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4 Free Must Have iPhone Apps for Entrepreneurs

By Matt Mayer on Jan 25 2010 • Filed under Tech Talk

For anyone who is fortunate enough to own an iPhone or iPod Touch, the App Store offers many incredible free applications. For the busy entrepreneur, many of these applications can help improve how you run and organize your day-to-day life. Here are my top four free applications for entrepreneurs.

Dragon Dictation – This simple to use dictation app uses the same voice recognition system that powers its desktop cousin, Dragon® Naturally Speaking®, and allows you to dictate notes directly to your iPhone or iPod Touch (with external microphone). From there, the app will convert your speech into text and allows you to send the note via email, text message, or copy it directly to the clipboard (great for quick and easy Twitter/Facebook updates). Although not infallible, I found that it did a great job of recognizing what I dictated. This is a definitely a great app for those on the go who dislike the built-in keyboard, or who just want a faster way to enter text.

 

LinkedIn – For anyone who is a part of the LinkedIn networking website, this app will allow you to easily receive updates and messages directly from your professional network. You can update your status, view profiles, and even trade contact information with other users of the app, in a sort of digital 'handshake'. I found the app to be very clean, easy to use and I highly suggest checking it out.

 

Files lite – Have you ever wanted an easy way to take and view your documents on the go? You can with Files lite, which lets you transfer images, audio/video files, Microsoft Office/Apple iWork documents and even PDFs between your PC or Mac and your iPhone/iPod Touch using WiFi. You can then view these documents fullscreen, and zoom and pan around them. This free version has a 200MB storage limit, and lacks a few advanced features of the full version, which is currently available for $4.99. I tried out the lite version and was surprised to see how fast and easy it was to copy files to my iPhone. This is definitely an app I recommend to anyone who works with a lot of documents.

 

2Do Lite: A Stunning To Do List –  If you are looking for a free way to create an in-depth To-Do list, look no further than 2Do Lite. This app allows you to setup multiple Calendars, each with its own To-Do list, so you can filter your priorities for home and work. Each To-Do item can be fully customized with Actions (such as Call, Email, or Visit), priorities, due dates, notes, pictures and more. You can also make Checklists or 'Projects' with multiple items inside. Once you've made your lists, you can backup and restore them on your computer (via WiFi) at any time. You can also password protect the app to prevent prying eyes. I found this app to have one of the best user-interfaces of any To-Do list app I looked at, with only a few restrictions compared to the paid version of the app (such as being restricted to three Calendars with 25 To-Do items each, and an inability to set Alarms or use the 'sync' feature). The full version is available for $6.99 and removes these limitations.


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