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I am a proud iPhone user, which also happens to be my work phone.  So I am posting this blog post to share some of the cool, free iPhone apps I find useful.

These are some of my personal, favorite iPhone business applications:

  1. Skype – This app is a good way to keep in touch with your co-workers from anywhere.  You can even make free calls via skype, if the person you want to call is online.
  2. Dropbox – This is one of my favorite Windows Applications, which happens to be also one of my favorite iPhone applications. I use Dropbox to keep a backup of my important files but sometimes I even upload my to-do lists or shopping lists from my computer onto Dropbox, and then, I can view them from anywhere.
  3. GoDaddy – I use GoDaddy to manage my personal domains.  It is a cool app I use when I want to manage my domains when I’m not at home, you can do nearly anything you usually do from their website.
  4. Dictionary.com – When you are about to send an important e-mail and you’re not sure about a word, you can easily check it’s meaning and how it’s spelled using this app.
  5. PayPal – You can send money easily with the payment Application, and it also has a Bump feature, where you actually bump your iPhone with another iPhone to transfer the money to the other user.
  6. Google – The Google app is good to have if you’re a Google user, and in one way or another nearly everyone is.  Bundled with it you have Gmail, Google Maps, Google Docs, Google Earth and much more Google apps.
  7. XE Currency – Must have app for real-time currency conversions.
  8. Facebook – If your business is on Facebook, this will be handy to update your page and check for messages or comments.
  9. Twitter – Keep your followers updated from your iPhone with the Twitter iPhone app.
  10. LinkedIn – Manage your LinkedIn page and keep contact with your LinkedIn Friends with this app.

If you have any cool apps you would like to share, please post them in the comments section below.

These are some of my favorite and most used apps I use on Windows.  These apps happen to be also Free, Open-Source or have a Free Edition, so enjoy.

  • Google Chrome If you are using Internet Explorer, this is definitely much better and you MUST switch.  If you are using Firefox I would suggest you look at Chrome, I was a Firefox fan and ended up loving Chrome.  I recommend you check it out, it’s much more fast than the other browsers, and comes is a neat design.  The only flaw I have found is that it does not read RSS Feeds by default, you have to download a plugin for that.
  • Dropbox – This application helps you store, sync and share files online. Dropbox automatically creates a file on your Windows Explorer and you can backup your files, or share your files just be dragging them to the Dropbox file on your Explorer.  It’s incredibly easy and I find myself using it every day.  Something cool about Dropbox is that I can access my files from My Desktop Pc, Laptop, and also from my iPhone.  When I want to share some files with my friends, all i do is insert their e-mail address in the sharing option and they can access the data in that folder.
  • VLC PlayerIt is simple to explain the VLC Player, the best description would be “It Plays Everything!”.  When Windows Media Player or your preffered Media Player prompts you that the codex is not compatible or that the regions do not match etc, just download VLC Player and it will play them without any troubles.
  • KeePass This is one of my favorite free Password Managers.  All you need to remember with KeePass is the master password, once you login with you master password you have access to all the passwords that you store.
  • PicasaOne of the Google  owned apps is Picasa.  It is a free photo editing software which is easy to use, and with just a couple of clicks you can add them to your online album which Picasa also host for free.  So if you’re an amateur or professional photographer and need a basic photo editing tools, or just want to share your pictures online Picasa would be a wise choice to look at.

I hope you find these useful, try them out yourself and let me know what you think of them.

I appreciate any comments,
Ryan Sammut