You already know about Skype, Instagram and Angry Birds. Check out these business-friendly iPhone and iPad apps you may not have tried, plus an amusing diversion or two.
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Task management apps are common fare, and iOS's Reminders app does a decent job of managing your day-to-day affairs. But Any.DO is a step up from your average to-do list. Gesture controls let you strike through (i.e., cross off) items with a simple swipe of the finger, and you can shake your device to remove all completed tasks. Voice input makes it easy to add tasks without fiddling with a screen keyboard. Interestingly, Any.DO's clean, intuitive interface has much more in common with Microsoft's Modern UI (formerly "Metro") than with iOS's much-maligned skeuomorphic design. And that's a good thing.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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