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While many of us use iPhones in our personal capacity to stay in touch and use apps, the iPhone has the capabilities to take its rightful place in the business world too. The game changer? The Apple iTunes app store. With the right apps you can turn your iPhone into a valuable office tool – but finding these can be a bit tricky as there are hundreds of apps in the Business category.
From large corporations to small and home businesses, here is our pick of the top seven business apps for iPhone.
Email marketing is simple with the free MailChimp app. With just a few taps, you can track and manage your company’s email marketing. Manage your lists, add new subscribers, send campaigns and view reports. Your entire team can use MailChimp for iPhone, meaning you don’t have to be at your desk to check in on your campaign performance. The MailChimp mobile app makes it easy to get your work done from wherever you are.
2. Adobe Reader
View PDF documents across platforms and devices, and work with PDF documents on your laptop, iPad and iPhone. Easily access, manager and share PDF documents and use Adobe Document Services to convert and export PDF files. While the Adobe Reader app is free, make sure you understand the in-app subscription details, which come with a cost.
CloudMagic is a great email client available on the iPhone. It supports up to five email accounts, working with Gmail, Exchange Yahoo, Outlook, iCloud, Google apps and Office 365, to name a few. Each account has an individual inbox, along with a combined inbox. The app colour-codes your accounts so it’s easy to navigate. For business, Salesforce.com, Zendesk, Pocket, Evernote, OneNote, Trello and MailChimp are all integrated into CloudMagic.
Most professionals will be familiar with LinkedIn, the social network for business. The career-focused LinkedIn gives users the ability to create an online CV and build a powerful online image by including recommendations and endorsements from other professional in your industry. Use LinkedIn to network with colleagues and business associates, follow industry leaders, join groups and increase your exposure. Get the LinkedIn app for free from iTunes from your iPhone.
5. Percentage Calculator
Need to know a percentage quickly and easily? The Percentage Calculator does it for you. This can be very useful in meetings and during preparation. Work out the percentage of a number, the percentage of a partial number, the change from one value to another and more. Get the app for free from the iTunes app store for your iPhone.
6. Splashtop Business
Splashtop Business is an easy and fast way to remotely access your Mac or Windows PC from your iPhone. The app is free, but users must have a subscription with Splashtop Business. Your team members will be able to remotely access all of the applications and files on their PCs or Macs through a secure and high-performance tool. You can control members’ access to different computers and view usage history too.
7. My Vodacom
Every responsible business owner knows you need to stay in control of your spend. Your cellphone and device bill is an important expense to keep an eye on, especially if you have contracts for your employees.
Vodacom customers can stay in control of use with the My Vodacom app. Check out your bill, your balances and your upgrade date, plus you can recharge or buy bundles to stay connected 24/7 and link all your accounts to have full transparency of all your bills. Download the My Vodacom app for free for your iPhone.
With the right apps and the latest iOS, the iPhone has huge potential as a business phone to improve productivity on the go.