Using iPhone for work and personal

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jigga Beef, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Jigga Beef macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2009
    Philadelphia, Pa
    I am sure many of you have run into this issue and no doubt you've found doable solutions.

    I currently work in a small family business so a strictly business iPhone isn't in the budget.

    The apps i currently use for personal use that i would for work as well would be
    Google Drive
    Outlook Calender
    Outlook Contacts

    Evernote i don't mind creating strictly work notebooks so thats an easy fix.
    Dropbox i currently use as a magnet link to keep a synced version of my documents folder on my personal computer so i could continue to use dropbox but would prefer to keep it strictly personal but logging into a work account and than one for personal seems tedious.

    Things: This is an app i LOVE! love typing up my ToDos on my Mac Pro and sync with my devices. Wish i could have 2 versions of this on my iPhone so i could use one for work and one for personal. Another issue is that i don't currently have a Mac at work but hopefully by June I'll have one.

    GoogleDrive: I also keep my Documents folder synced like i do with dropbox but I am thinking the easiest solution is just use GoogleDrive for work and Dropbox for personal.

    Here is where it gets really tough (for me). I use a PC (yuck) at work and use Outlook for email and contacts. No problem adding the work email to iPhone mail but its the contacts I'm having trouble with.

    I have my Personal Contacts synced with iCloud. I'd love to be able to have my work contacts in my phone but i'd love to keep them synced somehow, but right now i am leaning towards just having an excel sheet with phone numbers and just keeping it in my messenger bag. The same issue with the calander.

    Sorry for the long post, thanks in advance.
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Have you perhaps considered/looked into some apps like Divide from that would keep your business side of things separate from personal? Not sure if it would do the trick for you, or would do everything that might be needed/desired, but perhaps it might provide something useful.

    Aside from that, you can also potentially look into some alternative apps for access to services that you might be using (which might allow for different/multiple accounts to be connected)--for example, using AirFile from to connect and use Dropbox (in addition to perhaps also having the Dropbox app itself separately).
  3. Jigga Beef thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2009
    Philadelphia, Pa
    Divide looks pretty nice. I'll look into that tomorrow.

    The biggest issue I am going to run into is keeping my phone synced with Outlook data since the computer i offically sync it with is my home Mac.

    I don't mind splitting Dropbox and Google Drive uses, i sort of answered that question myself as i typed the post.

    Syncing the Calander isn't as vital i don't mind keeping my work appointments in my regular calendar.

    Things is really the app i'd love to use for both work and personal. If i get a Mac at work i would just use my same AppleID and use 1 version of Things

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