Apple’s iPhone, it’s an amazing little device, isn’t it? You pretty much have the entire world at your fingertips, and if you’re a business owner, there’s no denying it’s one of the best tools to have at your side.
The iPhone can help you handle your day-to-day business operations with ease. There are literally thousands of iPhone apps that can help with any kind of business, be it small or large.
Here are 13 must-have iPhone apps to help business owners run their empires efficiently and effectively.
When you’re running a business, who doesn’t need one of these? An app like this makes it super simple to log in and keep track of your miles for business meetings and the like. And this particular app allows for you to track even your vehicle’s fuel mileage.
Yes, it’s exactly what you think it is. This app lets you enter in an amount to budget, then tracks your purchases until you get to your desired amount.
Even though we're a digital society, people still hand out physical business cards. Now with CamCard you can digitally store all of those cards with this one app. With this app you can scan, store, manage, and even exchange business cards with other professionals.
For those of you who conduct business overseas, you won’t be able to function properly without this app. It allows you to quickly translate anything into over twenty different languages through Google’s language translator.
5. Map Mailer
Instead of making a lot of phone calls back and forth trying to find out what street you're next meeting is on, send yourself the link through Google maps and open it on your phone when you’re on the go. Google maps will then open on your phone with the location you entered, showing you everything that you would normally see on your desktop, right on your iPhone.
Yes, it’s just what its name implies. Track any package you send through UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, and more right at your fingertips. A pretty nifty app for any business owner.
With this handy app, the user can get all of their daily feeds in one place. Using the built in auto-scroll feature means you can blaze through your daily reads in no time flat.
This application comes in handy in so many situations. Dragon Dictation allows you to record a short message then send it via text message, email, Facebook, Twitter or you can save it for use at a later date. Great for capturing those new business ideas, sending text messages when your hands are full, or capturing details when you don't have a pen and paper.
Need to access a document from your desktop, but you’re not near your computer? No problem, Dropbox allows you to access your documents, photos, and videos on any device. A basic account (free) holds up to 2GB and if you refer friends to Dropbox you can get additional storage for free. A great tool for accessing and sharing documents especially if you have a team.
No time for reading? Listen to books while you’re tackling other tasks and chores. You can listen while you’re driving in the car, making dinner, cleaning the house, working out, or when you’re doing a puzzle or working on arts and crafts project with your kids. Not sure if you’ll like the audio format? You can try Audible free for 30 days and this includes one free audio download. By far one of my most favorite applications!
Forget to send an invoice to a client? Short on funds? No worries, with this PayPal iPhone application you can send, receive and transfer money on the go.
Just dropped your kiddos off at a new ballet class and you need to find a coffee shop with WIFI? No problem, just use AroundMe to find coffee shops, banks, retail stores, gas stations, hospitals and more. Great for when you’re traveling and constantly on the run.
Manage your whole family in one place with Cozi. Create appointments, set reminders, create grocery lists and daily to do list, you can even create a family journal for special memories when you’re out and about.
What are your favorite iPhone apps to manage your home business?
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