I love my iPhone. I couldn’t wait to get it, not because I make a lot of phone calls, but because it’s like having a mini computer with me wherever I go.
Sure it has iTunes so you can listen to music or watch movies at the gym. But did you know you can check your Google analytics on the fly? How about downloading your files for reading later? Or checking your Facebook or MySpace accounts? Or your bank balances?
You can easily look up phone numbers, find directions to an appointment, access your calendar and contacts. Look up a meaning of a word. Add to your WordPress blog. The list is endless.
Sure, you can find many people to complain about the iPhone or compare it to the new Research in Motion “Storm”. But I find that the iPhone gives me a lot of ways to conduct business wherever I’m at and is well worth the money.
And speaking of lists, here are some of my favorite business applications so far:
- Tasks (a great organization tool to help you get things done)
- To Do (this is a simple way to list your tasks)
- NetNewsWire (get all the news you can ever want with this RSS feed app)
- LinkedIn (access your account and keep up to date)
- Pageonce (add all your bank and stock accounts and watch your balances drop when you’re on the go)
- WordPress (add to or edit your blog from any location)
- myAnalytics (check on your web page hits)
- Dictionaire (a free, but simple, dictionary)
- WhitePages and YPmobile (an easy way to find a phone number or address)
- Stanza (free books, newspapers and magazines you can download, read and bookmark. Tons of classics are available. If you can’t sleep at night, just turn on your iPhone and read in the dark. Even Gone With The Wind is available and fits easily in my iPhone)
- eReader (another book reader, only this one lets you buy the latest books and download them to read at your leasure)
- MobileFiles (access your Apple MobleMe account and download your files)
- AirSharing (a great way to move your files from your PC to your iPhone)
- MProfs (lots and lots of information on marketing, e-mail marketing, search engine optimization, Business to Business ideas and more)
If you have an iPhone, check out these applications. Most of them are FREE. If not, buy one. Unfortunately I get no commission from Apple, Inc.