25 essential business apps for iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 is here, so it’s time to start loading it up with apps.

The iPhone 5 is here, so it’s time to start loading it up with apps. After all, without apps that connect us to Facebook, let us use our phones as universal remotes, and serve as digital bubble levels, would we really pay for those expensive data plans? When it comes to business apps, though, finding the right one for the right task can be tricky. There are so many apps out there that it’s tough to distinguish the mission critical from the mission impossible. Here are 25 that should get you started, and should help you convince your IT department that welcoming your iPhone 5 into the corporate network is indeed a good idea.

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Meeting Mapper

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WatchDox is an enterprise-focused solution to the growing need for secure document sharing and mobile collaboration. Users can view all documents shared via the WatchDox Workspace service or the WatchDox Exchange service on an iPhone, iPod or iPad. You can browse through workspace folders, see all documents in your WatchDox Exchange inbox, designate documents or folders for automatic sync, annotate documents, and render documents in any format. WatchDox protection allows the document owner or enterprise admin to wipe out or restrict access to documents at any time – even ones that have been forwarded or downloaded previously.   

Developer: Point N Time Software

Cost: $0.99

Available on Android too? No, but there is a cloud-based version you can access through a browser.

WatchDox

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WatchDox is an enterprise-focused solution to the growing need for secure document sharing and mobile collaboration. While consumer-grade apps like Box and Dropbox are great for sharing photos and non-sensitive Word docs, the enterprise demands a higher level of document protection. Users can view all documents shared via the WatchDox Workspace service or the WatchDox Exchange service on an iPhone, iPod or iPad. You can browse through workspace folders, see all documents in your WatchDox Exchange inbox, designate documents or folders for automatic sync, annotate documents, and even render documents in just about any format. WatchDox protection allows the document owner or enterprise admin to wipe out or restrict access to documents at any time – even ones that have been forwarded or downloaded previously.

Developer: WatchDox

Cost: Free with a WatchDox license, which has varied pricing based on business needs and number of users.

Available on Android? Yes

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