Want to manage your business on the fly? Here are five of the best business Apple iPhone apps for road warriors who want to make every minute count.
Salesforce Mobile for the iPhone
Salesforce, a popular customer relationship management system is available on the iPhone in a lite version and premium version. Thanks to streamlined navigation, you can quickly perform tasks or find what you need in Salesforce CRM right from your mobile device. This Apple iPhone app is perfect for salespeople to update their records on the fly after a client meeting or responding immediately to leads, cases, and requests. The lite version is available for free to Professional Edition, Enterprise Edition and Unlimited Edition customers and the premium version is free for Unlimited Edition customers and available to Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition for a small fee.
Want to optimise your website in transit? The Analytics app gives you access to over 40 Google Analytics reports and even the ability to customise your own reports. The “Today” report is just like the Dashboard Report, but it always defaults to Today so you can see the most recent data that Google Analytics can show without changing the date range. The apple iPhone app supports multiple accounts and multiple websites. You can monitor your traffic, top ranking keywords, top landing pages and the number of visitors to your website and analyse your website statistics whether you’re in a meeting, on the road or in the back of a taxi and is available to download for $US5.99.
LinkedIn is a business social networking tool used by millions of people around the world. Download the app for free and stay connected when you’re out and about and add people directly into your LinkedIn account rather than exchanging physical business cards. It’s a more efficient and professional way of staying in touch with people. You also send updates by the LinkedIn app so people know what projects you’re working on and where you are and connect with professionals or friends when you’re mobile.
From the creators of Shoeboxed.com (a unique bookkeeping service that sends shoeboxes to their clients to collect their paperwork and receipts) has produced an Apple iPhone app. Available for free, Shoeboxed digitalizes your receipts and lets you generate an expense report all on your phone. Great for business people who are travelling or on the go and want to organise their receipts and expenses. Features include expense reports, email, phone support and being able to export expenses to bookkeeping software such as Quickbooks, Quicken, CSV, Freshbooks, and more.
The Wall Street Journal
Read the Wall Street Journal on your mobile while you’re in transit and keep up to date with finance market insights and current affairs as well as content from WSJ Digital Network sites including MarketWatch.com, Barrons.com and AllThingsD.com to keep you ahead of the game. Features include exclusive videos, radio podcasts, a customised navigation which allows you personalise your WSJ app to your liking with your favourite content and sharing articles. This app is currently free but this may not always be the case as the Wall Street Journal charges for its online content.