According to Apple there are around half a million apps available via iTunes. A staggering amount. Upon close inspection you’ll find that making up that huge number is a lot of tat. Amongst the abundance of apps available you’ll find an app that’ll make your iPhone screen resemble a full pint of beer that you can pretend to drink, and an app called iSteam, which can give your screen that much sought after condensation-covered look, rendering it effectively useless, all for the price of 69p. It’s hard to see where the market lies for that, yet apparently it’s sold quite well… Amongst the more gimmicky, largely pointless apps, you can find some gems however, and a range of free apps that could actually work to make both to your business and personal life easier. Here’s a lowdown of some iPhone apps for entrepreneurs.
iPhone Apps for Entrepreneurs
Log Me In
LogMeIn is an app that allows you to get access to your access to your PC or Mac anytime or anyplace, allowing you to view files, run your applications and control your desktops from anywhere. A useful premise that’s invaluable given the often frantic nature of running a business.
If you’re a freelancer or small business owner who often works or trades abroad then it’s wise idea to keep on top of the latest swings in the currency market. The XE Currency app provides a simple an effective way to do this without fuss. You configure a list of currencies, and it shows current conversion rates at the tap of a button. Easy.
Using Google Earth as the basis of its software, the Around Me app allows users to instantly see a list of businesses in their immediate location. If you’re in urgent need of a petrol station, bank or taxi rank the app can provide a list of the nearest, along with directions. With a 4 and a half star rating by users on the iTunes store it’s a nifty little app, useful for freelancers and small businesses who are constantly on the go.
Thomson Reuters News Pro
It often pays to keep abreast of the latest news and industry developments and with the Thomson Reuters app it can be made easier. It allows users to personalize and customize news to suit them. Other notable features include a customizable watch list allowing users to monitor stocks and a feature which provides detailed company profiles, including business descriptions, officer and director profiles and contact details.
Tying in nicely with the Reuters news app is Pocket. This app allows you to save any article, video or web page you may come across for a later date, should you not have time to have a look at it there and then. The app automatically syncs to your phone meaning once saved you can view it at any time, even without an Internet connection.
Author Bio: Mark James is a UK based Writer for online accountancy firm Crunch.