Top 10 iPhone apps I use for my Online Businesses

October 17, 2011

I LOVE my iphone. It's no secret. I have almost everything I need to run most aspects of my business in my pocket. The way we do business online has changed significantly.

So, I thought that it would be a good idea to share the iPhone apps I use to run my business. So here we go.

CBAPP Clickbank stats

If you are an affiliate marketer, you probably use clickbank. If so, then this app is a must have. You can store all of your clickbank accounts in the app and check your affiliate earnings and stats.

It's quicker than logging into clickbank because it stores your login credentials, and you can easily switch from 1 account to the next.

Evernote

I hardly use Word Processors anymore, unless I'm working on something that I need to format in a specific way for a specific purpose (i.e. class notes for my students). For the most part, I've converted to evernote. Why? Because I HATE losing files, and I've become a Backup FREAK!

With evernote, whatever you type (like this blog post) is automatically backed up on their servers. Not only that, but you can also access it anywhere (nearly every computer, phone or mobile device). It automatically syncs between all of your devices.

If I have a cool idea for a blog post (like this one), I can jot it down in my Evernote iPhone app and when I get to my computer, it's there waiting for me.

Wunderlist

To-do lists are an essential part of my day-to-day routine. Without them, I would not be able to accomplish all of the things I do online.

Before I go to bed, I try to decide on the FEW important things I want to accomplish the next day and jot them down in Wunderlist. I've tried MANY to-do list apps, and I love Wunderlist the most.

Why? For the same reason I love evernote. It automatically syncs with Wunderlist on my Laptop and PC (at work). So when I add it to my to do list on any of those devices, it's automatically on all of them, and it's backed up in the cloud.

Analytics App

  • Google Analytics

    Cost: $6.99

  • iTunes Link: Click Here

This is an iPhone app I use on a daily basis to keep track of how my traffic is looking. It basically brings Google analytics to the palm of your hands. For example, I just checked the app and it told me that in the last week, I've had 6,967 visits to my Biology Website and that they spent an average of 4 minutes and 8 seconds.

I use app regularly to see what my current daily stats are with just 1 click. It's much quicker than logging into my Google analytics account and adjusting the date to see where I stand right now.

Godaddy.com Mobile Domain Manager

I use godaddy to manage many of my domains. However, I use this app to check the availability of domain names when I have a cool idea.

Within a few seconds, I can tell if a domain name is available for purchase, and even purchase it on the spot. It has a bunch of other godaddy-related features, but I don't pay attention to those.

LastPass for Premium Customers

  • Cost: App is free, but premium membership is $1/month
  • iTunes Link: Click Here

The more I get into marketing, the more I see how much damage a hacker can do. Because of this, I've chosen to use the service LastPass. It generates passwords for you, encrypts them, and securely logs you into your different online accounts.

This significantly decreases the risk of someone getting access to one of my accounts and gives me peace of mind. With there mobile app, you have access to all of your accounts. However, you have to be a premium customer in order to use it.

I don't know about you, but I think that $1 a month is worth it for the additional security it brings

Line2

When I first started in online business, I gave out my personal cellphone number. Then, I started getting calls at 3 or 4 in the morning and realized that since I LOVE my sleep, I needed another option.

I've tried a few different ones but ended up with Line2, which gives you a second line for your Smartphone. It also gives me the ability to control when people can reach me. I have the $14.95/month plan, which gives me a toll free number, a virtual receptionist and a bunch of other cool business features.

It's the number I use for my podcast hotline. When someone leaves a question via voicemail, it emails it to me as an mp3 that I can use in my podcast. It also allows me to make FREE calls via wifi, and the call quality is pretty awesome.

Mint.com Personal Finance

If you are running an online business, you should be making some money (hopefully). If that's the case, it's convenient to be able to manage all of your accounts from one place.
This is exactly what Mint allows you to do, and with their iPhone app, you can check into all of your accounts on the go – very convenient.

Social Apps: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Skype

I've grouped these into one category because they all serve somewhat similar purposes and I wanted to make sure to give you the best value for this Top 10. I use these apps because online business is social.

It's all about the relationships you build with others, and how you connect with them. It's no secret that Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Skype have revolutionized the way we relate to others, whether they are blog readers, customers, joint venture partners or just random folk. These apps allow me to stay on top of these relationships on the go.

Pocket Casts

It's no secret – I LOVE podcasts. I can truly say that podcasts have changed my life. I learn so much from them. It's the reason why I do my podcast. Yes, podcasts are available in my iTunes app, but lets be honest – the iTunes app SUCKS.

Yeah, I said it, and that's coming from an Apple Fanboy. Here's the thing, I didn't know that the iTunes app SUCKED until I tried pocketcasts. I'm no longer tied to syncing my device to download episodes.

You can jump ahead or backwards by tapping the screen. It gives me the ability to find new podcasts, subscribe to them and download episodes on the spot. I can go on and on about why it's so awesome, but all I'm going to say is try them out and you'll see for yourself. No more iTunes for me, when it comes to podcasts.

What Apps do YOU use?

So those are apps that I use in my business, but I'm sure there are many more that I don't know about. Go ahead and let me know in the comments below.

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Take care and God Bless!

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18 Comments

  • Linda McFadden says:

    This is a very informative post, Leslie, and I am sure that it will prove very useful to most of your subscribers. I think it is great how you share your expertise with so many others. But I have to admit that it was a bit overwhelming to me because it just made me feel really inept when it comes to all that you need to know to have a successful and profitable blog. This lack of knowledge seems to trip me up(along with a few more things) and freeze me in place; I know having this kind of resource should help me to get started seriously, but I just find myself frustrated.That being said, I am looking forward to your future posts and especially to your new training product.

    • Thanks for your comment Linda. I definitely understand being overwhelmed with all of the stuff there is to learn about blogging. There’s so much out there that it’s often hard to get through all the noise. We’ve all been there, and to be perfectly honest, I find myself getting overwhelmed from time to time.

      But I’ve learned a lot along the way, and my goal is to share that with you. Over the next few weeks, I will be making a number of posts trying to break down blogging one step at a time, to try to limit that feeling of being overwhelmed. So definitely stay tuned!

      Thanks again for the feedback!

  • Lovelyn says:

    Those look like great apps. Now all I have to do it get an iPhone.

  • Saif says:

    I say congratulations to Leslie for sharing his honesty. These applications are awesome and must be adopted if one wishes to promote his blog.
    Thanks.

    • No prob man. Thanks for the comment. I wouldn’t say that these apps MUST be adopted though. They are just apps that I use and find convenient. Depending on your business, that might not be the case. It all boils down to finding what works for YOU!

  • Brandon says:

    Man, I wish I knew about Evernote sooner because just a few months ago, my blog and all of it’s content that I had maintained for months had been deleted. Tried to work with bluehost, but there was some major problem that, to them, was rare and unfixable.

    Long story short, lost all data and I re-started my blog. And now, I just downloaded Evernote! 🙂 Hopefully it won’t happen again.

    Thanks Leslie for the info

    • I hear you man. Evernote is definitely a lifesaver. I don’t write anything for my online stuff (and lots of personal stuff) without doing it in evernote first.

      Sorry to hear that you lost all of your data. You should definitely take advantage of the WP DB backup plugin. It emails you your database daily, which contains all of the content for your site, backed up. Very easy to setup and very much worth it.

  • Andrea says:

    Hi Leslie,
    thanks for sharing. I am already using some of the apps and will take a look at two other apps you recommend.

  • Wasim Ismail says:

    apps 🙂 can’t live without them, do you remember when there was no such thing.
    All of these a brilliant, i would say Evernote is a life saver, and i would also like to add DropBox, AMAZING program let along a app.
    Thanks

    • What? There was such a time Wasim? That’s hard to believe, lol.

      Yep, Dropbox is great too. That’s another one that could’ve easily been on this list. Thanks for sharing!

  • Leslie says:

    Thanks for the great tips Leslie. Although I’m an Android user, I can confirm that Wunderlist & Evernote are fantastic on that platform as well.
    (Great name by the way!)
    Cheers

  • David Allen says:

    Thanks Leslie! I am familiar with several of these, but not all of them. I’ll be checking out LastPass and Line2 for sure.

    One of my favorite apps is OmniFocus. It’s a lot like the Wunderlist app you mentioned. I use it on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac as the system for managing my GTD implementation.

    As always, thanks for great content!

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