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Essential iPhone Apps for the Modern Mobile Businessman

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July 19, 2012

The iPhone is an ideal phone for the modern businessman or woman. With its sleek design, user-friendly interface, and the support of a multi-billion dollar company backing its every move, the iPhone can be the perfect assistant for any busy office or on-the-go professional. Here are the top four iPhone apps that will best assist the modern mobile businessman.


The LinkedIn app connects your phone to your LinkedIn profile through a quick and easy-to-use app, which is a much better option than trying to use the mobile version of the LinkedIn website through your iPhone’s web browser. Use LinkedIn to update your professional profile with your education and job history and connect with people you know, both professionally and personally. This app will facilitate important networking opportunities and keep you in touch with your professional contacts.


The Dropbox app will help you connect to the Dropbox website. If you have never used Dropbox before, now is the time to start. This easy, free website will create for you an online place to store all of your most important documents so that you will have them with you wherever there is WiFi, rather than having to constantly move them from computer to computer or device to device and back again through inefficient email attachments or clunky, losable USB flash drives. Use the Dropbox app to access your Dropbox account in no time and bring up important documents for on-the-go review.

Dragon Dictation

If you have ever chosen between taking down important notes on your phone that you do not want to forget and doing something even more important, like keeping your eyes on the road, then this app is for you. Dragon Dictation is a speech-to-text application that allows you to simply open the app and then speak into your phone; the app will dictate every word you say so that you can later open up the application and either cut-and-paste the text into a word processing document or application, or simply read the notes you left for yourself on your drive home. Dragon Dictation is also an effective alternative to typing on your phone using the sometimes difficult touchpad.

Office Documents to Go

Your iPhone already has the capability to read Microsoft Office documents such as Word documents and Excel spreadsheets. However, you will not have the ability to create or edit these important documents without a dedicated app, such as Office Documents to Go. This is essential for the professional with a long commute. Make that hour and a half on the train work for you, by downloading the Office Documents to Go app and using it to create and edit Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and more during your downtime away from the desk.

By no means is this a full list of all of the helpful apps that you can use to increase your efficiency while on-the-go; however, this list includes the most essential apps that will turn your iPhone from just another smartphone into the leading professional assistant device in the world.

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