7 iPhone Apps That Make Me Money

I love my iPhone, but let me tell you something else … I can write this thing off on my taxes a dozen times over. A few of the apps on this bad boy make me money time after time and I thought I’d share them with you here. The links will open up iTunes if you have it on your computer.

Omnifocus. This is the ultimate GTD (“Getting Things Done”) App for the iPhone. It syncs with OmniFocus for Mac so I’m not sure how powerful it would be for a PC user. You make money by getting things done. This app helps me do just that.

Tweetie. Twitter apps are a waste of time. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: you don’t need a Twitter strategy, you need a microblogging strategy. Tweetie integrates with Ping.fm so I can UberSyndicate and UberPublish according to my profitable networks according to plan.

Facebook. I actually can’t confirm that this makes me money yet, but with my focus on Facebook Fan Pages, I’m sure it will. Here’s a Webinar I did on the topic if you are interested.

Analytics. If you know what’s happening at your sites you can make the decisions that make you the money. Google Analytics is the default site tracking system (I remember when we had to pay for this stuff) and Analytics has a better interface to read GA’s content than Google has ever provided. I can make decisions that make money because of this app.

iTalk Recorder. I’ve created Podcast (free and Premium) and product content on this thing time and time again. I know there are other recorders out there but for some reason, this one does it for me.

WordPress. I didn’t write this article on the iPhone, but I have written a number of these posts on my iPhone.

Slydial. Sometimes, the worst possible thing you could do is get involved in a 2 hour phone call when you just need to leave some basic information for the person on the other end. Every time a make a Slydial, I get the job done.

What about you? One day I’ll do a post on the cool iPhone apps but, right now, what’s on your phone that helps you generate revenue?

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

  • http://www.taylormarek.com taylormarek

    For me, its the unlimited data plan. I can check everything and do everything I need to with it. IE isn't the greatest on my phone, but it does a decent enough job for me to view everything. :D

  • http://ebruce.myopenid.com/ ebruce

    Paul,

    Thanks for this great info. Two of these apps I will be signing up for right now.

    Bruce Breger

  • http://www.facebook.com/ed.healy Ed Healy

    I'll be checking out Slydial (as soon as it downloads from the app store). Thanks for the tip.

    I didn't expect to see 'Facebook' on your list. Though I also use the Facebook app, I consider it a web-service, first and foremost. That said, I'm checking out your video now. Thanks for linking to is.

  • mattyttv

    thanks paul, analytics will be very handy tool for me… matty t

  • scottsossamon

    Hello Paul, Slydial is awesome! Will use it often………..:)

  • http://www.corporatepersonalityprofiler.com/blog.html Michael Spremulli

    Slydial is an absolute godsend! For obvious reasons, I wish it would remain underground. This is one of those apps that you download NOW, even if you don't have an immediate need. You'll be surprised, and ready, when a situation arises that warrents it use!

  • http://twitter.com/richardclement Richard Clement

    Couldn't agree more on Analytics – essential. Also using Outpost and Top Floor to access Basecamp and Highrise – keeping track of projects and priorities certainly helps me make money.

  • carsbiz

    I just got my IPhone but don't no how to use it yet.

    I've a of transferring all my contact address from Palm Treo to my IPhone. My Palm Data is in my computer. Could anyone advice me what to do.

    Dickie

  • http://legalmarketinglive.com/ Legal Marketing

    Per your suggestion, I have also successfully used iTalk Recorder for my Legal Marketing Live podcast. I like the simplicity and ease with which one can produce audio content with iTalk. I look forward to applying some of your other suggestions above.

    By the way, do you recommend using Disqus for comments? If so, is it compatible with my Semiologic blogs?

    Bentley Tolk

  • georgekedourie

    No Slydial for me out in Europe!!

    Was considering Omnifocus…perhaps you should do an inspirational session on how you use Omnifocus?
    Gonna think about it again.

    The rest of them I have been using for a while now…

    Yesterday I saw that Mindjet have a version for the iPhone and I gotta say it's working great!
    I am really pleased to have that one on my phone!

    And just cos I'm here I am really enjoying Photogene, Best Camera, and Photo fx for editing and creating great images.

    Soon… soon I will be showing you the app we have been developing.

    Best,

    George

  • http://legalmarketinglive.com/ Bentley Tolk

    Okay, your example convinced me to sign up for Disqus! Thanks for the great content.

    Bentley Tolk

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Utz/100000044089467 Gary Utz

    Thanks Paul, I have a bunch of posts about iPhone apps on my blog. Since I am on the go, I do quite a bit of my Internet Marketing work directly from my iPhone. While it's not a iPhone app, I review articles via Google Reader daily and use Posterous to get the important information I review out to my follower on Twitter

  • jodybelliveau

    Thanks for putting this list together! I wrote up my top 20 websites/tips for Twitter. You can check it out here: http://theinteractiveproducer.blogspot.com/2009

  • http://www.InformationArchitected.com dankeldsen

    Paul – are you just using the built-in mic when using iTalk Recorder, or do you plug in externals? If so, what? Looking to replace a dedicated IVR that's a few years old – no need to carry around multiple devices if I can collapse my toolbox.

    Gracias,
    Dan

  • http://twitter.com/MagicMarketing MagicMarketing

    Where's the Android love? The Google Android phones are great and have many advantages over Iphones. A few quick comparisons: On Android, apps are allowed to run in the background, so I can do multiple stuff all at once. Iphone not so.

    When you purchase Android apps, you have a full 24 hours to uninstall and get a refund. With Iphone, if you buy the app and don't like it, your stuck paying for it.

    There are currently 7 (and counting) Android phones available on 3 different carriers. Iphone, there is 1 phone on 1 carrier (AT&T). Not a selection of phones to pick from and not a selection of carriers to choose from either.

    And probably the biggest reason is Apple's corporatocracy when it comes to which apps they will and will not approve. Google has pledged an open environment in their app store. Apple has been in the news lately as they have illegally blocked the Google Voice app from the Iphone. Apple has even been caught lying about why they rejected the app…. Read More

    I also know developers that express much frustration with apple's approval (or lack thereof) process. Just a few comparisons:)

  • http://jenniferlester.ca/ Web Content with WOW

    Good article – Any comparable advice for BlackBerry users?

  • tracychapman

    Thanks Paul. There are so many apps out there, it's nice to get solid recommendations from you based on what you like and use. Downloaded several of them already.

  • http://twitter.com/BillBateman1 Bill Bateman

    Thanks for the great info as usual

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  • Ola

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  • http://www.google.com/profiles/cb.tkdas Tanay Kumar Das

    For the average person who want to know how to make money with iphone applications, the process is strategic, intentional, and straight forward. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

    1. Develop an app that is focused, practical, and small in size. The smaller the app file, the faster it will run and the more enticing it is to potential buyers. If the app is too big, buyers might not have room for it on their iPhone, causing fewer people to buy it, and you might not make as much money with your iPhone app.

    Avoid letting extra features sneak into your app. If they are important, save them, and after the initial release of your app, release a premium version with the extra features. This will allow you to sell the simpler release (for those who need a smaller app), but also have a more extensive app that you can charge more for.

    Keep it small, keep it simple, and create an app that people can use over and over again.

    2. Submit your app to the Apple Web App Directory. Apple’s Web app directory is the premiere listing of the newest applications. You won’t find much traffic on other directories, so you should submit to the Apple directory. Once you submit, wait for Apple to review your app. This review is merely to see if your app is usable and functions correctly.

    Once Apple reviews your app – which takes about a day – they’ll put your app at the top of their chronological list. You’ll get a lot of hits for the first few days because of your app’s place at the top of the directory list. This is the most crucial part of your total revenue because it’s when your app will be seen the most and you will make the most money with iPhone apps.

    3. Resubmit your App. Apple will relist your app at the top of the directory if you resubmit your app with revisions. Fill out a resubmission form and fill out the “What’s New” section. Even if your revisions are small and simple, you should still resubmit your product. This will increase visibility, placing you at the top of the directory list once again.

    Always resubmit your app on a Thursday or Friday. Apple doesn’t list apps during weekends, so the ones listed on Thursday and Friday stay at the top of the list the longest.

    All of these steps WILL help your iPhone app gain exposure and buyers, but they don’t guarantee the success of your product. You MUST have a compelling, concise, practical, and efficient app. If your app fits this mold and you follow these steps, you will have success. The key is coming up with a good idea, but the trick is showing your app to the world once it is created. If you can do this, you will make money with your iPhone apps.

  • http://howtomakemoneywithiphone.blogspot.com Make Money With Iphone

    For the average person who want to know how to make money with iphone applications, the process is strategic, intentional, and straight forward. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

    1. Develop an app that is focused, practical, and small in size. The smaller the app file, the faster it will run and the more enticing it is to potential buyers. If the app is too big, buyers might not have room for it on their iPhone, causing fewer people to buy it, and you might not make as much money with your iPhone app.

    Avoid letting extra features sneak into your app. If they are important, save them, and after the initial release of your app, release a premium version with the extra features. This will allow you to sell the simpler release (for those who need a smaller app), but also have a more extensive app that you can charge more for.

    Keep it small, keep it simple, and create an app that people can use over and over again.

    2. Submit your app to the Apple Web App Directory. Apple’s Web app directory is the premiere listing of the newest applications. You won’t find much traffic on other directories, so you should submit to the Apple directory. Once you submit, wait for Apple to review your app. This review is merely to see if your app is usable and functions correctly.

    Once Apple reviews your app – which takes about a day – they’ll put your app at the top of their chronological list. You’ll get a lot of hits for the first few days because of your app’s place at the top of the directory list. This is the most crucial part of your total revenue because it’s when your app will be seen the most and you will make the most money with iPhone apps.

    3. Resubmit your App. Apple will relist your app at the top of the directory if you resubmit your app with revisions. Fill out a resubmission form and fill out the “What’s New” section. Even if your revisions are small and simple, you should still resubmit your product. This will increase visibility, placing you at the top of the directory list once again.

    Always resubmit your app on a Thursday or Friday. Apple doesn’t list apps during weekends, so the ones listed on Thursday and Friday stay at the top of the list the longest.

    All of these steps WILL help your iPhone app gain exposure and buyers, but they don’t guarantee the success of your product. You MUST have a compelling, concise, practical, and efficient app. If your app fits this mold and you follow these steps, you will have success. The key is coming up with a good idea, but the trick is showing your app to the world once it is created. If you can do this, you will make money with your iPhone apps.
    http://howtomakemoneywithiphone.blogspot.com

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    yeah you right…There are many things you apply on your application