sorted.  The drag and drop feature makes it really easy to use this app to prioritize all the day’s tasks, and you can even create repeating tasks and carry those tasks you didn’t get done over to the next day.

    To-Do List iPhone App

    iBlueSky – $9.99

    If you’ve never heard of mind mapping, you’d be wise to look into it.  It’s a great way to take notes, map out projects, and brainstorm, among other things.  The iBlueSky app makes mind mapping easy on your iPhone or iTouch.  When that genius idea hits, you don’t want to have to try to remember it or write it on a napkin.  iBlueSky gives you the power to take that idea and expand on it fully, then save it for later and export it in Novamind, PDF or PNG formats.

    iBlueSky iPhone App

    Many of the above apps will work on the iPod Touch as well as the iPhone, so even if you don’t have AT&T or don’t want the iPhone, you might be able to take advantage of their features.  Check them out at the Apple App Store, and pump up your productivity on the go!

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    27 Responses to 7 iPhone Business Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs

    1. pandora jewelry April 21, 2010 at 6:25 am #

      i love the “scanner pro”. It is a great feature.

    2. John Paul Aguiar April 21, 2010 at 6:28 am #

      Just more useful tools to us eon IPhone.. UNBELIEVABLE

    3. Adam April 21, 2010 at 6:30 am #

      I would substitute Things for To-Do List. It’s more expensive ($9.99) but it’s well worth the extra $9. It’s especially worth it if you already have the desktop app.

    4. Blog Tips April 21, 2010 at 7:28 am #

      Since I am a Blackberry user now, and will be switching to Droid next month, I can’t use any of these… But I am looking forward to Droid!

    5. JohnAtBlogtrepreneur April 21, 2010 at 11:34 am #

      Hey Keith – I’m in the same boat – have a Blackberry and going to get the Droid soon. We’ll be doing a feature on the Droid soon, so keep an eye out for that. Have been considering getting an iTouch too… we’ll see.

    6. Laptop Briefcases April 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

      While iphone does have various business related apps now, I still don’t think it’s the best choice for business professionals. It seems that other smart phones have better capabilities when it comes to business. I do like the scanner app though.

    7. Credit Girl April 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

      Wow! I’m a fan of the scanner pro! It looks super cool!

    8. Spindle Repair April 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

      I have been using documents to go since I had my Palm Pilot about ten years ago, lol good programs keep going. Since Microsoft doesn’t want to make their software compatible with their competitors products you need something like this to remain flexible.

    9. Legitimate Work From Home Jobs April 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

      I love these kind of posts! Scanner Pro and Documents to Go will definitely assist me in keeping my business going any time of the day. I’m out of the office often, hence away from the convenience of my business equipment, so I’m sure I’ll get a ton of use out of these apps.

    10. Game Critic April 21, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

      I use To-Do List coz it’s pretty cheap and useful!

    11. Jack April 21, 2010 at 8:30 pm #

      iPhone is awesome!. Great price and great software. No more Nokia and Samsung.

    12. used tires April 22, 2010 at 8:03 am #

      Line2 is very cool. One of the best apps to come down the pike in recent months.

      Till than,

      Jean

    13. chalikovas April 22, 2010 at 8:41 am #

      Nice models. i like iphones, Thanks for giving information.

    14. Inexpensive Laptops April 22, 2010 at 10:39 am #

      One of my favorites is simple mind x for brainstorming and Remote Desktop to be able to remote in to your desktop, just in case you missed something while you are on the road. If you are away and forgot to send someone something, you can always remote in and send it from your desktop using the iphone. It is absolutely amazing. Make sure to set it up before you leave though.

    15. Andrew@BloggingGuide April 23, 2010 at 12:24 am #

      I too am interested with the scanner pro. These are all pretty interesting iphone apps. Thanks for this list.

    16. Samantha Milner April 23, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

      Hi guys,

      I absoulutely love all these apps. But I would only consider purchasing the to-do-list. Because I get tried of writing things down on paper.

      Kind regards,

      Sam
      X

    17. handmade holiday gift ideas April 26, 2010 at 12:22 am #

      Your is not unlocked, is it? You did say all was working fine so you could just leave it but I would restore it and then re jailbreak it. Takes about 2 hours to restore it.

    18. Kelvin Forex Indicator May 1, 2010 at 4:19 am #

      I am looking for apps that can help me in my business. The iscanner pro can be a good apps for me to scan all my contacts name card.

      I love the mindmap apps as well. It will be useful for brainstorming for my business.

    19. handmade holiday gift ideas May 3, 2010 at 7:29 am #

      I’ve jailbroken my black one and when i tried jailbreaking the white one, i get to the main menu and it looks fine. everything works, there’s just no reception. and when i look under info. the carrier settings say.

    20. handmade holiday gift ideas May 3, 2010 at 7:30 am #

      Thats odd. I have the 16gb (in white) and mine says AT&T in both places. Your is not unlocked, is it? You did say all was working fine so you could just leave it but I would restore it and then re jailbreak it. Takes about 2 hours to restore it.

    21. handmade holiday gift ideas May 3, 2010 at 7:30 am #

      s the iPhone was designed to work on AT&T the AT&T SIM should always work, whethwer it is locked or unlocked. I believe it is not unlocked and no SIM is going to work in it.

    22. Payday Loan Lenders May 4, 2010 at 2:23 am #

      I liked the one – FTP and go. I have a work where that would be pretty useful. Thanks for Sharing

    23. PHP Tutorial May 6, 2010 at 10:42 am #

      I love these kind of post. and i love the iphone.

    24. Savannah Fence Company May 12, 2010 at 5:53 am #

      Line2 is awesome.

    25. Woody May 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

      hi,

      I really like the Documents to Go Premium app. I think you would also like this website. It can help you create good advertising ideas.

      http://itunes.apple.com/app/adpack/id359562015?mt=8

      Thanks

    26. Glenn May 20, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

      I enjoyed reading your blog. I just read that Brits vote iPhone 8th greatest invention. I love my Iphone.

    27. Vic June 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

      Check out “OrgChart” for the iPhone. Since I downloaded the app, I’ve been able to quickly map every one of my client’s organizations….even helps when I need to print out Org Charts for presentations.

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