21 iPhone Apps For Business

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quickofficeLast week, I wrote a post about a handful of BlackBerry apps that are a great addition to your device for mobile productivity and some for entertainment, too. As a BlackBerry owner, I am not among the family of proud iPhone users, but I received some great (and very helpful) insight from a number of iPhone owners about what’s worth downloading.

Here are 21 recommended iPhone apps to consider adding to your collection.

Office Tools

1. FreshBooks Time Tracking – Track time for projects and tasks, and write notes for each time entry (free with FreshBooks account).

2. iSpend – Track and categorize expenses. You can also generate reports and import into Excel and Numbers ($9.99).

3. QuickBooks – Manage your QuickBooks account by adding customers, creating and emailing invoices and viewing reports (free with QuickBooks Online account).

4. Quickoffice (shown above)– View and edit files with this mobile office suite that utilizes Microsoft Word and Excel functionality ($19.99).

5. ReaddleDocs – Copy files to your device directly from any Mac or Windows computers, read all common office documents and save documents from the web ($4.99).

Communication

6. Contact Hero – Manage your address book and reminders in one place, securely from anywhere using your desktop, laptop or your iPhone interchangeably ($9.99/month).

7. Skype – Make free Skype-to-Skype calls from any WiFi zone, see who’s online, and send and receive instant messages on the move (free).

8. WhitePages Mobile – Find contact information, save searches and use GPS to auto-detect your current location (free).
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Productivity

9. Air Sharing – Mount your iPhone as a wireless drive on any Mac, Windows, or Linux computer, drag-drop files and view documents in many common formats ($4.99).

10. Evernote – Capture photos, notes, and voice memos and sync with your Evernote account on your desktop (free).

11. Gmail – Manage multiple Gmail accounts (free).

12. Google Sync – Synchronize the calendar and address book on your iPhone with your Google account (free).

13. iProRecorder – Turn your iPhone into an audio recorder ($4.99).

14. Jott – Take notes, set reminders, and manage your lists through voice-to-text conversion (free with Jott account).

15. SugarSync – Access, update and synchronize files from your desktop (free with SugarSync backup service, starts at $4.99/mo).

Social Media

16. Facebook – Connect and manage your Facebook account on your iPhone (free).

17. Flickr – Take pictures on your iPhone and upload to your Flickr account (free).

18. twitterfonTwitterFon – Stay up-to-date with your Twitter account right from you iPhone (free).

Entertainment

19. Bejeweled 2 – Match gems in this addictive puzzle game ($2.99).

20. Kindle – Turn your iPhone into a Kindle, access your Kindle books, and automatically synchronize between devices (free, purchase of Kindle books required).

21. Pandora – Stream personalized music on your iPhone (free).

What are some of your favorite iPhone apps for business and entertainment?

All prices in USD.

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  • http://www.burnfront.com Burnfront

    OmniFocus. Can’t live without it. Hierarchical task-based project management in the “getting things done” (GTD) vein.

  • physio

    There’s a Gmail application for the iPhone? Coulda fooled me. Is this only available for certain countries?

  • Corey Maass

    Byline for accessing RSS feeds and syncs with Google reader. It caches your feeds so you can read on the subway, for example. I now love it even more than Google reader.

    Tweetie for Twitter. Not free, but worth the upgrade.

  • physio

    Doh, your link simply points at the mobile web version of Gmail. It’s not an actual app.

    I’d love to have the speed gains of an actual Gmail app on the iPhone. I use the mobile version constantly on my iPhone but an app would be infinitely better.

  • Patrick

    What about LinkedIn? Perhaps that’s only popular here in Europe?

    I second Corey’s suggestion for Byline – certainly the most used app on my iPhone.

    I use “Good Reader” instead of Air Sharing or Readdle and it covers much of the functionality offered by both those apps. Byline also makes Kindle unnecessary if you like to read PDF’s.

    “Things” is my todo list manger of choice. A bit simpler than Omnifocus but fits in better with my GTD workflow and it’s cheaper

  • http://www.getbusinessideas.net/ Patrick

    What about LinkedIn? Perhaps that’s only popular here in Europe?

    I second Corey’s suggestion for Byline – certainly the most used app on my iPhone.

    I use “Good Reader” instead of Air Sharing or Readdle and it covers much of the functionality offered by both those apps. Byline also makes Kindle unnecessary if you like to read PDF’s.

    “Things” is my todo list manger of choice. A bit simpler than Omnifocus but fits in better with my GTD workflow and it’s cheaper
    BTW I love your blog!

  • corep

    Soonr is an amazing iphone and desktop app that auto backs up your desktop/laptop and makes all of your files 100% available from any device (cell/pc/iphone, etc.) with an internet connection. The iPhone app is excellent and the service is indespensible…

  • agsone

    The native Mail, Contacts and Calendar applications sync pretty efficiently with their Google counterparts without too much set up effort if you want to avoid a dedicated application.

    1Password is a handy (free) secret keeper which can sync with (paid) desktop equivalents if you so desire.

    On the entertainment front Stanza is a good ebook reader, Brushes can satisfy the inner artist (and given that someone did a New Yorker magazine cover with it might just count as an Office Tool if you do graphic work), WildWest is a pinball game which is worth it if only to marvel at the graphic rendering.

  • easy_coder

    I second the LinkedIn suggestion… that’s a solid example of a Business App like the Title sez. The stuff in Entertainment doesn’t really belong in this list… not that there’s anything wrong with those Apps, they’re just not Business Apps.

  • neran_a

    Check out h2desk iPhone application. Using this app, you’ll be able to manage your support ticket on the road.
    You’ll need a h2desk support software account for this at http://www.h2desk.com

  • Anonymous

    good iphone

  • Nicole Roberts

    What about Ego for watching google analytics for your website.

  • markthedoc

    Annoyed that Jott isn’t available in the UK. Grrr!