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.
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. It's hard to over estimate the difference that a larger screen and faster processor can have on one's out-of-office productivity ability.
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.
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.
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. Although, Palm and RIM lost a few percentage points in the past quarter, and Apple picked up a few points, the iPhone has a long ways to go to rival RIM's BlackBerry in the enterprise.
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.
QuickVoice PRO Recorder Has a Bonus
nFinity is using QuickVoice, a voice recorder for Macs and PCs, as a lure to nab buyers for its new iPhone version called QuickVoice PRO Recorder. QuickVoice is usually $15.00 but it’s free with when you buy the $0.99 app.
Quickoffice Suite For Word, Excel and File Transfer
Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite, from Quickoffice, is an overhaul of its versatile Quickoffice Mobile Pro, an app that combined Excel editing and file transfer functions.
The big news here is Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite now features the ability to view, create and edit Word documents.
DocScanner Has Some Unique Features but It's Nothing New
DocScanner, from Nofello Oy, promises more than it delivers, methinks. “Scan any document to your iPhone…” the developer said in DocScanner's description.
“Sounds good to me," I replied.