Smartphones are gaining traction in the business world, opening new opportunities for on-the-go functionality and anywhere access. Desktop PC apps keep you on top of things at the office, but why stay chained to your desk when you have a powerful computer right in your pocket? To help you add business functionality to your device, we’ve pulled together 10 best apps designed for Android Smartphones.
1. Locale (Free)
Locale offers world of goodies to Smartphones. It can automatically put your smartphone on silent mode if you are at office, or it can put the ringer ON when you arrive at home. This could also be a major power saver. It automatically turns off power-demanding apps like Bluetooth devices, or Wi-Fi, when the battery becomes alarmingly low.
Documents To Go does exactly what its name suggests. It allows you to view and conduct edit works on Microsoft Office documents including 2007 version files in an intuitive interface. In addition to Word, Excel and Power Point items, you can view PDF files as well. It also facilitates of viewing of email attachments.
3. Bump (Free)
Bump allows you to exchange contact information and photos between two phones simply by bumping them together. The best thing of this app is it’s not limited to Android phones only, it works with iPhones as well. It reduces the use of paper or plastic visiting cards and contact information as they’ll all be available in your address book (and safely synced with the cloud.
Google Voice can be a life-changing service. It can combine all of your phone numbers and send you SMS messages via e-mail, while offering low-cost international calls. It is indeed a useful app that could offer emails containing transcription voice mails, facilitate the making of calls from unique Google phone numbers that ring on all phones, and embed Voice Mail Messages to share.
GDocs gives better access to your Google Docs online documents than viewing them through a Web browser. Currently GDocs can edit text documents and view spreadsheets and PDF files. You can edit text documents and view spreadsheets and PDF files by using GDocs. This offers a choice of either to view documents online or download text files for editing and sync them back when you’re done.
This app is basically for IT managers and network admins. ServerUp allows you to check the status of your network and web servers. Be the first to know your server is down! ServerUp is configurable to check the status as often as you would like. It supports ping, traceroute, and whois functions. Moreover, it also allows you to enter multiple host names and port numbers.
7. Any.do (Free)
Any.do is very useful app that helps you to to remember all the tasks you want to-do. Key benefits: Seamless cloud sync, Speech recognition, Web App access on your computer, Alerts, Any.do Moment, Snooze tasks, Google Task Sync, Notes, Sub tasks, Amazing Widgets, Repeating / Recurring Tasks, Missed call, Auto complete, In app actions, Gesture support.
Expense Manager is a personal finance app with tons of useful tools. The app allows you record, categorize and track your expense easily. It organizes your expenses into visual graphs to show you where your money is going. You can set monthly budget to limit your expense. You can easily export spreadsheet of your expense history.
There are a number of calendar apps for Android Smartphones, but Google Calendar is still the best for business users. It displays events from each of your Google Accounts that synchronizes with your Android device. You can create, edit, delete events and view all your calendars at the same time, including non-Google calendars. It facilitates you to quickly email all event guests from a notification with a custom message.
Field Manage by Locqus provides a complete solution for every business with mobile workers. It can help you manage sales, jobs, billing and your employees. It works on all your mobile devices in the field and computers in the office. It also keeps customers in the loop by sending out mobile alerts to let them know the status and estimated arrival time of a worker scheduled to meet them.