10 made-in-Asia Android apps for biz

10 made-in-Asia Android apps for biz

Summary: Everyone is familiar with Dropbox and Evernote, but we spotlight 10 other Android apps workers will find useful in completing their business tasks.

TOPICS: Apps, Android

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  • 4. KakaoTalk by Kakao (South Korea)
    Price: Free

    An alternative to WhatsApp, this Internet Protocol-based (IP) app allows for unlimited voice calls and text messages, group chats with your colleagues, and the ability to share of multimedia content such as photos with project group members.

  • 5. AutoSMS Smart by Kamal Nivas Balasubramanian (India)
    Price: Free

    Missed an important business call? With AutoSMS Smart, users can help manage the caller's expectations by them sending automated text messages. Specific instructions can be included such as having messages sent to only numbers included in your phonebook, and restricting the app from sending messages to international or landline numbers.

  • 6. Handrite by NC Corp (China)
    Price: Free for lite; US$3.05 for pro version

    A note-taking app that lets you use your fingers to "write" on the screen, this is useful in situations when you need to scribble down notes in a hurry and finger-typing is too slow.

Topics: Apps, Android

Jamie Yap

About Jamie Yap

Jamie writes about technology, business and the most obvious intersection of the two that is software. Other variegated topics include--in one form or other--cloud, Web 2.0, apps, data, analytics, mobile, services, and the three Es: enterprises, executives and entrepreneurs. In a previous life, she was a writer covering a different but equally serious business called show business.

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  • Don't forget

    Don't forget Kingsoft Office (a Chinese company). While it's missing a few key features (like bulletted lists) this is probably the nicest looking Office suite on Android. And it is being regularly updated. In its current state it stacks up well against the other Android office suites in terms of features. If they continue their regular update cycle it should soon surpass them. Also it's free! I've got no idea what Kingsoft's ultimate business plan is, (maybe they are hoping Android users of Kingsoft Office will gravitate to their paid office suite for Windows?) but for now, at least, you don't have to pay for their Android app.