Apple continues to prove that there is truth in their campaign, “There’s an app for that.” After they have dominated social media and entertainment, they are striving to extend the iPhone’s functionality by catering to business enterprises and middle-market entities. If you own a business yourself, here are five recommended iPhone apps which can help you cut deals and connect with your clients all through your iPhone.
iPhone Apps for Business
LinkedIn is the ultimate social networking site for professionals. It debunks the notion that social media is all about leisure and entertainment by being the virtual indexer of resumes and business contact cards.
If you are an employee, you can easily use a LinkedIn app in acquainting with affiliates or searching for new jobs. If you are an employer, LinkedIn helps you establish a connection with your clients for future reference.
The best part: you can manage your professional network for free.
For just a dollar, you won’t have to worry losing your potential clients’ or partners’ business cards. With CardManager, you can instruct your iPhone to store relevant contact information printed on tangible business cards.
To make this happen, you need to take a photo of the business card received. CardManager converts it into a digital copy and automatically saves it on your Contacts list. Once saved, you can quickly send a message, email, or make a call anytime.
Intuit is a specialized app for business owners involved in selling goods and services. This Intuit GoPayment app comes with a portable Card Reader, which can be plugged into your iPhone’s audio jack, if needed.
With GoPayment, you can even accept credit card payments from your customers. All you have to do is ask your customers to swipe their cards on the reader, and the payment will automatically be reflected on their bill. Transactions are guaranteed secured by means of encryption. If your customer wishes for a receipt, you can send them an official electronic copy via email.
All your GoPayment transactions are reported on your QuickBooks online, which you can download so you can easily manage your sales and expenses.
If you are torn between a Dictaphone or transcribing by text, you can have both options in just one device.
By means of Evernote, you can take note of important topics during your meeting or track the discussion verbatim through recording. Evernote also allows users to take snapshots, if necessary. All files created can be synced to your web account, so you can access them from any other device at any time.
If you cannot miss a trip but need to listen to a meeting, you can make free reliable phone calls by means of Viber. Viber connects almost 90 million people all over the world by means of photo sharing, text messaging, and free mobile calling. The best feature is that Viber is totally ad-free, which only guarantees that your calls will be free from any disruptions.
Do you have other business apps to suggest? How did it help you in conducting your business tasks? Share it with us through a comment below.