When I sat down to write my article tonight, I found myself asking a very intriguing question – business or personal? Do you use your iPhone or iPad for business or personal use? I try very hard to keep my personal and professional lives separate, but when it comes to using technology, I’m willing to combine the two if it benefits productivity in business. My iPad has come in handy on more than one occasion and with as much as on-the-go work I do, my iPhone is indispensable to stay in contact with my business associates.

I started looking into new business apps that were available and was happy to discover that Apple does some of the leg work for you. On Apple’s website, they outline some of the best apps for business for your i-device. Simply visit http://www.apple.com/iphone/business/apps/ to see their suggestions. A couple of my favorites that I use on a daily basis include:

  • Dropbox – An app for storing files in the cloud.
  • Pages – A great word processing/layout program that is comparable to Microsoft Word.
  • Evernote – A note-taking app that will sync between your desktop, iPhone and iPad so that you always have your notes with you wherever you go.
  • 1Password – Security is key when it comes to 1Password. It allows users to create encrypted passwords for all accounts and controlling them with one password.
  • Numbers – A data organization tool that is comparable to Microsoft Excel.

If you are looking for some new apps to increase your productivity, I would suggest visiting Apple’s business page for creative suggestions. It’s a great way to find some great apps without hours of searching through the thousands of options on the app store.