Top Mobile Phone Apps for Business Productivity
Whether you’re a freelancer, a small part of a big network or the head of a huge company; it’s possible to improve your productivity with the right apps on your business smart phone. Since you can’t always have your laptop or desktop accessible and with you, it makes sense to have your most accessed tools on your smart phone.
Having your calendar accessible at all times could save you a great deal of hassle, knowing exactly when all your appointments are, and then using your maps app to find the best route there. It’s all smaller things that make the day run smoother and with less effort.
If you’re using an iOS device then you really only have one main option to cover your office applications. iWork consists of Keynote, Pages and Numbers and even allows importing and exporting of Microsoft Office documents.
This should cover all of your word, spreadsheet and presentation needs.
Documents To Go
This app does exactly what the name suggests. It lets you view and edit Microsoft Office documents in an intuitive interface. You’ll be able to edit and create Word, Excel and PowerPoint items. As well as being able to view PDF files.
Included as an alternative to Documents To Go, it’s around the same price with similar core functionalities, so it’s a matter of personal taste to which works best for you.
If your company prefers to keep its documents in the cloud; GDocs is free and gives you easy access to your Google documents online. It uses a proper interface rather than viewing them through a web browser.
You’ll be able to view your documents online, or download them for editing then re-sync them after you’re finished. The app is still currently in Beta, but it’s made a promising start with its current feature set.
Are you always forgetting your business cards and having to hastily scribble down your details on paper? Bump allows you to share your details by ‘bumping’ two smart phones together. Users can trade contact information, photos and files this way with an internet connection.
While many applications like it require NFC, Bump just requires the internet and uses an algorithm to figure out which two phones felt the same physical bump and then transfers between them.
Ak Notepad is just for taking quick notes on the go, it’s a simple yet powerful app with an included reminder feature that will send you a reminder based on the time you originally wrote the note. You can export notes to certain apps like Evernote, or even send yourself the notes via text or e-mail.
If you prefer the more tactile feel of physically writing something, but you still want the benefits of it being digital; Penultimate is the best app for handwriting. It renders digital ink, giving you the feeling of actually writing whilst the rendering engine keeps up with you no matter how fast you scribble.
Android users looking for an equivalent app should try ‘PenSupremacy’ which is a Penultimate clone.
Dropbox for Teams
Keeping the core functionalities of the original app, Dropbox for Teams adds enhanced sharing options and integrated file revision history that makes Dropbox even more powerful for businesses and teams.