Being a productive geek has become even easier, thanks to advances in mobile internet and smartphone technology. Apple’s iPhone allows geeks to take care of their business wherever they have a mobile internet connection. Geeks who are always on the go and still need to get their work done should consider downloading these apps from the App Store to get the most out of their technology.
Contacting friends and clients through the highly popular voice over IP (VOIP) service, Skype, can be accomplished on the iPhone with this officially sanctioned app. Geeks can video chat, instant message and make international business calls just as they would on a desktop computer. Use Skype from any location where their iPhone receives mobile internet service.
Updating a blog or website using the content manager WordPress is simple with this app for the iPhone. Geeks can keep their users up-to-date on the latest news while out of the home or office. This app is especially good for liveblogging events, allowing a blogger to get the information to their visitors before any other site while also improving their popularity.
While Skype has most video chatting uses covered, it is limited to one-on-one conversations. GoToMeeting allows geeks to host video conferences with multiple people. With this app, it is possible to have a staff meeting while everyone is out of the office, as long as their iPhones have a mobile internet signal.
Create impressive presentations, similar to Microsoft Powerpoint, directly from your iPhone with this app. While it costs $9.99 to download, KeyNote is a very powerful tool and can
be very beneficial for making a presentation that shows just how tech savvy the user truly is when it comes to mobile technology.
Keep track of everything you need to do with this convenient app. It costs $5 to download, but will save geeks with busy schedules a lot of headaches when managing their time.
Geeks will never have to rely on flash drives for transporting important files ever again if they download the DropBox app from the Apple App Store. Files can be uploaded to online storage and accessed from an iPhone, allowing geeks to get to their most priceless files from nearly anywhere.
While social networking can be a distraction for some geeks, the constant news updates and marketing benefits of installing the Twitter app on the iPhone are unparalleled. Twitter for smartphones carries many of the same functionalities as Twitter for the computer. Add to that the convenience of carrying your web with you, and the Twitter is one app not to be passed up.
Typing notes is a thing of the past with the Dragon Diction app. Simply launch the app, start talking and it will convert your words into text. Save it to your iPhone’s clipboard or notes, paste it into an e-mail, or send it out as a text message. Make typing a hands-free experience and really impress your geek counterparts.
While the Microsoft Office suite is not available for iPhones, Documents to Go is the next best thing. For $16.99, geeks can create and open Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files from anywhere. It even syncs with their desktop computers and other services, such as DropBox and Google Docs.
Stock market geeks can get all of the latest trading information from this app. Roambi is mobile business intelligence that transforms data into a convenient dashboard on your iPhone.
Blake Sanders is a tech writer at broadband comparison site Broadband Expert and specializes in mobile internet, mobile phones, as well as the latest in broadband provider news and information.
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