A businessman is a fulltime executive, who has to manage thousand things (read issues) round the clock. Any business person can't afford to follow a 9-to-5 working hours if he has to get sparkling success in business.
While giving full attention to your business, you can't sacrifice your leisure trips or vacations, with your family, on exotic destinations. So, you make the most of your iPhone, which can help you perform many functions essential for your business.
We have listed some helpful apps you can download on your iPhone and create your own small office around you, no matter where you are on this earth.
Collection of Best Business Apps for iPhone
#1. Smartsheet – Project Management App
First off, it's project management that annoys you the most. There are several employees, who are working on different projects in your organization, and to keep track of each and every member, a project management app is a must. Smartsheet is your best companion that allows you to manage your business projects smoothly. From a distance of a thousand miles, you can keep a tab of all happenings in your office. Moreover, you can give your valuable inputs in business operations from a distant venue. The app also lets you attach files, set alerts, view Gantt charts and more. Make use of templates like project plan, sales pipeline, project budget and others.
#2. Zoho – CRM App
Customer Relationship Management is one of the important aspects of modern business management. The advanced technology helps you synchronize, automate and organize sales, marketing, customer service and technical support. With Zoho on your iPhone, you can easily manage customer relationship life-cycle management, which includes sales, marketing, customer support, and inventory management. other significant features of Zoho are offline access to customer info when you are not in the coverage area of mobile network; access to contacts, accounts, leads, tasks, events, call logs, vendors and products stored in CRM; view, create, edit and delete records in all supported modules.
#3. QuickBooks Online – Accounting
Manage your accounts on cloud. QuickBooks Online is rated as the most popular small business cloud accounting app. The app is compatible in 58 countries and 52 categories, which include Productivity, Transacting and Accounting. With the help of QuickBooks Online, you can create and send professional invoices and estimates to your clients; take photos of your receipts and control your everyday expenditure; make your estimates and invoices convincing by attaching photos and notes; and finally, keep track of payments and record sales. You can also use the web version of QuickBooks Online; on web, you can take more than 20 additional reports that help you in your business.
For a businessman, who has to travel a lot, this app is a boon companion. Phone.com works just like your desk phone. During your trip, if you have to make a call to your clients from your office desk phone, this app will certainly help you. With Phone.com mobile app, you can make outgoing calls with your office number, no matter how far you are from your office. This VoIP phone app turns your iPhone into a desk phone and provides all facilities that your desk phone offers you. You can start conference calls, transfer calls, manage your voicemail and contacts, view fax and more. Nextiva also works like Phone.com; Nextiva facilitates you to connect with your clients and colleagues through voice, video, instant messaging and presence.
#5. SlideShark – Presentation App
A businessman must have ability to give effective presentation to his customers and business associates. SlideShark, an award-winning app, is the first choice of sales personnel and business persons to present and share Power Point files. With the help of this app, businessmen can download Power Point presentations uploaded from a free account. You can upload the presentation from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. You can also integrate SlideShark with OneDrive, Dropbox, Box etc.
Evernote is undoubtedly the best productivity app, and when it comes to productivity, businessmen will certainly take some interest. Take notes, attach photos, set reminders, create lists, chat and do more with Evernote. To explore more benefits and features, you can also go for the premium version of this app. Businessmen can surely get good returns if they invest a small amount in Evernote. Moreover, you can use Evernote on your Apple Watch also by dictating notes and searches.
Workflow gives you some relaxation while doing your important business tasks, of course, on the same app. Take a look at some of the features the app offers: create animated GIFs, make PDFs from Safari or any app with a share sheet, Tweet the song you are listening to, know directions to the nearest coffee shop, and more. It is your personal automation tool that works easily; just drag and drop any two things to make workflows for your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.
Task manager app is equally important for a businessman. During a day, a business person has to carry out number of tasks, and apps like Things can certainly enhance their productivity. One by one, you can finish your tasks listed in Things; a feature that most businessmen appreciate is that Things also works on Apple Watch. Things has other cool features like Today, which automatically decides which task you want to perform today, and accordingly, the feature puts the task into your Today list; Things keeps your work, family and hobby organized; you can use tags to assign contexts, priorities and time.
Host a meeting on your iPhone. This might sound a little exaggerating to you but if you have this app on your iPhone, you can actually host a meeting. To host a meeting, a GoToMeeting account is must. First off, download the app on your iPhone, log in the app and tap on Meet Now option to start a sample meeting. You can also tap on scheduled meeting on the calendar. Now, pass presenter controls to anyone in the meeting if they have anything to share. If you are using an iPad, you can access and present content stored on cloud services.
Now create and monitor email campaign for a product or service you are offering to your customers. MailChimp is a great iPhone app that allows you to manage a list, add new subscribers, send campaigns and view reports. You can create an email campaign on your desktop or tablet and blast emails from your iPhone, after your team logs out. From any corner of the globe, you can use MailChimp and stay connected with your customers, who use your products/services. You can create multi-user account and fix level of permission for each account; thus, entire team can work on MailChimp to carry out a successful mail campaign.