As people started buying various devices for personal use, they also started to see the potential of the same gadgets for work and business. Take, for example, iPhones. As well as being fun to use (from an individual point of view), there are entire campaign dedicated to showing you that it is a phone that you must have in your briefcase.
Still not sure? Here are some useful apps for individuals who want to use their iPhone for work or business.
Developer: Box.net, Inc.
Sharing and collaborating online just got easier with the Box.com iPhone app. A useful and practical way to store and access your data online, Box boasts 10 million users, including 82% of Fortune 500 companies, and considers itself the go-to place for simple and secure content sharing. Initially, Box offers 50GB of cloud space with no strings attached for iOS users, but can also be upgraded to a Business or Enterprise account for a fee. As usual, paid accounts come with more storage and better features like desktop sync.
2). Around me
Developer : Lawyers A Me
AroundMe is an app that quickly identifies where you are and shows local places like the nearest bank, restaurant, bar, gas station, diner or supermarket. This lets you select from a list of all businesses in your specified category along with the company’s distance from you and other pertinent information. This app is very useful whenever you are in a foreign place, like another city or country. The developers work with some of the top local data providers like FourSquare and OpenTable and have integrated some nifty technologies like Augmented Reality and support for external GPS providers into the app, so it really works.
Developer: RingCentral, Inc.
If you’re already a customer, you can download the RingCentral iPhone app from the iTunes App Store and log in using your company’s RingCentral number and password. This gives you the ability to extend your RingCentral business phone system in your office to almost anywhere you want whenever there is an Internet connection (3G/4G LTE or data). Add to that a nifty feature called RingOut which allows you to hide your private number whenever you use the RingCentral app to make business calls.
Developer: Bump Technologies
The geniuses at Bump Technologies created an amazing app for sharing contact information. Once installed and filled in with personal details, you just need to launch the app, pick up your phone and put the two phones together. This is especially useful when you want to expand your network during conferences, fairs, and industry events, without having to give people printed business cards, which can be misplaced or lost. A new feature introduced by the company in mid-2012 is the ability to share and transfer photos between your iPhone and computer.
If you want to control your PowerPoint presentations with style, i-Clickr PowerPoint Remote will be useful for you. All you need to do is run the Mac or Windows iClickr server on your computer, launch the application, and wait for it to be detected by your computer. Once connected, it will automatically launch PowerPoint – and then you can run your slides using your remote. This application comes in a light and paid version.
Doing business through your iPhone isn’t as difficult as, for example, having a separate phone to close deals and such. That may have been the subject of much debate for a few years now; But really, the business world needs to lighten up and cut some slack for busy bees.
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