Don't-Miss Business Mobility Stories
Business applications for the iPhone and iPod touch are becoming more sophisticated now, spurring competition among developers. Savy Soda's Documents 2 is another suite of applications designed to give users the power. But the all-in-one offering is rather somewhat less than the sum of its parts.
If you've got photos on your iPhone or iPod touch that you want to keep out of the public view, both the free and paid versions of Private Pics can meet your needs.
This app goes beyond the iPhone's built-in Notes application to offer more power and features. But Awesome Note offers so many capabilities, it's a little overwhelming to use.
While there are some limitations to this mobile version of the note-capturing application also available for desktops, it's still a great addition to Evernote's stable of productivity tools.
This free file manager and reader for the iPhone and iPod touch offers up some nice touches. But technical issues make it a chore to use.
Hog Bay Software's document editing app for the iPhone and iPod touch was already an impressive offering. But Version 2 of WriteRoom has added more key features, including a new search tool and true synching capabilities via WriteRoom.ws.
This app aims to capture documents just like a flatbed scanner would. The results are fine, but you could pull off the same feat using the iPhone's built-in camera.
This invoice creation app isn't Mac friendly -- a companion app is Windows only and invoices do not always appear properly formatted when they arrive in Mac users' mailboxes. And that's a shame, because otherwise, Invoice2Go is a powerful, feature-rich app.
When nothing else will do except a hard copy of your signature, this faxing app comes in handy. While it has some limitations, iFax works reliably enough that you may be able to ditch that desktop fax machine.
For the Citrix administrator, this app offers a much longer leash, providing access to all of Citrix's administration tools without requiring the administrator to be tied to a desk. But when it comes to day-to-day work, Citrix Receiver is severely limited.
iPhone Configuration Utility 2.0 is a big step forward to help Apple gain a foothold in corporate environments, but it still has some glaring flaws.
Gameloft has managed to strike the right balance between real-time strategy gameplay and lots of action with Rise of Lost Empires. The game does away with some of the more tedious aspects of the genre so that you can focus on the fast-moving though still strategic action.
If you need to edit Word and Excel files on your iPhone or iPod touch, consider Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite. It's a bit easier to use than alternative apps, runs fast, and is generally stable.