Commuting on a packed train or bus? Waiting for a flight at a busy airport? No room to sit in your favourite coffee house? Have a spare five minutes while waiting for a meeting? Have work or tasks to complete, but no space to do it? Then you need to maximise the potential of your iPhone.
We take a look at five iOS apps to help workers become more efficient…
Cost – Free
The undisputed king of note-taking apps, Evernote gives its users the perfect platform to ensure they don’t forget anything. Allowing users to create, save and sync notes, snapshots, voice memos and to store and read Word documents, PDFs and digital business cards it’s an online vault for personal data. Known for its geo-mapping feature for location and search (and for being free), it’s a must for all office workers who want to work on the go.
Cost – £1.99
Work as a freelancer, consultant, contractor, lawyer or in any line of work which requires you to track your hours and invoice clients? Then Timewerks is a must. Suited to tracking multiple projects, its simple interface allows users to create accurate emails (replete with company logo), print HTML and PDF invoices on the move, list their worked hours and keep notes on extra billable items. For those who want to go further it even has the capacity to calculate tax and expenses, while integration with Credit Card Terminal allows acceptance of payments.
Cost – Free
For those who work using a number of different devices you’ll no doubt be aware of the necessity of a dependable cloud-based syncing programme. Dropbox still leads the market in this area and it’s easy to understand why – its so simple to use. Allowing its members to access their files on the go, add files to ‘favourites’ for fast, offline viewing and to upload photos with a minimum of fuss, it’s the best possible means of sharing documents of all shapes and sizes with friends and family.
Cost – Free
If you currently spend your evening commute nattering with friends on Facebook or reading the latest gossip on Twitter, you may find your time better spent using Linked In. The social media site of choice for over 175 million professionals, it’s an ideal place to stay in touch with industry peers, or, if you’re that way inclined, try and find yourself a new job. The app allows users to check their profile on the move, message network contacts, read the latest company news and keep abreast of any suitable employment vacancies.
Documents To Go Premium
Cost – £11.99
Until Bill Gates decides the iPhone deserves Microsoft Word — something which is unlikely in the extreme — Documents To Go is the best option for creating and editing word processing documents on the move. Files can be synced to the phone using Wi-Fi and a companion desktop app for Macs and PCs or downloaded via cloud services such as Dropbox. After that you’re free write that life changing manifesto on the train, type that best-selling novel on the bus, or just write your shopping list in a fancy font.
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