As a business owner and entrepreneur who works with technology day-in-day-out I find it plays an important part in running a business efficiently and effectively. My Phone no longer just makes calls, it’s become a business survival kit with access to an abundance of additional apps providing me with all the latest business information at my finger tips.
But what apps are best for business and most useful to an entrepreneur? Well, here are my top 25+ iPhone apps recommended for UK business owners and entrepreneurs.
It’s important to stay connected with people beyond just a social aspect. Always get involved with the social networks for online marketing purposes and keep an eye on what your competitors are up too! Always include your websites url where possible to do so.
Still my preferred social network, Facebook for iPhone lets you stay connected and share with friends on the go. Regular posting about your company website will help to yield improved search engine results.
Get on-the-go access to your professional network with the LinkedIn app. Often seen by companies as just a way of keeping tabs on staff, LinkedIn can do much more if you get involved with groups (from a promotional point of view).
Google+ seems to be a little slow starting, at the time of writing this article I know only one person on it. That said it is sure to become greater and will play an important part in search engine optimisation, so best to get involved now. This app makes Google+ life easy.
Follow your interests: instant updates from your friends, industry experts, favourite celebrities, and what’s happening around the world. For business use make sure you follow the right people, that’s key!
Keeping upto date with the latest global news will help warn you of any serious danger to your business or better yet highlight areas for possible growth.
Get the latest breaking news from the BBC and their global network of journalists. The app offers the BBC News Channel streamed live, social features and personalisation so you can re-order the news categories to suit your interests.
The award-winning Sky News app now allows you to watch Sky News TV live, on 3G. It’s nice to have an alternate option for news coverage.
CNN Intl (International Version)
Get breaking news alerts and top headlines with the CNN App for iPhone, make sure you download the international version unless you specifically want the US news.
Convert every world currency on-the-go with the XE Currency App. It features live currency rates, charts, and even stores the last updated rates, so it works when the Internet doesn’t.
Relevant entrepreneur magazine app that allows free access to past issues, subscription fees apply to new issues.
News from The Mail, This app is different to any app you may have used before and it is a simple way to access great content on the move!
Knowing what’s happening in the financial world is extremely important; if you invest in stocks and shares you’ll definitely want a couple of these apps to hand.
Bring the power of the most trusted source for financial information to your iPhone, along with tools to help you analyze the world’s markets.
Monitor stocks with Push Notification and/or email.
The Yahoo! Finance App for the iPhone and iPod Touch brings you total coverage from a great financial source.
PWC’s UK iPhone application gives you constant access to their latest thinking on the topics that matter to businesses and the people who run them.
Moneywise is the UK’s leading personal finance magazine and online resource for managing your finances.
When going after those big deals punctuality is crucial in making the best first impression, so getting around London and the UK as easy as possible is what these apps are all about.
Live Traffic Info
Check how the traffic is flowing on motorways and major A roads in England with official information live from the Highways Agency National Traffic Control Centre. Does exactly what it says on the tin!
View the road ahead from the largest CCTV camera network in the UK. Sometimes it’s useful to see how much traffic they’re talking about on the Radio with your own eyes.
Raileasy Train Tickets
Independent online train ticket retailer, Raileasy, has developed an iPhone app that allows the user to plan their journey, search for fares, and securely purchase tickets all through their iPhone.
An alternate app to Raileasy Train Tickets, Train Tickets is the official application from CrossCountry trains. It is the one stop shop to look up train times, check real-time running information, get prices and buy train tickets for the whole National Rail network.
London Tube Deluxe
London Tube Deluxe is one of the most full featured guides to the London Underground.
The Bus London app means you’ll never miss your bus again with its intuitive interface, easy-to-use features and live information from over 20,000 of London’s bus stops, you will wonder how you lived without it.
No business owners phone would be complete without these essential handy tools.
Translate words and phrases between more than 60 languages using Google Translate. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations.
The free, most simple & easy to use QR Reader. Fast and effective, the App opens instantly in real-time scanning mode.
Save money on phone calls! This app gives alternate numbers to pricey 08 numbers when using a mobile to call. The app has saved thousands of people hundreds of pounds and is worth the small purchase fee.
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. It works like your own personal cloud computer that you can share with friends, colleagues and clients.
AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings.
Find ATMs located around the world with your iPhone’s GPS, by entering an address or an airport location, from wherever you happen to be.