‘Necessity is the mother of all inventions’

For years, you may have used your iPhone either as a mode of regular tele-communication or as an entertainment-source owing to the vast range of gaming applications available on the app store. However, in the present age of cut-throat competition, the best way to make effective use of your expensive apple gadget is by signing up for the applications that can be used to scale-up your small business projects.

Millions and billions of applications are downloaded every single day, and this graph has been progressing because of the highly beneficial applications that have proven to be a compulsory tool for every small-scale enterprise. We provide you the list of top 5 iPhone applications that will definitely help your business to grow and run smoothly –

Dropbox (Free):

Free applications are always a bliss for every mobile user and Dropbox is one of those applications that easily helps a user to store and access different files and documents anywhere and anytime. This free service is compatible with all the operating systems, so you don’t have to worry in case you need to retrieve the documents from your iPhone into your Windows or Linux computer. Syncing the files from Dropbox into your PC is as easy as a pie.

HootSuite (Pro plan at $8.99 per month, Free version also available):

HootSuite is an easy-to use social media management tool that can be efficiently utilized for brand management. This application is free to download on your iPhone via App store on the iTunes and is used to spread messages, scrutinize conversation and track results on various social media platforms all from your hand-held app device. The pro-version of this simple, elegant and powerful application facilitates you to easily schedule updates, manage campaigns and even translate your messages covering 50 different languages. It supports a number of platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn; Google+, Foursquare, MySpace and more. The Pro plan starts at $8.99 per month, otherwise a number of features like scheduling are available in the free version.

Desk.com (Free)

You can easily convert your iPhone into an automated customer support team with the help of the free service from Desk.com application. This well-designed application helps you to view the details of customers and connect with them in one single place. It can also be used to observe and control various social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter or even your e-mail to get notified about the messages from the clients as soon as they enter your inbox.

iWork ($10/app, free on new iPhones)

This amazing application is now available free of cost on the iTunes for latest iPhones, however, you can find the application on the app store for $10/app for the previous iPhone models. There could be no better office-suite for an iPhone than the iWork which has recently been equipped with a number of features like Pages word processor, Numbers spreadsheet editor and Keynote presentation maker. The renewed applications are completely integrated with Apple’s iCloud online storage platform.

Skype (Free)

Skype is one of the most popular service for free voice calling, video chatting and even group conferences. Most of you may use this application to contact your friends and family, however it can also be used as a robust video conferencing platform for various small-business owners. With the help of the front-facing camera on the handset, one can easily make video calls with users on nearly every smart-phone device.

You must download these 5 apps to help you get organized, connected and recognized as a budding professional and scale-up your business systematically.

We welcome adding more apps in comments section suggested by our users. Please share in comments the iPhone apps you are using for your small business.