One thing about making lots of contacts at events, conferences and exhibitions is that you inevitably end up with lots of business cards. The question is, what to do with them? FullContact Card Reader is a clever way of dealing with the problem by allowing you to scan cards into your iPhone and have them transcribed.

It can automatically import them into your iPhone, CRM or other app contacts so that you have  their details at your fingertips at any time. FullContact Card Reader automatically scans business cards into your iPhone contacts, Salesforce leads and, over 250 other apps, such as Pipedrive, ActiveCampaign, and MailChimp. Accuracy is particularly good compared to similar products because FullContact Card Reader actually uses a team of real people to then transcribe the cards into contact information that you can then import into your iPhone.


WORK[etc], (full name WORK[etc] CRM + Projects + Help Desk), is a holistic approach to small business management which, as the elongated name suggests, manages to stuff a lot into a one package.

WORK[etc] integrates CRM with project management, billing, customer support, and more in an attempt to create an all-in-one business management platform. The obvious advantage of WORK[etc] is that it brings all major business needs under one umbrella and so there’s need to contract third-party services for the essential aspects of running your business.

According the the developer, 1,200 businesses already use WORK[etc] to satisfy their small business needs including CRM, project management, billing, help desk support, reporting, and collaboration.


One of the best ways to increase the revenue generated by your business is to sell more products to existing customers. This often means going mobile with your sales. Fusebill is a mobile credit card acceptance solution for subscription and other recurring payment-based businesses.

It allows you to take payments anywhere, anytime, meaning you grow your business and sales faster. Going mobile with your sales can work out a lot cheaper and easier than trying to generate sales elsewhere, although if you only have one product this is undeniably somewhat more difficult.


Up until now, I have been using my iPhone’s standard calendar as a personal to-do list, since I hadn’t really found a to-do list application that I fell in love with. For tasks like picking up groceries and getting a hair-cut, this might be okay, but when it comes to planning projects for work, and other complex scenarios, the integrated calendar just won’t cut it.

For this reason, I’ve spent some time investigating the different to-do list apps available in the App Store. Twenty five are rounded up here, including some generic applications, and others suited for a specific purpose (such as planning a wedding). Hopefully you’ll find a selection of very useful pieces of software!


Do you have a page (or several) on Facebook dedicated to your business? Then check out Facebook Pages Manager, which is a very useful tool to help manage all Facebook activity in one place from your iPhone.

Facebook Pages Manager is a handy tool, especially when used alongside a social media marketing tool such as Driftrock, Falcon Social, or Brand24. The app helps page administrators keep in touch with their audience and keep up with activity on multiple Facebook pages in one place. Facebook Pages Manager allows you to manage up-to 50 pages at once and supports posting updates, photos and responding to comments as your Pages.It also allows you to view and reply to private messages sent to your pages, receive push notifications for new activity, tips, reminders and also view page insights.


There’s a new breed of email apps trending these days. These apps are designed to help users get productive with their inboxes and ultimately reach inbox zero. They have several common denominators, including gestures, action-based functionality, scheduling, and integration with other productivity tools like tasks and calendars. They make for a good compliment to project management apps such as Clarizen, Wrike, or JIRA, making your work life that little bit more manageable.

A growing number of these email apps have been released to the public, signalling evident interest in this approach to email. I’ve managed to round up ten (10) email apps that fit into this trend, some of which you may or may not have heard of before. Let’s take a look at these email apps and see what they have to offer users in need of a more effective and flexible solution to email.

For those of you who are serial diarists or are always toting around a notebook in which to scribble all your genius ideas, memories or musings, why not combine your love of writing with your love for your iPhone?

Here are 50 journal and diary apps, all of them as unique as the people who will inevitably use them. Most of these apps are designed to let you document your innermost thoughts, but we’ve thrown in some scheduling apps for business that help you manage your day-to-day working life as well.

Now whether that’s through text, photos, videos, audio recordings, music or sketches, well, that’s up to you. And up to which app you choose. Hit the jump now to find the perfect one.


If your business uses JIRA, no doubt you’ve been in a situation where you know a JIRA task exists for a particular task but you can’t quite put your hands on it. Or, maybe you’ve been without your laptop and desperately needed to update or manage an important JIRA task.

Surprisingly, there’s no official JIRA app for mobile, and JIRA Connect is designed to fill this gap. JIRA Connect is a third-party application that puts JIRA tasks at your fingertips no matter where you are. JIRA Connect is ideal for those that can’t or don’t want to use laptops in meetings but want to be able to recall a specific JIRA task at a seconds notice.

Or, if you’re constantly on the move and need to keep an eye on the latest JIRA tasks your team is working on, JIRA Connect provides a convenient way to manage JIRA tasks on your mobile device. JIRA Connect is not simply a web version of JIRA. It uses JIRA’s REST API which plugs straight into JIRA and requires virtually no configuration although it only works with Atlassian JIRA 5.0 and above (earlier versions of JIRA are not supported due to their lack of REST API support).


Presenting analytical data is an important but sometimes dry task. Roambi Analytics attempts to make the process a whole lot more interesting and dynamic.

More specifically, Roambi understands that business decisions increasingly need to be made on the move and the app aims to deliver crucial figures or results to your mobile device with style in order to seal a deal, ensure the successful running of your business, and uncover new trends in your data.


SWAG or “Speak With A Geek” is an innovative service that attempts to connect you with technical specialists local to your business. It’s completely free to use and helps you find technical experts that can get you out of a jam or solve a problem.

For those offering services, Speak With A Geek works by matching you with business clients in your area based on your skills and certifications. The great thing is that it offers maximum flexibility – you can work when you want as much as you want and you control availability, client communication, hourly rate and invoicing. There are no commissions taken by SWAG either – the service is free to use so you have nothing to lose by at least listing yourself on there.


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