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.

Buy Snabiz on the App Store

Snabiz Doesn't Readily Clarify the Contact Info on Your Business Cards

I gave Netwalk's Snabiz nearly every opportunity to solve one of the grand challenges of business life: How to automatically convert printed business cards into a digital format. It's a real pain to type contact information on business cards into a contact manager.

Buy Analytics Pro on the App Store

Analytics Pro: Web Stats Overview Stays in the Shallow End

Analytics Pro iPhone app by Zap Bang Done allows you to have access to Google Analytics from your iPhone. If you’re a stat junkie and need your websites stats constantly Analytics Pro might satisfy your cravings.

Buy mBoxMail - Hotmail with Push on the App Store

mBox Aims to Make Your iPhone or iPod touch a Mobile Office

mBox Fax & Voice, from mBox enables you to receive and manage faxes and voicemail on your iPhone or iPod touch via mBox's online messaging service. It's an iPhone app and online service combination that is aimed at business people who are frequently out of the office.

Expense Reports Counts, Tracks and Reports Your Pennies

If you travel frequently and your expense reports tend to be complicated, you'll probably find Nexonia's Expense Reports will make your life on the road, if not free, at least easier. The fittingly named Expense Reports gives you the ability to create and manage your expense reports, both on your iPhone and online at Nexonia's Web site.

Buy WiFi Disk on the App Store

WiFi Disk Simplifies Shuttling Files from Handheld to Desktop

A few minutes after you take your iPhone or iPod touch out of the box and poke around, it will hit you: "Man, I need an easy way to transfer files." Take a look at WiFi Disk, from Headlight Software when you see the light.

Buy Voxie Pro Recorder on the App Store

Voxie Pro Recorder Rolls Up Everything Into One

I've looked at a number of voice recorder apps, and they're all similar, which isn't surprising, given their primary purpose. What's different about Voxie Pro Recorder & Dictation, Bottle Rocket's app is that it has all the features of the others rolled into one with I think a few extras mashed in.

Buy Recorder Pro on the App Store

iDicto Voice Recorder Has Great Features but Needs Refinement

At last count, the App Store featured something like 60 apps with voice recording capabilities. DAVA Consulting's iDicto happens to be among one of the better ones I've tried for simple voice-note-taking.

Buy Mail2Group - Send email to groups on the App Store

Mail2Group: One App to Mail Them All

If you often need to send emails to more than a few people in your contacts list at the same time, then Javid Alimohideen's Mail2Group fills a gaping hole between iPhone Mail and Contacts. Mail2Group is an adjunct to the iPhone's native email app.

iOwn Answers a Question that Wasn't Asked

Does your stuff want to come with you wherever you go? iOwn, from Fifth Floor Media, is a personal inventory system designed so that you can keep track of your household possessions, hobby collections, small business inventory and other collections of stuff in your pocket.

Buy ZeptoPad Free;Brainstorming Tool on the App Store

ZeptoPad Works as Well as a Gas-Guzzling Hybrid

ZeptoPad, from the company of the same name, reminds me of a hybrid car that gets only 10 miles to the gallon. It's a terrific idea, but it's hard to see why you might actually want one. ZeptoPad at its core is a sketch pad.

Buy Smart Dial on the App Store

Smart Dial Streamlines Calling Contacts

Gary Fung's Smart Dial is yet another take on the many different ways you can dial telephone numbers stored on your iPhone. Smart Dial is as streamlined as they come. Instead of scrolling through your contacts list to find the name of the person you wish to call, launch Smart Dial and start spelling out his or her name using the number keypad.

Jott Your Notes with Your Voice Instead of a Keyboard

The first time you use Jott, a voice recorder from Jott Networks, you get the feeling that you've just seen something that's crazy, in a good way. There's not much to the voice recorders in the App Store.

Buy ABContacts; Contacts Manager, Group Text & Email, Dialer, Favorites on the App Store

ABContacts Makes Group Contact Management as Easy as 1-2-3

ABContacts - We all know the old saying, "It's not what you know, but who you know." In this social-networking, job-connecting and deal-making world we live in now, that adage is more true than ever.

Buy iTalk Recorder on the App Store

iTalk, It Listens, Voice Recorder from Griffin Technology

iTalk Recorder, according to Griffin Technology, the developer, is "WAY more than a voice recorder." That's partly true. Unfortunately, the "way more" part is still not enough to put it on par with many of the other voice recording apps in the App Store.

WhereIsMyTime - Time Never Stops but at Least You'll Know Where It Went

Where did all the time go? If you're like most people, you're bound to ask yourself that question more than a few times in a week. With Brainsoft Labs' WhereIsMyTime, you can keep a record of how you spend your time your day, week or month's activities.