iPhone Productivity: Business and Life

Owning an iPhone can save you time, help make life easier and even help you improve your business. The many applications available in the App Store caters to just about everyone with life-improving programs.

Here are five examples of how the iPhone can improve both your business and your life.

==> Read Websites Offline

Whether it’s at a metro station or on an airplane, there are often times when we’re stuck without internet and have nothing to do.

The iPhone, with the Instapaper application, allows you to save any webpage in its entirety to your iPhone. Any time you have a spare moment, just load up that webpage, even if you’re in a zero-reception area.

==> Listen to Audiobooks

Don’t waste the time you’re driving, walking or sitting on the bus. Any time you have a moment of downtime, why not spend it on your education?

The iPhone has several built-in audiobook features that really improve the learning experience.

For one, the iPhone will automatically remember where you are in audiobooks, so you don’t need to scroll through and try to remember where you left off.

You can also play audiobooks at double speed, normal speed or half speed, so you can tailor your learning rate to however fast you want the book to play.

==> Track Your Expenses

The iPhone makes it incredibly easy to track expenses. Instead of writing down what you spend, just type it into the expense tracking program of your choice.

Many of these programs can also export their data to be imported into other expense tracking software like QuickBooks.

==> Social Media on the Go

Have a brilliant idea? Why not post it on Twitter – right now?

The iPhone allows you to stay up to date on social media, as well as keep your friends and followers up to date, from anywhere.

In addition to Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn deserves a special mention. If you’re at a business event, it’s so easy to whip out your iPhone and look up someone’s LinkedIn profile right there on the spot.

==> Save Time by Getting There Faster with GPS

There are many apps in the App Store that can help you get from point A to point B faster.

On the most basic level, Google Maps can help you find walking and driving directions very quickly. In many cities, Google Maps can even give you bus directions. Other cities can do the same through third party apps.

In addition, you can also get metro schedules, bus arrival times and even book plane tickets – all from the iPhone.

In some cities, you can even book taxis right from your iPhone.

As a business person, your time is one of your scarcest assets. The iPhone can save you a lot of time by making it easy to get from place to place.

These are just five of the many ways the iPhone can make your life easier. In addition to the thousands of apps already out there, hundreds of new apps are released every month, each one aiming to solve some sort of problem in your life. What more could you ask for in a smartphone?