Why you need an iPhone.

As a business owner, you dream of having more free time, more flexibility and running your business from the comfort of … well, any place you could be; your home, the hotel room, the bar on the beach. iPhone made our dreams come true.

You know that your iPhone – or most Smartphones – can help you remotely run your business. But are you taking advantage of it? I only started a few months ago and this was by accident. Last May, I had an operation that was to keep me for at least 3 weeks with crutches, and most of the time lying in bed or on the couch. My iPad became my business partner.

Let me share with you what happened. I could not stop talking to clients, prospects or suppliers for this long. So I converted my iPad into the best business tool I could ever dreamt of. Fast forward a few months, I have gotten rid of my Blackberry and got my new iPhone. And do you know what? I have converted the iPhone into another business partner.

Here are my best must-have apps for your iPhone, AKA Business Partner.

iMovie : create short videos, fast and efficiently.

SocialCam : Capture, share and view videos. Ideal for creating movies for your website.

WordPress : Obviously, if your blog or website uses it.

LogMe in : The best tool ever! And it's free! It allows you to access your computer remotely. You must install the software on your computer and leave it open (locked) in order to use it. I use it while on vacation, and during my 3 weeks in bed.

Skype : really, do I need to explain this one?

Dropbox : Not sure how I lived before Dropbox. No more USB keys in my bag.

Grafio Lite : To create beautiful diagrams to explain ideas, flow charts, mind maps and more

Mobile OCR: Scan text and convert it into a regular text

Notheshelf or Penultimate : to write notes on your iPhone

Myfax: online faxes sent directly to your iPhone

Type on PDF: I can add notes on PDF documents, highlight text and send to another app, print or email.

Slideshark: View and share PowerPoint presentation. This is the one I use on my iPad each time I visit a client.

Keynote: Create presentations on you iPad or iPhone. This is not a free app.

Of course, all the social media apps: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, MySpace, Pinterest, Linkedin and more. Do I need to tell you why I use them?