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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  • Yahoo! Finance

    Name: Yahoo! Finance

    Developer: Yahoo

    Price: Free

    Compatibility: Requires Android 2.1 and up

    Many members of the corporate world and finance industry find it useful to be able to check their stock portfolios on the go. Yahoo! Finance is one of the more popular methods of checking your share prices, broad market indices and daily news. 

    Via: Google Play

  • DeskSMS

    Name: DeskSMS

    Developer: ClockworkMod

    Price: Free/Paid

    Compatibility: Requires Android 2.2 and up

    DeskSMS allows you to use an email or IM client to send messages via text. If you send a message and reply back, then the recipient receives a text from your mobile number rather than an Internet source. 

    Firefox, Chrome and tablet extensions are available. 

    Via: Google Play

  • Wifi Analyzer

    Name: Wifi Analyzer

    Developer: farproc

    Price: Free

    Compatibility: Requires Android 1.5 and up

    Sometimes finding an uncrowded Wi-Fi channel can be difficult. The WiFi analyzer, therefore, is a handly application to detect and find the least crowded channel and access point available to connect your Wi-Fi system to.

    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