Staying connected translates into money in the bank. You need to be able to have up to date information, work on files, no matter where you are, and catch that connecting flight to get to you next meeting in time. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Here are the top five must have apps for your iPhone if you are on the road.
Business App 1. Accessing Files
You work in an office during the day. You head home in the evening to your home computer. In between, you are in meetings, on the road, or waiting in line at the bank. What if you could access all of your files from any computer or iPhone, and it would not matter whether a computer was on or off. You could update on the fly, check address and schedules, read your emails an access all of your information no matter where you are or which computer you are working on. SugarSync is a cross-platform option where your files are stored online with 128 bit encryption. You can update your files and never have to worry about updating you home computer to match your office computer. Best of all, if you accidentally save a file at the wrong time, your original file is safe.
SugarSync by Sharpcast keeps the previous five versions so you can go back and undo. It works with Mac, Windows and the iPhone. You can back up multiple computers with just one account. SugarSync is $4.99 per month for up to 30 Gigs of storage and is.
Business App 2. Editing On The Fly
The iPhone will let you receive a Word document by e-mail. You can read it, but you cannot edit it. Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite solves that little problem. With a sale price of $12.99, you will be able to edit your documents with your iPhone on the go. If you receive a request for a re-write or need to update a budget, this is a must have application for when you cannot be at a computer.
Business App 3. Time Tracking
The ability to accurately bill clients is a must for any professional. ClockIn by Return7 works with multiple clients and allows you to clock into a project, complete your work, and clock out with ease. You will be able to list details that were handled and transfer the lists to your computer to provide a detailed invoice of your time spent on a customer’s project. ClockIn can be as low as $1.99 on sale and well worth the nominal investment.
Business App 4. Traveling
Airports can change gates, delay or cancel flights and otherwise screw up your planned itinerary. One way to deal with the sudden changes is to use an app. FlightTrack Pro checks with the FAA airport delays and closures. The app can check arrival and departure times and tracks you flight worldwide. It will also search for alternative schedules if your flight is delayed. If you travel frequently, the modest price of $9.99 will save you countless headaches wondering if you will have a sudden change of itinerary.
Business App 5. Currency Exchange
Traveling abroad means knowing what the current rate of exchange on your currency is. As rates change at the drop of the hat, it is wise to have a handy app that will check the current exchange rate and calculate your normal currency for you without the mental gymnastics of figuring it out yourself. Currency works with over 50 different exchange rates and best of all, it is free.
By using these apps, you will have the information you need to make smart business decisions on the fly.
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