Sunday, June 14, 2015

iPhone apps for 2015

Best iPhone apps for 2015

 Best iPhone apps for 2015

 The iPhone is to business users what Blackberry used to be – an indispensable accessory to any professional – and there have been an array of apps that have emerged with exactly this in mind. So many in fact that it's possible users are having trouble choosing the best tools to make their working lives easier and more productive.
This guide (which will be updated on a regular basis) aims to provide an overview of the best and most popular apps for the iPhone you should download today.

1. Scanner Pro


URL: http://readdle.com/
App Category: Business
Price: £2.29
Description: For high quality scans of anything, from anywhere, using your iPhone.
Details: Scanning paper documents to be used on our PCs used to be a relatively arduous and time-consuming task, but Scanner Pro allows you to reach the same end with your phone. After scanning, PDF files can be emailed, printed, shared or uploaded to tools like Dropbox etc. The app also has automatic edge detection to ensure high quality scans, and you can also manually crop pages afterwards.
The business case: As well as scanning documents to send electronically, a good portable scanner allows you to backup and store important information to access at your convenience.

2. Invoice2go

URL: http://www.invoice2go.co.uk/
App Category: Business
Price: FREE
Description: For fast and easy invoicing from your phone.
Details: An app designed to create invoices, estimates, credit memos and purchase orders straight from your device, as well as keeping track of money owed, taxes and totals. With templates to choose from and the option to include PayPal buttons for convenience, Invoice2go Plus allows users to track and manage invoices before sending them directly to customers and clients.
The business case: This is the perfect tool for freelancers and businesses that have trouble keeping track of money owed, money paid and money received.

3. Gmail


URL: http://mail.google.com/
App Category: Productivity
Price: FREE
Description: Get Gmail on your iPhone with up to 5 accounts, lots of notification options and more.
Details: Even outside of Google’s devices, Gmail remains one of the most popular mail apps with users and proves to be the easiest way of getting inbox on your phone. The app lets you switch between up to five accounts, receive quick notifications, use the search function, profile pictures, threaded conversations, Google Calendar integration, labelling and lots of other organisational functions and attachments.
The business case: Email remains the most important communication tool at work, and its popularity proves that Gmail is a safe bet for anyone who wants fast, easy access.

4. Dropbox


URL: http://www.dropbox.com/
App Category: Productivity
Price: FREE
Description: Store and share files and documents between team members directly from the cloud.
Details: The most popular cloud storage option available for iPhone, Dropbox allows users to store their photos, documents and videos to access them from anywhere across all of their devices. With 2GB of free space included when you sign up and sharing between team members incredibly simple, the ability to access files from wherever you are also increases mobility and eases collaboration.
The business case: You can easily access files and documents while out of the office, allowing you to continue working from wherever you happen to be, no fuss.

5. 1Password


URL: https://agilebits.com/onepassword
App Category: Productivity
Price: FREE
Description: Creates unique passwords for each site you visit and allows you to log on more easily.
Details: With security such an important issue right now, having unique and complex passwords for each site or app you use is essential. 1Password does a lot of the leg work for you, generating good, secure passwords and remembering them for use whenever needed. Other features include automatic form filling, sharing, easy browsing and various vaults for team use.
The business case: The app lets users collaborate between team members completely securely, with multiple vaults for sharing and primary vaults for passwords you’d rather keep to yourself.

6. Adobe Acrobat Reader


URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-acrobat-dc-pdf-reader/id469337564?mt=8
App Category: Business
Price: FREE
Description: Simple reader and editor for PDF documents and files.
Details: When it comes to using PDF documents at work, Adobe Acrobat DC is an indispensible tool that allows you to view and edit PDFs across your PC, iPhone and iPad. The iPhone app lets you manage these documents, open up files directly from emails, the web or any app, search text, convert files, annotate documents, access password-protected forms and more.
The business case: For fillable forms, converting PDF files to Word or Excel and more, Adobe Reader is a convenient and user-friendly app for viewing and editing a range of documents.

7. Call Recorder


URL: http://componentstudios.com/support
App Category: Business
Price: FREE
Description: Record phone calls easily without using an external device.
Details: Recording phone calls is an important part of many jobs, and having an app that offers this function is so much easier than fiddling about with a dictaphone and various connections. With Call Recorder Pro, you just have to make or answer a call, open the app and turn it on, and from there you can name recordings according to who you spoke to, play it back, protect with passwords and more.
The business case: For easy transfer across devices, the app allows you to upload any recordings to Skydrive, where you can access it from anywhere.

8. Microsoft Word

App Category: Productivity
Price: FREE
Description: No doubt given a boost by Microsoft’s decision to make its apps free for iOS, Microsoft Word for your iPhone has been propelled to the top of the app store.
Details: Create and edit Microsoft Word documents on your phone in exactly the way you’re used to, with the same layout and functionality that you’d find on your Mac or PC. That means images, charts, footnotes, tables and everything else you might need, with the option to view email attachments and access documents from the cloud via OneDrive, Dropbox and more.
The business case: Most people are already well-versed in how to use Microsoft Word, which makes it perfect for working more seamlessly across multiple devices.

9. iTranslate Voice


URL: http://www.itranslatevoice.com/
App Category: Productivity
Price: £4.49
Description: Translate into 42 languages with voice input, a dictionary, AirTranslate and more.
Details: Translating can be a lengthy and frustrating process, but this app is the perfect tool for crossing that language barrier. With 42 language options available, iTranslate allows you to translate spoken language into written English (or whatever language you desire), with AirTranslate even allowing you to connect devices and engage in a conversation with others.
The business case: When working globally, language can be a huge problem, and apps like this mean you can communicate much more efficiently.

10. Moleskine Timepage


URL: http://moleskine.helpscoutdocs.com/
App Category: Productivity
Price: £3.99
Description: A simple, “elegant” calendar app for the iPhone and Apple Watch that syncs with weather, maps and contacts.
Details: Moleskine Timepage allows you to see everything you need in the same place, from weather forecasts and maps, to upcoming events and contacts. Advanced features tell you how much time you have spare, and you can customise the appearance and functionality of the calendar app however you prefer. It also syncs with the Apple Watch, if you wish to use it with your smartwatch.
 
 

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