10 Must-Have Apps For Entrepreneurs for iPhone & iPad

January 6, 2012

budding entrepreneurWe have compiled some essential apps for entrepreneurs, whether you’re just starting out or just need to make yourself more efficient. Let us know of any useful apps you rely on to keep your business going on our Facebook page!



Start Up Checklist - for iPhone & iPad

The first step in any successful business is to figure what you need to get started and the Start Up Checklist will put you on the right path. This startup kit contains a 36-step checklist, step-by-step guidance, tips, necessary forms and resources, spreadsheets and templates. Additionally, the developer is dedicating 10% of all proceeds to provide interest-free micro-loans to aspiring entrepreneurs in developing countries around the world. View on iTunes


Smart Plans - for iPhone & iPad

Once you establish your plan, you’ll need a project planner and task manager. Smartplans helps you manage the time you allocate to your various projects. You can create simple “to-do” lists, record the time of multiple tasks and calls, as well as track your life balance goals. View on iTunes


MightyMeeting - for iPhone & iPad

Another tool you’ll need is a way to carry out meetings anywhere and anytime. MightyMeeting can store presentations and demo videos in the cloud so you can access them anytime from the web, iPhone or iPad. Your content can be shared privately in online discussions or presented in an online meeting. Anyone can start or join a meeting and they can be run over Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G wireless connection. View on iTunes


Jump Desktop - for iPhone & iPad

When you’re traveling or out of the office, the situation may rise where you’ll need to access your computer for an important file. Jump Desktop is a remote desktop app that lets you control your computer from your iPhone or iPad. The app is easy to configure and secure. If you’re computer is already RDP or VNC configured, you only need to enter your IP address or hostname to connect. View on iTunes


Expensify - for iPhone & iPad

Keeping track of expenses is a job in itself and Expensify helps you do just that. Expensify syncs with your credit cards and bank accounts to track purchases as they happen. That app can also pull eReceipts for most purchases under $75. For cash purchases, you take a picture of the receipt and the app will scan the image and pull the merchant info, date and amount of the transaction. Once the expense report is compiled, you can email it as a PDF to anyone you choose. View on iTunes


Square - for iPhone & iPad

As an entrepreneur, you’ll most likely need to have the ability to accept credit cards. Square lets you accept credit cards on your iPhone or iPad with the free Square Card Reader. There are no contracts or monthly fees, and merchant accounts are not necessary. You pay 2.75% per swipe for Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover. Funds are deposited into your bank account the next day. View on iTunes


Scanner Pro - for iPhone

When you come across a paper document that you need to email or keep a digital copy of, you’ll need a scanner on the go. Scanner Pro transforms your iPhone into a portable scanner and lets you scan documents including business cards, receipts, whiteboards and notes. You can then email them or upload to Dropbox, MobileMe iDisk or any other WebDAV enabled server. View on iTunes


Dropbox - for iPhone & iPad

You don’t have to be stuck to your computer to access all your photos, documents and videos. With Dropbox you can access your files anytime, anywhere. Once you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox folder is automatically saved to your computer, the Dropbox website, and your iPhone and iPad. View on iTunes


Woopra - for iPhone & iPad

Every business needs a website and once you establish your website you’ll need to monitor the traffic and stats. Woopra is a comprehensive, real-time Web tracking and analysis app. The app lets you see in real-time as users enter your site, move from page to page, leave comments and more. Woopra provides complete historical analytics as well. View on iTunes


Analytics HD - for iPad

For website owners who use Google Analytics, the Analytics HD iPad app has an efficient interface which makes it faster and easier than checking Google Analytics from your browser. The app provides 55 reports with full screen charts that can be ideal for meeting presentations. View on iTunes


Image Credit: Robert S. Donovan

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