15 Must Have iPhone & iPad Apps for Entrepreneurs & Executives

With over 400,000 applications, finding what you need can be difficult. We have reviewed the App Store and compared dozens of apps to find those that increase business efficiency and help you remain competitive. Some are for free and others cost just few dollars; below is a listing of the top 15 apps for your iPhone or iPad.

Dropbox

(Free)
DropboxDropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go. Read your docs or flip through your albums when you're out and about. Save photos or videos to your Dropbox and share them with friends in just a couple taps. Even if you accidentally leave your iPhone in a taxi, your stuff is always safe on Dropbox.

Tripit

(Free)
TripitGet peace of mind while traveling, by having all your plans in one place. No more frantic searching for confirmation emails in your inbox - or worse yet - hunting down that pesky manila folder. TripIt is an easier way to organize and share travel. TripIt “automagically” takes all your trip details and creates one truly helpful itinerary that's there when and where you need it – on your iPhone or iPad, sync'd with your calendar, and online at tripit.com. When you receive a confirmation email from anywhere you book, simply forward it to plans@tripit.com. TripIt instantly recognizes reservations from 3,000+ booking sites including cruises, restaurants, concerts and more. You can easily share trip plans with family or colleagues directly, or let Facebook and LinkedIn contacts know when and where you're headed.

Remember the Milk

(Free)
Remember the MilkTake your to-do list anywhere with this feature-packed app; never forget the milk (or anything else) again. Remember The Milk (RTM) for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad connects with the popular online service of the same name. With millions of users worldwide, Remember The Milk is everywhere you are: from mobile to the web to apps including Outlook, iCal, Gmail, Google Calendar, Twitter, and more.

 

Expensify

(Free)
ExpensifySync company credit cards and bank accounts. For cash purchases, you could even snap a picture of the receipt with your phone to sync onto your account. Simplify your expense reports with this mobile app by automating the expense report process.

Dragon Dictation

(Free)
Dragon DictationDragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it's up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.

 

SkyGrid

(Free)
SkyGridNamed a Featured App, Top 100, and Apple Staff Favorite, SkyGrid is a beautiful and captivating way to stay up to date on your news. Follow all the sources and topics you want, and effortlessly receive updates on the interests you care about. Read your favorite news, people, blogs, and topics in a customized Photo Grid™.

 

Skype

(Free)
SkypeCall, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free with Skype for your iPhone or iPod touch. Plus call and text your Contacts (or any other number) at Skype's low rates. It's great value with Skype Credit.

 

Salesforce

Salesforce Mobile gives you instant access to your Salesforce information on your iPhone.

Free Wi-Fi Finder

Instantly find FREE Wi-Fi Internet hotspots wherever you are in the world online or offline! JiWire's Global FREE Wi-Fi app uses your iPhone's GPS and network triangulation capabilities to locate free Wi-Fi Internet access.

Jotnot

JotNot converts your iPhone into a portable multipage scanner. You can use JotNot Free to scan multipage documents, receipts, whiteboards, business cards and notes into an electronic format. Use the in app purchase to upgrade directly to the Pro version of JotNot. The Pro version can convert scans into PDFs, JPEGs, or PNGs; can email scans directly; and can directly upload them to Dropbox, iDisk/WebDAV, Evernote, Box.net or Google Docs where they can be shared with others.

Quickoffice

Quickoffice® Pro is the essential Microsoft® Office productivity tool for your iPhone or iPod touch that offers an intuitive and easy-to-use interface for advanced editing of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files with an integrated file management solution with convenient access to multiple cloud service providers including MobileMe, Dropbox, Google® Docs, Box.net, Huddle and SugarSync.

Roambi

Roambi's immersive dashboard-style analytics let you tap, turn and swipe to analyze and share up-to-the-minute company information on any iPhone or iPad – keeping you connected to your business, anytime and anywhere. Roambi Analytics is an innovative app that quickly transforms your business reports and data – from many popular business applications – into intuitive and engaging mobile analytics, instantly delivered to any iPhone or iPad. It lets you easily view and interact with your company's latest information – giving you the insight you need for on-the-go analysis, impromptu presentations and smart decision-making – while in the office, or on-the-move.

Credit Card Terminal

Turn your iPhone into a mobile credit card terminal and accept customer payments when you're on the go. It's the simple, secure way to ensure you never miss a sale.

AroundMe

AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest Bank, Bar, Gas Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theatre, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theatre and Taxi. AroundMe shows you a complete list of all the businesses in the category you have tapped on along with the distance from where you are.

HBR Tips

Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review offers quick, practical management tips and ideas. New business tips are delivered to the app five days per week.