Top business apps for Android tablets and smartphones

Top business apps for Android tablets and smartphones

Summary: What are some of the Android apps on the market available to make your life easier in the corporate world?

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  • Work Shifts

    Name: Work Shifts

    Developer: BsWiM

    Price: 62p

    Compatibility: Requires Android 1.6 and up

    Work Shifts is a simple application which lets you keep track of when you're next due to work. You can add, edit and delete shifts -- and notes attached to them -- switch between different weeks, and highlight events including paydays and meetings. 

    Via: Google Play

  • ScanBizCards Premium

    Name: ScanBizCards Premium

    Developer: ScanBiz Mobile Solutions

    Price: £4.35 ($6.70)

    Compatibility: Requires Android 2.2 and up

    The premium version of mobile app ScanBizCards lets you transform a pile of physical business cards into an organized, digital database. Once you've used your smartphone's camera to scan a card, you can review, edit and add notes alongside the image, and create a new contact for your address book. 

    ScanBizCards can export your cards into multiple CRM platforms (Salesforce, SugarCRM, Zoho CRM), which is a useful feature for sales reps hunting down leads. 

    Via: Google Play

  • SwiftKey Keyboard

    Name: SwiftKey Keyboard

    Developer: SwiftKey

    Price: £2.99 ($4.60)

    Compatibility: Requires Android

    Smartphone and tablet users that want to cut down the time they spend typing may find the SwiftKey Keyboard a worthwhile investment. 

    The application learns as you type, adapting to you and your way of writing, predicting your next words and making touchtyping on your mobile device faster. 

    Via: Google Play

Topics: Apps, Android, Google, Smartphones, Tablets, Enterprise 2.0

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  • Sorry again

    Tempted, really tempted.
    But I have decided a long time ago not to "click thru" on images in order to read articles.
    Almost as bad as articles which are posted as videos with no transcript.

    Besides, I don't own a tablet or a smart phone.
    Laptop/Netbook/Real Cell Phone, land line and fax.
    Dinosaur & Luddite?
    (I also own a couple of desktops, one of them running XP and Office 2003)
    radu.m
    • Sick of Galleries

      As much as I respect Osborne's work, and the subject definitely interests me, I'm skipping.
      I'm sick to death of these Galleries. I have to click on each one consecutively whether I'm interested in that particular one or not.
      Then scrolling up or down to focus it. Then I have to click back page by page.
      Why not Inline? Then I can peruse by fast scroll, and come back to and concentrate on that of the lot that intrigues me the most.
      I'm on strike. No more backward Galleries for me.
      PreachJohn
  • Sorry again

    Tempted, really tempted.
    But I have decided a long time ago not to "click thru" on images in order to read articles.
    Almost as bad as articles which are posted as videos with no transcript.

    Besides, I don't own a tablet or a smart phone.
    Laptop/Netbook/Real Cell Phone, land line and fax.
    Dinosaur & Luddite?
    (I also own a couple of desktops, one of them running XP and Office 2003)
    radu.m
  • iOS, Android, and ???, ???

    Where are the Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry apps?
    geevans1
    • Re: Where are the Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry apps?

      Why don't you go find some and tell us.
      ldo17
  • spreadsheets

    I use spreadsheets a lot on Android and Kingsoft Office has the best interface and the strongest set of tools for editing. None of the other office suites come close in the spreadsheet department.
    warboat
  • The straw

    This article is the straw that broke the camel's back.
    It is a pain to go from app to app. Each time there is a tsunami of advertiser's junk flooding the net.
    ZDNet is dead for me as of today.
    tutor4pc@...
    • Huh?

      Firefox + AdBlock = No "tsunami of advertiser's junk".
      benched42
  • I'm puzzled by the selection criteria used...

    I'm comparing this article's choices with the ones in the parallel iDevice article written by the same person and there's very little consistency in direction.

    I think more informative article would be to list the ten most needed business app functions (Office compatibility, PDF reader, etc) and then suggest the best app for that function on Android and iOS (which I suspect will often be the same app)

    Also, WiFi Finder app for Android? This is built into the OS...
    TheWerewolf
  • Click bait to sell more ads while ABUSING READERS

    Greedy greedy greedy. Why not have the 1,000 best app and sell 10,000 ads?

    This is ABUSE.
    William Donelson
  • App to integrate text messages

    Checkout our new product for integrating text messages - fowiz, available on Android market.
    fowiz