Want to turn your iPhone into a serious business tool? Head over to the App Store and download these applications. They'll help you do more with your iPhone than you ever thought possible. And many of them are free!
Evernote is one of the most useful apps you can install on your iPhone--and it's free. It lets you create notes (text, photo, or audio) to collect, store, and organize almost any kind of information. The best part about Evernote is that information is stored in its original form. You can, for example, save e-mails, spreadsheets, or Web pages to Evernote, and then use the app to view them. Evernote works on computers (both Macs and PCs) and has an online version, too. All versions will be synchronized, so information you've stored in the Web-based version will be viewable on your iPhone and vice-versa.
Getting the files and the information you need on your iPhone isn't the easiest task--even if you have the time to e-mail files to yourself. Enter Air Sharing: This $4.99 app sets your iPhone (or iPod Touch) up a wireless hard drive on your Windows or Mac computer so that you can transfer files to your phone simply by dragging them to the drive. It requires a Wi-Fi connection to work.
Viewing and editing Excel spreadsheets on your iPhone is a challenge, but this handy app makes it easier. MobileFiles Pro lets you edit and create Excel 2003 files, and view Excel 2007 files. This $9.99 app also lets you view Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoint slides, PDFs, and Apple iWork documents, and will help you transfer files to and from your iPhone.
Vlingo lets you give your fingers a break and control your iPhone with your voice. This free application lets you search the Web, use Google Maps, dial contacts, look up numbers, send Facebook status updates, and more, all by talking to your phone.
LogMeIn's remote access applications have long been a favorite of mine: They let you access one computer (say, your home desktop) from another (such as your office PC). Their software is easy to use and affordable. And now, it's available on the iPhone. LogMeIn Ignition lets you access any of your computers right from your phone: You can control the computer just as if you were sitting in front of it. The biggest downside of this app? It's $29.99 price.
Get easy access to the best of Google's applications from within this one free app. Google Mobile App for iPhone includes plenty of ways to access Google's search engine, including a voice search, location-based local search, search suggestions, and more. But this app does more than just search: It also provides a single way to access many of Google's other apps and services, including Gmail, Google Docs, Reader, News, Calendar, and more.