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.

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.

Buy Wallet Pro (password manager) on the App Store

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

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.

Buy QuickVoice2Text Email (PRO Recorder) on the App Store

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.

Buy Quickoffice® Pro on the App Store

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.

Buy DocScanner: Scan Multipage Documents to Beautiful PDFs on the App Store

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.

Buy VIP Access for iPhone on the App Store

VeriSign's VIP Access App Doubles Your Security

VIP Access - If you worry about an unauthorized person accessing your PayPal, eBay or similarly sensitive account where your security is paramount, download VeriSign’s free VIP Access app.

Buy Spell Checker on the App Store

Spell Checker for Quick Look-Up of Words on the Go

Concrete Software's Spell Checker is a competent app but it may not think fast enough to win the Great American Spelling Bee. I prefer to use a dictionary app when I want to check the spelling of a word.

Buy Timewerks: Mobile Billing with PDF Invoice on the App Store

Timewerks Puts Mobile Billing Right to Work

Well-crafted billing apps for the iPhone and iPod touch are as hard to find as a sinner on Sunday, but Sorth's Timewerks: Mobile Billing is the best one I've come across. The problem I have with most of these apps is that they are often tedious to use or lack essential features.

Buy Satchel, the Backpack Client on the App Store

Satchel The Backpack Client is a Full-Featured Organizational Tool

Satchel The Backpack Client by Stand Alone, Inc is an excellent tool for anyone seeking to organize a business, club, family, or other type of group where everyone needs to be kept up to date about projects and tasks.

Buy Creative Whack Pack on the App Store

Creative Whack Pack is Like a Smack to the Forehead

Creative Whack Pack is like V8 Juice. It generates that spark of an idea  followed by "Duh..." and a smack on the forehead. Developer Creative Think's Creative Whack Pack is more an animated deck of cards than what most people think of as an app.

Buy Billing Time on the App Store

Billing Time: A Specialty Stop-Watch for Tracking Client Time

Billing Time is for people like me who are not into time. If there's one thing I need, it's to keep better records of the time I spend on projects for my freelance clients. I generally start a project by checking the clock with a glance, then do the work, and when I finish, I check the time again.

StockAdvisor Brings Serious Stock Analysis

StockAdvisor by Tradeoffnews is an app for those who want control over their stock trading. At $19.99, it is not for the faint of heart. But it has some pretty powerful tools that make it worth considering if you plan some serious stock trading.