Note from Jens** I’m proud to present a guest post from Maria. Perfect timing. You probably already know that I’m doing my best to launch a new video blog, and that I’ve been doing a lot of research when it comes to inbound marketing. But, I have actually never thought about inbound marketing apps for my iPhone. I was actually really surprised when I first read this post. That’s why I really want to know, do you use any of these iPhone apps? Let’s discuss in the comments.

Here’s Maria:

With thousands upon thousands of different marketing apps to choose from, many app developers have strived to create useful and realistic marketing apps that could not only help marketers attract more potential customers in a time-efficient manner, but also help generate more revenue for businesses at the same time.

If you work as a marketing professional and you’re hoping to download an app that will help you learn new and progressive inbound marketing strategies, or even if you own your own business and you don’t know where to start in terms of promoting your company, here are four iPhone apps that are considered to be the best and most effective for marketers:

1. Grader (Free)

If you have a passion for inbound marketing, then this award-winning app could be the answer to all of your prayers. Not only can this app be used as a tool to help measure all of your previous inbound marketing techniques and efforts, it can also be used to help improve your inbound marketing techniques in the future as well.

Read more about Grader.

2. Quicklytics ($1.99)

If you use Google Analytics as a tool for your business and/or job, then you are probably already aware of the fact that it cannot only be used to help you in the marketing process, but it can also be used to generate more revenue at the same time.

If you don’t have a lot of time to check out your Google Analytics, the Quicklytics app is effective in updating you on how your business and/or website is doing in terms of generating more revenue, and how you are doing in terms of attracting potential customers as well.

Read more about Quicklytics

3. Get Sticky Inbound Marketing (Free)

This app has been proven to be one of the top-rated marketing-related apps on the web, and once you download it it’s easy to see why. Users can easily scroll through various tips, tricks and techniques provided by marketers on how they can improve their inbound marketing strategies, and much more.

Read more about Sticky Inbound Marketing

4. Jobjuice Marketing ($14.99)

Lastly, if you’re hoping to pursue a career in the marketing business, then this app is a “must-have” for any future (or current) marketing professional.
Although it may come at a hefty price, the cost is well worth it if you’re hoping to obtain some realistic and useful advice in terms of how to improve your inbound marketing strategies or how to learn important marketing tools and terms as well.

Read more about Jobjuice Marketing

Maria Rainier is a freelance writer and recent graduate of Elon University. She is currently a resident blogger at an online schools resource site, where recently she’s been researching different online theology degrees and blogging about student life. In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming, and avoiding her laptop.

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Comments

  1. Hi Maria and Jens,

    When I saw this headline I immediately thought, oh no!!!

    As Jens is aware by now, I don’t consider myself to be very techie! I say that because I’m so behind the times with cell phones. I know, I’m not in the dinosaur age but I’m not in 2011 either. These things confuse me because I’m not up on technology in that respect. But I do enjoy reading about it because it just tells me how behind I really am.

    Thank you for sharing this with us Maria and I apologize for not having anything to contribute to your post. Hopefully someday in the immediate future I will though!

    ~Adrienne

    • Hi Adrienne, good news, these apps should work on your iPod Tocuh as well! You’re not far behind at all. :-)

      • No kidding? See, I don’t know the difference. So can apps that are created for iPhones also be used on the iPod Touch? Still learning girl, still learning. :-)

        • Hi Adrienne, a lot of people don’t know that, but it’s handy information to have. Just don’t try to type out a comment on that small screen. It’s ***Touch not ***Tocuh, lol!

        • You know I don’t have big hands but just trying to type in passwords and stuff has been crazy. I’m not that good at this stuff yet but I’m going to get it down eventually.

        • Clearly, I have not perfected my technique in the many years I have been practicing. :-)

        • Hi Adrienne and Carolyn,

          I actually tried to reply to comments while I was on vacation (living in a tent) this summer. I used the WordPress app for my iPhone. It was easy to moderate the comments, but replying… I did it, but I don’t recommend it, unless you’re living in a tent. I wrote short “meaningless” replies, but I did it, because that was the only way.

          I also tried to write a reply from my Kindle while I was in Italy. Easy to moderate, even harder to reply :)

          Maybe the iPhone 5 will make this a lot easier (bigger screen)?

          Jens

  2. Blog looks really good mate, keep it up! I keep shedding the pounds thanks to information like this and my studies on resveratrol.

  3. Dude, I think we are getting rid of our office crackberry’s this month and going to Verizon iPhones…………w/ apps…………..yay. Maybe I will be a little more sophisticated then…………:)

  4. Hi Jens and Maria, Wow, I hadn’t discoveredf any of these apps! They seem really great for marketing. It’s funny how people might balk at paying $14.99 for an app but would think nothing of paying that for a book.

    I have a question, Maria. How do you enjoy avoiding your laptop? I haven’t discovered that either. ;-)

    • Hi Carolyn,

      I actually haven’t discovered any of these apps myself. So, that’s why the timing was perfect for this guest post.

      I have only paid $14.99 for one app on my iPhone, and that was GPS navigation (for Scandinavia). On the other hand, I have paid for many apps, but most of them have been cheap.

      What’s the app with the highest price you’ve bought?

      Jens

      • I have purchased a GPS app for about $50 and my Sling Player app for about $30. I don’t think I ever have used the GPS app because we ended up getting a car with a GPS when we moved back to the US. But I love my Sling Player app!

  5. MANICKAM VIJAYABANU says:

    Hi Jens,

    I am coming to your site through WonderofTech. Looks cool apps. I believe marketing people may love to have this. Grader looks pretty nice. Thanks for the posy

    • Hi Manickam,

      Wonderoftech is an awesome website, thanks a lot for stopping by.

      I actually haven’t tried any of the iPhones apps myself, but I’m going to fairly soon. Maria did an awesome job of writing this blog post.

      Jens

      • Thanks, Jens and Manickam! I am so please you enjoy The Wonder of Tech. Manickam has a great guest post on the site today. It’s great that two of my favorite guest authors have connected. :-)

  6. Jobjuice Marketing is my choice. OK, this is not a free application but if you want to succeed in this line of business you have to spend money as well. And you have to spend it wisely. This seems like a useful thing, so this kind of investment really isn’t much.

    • Hi Ana,

      I had never heard of Jobjuice before I received this guest post from Maria, but it sounds like an awesome app. Have you used it for a long time?

      Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts with me.

      Jens

      • Hi Jens,

        Actually, no. I have it for a month or so now. I don’t have formal education in marketing and such so this comes in very handy to me. It’s the knowledge for which i would have to read through a lot of books. And it’s summed up nicely. I haven’t regretted my $14.99.

  7. Quicklytics is great. I have been using it for a few weeks now and love it as an on-the-go analytics tool. Anyone who is addicted to the stats will love it (or hate it if you’re trying to wean yourself off).

    I’ll have to check the other apps out. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Melanie,

      I have thought about buying the Quicklytics app myself. It would be great to check my stats from everywhere. On the other hand, I used to be addicted to stats, and I’m thinking that buying Quicklytics might get me addicted once again :)

      Now I just check my stats about once a week.

      Jens

  8. Even over in England, on this little island, I-Phones are nearly everywhere. It’s quite scary actually, to think of Apple’s huge influence overall.

    Still, I have thought about getting an I-Phone before, but Sam (my girlfriend) won’t let me get one – she has a Blackberry and wants me to get one too ;-)

    Hope you’re good Jens, and thanks for the informative post Maria :-)

    • Hey Stuart,

      Blackberry? One of my friends, living in the US, has a Blackberry. I have only tested it once, and to me it seems like a very advanced phone, but to me, the iPhone seems a lot more user friendly.

      On the other hand, if you’re girlfriend is saying that you should get a Blackberry, you should get one :)

      Jens

  9. Thanks for sharing this informative post, I’m learning now.

  10. Jens, I’ve used “Get Sticky Inbound Marketing (Free)” app and love it. Easy to use and its free. I will give the other apps a try. Thanks for the list.

    • I have just downloaded it. I’ll probably end up downloading all the apps. I just can’t get enough when it comes to learning about inbound marketing :)

  11. Nicole Scott says:

    The iPhone 5 should be coming along fairly soon , and we wanted to take a moment to gauge where our readers were at with their current service and their plans for their future service . Because, of course you’re gonna get an iPhone 5 .

    • I’m planning to check out the iPhone5 and hopefully more inbound marketing apps in it to discover like those in this article.

      • Me too. I just don’t hope that the price will increase. If it does, I’m not sure if I’ll just keep my old 3GS for a while and buy an iPad instead :)

        • Hope so. Well, you have a great alternative plan for now. But I will consider the price (ofcourse)before purchasing, for sure they will have a promo or discounts on their first launch if ever. Cross finger! yikes

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