Lately I have been looking around for ways to simplify running my business. At one point I was looking at purchasing a credit car terminal for trade shows, a better laptop and portable printer for producing invoices on the fly, and a way of tracking my orders when away from the office. The cost of most of these devices can bring your total well over $1000. Now if you own a iPhone you can pick up a variety of Apps that you can customize to meet your needs. This is what sets the iPhone apart from its competitors with similar functions: The iPhone’s huge selection of useful apps for small business.
For those who need that Credit Card Termial, CC Terminal by Inner Fence, LLC is a good option. Once your order is processed you will need to Print something, try Print & Share by EuroSmartz Ltd.. Print & Share allows you to wirelessly access email attachments, photos and other documents that are on your iphone and print them to your networked printer using you MacBook, Mac Pro or iMac. Great for checking in on your site’s performance during the day.
Sharing files is key if you are on the go and need to proofread something. Air Sharing by Avatron Software is a basic view and sharing, no editing. However, Quickoffice by Quickoffice, Inc. gives you greater access and flexibility with allowing sharing over WiFi, editing documents in Word and emailing, and has additional spreadsheet editing for Excel.
QuickOffice, Inc has one more App called Quicksheet for managing and editing Excel spreadsheets, emailing files via your iPhone, transfering desktop files using WiFi, accessing your MobileMe and mounting your iPhone as a drive.
By far the coolest presenter tool I have used is Keynote Remote by Apple Computer. This is a great little app. It controls Keynote over a wireless network and shows upcoming slides and advances with the swipe of a finger. If you need to brainstorm there are a variety of Voice Recorders, but none like Jott by Jott Networks, which allows you to send email and texts to your iPhone contacts, take notes, post to Google Calendar, Twitter and Facebook. and converts your recordings into SMS. You’ll need either a monthly or yearly subscription for this one, but the first week is free. iTalk Recorder by Griffen Technology has a Free and paid version and both do a great job of creating simple recordings.
In terms of helping you manage your website, Analytics App by AnalyticsApp.com tracks your site via Google Analytics and presents information and stats in an intuitive and straightforward way. What if you are away from your computer? Try LogMeIn Ignition by LogMeIn, Inc. There are a lot of apps that do remote VNC but this ones is arguably the best by providing one-click remote control of PCs and Macs using a computer side client and an account at LogMeIn.com.
Now if you are like almost everyone else out there in this economy, job seeking tools are key. Jobs by CareerBuilder.com offers a clear way to search nearly 2.5 million jobs on CareerBuilder.com, the US’s largest job site. If you are working contract then Jobs – Time Tracking by Bjango is your App. This job tracker is packed with great features like multiple timers, sessions, exporting and juggling various currencies. Now after working so hard you are ready to go to the bank with Mint.com by Mint Software, Inc. to show you the money! Check your balances of your checking, savings and credit cards; See your monthly budgets in realtime; track the purchase you have made; look at the performances of all your investments. Everything is safe and secure even if you loose your iPhone.