Every business knows, there are plenty of programs to help increase productivity around the office. For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks for Best Business Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for current news and reviews of iOS business applications.
Powwownow: Phone Conferencing The Way it Was Meant to Be
Okay people, I need your help on this one. Somebody please tell me how Powwownow makes money? The popular U.K. conferencing service (also available in the U.S.) is now available through this free app.1
ScanBizCards Streamlines Contacts
ScanBizCards attempts to give you a handy way to take business card information and instantly add it to the iPhone's address book. By and large it works as advertised, though the conversion to text is not fully seamless and will require some editing in most cases.
Mobile Active Defense is a Watchdog for Your Inbox
Mobile Active Defense wants to bolster your email security—if you're willing to watch endless tutorial videos. The purpose behind MAD is to help catch and filter malware, phishing scams and other unsavory attacks on your inbox, only letting "pure mail" (their term) through.
Top 11 Productivity Apps for the iPad
At it's release many heralded the iPhone as the productivity gadget that would change the world for working professionals everywhere. And yet, it only hinted at what the iPad now offers.
ShowAnytime Provides Power Point Portability
ShowAnytime is an app with potential and for a few remaining hours is made a bit better by being on sale. If the ability to put Power Point presentations on your iPhone or iTouch is appealing to you, ShowAnytime is a basic way to achieve your goal.
Idea Organizer Grabs Text, Voice and Visuals for Easy Notes
Idea Organizer is a handy little app for catching your brilliant ideas in the most convenient way. In my experience "notes apps" or thought-catcher apps like Idea Organizer fall into two categories: too many features or too few. Give me too many features, and I can't be bothered.
Four Voice Recording Apps that Fill In for Apple's Voice Memos
Voice Memos — Apple's iPhone development people probably figured adding voice memo recording in a native app in OS 3.0 would make the iPhone seem more corporate. That's only a guess, but if I'm right, I suspect Voice Memos won't be a big hit around the water cooler.
PDF Reader Pro Could be Useful Depending on Your PDF Point of "View"
PDF Reader Pro has been updated since our initial review. For the most up-to-date information, check out our new review of PDF Reader Pro for iOS. Truth be told, there are several iPhone applications that are designed to be .pdf readers.
TapNext Puts Presentations in your Hand
TapNext joins the crowd of presentation apps by giving you a remote control for PowerPoint, Apple's Keynote or OpenOffice.org Impress. TapNext is nothing to shout about in terms of design, but this iPhone app gets the job done. It takes a few steps to get working, but they are pretty user friendly.
Spreadsheet A Major Improvement Over Original
Spreadsheet was one of the original apps of its kind to make it to the iPhone. A recent update brings an app that is much improved from the original version offering several extra features that make it worth considering if you want to be able to create and edit spreadsheets on-the-go.
iPhone Inches Up the Corporate Ladder
ChangeWave, a market research company, just released a study that tucks Apple right behind Palm and RIM as leaders in the corporate smartphone market.
JMDictate – Professional Dictation is a Good Listener for Frequent Audio Recording
JMDictate-Professional Dictation, from JOTOMI, is an industrial-strength app for people who are constantly recording notes, memos and other bright ideas and then need to store or share them by email or file transfer.
Wallet Pro Excels as a Password Manager
Wallet Pro aims to solve one of the biggest concerns I have about using my iPhone: As much as I would like to have Web logins, credit card numbers and similarly crucial information on hand, I worry what might happen should I lose my iPhone.
ocrNow! Lite Sees Characters, but Only if They're Large
I downloaded ocrNow! Lite developed by WordCraft International Limited, with a good amount of skepticism. It’s an app that is designed to convert hardcopy text into a PDF or text doc, using the iPhone’s camera for optical character recognition.
TaskData (Exchange Sync) for Outlook Tasks and Notes
Developers are increasingly introducing apps like TaskData (Exchange Sync) that attempt to bridge the gap between the iPhone and the enterprise. TaskData (Exchange Sync), from developer Phillip Zedalis, is a productivity application for business users who operate in a Microsoft Windows environment.