The business iPhone apps finder

InfoWorld launches a Web-based catalog to find mobile apps suited for business and IT users

A trip to the Apple iTunes App Store reveals an endless array of iPhone applications. And filtering by the store's broad categories such as "business" doesn't do much to help users find apps they may want.

To address this issue, has launched its iPhone business apps catalog, an interactive listing of Phone apps of use to professionals, businesses, and IT staff. The online tool lets people sort apps by more specific categories than the Apple store provides, as well as by name, price, and release date.

The service has no cost and is available at Users with a U.S. iTunes account can download apps to iTunes from the InfoWorld business app catalog; iTunes must be installed on your computer.

The catalog contains only iPhone apps deemed useful for business users, excluding the bulk of the apps labeled "business" at the App Store, as many are not really business apps or are of dubious value.

At today's launch, the online catalog includes 218 iPhone apps. InfoWorld's editors will add new apps to the catalog as merited.