Best Apps: Business

businessIn addition to the iPhone's built-in features, a wide variety of apps are available to enhance personal and work-related productivity. Check out the App Store's Business category and you'll find personal finance managers, document editors, password managers, business planners, stock traders, job finders, and a whole lot more. You'll even find apps that help you with business etiquette and job interviews. Here are some top business/productivity apps.

Best of the Best

Air Sharing Pro ($6.99, turns iPhone/iPod touch into a wireless external drive and lets you view documents stored on your desktop from anywhere.

AT&T Virtual Receptionist (free, is a business phone system complete with a toll-free number, robot receptionist greeting, customized call forwarding to up to three phone numbers, caller ID, and 60 minutes of toll calls free per month.

Documents To Go Premium–Office Suite ($14.99, allows you to import/export Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents as well as open those types of documents sent as e-mail attachments.

iXpensiIt ($4.99, helps you track your budget and keep your business receipts in order.

Keeper Password & Data Vault (free, is a secure password manager.

Presenter ($4.99, Remotely control PowerPoint presentations on a PC.

QuickOffice Connect Mobile Office Suite ($9.99, User-friendly app that lets you work with Excel and Word documents; its file manager lets you view and interact with local and remote file/document repositories, including MobileMe, Google Docs, Dropbox, and

Office Documents

Numbers for iPad ($9.99, is the feature-rich iOS version of Apple's popular Mac spreadsheet program.

Office2 (iPad version: $7.99, iPhone version: $5.99, offers similar functionality as Documents To Go and QuickOffice.

Documents To Go (see"Best Of the Best")

Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite (see"Best Of the Best")

Audio Recorders

Dragon Dictation (free, Uses voice recognition to turn what you dictate into an email or a text.

Recorder ($0.99, In addition to the usual features, allows you record phone calls.

Recorder Pro ($0.99, is an easy to use audio recorder app that is packed with features.

Voice Memos (built into iOS devices) Create simple voice recordings.

Voxie Pro Recorder and Dictation ($1.99, has a useful and sleek interface full of power features. It is one of the best voice recorders on the market.

Job Search Apps

iJobs ($0.99, brings millions of job listings to your iPhone and offers a keyword and location search.

Job Finder ($0.99, Search all major job sites at once instead of individually.

Jobcompass (free, Search for jobs close to your current location; iPhone users can even call the company from the app.

Jobs by (free, Access your career account and uses GPS to search its huge database for jobs close by.

LinkedIn (free, Connect to your LinkedIn profile and access your professional network while on the go.

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