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iPhone Office: 100 Ways to Turn Your Device into the Ultimate Productivity Tool
The iPhone has the power to supercharge everything from your e-mail to your parking space
Oct. 9, 2008 04:45 PM
Internet Services Deals Blog The iPhone is a fun little gadget and great for staying connected, but did you realize that it has incredible potential as a productivity tool? That’s right, the iPhone has the power to supercharge everything from your e-mail to your parking space. Read on to see how it can be done.
Use your iPhone as a handy personal planner.
: Use your iPhone’s note app as a simple to do list. Create to do lists in your notes
: Your iPhone’s camera works well enough to capture most whiteboards, so you can save notes and share them with others. Whiteboard capture
: Create projects, share tasks, and even get motivational phrases from this app. Getting tasks done!
: Put David Allen’s GTD system on your iPhone with these wallpapers. Use motivational wallpaper
: Use this calendar to share your schedule with friends, family, and colleagues. 30Boxes
: Take photos to remind yourself to take care of tasks. Photo to do list
: Organize your agenda and tasks with this app for the iPhone, and you can update using Jott, Twitter, or email. 43 Actions
: Keep track of the tasks you need to do with this app that syncs between your iPhone and desktop. do.Oh
: This app makes taking notes on the iPhone faster. Thumb Jot
Use your iPhone as an alarm clock: Wake up, remember lunch, or just get reminded to do a task by setting your iPhone’s alarm.
: Take notes, create to do lists, find images, and share everything using Evernote. Evernote
: The iPhone version of Harvest allows you to track your time, enter expenses, and more. Harvest Time & Expense Tracker
: Use Attendance Countdown to stay on top of your arrival and working time. Attendance Countdown
: With ezMemorize, you’ll be able to create flash cards and share them with others. ezMemorize
: Take notes and make lists with this app. It even automatically identifies telephone numbers and URLs in your notes. GlueyNotes
: Remind yourself of the things you need to do before you leave with this app. Before You Leave the House
: View your schedule, add events, and more from your iPhone. Google Calendar
: Remember ideas that strike you while you’re out and about with the iPhone’s notes. Scribble quick ideas
Keep in touch by using these tips and tools for communication.
Send an email from anywhere: The iPhone supports both web-based and corporate email systems, so you can stay connected anywhere you go.
: Use your email’s edit function to rapidly delete emails. Delete emails quickly
: Use your iPhone browser’s "share" button to email links to yourself, and even add tags to find them easily. Save links using Gmail
: Get started on writing blog posts or even publish from the road with the iPhone. Blog
: Locate friends, family and coworkers using location-based apps like BriteKite. Find out where people are
: Make use of FriendFeed to stay on top of what others have going on. Use FriendFeed
: Use this simple translation app to get a quick translation between two languages. Translate on the go
: Use Posterus and start a photo blog that you can update just by emailing images. Photo blog
: Use an app like Treasuremytext to keep a record and organize your text messages. Save your texts
: Check out iTunes to find free language courses you can listen to on your iPhone. Learn a language
: Create a custom email signature on your iPhone with this tip. Change your email signature
: Use the iPhone’s IMAP mail to keep your mail on your computer and your iPhone the same. Sync with your PC email
Browsing & Connection
Put your iPhone’s Internet connection to work.
: Use iWebSaver to browse pages any time you have to go offline. Save your web pages
: Follow this tutorial to learn how you can sync your iPhone up with a Linux system. Sync with Linux
: Save a link to a web page that offers free Wi-Fi and find a free connection wherever you happen to be. Find free Wi-Fi
: Forget the social or tagging aspects of online bookmarking, and get a simple way to save pages with Instapaper. Create simple online bookmarks
: Get access to all of your files on demand using SugarSync. SugarSync
Manage your finances from anywhere using the iPhone.
: Scan your cards into your iPhone, and you’ll be able to leave them at home. Slim down your wallet
: Create your budget and track your expenses in your iPhone with myBudget. myBudget
: Use this iPhone app to create and manage up to 3 shopping lists right from your iPhone. iCart
: iBillTo lets you keep track of client billing information inside your iPhone. iBillTo
Use your iPhone’s media capabilities to their full potential.
Keep photos on hand: Swap photos of your products, family, and anything else by keeping them in your iPhone.
: Use ferrite beads to suppress the buzz your iPhone and other mobile devices create in speakers. Kill the buzz
: Get the iPhone interface for uTorrent, and stay on top of your dowloads. uTorrent
: Use Simplify Media to stream your iTunes library to your iPhone and anywhere else. Stream iTunes
: Use iFlix to manage Netflix from your iPhone. iFlix
: Download ebooks, or just put them on your iPhone as images, and you can read anywhere you go. Catch up on your reading
: Get an app like iFlickr that will automatically geotag your photos taken with the iPhone. Geotag your photos
: Put the camera application Snapture on your iPhone to get advanced features like auto-rotation and digital zoom. Snapture
: Move your images over to XP by treating your iPhone as a digital camera device. Transfer images
Catch up on podcasts: Upload podcasts to your iPhone and listen during downtime.
Get directions, remember your parking space, and more with your iPhone.
: Email Google Maps directions to your iPhone’s email address, and they’ll open in your Google Maps app. Send yourself directions
: Use an app like Outalot to see what sort of restaurants, shops, and other useful places are around. Discover what’s nearby
Find out where you are: Use Google Maps to triangulate your position.
: Find good restaurants near where you are with StreetFlow. Find a restaurant
: Use these simple instructions to create a car dock for your iPhone. Create a car dock
Photograph your parking space: Never forget where you’re parked by photographing your car before you leave it.
: Make your iPhone more productive in the car with this upgrade. Improve your iPhone’s car integration
: Schmap offers free travel guides that are optimized for the iPhone. Schmap
With your iPhone, you can manage documents, collaborate, and more.
: Using Mac Office 2008, you can export your PowerPoint slides to the iPhone. Export your slides
Photograph receipts: If you need to keep receipts to track expenses, just snap a photo of them with your iPhone and throw them away.
: Upload and share your files using this app for the iPhone. in.solit.us
: With Google Docs, you can access your documents wherever you are. Google Docs Mobile
: Torch’s project management app allows you to organize all of your communication, files, tasks, and more in one place. Torch
: Create a mobile office with Zoho’s suite of productivity tools for the iPhone. iZoho
: The iPhone edition of Approver makes it easy to stay on top of document reviews and approval status on the go. Approver
: Create, edit, and view spreadsheets right in your iPhone with EditGrid Spreadsheets. EditGrid Spreadsheets
: Print promotional items, business cards, and more from your iPhone using this app. iPhonePrinting
: With this app, you can remotely edit, print, and back up your iPhone notes. RemoteNote
: With a service like cl1p, you can keep the same clipboard across your iPhone and multiple computer systems. Unify your clipboard
: Use Headlight to check up on your marketing campaigns from your iPhone. Mobile marketing
Find and share news and information with these tips and tools.
: Visit Google News on the iPhone, and you’ll get the latest from multiple sources. Google News
: Whenever you need to kill time, use your iPhone to catch up on your feeds in Google Reader. Check out Google Reader
: Get access to the latest NPR news and find NPR stations while you’re traveling with NPR’s mobile edition. NPR Mobile
: Check out your browsing history in the iPhone’s Safari bookmarks. Find your browser history
: With Zinio, you can read popular magazines on your iPhone. Read magazines
: Get all of Wikipedia on your iPhone, and have access to millions of encyclopedia articles. Wikipedia on the iPhone
: Follow this how-to to find out how to make Google Reader more efficient. Customize Google Reader
: On TIME’s mobile website, you’ll find the latest news, analysis, and photography. TIME Mobile
: Check out Digg on the iPhone to get the latest top stories. Digg
: Get the latest Fox headlines on your iPhone with this site. Fox News
: The Associated Press has created a site that’s optimized for the iPhone. AP News
Learn how to make use of your iPhone in meetings.
: Keep your iPhone from interrupting by setting it to vibrate first, then ring. Make your iPhone vibrate first
: Create and manage charts of anything right in your iPhone using Charts. Charts
: Use this app to create, view, and share presentations on your iPhone. Keypoint
: Use an app like Orb to broadcast media content to your iPhone. Show off your portfolio
Push the boundaries of your iPhone with these productivity hacks.
: Make holding your iPhone easier with this hack. Turn your iPhone into a Moleskine
: Follow this hack to make your iPhone work as a multimedia remote for iTunes or even your desktop. Use your iPhone as a remote control
: Make use of iRemember, and your mobile Safari won’t forget your cookies. Remember cookies
: Use Quasi Clipboard to get copy and paste functionality on your iPhone. Get copy and paste
: Put your iPhone’s Internet connection on your laptop with this hack. Use your iPhone’s Internet connection
: Make a stand with a business card and you can view your iPhone from a comfortable angle. Create a stand
Create even more useful ways to utilize your iPhone with these tools and tips.
: If you want your iPhone to turn off at a certain time, check out this how-to that explains how to do it. Set an automatic sleep mode
: Get food-ordering quickly and easily on your iPhone with CityMint. CityMint
: Read this guide to find out how to change your auto-lock settings. Edit your auto-lock delay
Check movie listings: Use the iPhone to find out what’s playing while you’re on the go.
: Check out the iPhone recipes on 101 Cookbooks to find recipes and ingredients when you’re on the go. 101 Cookbooks
: Save time when typing by enabling caps lock on your keyboard. Enable Caps Lock
: Monitor what’s being recorded by your webcam using Mobiscope. Mobiscope
Store your shopping list: Take a photo of your shopping list with your iPhone before you leave home, and you’ll have a handy reminder of what to buy.
: Occupy yourself with feeds, videos, or checking the weather while you’re waiting for your movie to start. Kill time at the movies [This post appeared originally here and is republished in full with the kind permission of the author.]
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