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Top 12 Must Have Mobil Apps for Commercial Real Estate

1. Google

Google Apps for Mobile.

http://www.google.com/mobile/maps/

2. Evernote

Evernote for iPhone lets you create notes, snap photos, and record voice memos that you can then access any time from your iPhone, computer, or the web.

http://www.evernote.com/about/download/iphone/

3. Dropbox

Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.

http://www.dropbox.com/iphoneapp

4. Docusign

Now, you have the power to send, track and e-sign documents while on the go—anytime and anyplace in the world using your Apple®iPhone® or iPadTM

http://www.docusign.com/blog/2010/09/24/now-available-docusign-for-iphone-ipad-app/

5.  Ustream

Ustream powers live interactive video that enables anyone to watch and interact with a global audience of unlimited size.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ustream-viewing-application/id301520250?mt=8

6. WordPress

WordPress apps forAndroid and BlackBerry recently made their official debuts, and the iPhone app reached version 2.2. No other blogging service has this kind of app support across these three smartphone platforms

http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/mobile-apps-for-wordpress/

7.  Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-dictation/id341446764?mt=8

8. Logmein

One touch on your iPhone or iPad lets you remotely access your computers anywhere, anytime and manage your files on the go. Directly control your desktop as if you’re sitting in front of it, access your computer applications as if they were on your iPad, and view or manage files directly from your iPad/iPhone.

https://secure.logmein.com/products/ignition/iphone/

9. Loopnet

Put the nation’s #1 commercial real estate marketplace in your pocket with Loopnet’s mobile website and search apps.

http://www.loopnet.com/mobile/

10. LinkedIN

Find and connect with over 100 million professionals, get the latest updates, and share your status – all from your mobile device.

http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=mobile

11. CB Richard Ellis

The CBRE app offers initial features, including:

  • ability to search CBRE global office locations
  • ability to search contact information for CBRE personnel globally
  • access to CBRE’s Global Office Occupiers Guide, a comprehensive reference guide on leasing practices and protocols around the world.

http://www.cbre.com/EN/AboutUs/MediaCentre/2010/Pages/031210.aspx

12. Jones Lang Lasalle

  • Access the firm’s research reports from around the globe
  • Track Jones Lang LaSalle company news
  • Customize your views for the country of your choice
  • Find Jones Lang LaSalle’s people, locations and services
  • Follow @JLLNews on Twitter
  • Keep an eye on Jones Lang LaSalle’s Green Blog
  • View current Jones Lang LaSalle videos on hot industry topics

https://www.joneslanglasalle.com/pages/iphone-application.aspx

12a. Secret Weapon?

http://www.vlingo.com/demo

Here are 12 great and useful tools for commercial real estate. If you have other suggestions Please post them up!

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  • http://www.copyandcontentgroup.com Craig Rowe

    Hey Duke, for electronic forms and signatures, you should look into LincDoc. They have an iPad / tablet app.

    This is true e-forms at it’s best. The company is a major partner of Laserfiche and has perfected the concept of never needing forms to be paper. From Word and PDFs (i.e. every real estate form imaginable) they can create forms that are all dynamic and feed the data straight into any type of database, from accounting to marketing and CRMs.

    Scanning and e-mailing is so antiquated.

    Powerful stuff. The first real estate company that buys their product will win. And I mean win.

    • http://dukelong.com dukelong

      Craig,
      I will take a look and thanks for sharing.

  • http://creoutsider.com Chris Clark

    Do I win anything for having most of these installed?

    Would also recommend Instapaper and Flipboard for reading news/blogs.

    • http://dukelong.com dukelong

      Chris,
      Thanks for the share and name your prize!

      • Chris Clark

        I suppose I could ask for $$, but I’ll stick with “reading your blog is enough of a prize for me!”

  • http://www.colliers.nl Michel Langlois van den Bergh

    Handy tool to calculate the Return on your Investment:

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/colliers-roi-calculator-for/id418048699?mt=8#

    • http://dukelong.com dukelong

      Michel,
      Thanks for the share.

  • http://blog.adamcommercial.com Jason Sandquist

    I see Visual Lease just launched an iPad, iPhone and Android App! Now this is what I’m talking about, syncing everything across multiple devices!

    Would also recommend iAnnotate for the iPad for marking up docs and signing.

  • F Berfle

    Duke:
    I use an app called Real Estate Back Of the Envelope (BOE) a lot. They have it for iPhone and Blackberry. Easy to use if you know real estate terms, but surprisingly sophisticated pro forma modeling tool, does sensitivity and works with every property type. I do calcs on the street and email them to myself. Very cool. http://www.realestateboe.com

    • http://dukelong.com dukelong

      Thanks for the share!

  • http://www.CREModels.com CREModels

    This is also a good one, pretty simple and only does a few calcs at this point, but might be worth putting in your arsenal, especially since it’s free. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.sa

  • Lynn S.

    One more app to add to this roster – Commercial Rent Calculator http://bit.ly/TwS815

  • Johnh
  • John in Real Estate

    This app calculates all the financials on your iPad:

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/commercial-real-estate-analysis/id450202313?mt=8

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  • Chris Hurn

    My company, Mercantile Capital Corporation, just came out with a NEW complimentary app for iPhone and iPad called the SmartChoice® Loan Calculator. This app can easily estimate costs and payments for most commercial real estate transactions and automatically updates with current interest rates so that the results are accurate. It is a VERY useful tool for small business owners and their advisors and is now available at the iTunes App Store. Watch the video to learn more about what this app does and why you should use it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?f

    Be sure to download the app below and let me know what you think!

    Thanks.

    http://itunes.apple.com/app/smartchoice-loan-calculator/id502923091?mt=8