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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  • PrinterShare

    Name: PrinterShare

    Developer: Mobile Dynamix

    Price: £8.45 ($13)

    Compatibility: Android 1.5 and up

    PrinterShare is a handy app which lets you hook up to a printer directly from your tablet or smartphone in order to print off documents including bills, invoices, .pdf files and images. Through the app, you can print off any type of digital data -- including emails and SMS messages -- and can configure options to make printouts two-sided, of different resolutions and orientation. 

    Via: Google Play 

  • JuiceDefender

    Name: JuiceDefender

    Developer: Latedroid

    Price: Free/paid options

    Compatibility: Requires Android

    My last HTC model, the Sensation XL, certainly lived up to its reputation as a decent choice for playing music -- but the battery life was atrocious. 

    As a result, JuiceDefender quickly became an application that was always running on the phone. The app, which has been downloaded over seven million times, is a worthy contender for one of the better juice-saving apps on the Android market.

    The interface is extremely simple; you can choose generic battery-saving options, or opt for more aggressive ways to stop that percentage marker from going down too quickly. Components including Wi-Fi connectivity, 3G/4G connections and the activation/disabling of apps can all be managed through the app. 

    When you're on the road and you've forgotten to charge your smartphone overnight, this can prove to be a valuable resource. 

    Via: Google Play 

  • Open WiFi Finder

    Name: Open WiFi Finder

    Developer: Incorporate Apps

    Price: 94p ($2)

    Compatibility: Requires Android 1.5 and up

    When you're on the road, finding open Wi-Fi networks can be an annoying task. The app will automatically turn the Wi-Fi on for you, scan and notify you when working and free hotspots are found. Users can also choose time intervals for scans to preserve battery life, set timeouts, and select normal notifications, sound, vibration or LED alerts when a network becomes available. 

    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