One of the things that the rapid development of mobile phones has done is that it has made pretty much the whole world a big office. Now, some might consider this a bad thing, but if you are facing a deadline or encounter a crisis that needs an immediate solution, while the only thing that you have access to is your smartphone, you are probably glad that this is how things have turned out. Naturally, mobile phones have had their prominent place in the world of business as soon as they have appeared, but platforms such as Android have made their potential usefulness significantly greater. These are just some of the apps that a business person might find extremely handy.
Truth be told, this is not exactly a business-specific app, but it is one that everyone in the world of any kind of business should have. A Dropbox account (you get 2 GB of free storage, but you can buy additional memory) allows you to keep any files that you might need in a cloud storage and access them from any of your devices. Apart from ensuring that you will always have easy access to just about any of your files, it makes sharing those files with your colleagues extremely easy.
This is a free app that might look just like something meant for viewing PowerPoint presentations, but if you give it a chance, you’ll realize that its usefulness extends beyond that. Namely, it also allows you to make, track or share different presentations, as well as edit the existing ones, enriching them in the process. Being able to do this from your Samsung Galaxy S while you’re on the road, and don’t have access to a computer, might come in great if you are in a pinch.
When one app distincts itself among its peers as much as Evernote does in the area of note-taking apps, there is usually a good reason for that. This app simply does everything that you might need it to do, and it does it very well. Some of its many features are: voice reminder recording, creating lists of to-dos, synchronizing your notes across different devices, and an amazing search that will even search for text in images. If you get the paid version for $5 per month, you’ll also be able to search PDFs, and won’t have to look at ads anymore.
Now, this one is not exactly cheap as you’ll need to pay $14.99 to have it on your smartphone, but when you consider what it offers, it is probably a good idea to just pay the money. This app, as its name reveals, enables you to create or edit PowerPoint, Excel and Word documents, as well as easily share them. There is really no need to go into how having this (or a similar) app might be extremely helpful.
Depending on your particular business, and your role in it, there might be a multitude of apps out there that could make your life much easier. If you have a specific need, do a quick search for an app that might satisfy it, chances are that it’s out there somewhere.