50 Most Useful Essential Apps for Business (Part II)
This is the continuation of our 50 Most Useful Essential Apps for Business in 2014 (Part I). According to Sunil Gupta,”Users spend on average, 82% of their mobile minutes with apps and just 18% with web browsers.” With over a million apps to chose from and with several of them in the business category, it can get confusing atimes so what we’ve done here is to bring you the Most Useful Essential Apps for Business in 2014, whether you are looking for iPhone Apps for business or iPad apps for business, you’ll find some of the business apps we’ve listed here very useful.
Recommended Reading: Most Useful Essential Apps for Business in 2014 (Part I)
50 Best Apps for Business in 2014 (Part II)
with special Focus on Security and Business Networking, You’ll be updated as soon as we publish the Final Part (Part III) of this series
Simple In/Out is a digital in/out board available in the App Store for office workers. it has a geofencing feature that allows you to quickly set your iPhone to automatically check you in or out of your office as your phone enters or leaves, this app is free for up to 3 users and $5/month for up to 10, the prices keep going up from there, it’s also available for android users.
1Password (Security app for business)
This app can remember all your passwords and keep them secured behind your Master Password. All that is required of you is to remember your Master Password and 1Password will remember the rest including your bank accounts, credit card numbers. With the desktop version in place, data can be synched to mobile devices through Dropbox. The app is free but the desktop version which is requirement costs $49.99, it’s also available for android devices
VirusBarrier (Security app for business)
There’s this misconception that Macs and iPhones don’t get malware, what this app does is that it stops viruses and malware from passing through your iPhone or iPad and infecting your Mac or PC with this easy-to-use app from Intego, the Apple security leader. On the other hand, what it doesn’t do is allow for automatic scheduling of scans, it also does not automatically quarantine or delete any malware it finds.
Lookout Mobile Security (Security app for business)
Lookout is the best way to protect your precious iOS device from data loss, theft and other threats that put your personal information at risk. While VirusBarrier is the only AV tool for iOS, Lookout is available on iOS,, although it doesn’t scan for viruses. It does back up your contacts and let you locate a missing iPhone over the web.
Herematch (Business Networking app for business)
This is a location-based service that is designed to help you make new business contacts in real time. It can be linked to your LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook accounts, it’s also available for Android devices.
Sharefile (File sharing app for business)
This is a secure file sharing, file transfer, sync and storage solution that comes packaged with IT control capabilities enabling you to access and manage your content from anywhere, on any device. Pricing starts at $29.95/month for two employees, this app is also available for Android devices.
This app enables you to share contact information, photos, videos, and files by simply bumping two phones together. Just open Bump, hold your phones, and gently bump your hands together and Bump will do the rest, it works cross-platform on iPhone, iPod, iPad, and most other modern mobile phones.
This app allows you to Convert business cards to address book contacts and add them as connections on LinkedIn.
This app enables you to sign documents and get signatures quickly and easily from your iPad or iPhone, this is definitely a must have app that will save you time and eliminate the need to print, fax or mail documents and forms for signature.
The Easy Note + To Do app helps you to organize notes in folders, check items as complete, assign a due date and prioritize.
Google+ app will help you stay connected via hangouts, photos and updates from what your friends are sharing.
Over 30 million people use Foursquare to make the most of where they are. This app will help you to “discover and learn about great places nearby, search for what you’re craving, and get deals and tips along the way”.
Zendesk is the leading cloud-based customer service software for more than 25,000 companies such as Disney, Box, and Gilt Groupe. Zendesk is used to lower costs, raise productivity, and increase customer satisfaction. Loved by customers for its ease of use and elegance, Zendesk is the fastest way to provide great customer support.
This app can be used for searching places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play then read reviews from an active community of locals in the know within close proximity to work and home.
This is one of the best ways to transfer contacts to and from your iPhone without iTunes, Use this app to Update, modify and maintain your contacts easily and conveniently on your computer using Excel, OpenOffice or any other Excel-compatible application.