Apple’s iOS 4, the new mobile operating system, is Apple’s latest attempt at making life easier for the working professional. And so far it’s been doing an astounding job, giving its competitors a run for their money. Business users will have a field day with the exhaustive list of iPhone apps available to them.
With over 350,000 apps available, the iOS 4 has the world’s largest collection of mobile apps. Not to mention the unique capability of developing your own application, testing it and distributing it on the App Store.
Managing e-mail has never been this easy. You can view your e-mail message in portrait or landscape mode, and also view attachments in Microsoft Office format with the built-in e-mail app on your iPhone or iPad. The iPhone can seamlessly connect to the Microsoft Exchange server of your company, to access corporate e-mail, calendar and contacts. Data protection is top-notch, with hardware encryption and enhanced data protection.
The iPhone/iPad also connects with corporate VPN servers to give corporate users access to necessary, critical information.
Critical information is protected like a fortress with device policies, restrictions and encryptions on the iPhone. To secure mail messages and attachments, iPhone uses Data Protection with the unique device passcode to generate the encryption key.
In addition to being built like a fortress when it comes to data protection, you now have your own kill switch. No need to stress over valuable information being misused, in the event of a lost or stolen iPhone, as all data and settings can be cleared by giving out a remote wipe command from Exchange or a Mobile Device Management server.
Quickoffice is an application that makes your on-the-go presentations and deliverables a work of art. Create and edit Microsoft Office files, and also use the Advanced PowerPoint Editor to create and edit presentations. No more restrictions on space and time. Work at your own pace, in a train, a waiting room, a restaurant, with your iPhone or iPad; literally, anywhere.
You can also create, edit and view documents using Documents To Go.
With the iTeleport, you can do just that. Teleport. This handy tool takes you from anywhere on the globe back to your desk in an instant. Access files, edit presentations, perform image manipulations on Photoshop, and basically run all your Mac and Windows applications without being physically present on your computer. No need to fret about a document you’ve forgotten at home or an unsent e-mail, just use iTeleport and remote control your desktop.
Find options, track sales leads, and manage your sales pipeline to grow your business on-the-go. Not only does the exhaustive list of iPhone apps for Salesforce Automation help you manage sales prospects, it also keeps you updated with critical information and services for your customers.
Streamtime, an integrated mobile management application, helps you manage your business with an easy-to-use interface, that lets you track down your important customers and access their information. Invoice2go assists you in creating and e-mailing PDF invoices from customizable templates. Timewerks is a time-tracking and invoicing app to monitor billable hours and the Bill of Materials. You can also create reports and send invoices using Timewerks. NetSuite gives you a wealth of sales management tools, including real-time dashboards, financial data, customer information, and task management. With Analytics HD you can view Google Analytics statistical charts and reports on your iPad.
iPhone helps you track your daily to dos, schedule meetings and set reminders using built-in apps. The numerous third-party apps also give you a goldmine of organizing tools to efficiently manage your time.
Apps like SmartTime Pro help you manage your appointments, and efficiently schedule your daily tasks around them. iMExchange allows you to stay in sync with your Microsoft Outlook notes, tasks and out-of-office status. iBlueSky is a boon to your creative self, letting you capture your brainstorms and creative outflow as graphical mindmaps, and allows you to e-mail them in multiple formats. You can capture notes, ideas, screenshots, and voice recordings using Evernote for iPad.
Avoiding all the aggravations that plague every business trip is a key concern with a vast majority of business travellers. The wealth of iPhone apps for travel management is a major stress-reliever for corporates.
You can organize all your travel plans, including flight, hotel and rental car information, and get updates on local weather using TripIt. Dozens of apps for currency conversion, like Currency Converter, give you up-to-date exchange rates at your fingertips. iXpenselt helps you record and track business and personal expenses, and also create expense reports and summaries that include receipt photos.
To sum up, the iOS 4 apps are a multitasking tool like no other, allowing instant switches between a number of apps running on your iPhone or iPad without slowing down the performance. Now you can seamlessly control all aspects of your business with your fingertips!
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