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iPad and iPhone Apps of Note for Business and Entertainment

By Adam Murphy,
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

With the mass adoption of Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices well underway, many business users are seeking new ways to employ these technologies to improve the ease and efficiency of their daily tasks. With over 350,000 apps now available through the Apple App Store, wading through these options can become a daunting process.

To help you get started, we have compiled a list of popular iPhone and iPad apps that are used by investment industry professionals:

Business Apps:

App

Price

Description

iPhone/iPad Compatibility

Citrix Receiver for iPad

Free

Citrix App

Both

Documents to Go Premium

$16.99

Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint document editing

Both

iWork Pages

$9.99

Word processor app; allows native creation of Word-like documents

iPad only

iWork Numbers

$9.99

Spreadsheet app; allows native creation of Excel-like documents

iPad only

iWork Keynote

$9.99

Slideshow and presentation app; allows native creation of PowerPoint-like documents

iPad only

LogMeIn Ignition

$29.99

Remote control app using the LogMeIn service (similar to Go2MyPC, but offers a free service in addition to paid services)

Both

Remote Desktop Lite

Free

Remote Desktop app

Both

Dragon Dictation

Free

Speech-to-text converter

Both

 

News Apps:

App

Price

Description

iPhone/iPad Compatibility

New York Times

Free

New York Times news app

Both

USA Today

Free

USA Today news app

iPad only

BBC News International

Free

BBC news app

Both

Associated Press

Free

AP news app

Both

Bloomberg

Free

Bloomberg news app

Both

Thomson Reuters

Free

Thomson Reuters news app

Both

Wall Street Journal

Free

Wall Street Journal news app (must subscribe to download content

iPad only

Financial Times Mobile Edition

Free

Financial Times news app

iPad only

 

Audio Apps:

App

Price

Description

iPhone/iPad Compatibility

Pandora Radio

Free

Streaming internet radio with customizable channels

Both

Slacker Radio

Free

Streaming internet radio

Both

Public Radio

$2.99

Real time streaming public radio stations from all around the country

Both

Rhapsody

Free

Subscription-based music service

Both

NPR

Free

National Public Radio app; listen to all NPR shows streaming on-demand

iPad only

SoundHound

$4.99

Music identification app

Both

Shazam

Free

Music identification app

Both

 

Video Apps:

App

Price

Description

iPhone/iPad Compatibility

Hulu

Free

Streaming movies and television shows

Both

Flixter

Free

Find movie show times, synopses and previews

Both

Netflix

Free

Streaming Netflix video app

Both

iMovie

$4.99

Edit and mix video and audio tracks, add background music, transitions, text overlays to video all in 720p HD resolution

Both

 

Social Networking Apps:

App

Price

Description

iPhone/iPad Compatibility

Facebook

Free

Facebook app

Both

Twitter

Free

Twitter app

Both

4Square

Free

Location based check-in service

Both

Skype

Free

Skype app

Both

 

eBook Apps:

App

Price

Description

iPhone/iPad Compatibility

Kindle

Free

Connects to the Amazon Kindle store and its eBook selection (currently does not support periodical/magazine subscriptions)

Both

iBooks

Free

Apple's eBook reader; connects to the iTunes bookstore

Both

Nook

Free

Barnes & Noble's eBook reader

iPad only

Folio

$4.99

PDF book reader

Both

Zinio

Free

Allows users to purchase popular print magazines in electronic format

Both

 

Travel Apps:

App

Price

Description

iPhone/iPad Compatibility

Kayak

Free

Compare rates and book travel arrangements (hotels, flights, etc.)

Both

American Airlines

Free

Check status of American Airlines flights

Both

TripDeck

Free

Sync TripIt account information with your iPhone or iPad

Both

LonelyPlanet

Free

Purchase travel guides for cities all over the world

Both

My TSA

Free

TSA advisories, items appropriate for carry-on, flight delay information and wait times at airports

Both

 

Banking Apps:

App

Price

Description

iPhone/iPad Compatibility

Chase

Free

Manage Chase account from your iPhone or iPad; deposit checks with your camera (limit of $1000 a day or $3000 a month)

Both

Mint.com

Free

Track, budget and manage money from all your online bank accounts

Both

 

Shopping Apps:

App

Price

Description

iPhone/iPad Compatibility

EBay

Free

EBay app

Both

Amazon

Free

Amazon app

Both

SnapTell

Free

Take a picture of a product and search for best prices online

Both

RedLaser

Free

Take a picture of a product bar code and search for best prices online

Both

GoodGuide

Free

Reviews of consumer products and food and health evaluations

Both

Yowza!!

Free

On-screen coupons to use at time of purchase for discounts and deals

Both



For more information on these or other available iPad and iPhone apps, visit the Apple App Store.

Also, be sure to check out these articles on the use of Apple products for hedge funds and alternative investment firms:

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