So...having identified the iPhone as a useful gadget - what makes it so useful?
A range of applications (apps) is supplied as default - including the ability to sync with calendars, emails, a notetaker and maps. Maps have the ability to locate where you are now and provide directions - walking, bus or car - to a selected destination - useful for visiting offices or clients etc.
There are many thousands of apps available for download from the App Store - some free, some paid for - at varying prices. The most expensive app to date downloaded - £17.99 - is Logmein ignition - which allows me to connect to my office PC or home PC and control them as if I was sitting in front of them. It may however look a bit strange shaking the iPhone so that it moves the display from one screen to another!
Air Sharing (£5.99) allows the iPhone to operate as a wireless storage device - so that files can be uploaded or downloaded e.g. Excel, Word or PDF files to take with you to meetings - "just in case".
DocScanner (£5.49) takes a photo of any document then it will automatically crop, rotate and correct the perspective and improve the brightness and contrast. It will then convert it to a PDF or JPG file which can then be emailed or downloaded later on - an instant pocket scanner!
Noted - free - allows handwriting - well finger writing actually - for any very quick scribbled notes you want to make. This can then be saved as an image file.
We will visit a few more shortly. In the meantime - please let us know which apps you find particularly useful.