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Biz Apps For Your iPhone

Monday, September 13, 2010
By Kim O’Connor

Whether you’re in your home office or on the go, these top-notch iPhone apps are guaranteed to help you manage your schedule, organize your data and optimize your workflow. Check Apple’s App Store for up-to-the-minute price info.

Dropbox
Free
Have you ever e-mailed yourself a file just so you could access it on your iPhone? A better solution is Dropbox, a Web-based repository that makes your files available on your iPhone, your desktop, your laptop and even someone else’s computer.

Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite
$14.99
Quickoffice handles Dropbox files and e-mail attachments so you can open and edit Microsoft Office files on your iPhone. You can also use it to create new Word documents or Excel spreadsheets on the fly.

OmniFocus
$19.99
OmniFocus, a powerful
task-management system, is like a to-do list on steroids. While it’s among the most complex productivity apps on the market (the manual is required reading), OmniFocus helps you track everything from pressing projects to lofty goals.

FlightTrack Pro
$9.99
It’s never been easier to track a flight as you travel to conferences, meetings and vacation spots. This app provides real-time info about your itinerary, including updates regarding delays, gate changes and baggage claim.

ReQall
Free
ReQall, a memory-aid app, uses voice recognition to convert your spoken memos into written text. It helps you keep track of anything from random tidbits (say, the first name of your client’s husband) to due dates.

Delivery Status Touch
$2.99
Whether you’re shipping dozens of packages or expecting a single delivery, this app effectively monitors tracking info for more than 40 shipping services, including the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS. Just type in a tracking number to start counting down the days until delivery.

Google Mobile App
Free
Google’s app offers the simplicity of its familiar search engine with a few nifty twists: it’s voice-enabled and location-aware. If, for example, you open the app and say the word “accountant” into your phone, the search results will list local professionals.

Free Wi-Fi Finder
Free
Have you ever had to hunt for a café that offers free wireless Internet access? Whether you’re out running errands or away on a business trip, this location-aware app will help you find the perfect place to hunker down with your laptop and get to work.

Evernote
Free
Evernote is like an external brain you can use to store Web clippings, photos and other bits and bobs. The app automatically processes and indexes your information and ideas, so everything you input is searchable using keywords.

TripAlly
Free for NASE Members
TripAlly is an exclusive NASE iPhone app you can use for tracking and calculating all of the business miles you drive. TripAlly automatically computes the number of miles you drive for each trip, tallies your miles—every day, every month, every year, lets you add trips manually, calculates mileage on indirect routes and allows you to input details such as the purpose of the trip. NASE Members get all of TripAlly’s features for free—a $9.99 savings! Learn how to download TripAlly here or download it directly at Apple’s App Store.

Freelance writer Kim O’Connor stood in line all day to buy her first iPhone.

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