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 Gas Cubby - Fuel Economy & Service Log on the App Store

Gas Cubby Has a Groovy Kind of Thing Going

With three cars and a motorcycle in our household, I'm constantly trying to stay on top of scheduled maintenance. When was the last time I changed the oil in my wife and daughter's cars? I know I wrote the mileage and date down on a piece of paper, but where did the paper go?

BeamMe, Fliq, or give Handshakes to Friends

One of the shortcomings of the iPhone's contacts management is the inability to quickly send someone contact information. It is a feature found in some other smartphone operating systems and a real need if you are a business user.

Buy iSpreadsheet on the App Store

iSpreadsheet: An iPhone Excel app for number crunchers

Editing documents has been one of the major holes in the iPhone experience. While the e-mail and other apps give a solid performance in letting one view and send files, the ability to manipulate them has been lacking.

beamME Sends Contact Info to Anyone, not Just iPhone Users

The beamMe app is a fast, easy way to share your contact information with a friend or colleague. It is an offering from rmbrME, which promotes the app as a way to boost your sales and connections through the quick ability to share your contact.

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Fliq is a Great Concept, but Not Seamless Just Yet

Sharing photos and contacts is smooth with Fliq The strength of Fliq lies in its relative ease-of-use for transferring contacts and photos. Plus it is free, unlike the paid version of Handshake.

Handshake Shares Contact Info — With Other Handshake Users

In business the handshake often comes with a business card. The makers of the Handshake app hope to put the entire process on your iPhone. The app — there is a free and paid version — gives you the ability to send contact information (yours or someone from your contact list) or photos.

Buy Trip Cubby • Mileage Log for Tax Deduction or Reimbursement on the App Store

Trip Cubby the mileage app

Trip Cubby may have nothing to do with animals but it is a bear of an application. It’s a fully functional utility application that allows users to track their billable mileage for deductions and expenses.

Buy Nameo on the App Store

No on Nameo! for Exchanging Virtual Business Cards

iPhone has created a tremendous platform for developers to create apps that are fun, useful or just plain entertaining. Occasionally, there is an application that underwhelms even the most loyal iPhone enthusiasts.

Buy Spreadsheet on the App Store

The First SpreadSheet now Available on iPhone

Several apps on the iPhone (for example datacase) allow you to view spreadsheets, but none -- up until now -- actually let you create your own spreadsheet on the iPhone. London based SoftTalk, an enterprise software company that started in 1994, has the honor of being the first company to fill that void.

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Air Sharing: Take Your Docs & View Them on The Go!

iPhone users are becoming less dependent on their laptops and are relying more on their iPhones to meet their basic communication and productivity needs.  Sadly missing from the iPhone however, is the ability to sync or access remote documents. 

Recorder 4 - Now with Email Support

There are a lot of apps that allow you to do simple voice recordings in the App Store, ranging in price from free (EverNote -- includes this capability)on up. However, perhaps because of its generic name, "Recorder" from Retronyms, is the leader in the space, with a ranking of 15 of all paid apps on the App Store (iLounge has a good roundup of other apps in the recorder space).

Datacase: Use your iPhone as Online Storage

DataCase from VeloSoft was recently covered in TechCrunch as a "highly anticipated" storage app. We tested it, and found that it does work, but has some serious limitations. First, of all, the test.

Talking Pics

Talking Pics is an app from Stone Design BigStonePhone, a one three-man shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico run by Andrew Stone, a 40ish Mac software veteran. You can read a little bit more about Andrew and his chickens, and eco-lifestyle here.

Most Expensive iPhone App

$449 for MyAccountsToGo Dynamics GP! Appears to be business customer management software. Don't expect a review here anytime soon. Via Gizmodo.