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100 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Work, Study and Travel

100 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Work, Study and Travel



These iPhone apps will help you keep all of your work organized.

  1. Bento: Bento does nearly everything, with client information, expenses, to do lists, events, and lots more, all in one app.
  2. Evernote: Remember everything and find everything with the help of Evernote.
  3. A Personal Assistant: Use this app to get your own personal assistant that helps you manage just about anything.
  4. myHomework: You can stay on top of assignments, lectures, and lots more on your iPhone with myHomework.
  5. reQall: This app works to aid your memory and keep things together.
  6. iiBlueSky: Get handy access to your notes and ideas using iiBlueSky.
  7. iTalk Recorder: The iTalk Recorder makes it easy to leave notes for yourself.
  8. Things: Things is an incredibly useful task manager for iPhone.
  9. OmniFocus: Keep track of actions, lists, agenda items and loads more using OmniFocus.
  10. Epiphany Recorder: With the Epiphany Recorder, you can record thoughts, music, and more.
  11. Todo: Todo makes task management simple, and synchronizes with the web or your desktop.

Research & Reference

Look up facts, words, and more using these tools.

  1. Wikipanion: Use Wikipanion on your iPhone to have easy access to Wikipedia.
  2. History: Maps of the World: This app will provide you with detailed maps from all around the world.
  3. Your Rights: Reference this app to learn about rights for political science and even personal defense.
  4. WeDict: WeDict offers a free iPhone dictionary.
  5. Google News: Google News makes it easy for you to stay on top of new developments in the world.
  6. World Countries: Learn a variety of facts about countries around the world using World Countries.
  7. Net News Wire: Net News Wire will help you learn about the latest news.

Connectivity & Sync

These iPhone apps will help you stay connected.

  1. MobileMe: MobileMe makes it possible for you to sync up your PC, iPhone, and other devices.
  2. SoonR: SoonR offers remote access to Outlook from your iPhone.
  3. Wifi Trak: This simple app will help you seek out free Wi-Fi.
  4. Sugar Sync: Sync your computer and iPhone by using this app.
  5. Mobile Disk: Store your files on your iPhone with Mobile Disk.
  6. WiFi HD: WiFi HD will turn your iPhone into a mobile hard drive.
  7. SugarSync: Using SugarSync, you’ll be able to get remote access to your home or office computer through your iPhone.
  8. Auto WiFi Lite: This app will get you connected to WiFi hotspots automatically./li>
  9. iHound: If you lose your iPhone on the beach, iHound will help you get it back.
  10. Folders: Store and protect information on your iPhone by using Folders.
  11. Discover: This app will make it possible for you to use the iPhone as a wireless device.


Make sure you’re keeping up with your work by using these iPhone apps for productivity.

  1. Air Sharing: Air Sharing allows users to easily copy documents and more to use on your iPhone.
  2. ProjectMgr: ProjectMgr offers project management automation on your iPhone.
  3. WorkTimer Lite: Track your working hours by using WorkTimer Lite.
  4. Remember the Milk: Take your to do list anywhere with Remember the Milk for your iPhone.
  5. Torch: Using Torch, you’ll be able to easily manage your projects using your iPhone.
  6. Quick Voice Recorder: Record and send messages right from your iPhone using this app.
  7. mSecure: mSecure will provide you with secure storage for your important information.

Planning & Scheduling

Make sure you’re staying on top of responsibilities by using these iPhone apps for scheduling and planning.

  1. Google Calendar: Google Calendar offers an excellent calendar and the option to sync with your desktop calendar.
  2. iProcrastinate Mobile: Use this app to better stay on top of all the assignments and tasks you need to take care of.
  3. Facetime: Facetime will help you schedule your day and stay productive.
  4. Attendance Countdown: Use this app, and you can track your work and study time on the iPhone.
  5. Date Wheel: With the help of Date Wheel, you’ll be able to figure out exactly when assignments and action items are due.
  6. iStudent: Using iStudent, you can organize your class schedule, events, assignments, and lots more.
  7. 43 Actions: 43 Actions will help you stay on top of your tasks./li>
  8. 30Boxes: Use this calendar to get simple day planning on your iPhone.

Collaboration & Communication

Keep in touch and work with others by using these collaboration and communication apps for the iPhone.

  1. Email ‘n Walk: Email without losing your view of the ocean with the help of this app.
  2. Fuze Lite: This app will help you connect on various messaging services.
  3. Whiteboard: Whiteboard offers collaborative drawing, so you can create notes and drawings with others in the office while you’re at the beach.
  4. Fring: Connect to a variety of instant messaging services all at once using the Fring app.
  5. Pinger: Get visual voicemail messages and broadcast messages from your iPhone using Pinger.
  6. AT&T: Get a small business phone service with AT&T Virtual Receptionist.
  7. iEDL: iEDL offers an easy way to send mass emails on your iPhone.
  8. Melodis Voice Dialer: Use Melodis to get voice dialing on your iPhone.
  9. Gubb: Share lists and more with colleagues and classmates using Gubb.


Get full use of documents on the go with these apps.

  1. Documents To Go: Take your Word, Excel, PDF, and other documents to the beach with you on your iPhone using Documents To Go.
  2. TouchType: Use TouchType to check your spelling and grammar on the iPhone.
  3. iZoho: iZoho will provide you with documents, slideshows, and loads of other office tools for the iPhone.
  4. Thumb Jot: Using Thumb Jot, you can keep all of your notes and thoughts handy on your iPhone.
  5. DocViewer: You can read a variety of documents on your iPhone with the DocViewer.
  6. iFiles Lite: Files Lite makes it simple to create and share documents on your iPhone.
  7. Dexy: Create organized, free form notes on your iPhone using Dexy.
  8. Readdle Docs: With Readdle, you’ll be able to get your documents from email, your computer, and more organized on the iPhone.
  9. Napkin Genius: Draw notes and ideas with the Napkin Genius app.
  10. PDF Reader Pro: Read PDF files on your iPhone with the help of this app.
  11. iSpreadsheet: iSpreadsheet offers free spreadsheets for your iPhone.
  12. YouNote: With the YouNote app, you’ll be able to take notes by drawing, typing, or recording.
  13. WritePad: Input text by simply handwriting with your finger with the help of WritePad.
  14. Print & Share: You can print emails, photos, web pages, and more right from your iPhone with this app.


These iPhone apps were made for studying.

  1. gFlash+: Use gFlash+, and you’ll be able to make flash cards you can study on your iPhone.
  2. Margins: With Margins, you can take notes about books to refer to later.
  3. Fact of the Day: This app offers a new educational fact each day.
  4. Quote of the Day: This app will provide you with a new quote to learn every day.
  5. Graphing Calculator: This calculator makes it easy to do math and more on your iPhone.
  6. Art Lite: Use this app to study history, works, and more in art.
  7. Mathemagics: This app can be used to calculate multiplication, squares, and more.
  8. BookShelf: Use this app to turn your iPhone into a book reader.
  9. planetFacts: This app offers diameter, orbit, mass, and other facts about the planets on your iPhone.
  10. AccelaStudy Vocabulary Builder: This tool will help you improve your vocabulary.
  11. ezMemorize: With ezMemorize, you can create and share flash cards.
  12. Google Earth: This app makes it interesting and easy to see the world from your iPhone.
  13. EngLits: Use EngLits to get summaries and learning for required reading while you’re on the beach.
  14. Stanza: Use Stanza, and you can download classics and current books, and use your iPhone as an ereader.
  15. PopMath: This game offers a fun way to improve your math skills.
  16. Instapaper: Store important bits you find online using Instapaper.
  17. Talking Phrasebooks: Study a foreign language on your iPhone with Talking Phrasebooks.
  18. VocabWiz: This iPhone app will help you improve your vocabulary skills.
  19. Poptiq: Use Poptiq to get educational videos on your iPhone.
  20. Sparky: Browse and learn from SparkNotes on your iPhone using Sparky.
  21. Netter’s Anatomy: Netter’s Anatomy flash cards offer full color references to help you memorize anatomy.


If you’re hitting the beach far away, use these apps to make travel a snap.

  1. Gas Cubby: Gas Cubby will make it easy for you to track gas mileage and vehicle maintenance on your iPhone.
  2. Flight Track: Get updated on flights around the world using Flight Track.
  3. Surf Report: Check out the Surf Report to learn about the best surfing conditions near you.


Get a grip on your finances by using these iPhone apps.

  1. Mint: Mint’s iPhone app can help you monitor your financial accounts from anywhere.
  2. JustAddMoney: JustAddMoney makes it easy to manage your expenses.
  3. Harvest Time & Expense Tracker: Use Harvest to track your expenses and time on the go.
  4. QuickBooks Online: View and manage your financial accounts on your iPhone with QuickBooks.
  5. XpenseTracker: Keep track of all expenses that need to be reimbursed by using Xpenser Tracker.
  6. Owed: Owed offers automation for invoices and IOUs.
  7. Pennies: Pennies can help you save money and stay on top of your spending.
  8. Receipts: Receipts will make tracking your receipts easy.
  9. Balance: Use Balance, and you’ll be able to help prevent overdrafts on your account.
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  1. Scott on July 20, 2012 at 9:38 am

    As the developer of XpenseTracker (#96 in the list), the link to the app’s page is incorrect.  Please if anyone is interested in XpenseTracker please visit the iTunes web page at:

  2. Theresumebuilder on October 26, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Evernote is among the best mobile apps I’ve used! Helps me make notes even while I’m on the go and ofcourse makes me remember and find things easier and faster. Thumbs for Evernote!

  3. Time Billing on January 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Great list. I would also recommend Replicon timekeeping software, which is a best time tracking software.

  4. raj_as on April 1, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I suggest Web based timesheet script to track Employee work hours and project hours as well as measuring employee performance. So try to use Qualitypoint Technologies Timesheet . Can add Unlimited Users. No user-based license

  5. Guest on April 14, 2013 at 10:00 am

    IStudyPlan: Study planner app for student helping to plan their exams taking into account the time they have available

  6. Manuel Dambrine on April 14, 2013 at 10:01 am

    IStudyPlan: Study planner app for student helping to plan their exams taking into account the time they have available

  7. Leslie Scott on December 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    This list of apps is awesome for work,study and travel but I am missing one more tool that I would like to recommend to be considered included in this list. The cloud based Replicon’s task management tools ( ) which works with a hassle free fashion with features and functionalities that speaks up in its way.