Business Apps

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.


DT Calculator Puts a Price on Server Downtime

DT Calculator Puts a Price on Server Downtime

Aimed at IT professionals, DT Calculator is an iPhone app that tracks the cost of server downtime in a company.

Buy Insider Trades on the App Store

Rule the Market with Insider Trades

Insider Trades seeks to be a go-to source for keeping tabs on your stock portfolio. With detailed company information and an easy-to-navigate interface it is a good addition for the financially savvy or those just getting started with watching the market.

Buy iLIVEx on the App Store

Use iLIVEx for Remote Access to X Applications With iPad

The iLIVEx app for iPad and connected suite of solutions is a good, low-cost way to network a small business or organization. StarNet Communications has come up with a straightforward method for those who want to use an iPad to stay connected to a remote desktop.

Buy Powwownow on the App Store

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.

Buy ScanBizCards Business Card Reader on the App Store

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

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.

Buy ShowAnytime on the App Store

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.

Buy Idea Organizer on the App Store

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

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.

Buy TapNext on the App Store

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.

Buy Spreadsheet on the App Store

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

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.

Buy Dictate + Connect (Dictamus) on the App Store

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.