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Top mobile productivity apps

ZDNet UK presents a rundown of the most useful mobile productivity apps, from note-taking programs to remote logins, file-sharing apps and PDF readers
By Staff , Contributor
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1 of 10 Evernote

Evernote app

There is a vast array of smartphone and tablet apps out there for people who need to work on the move — from calendar planners to office applications, note-takers and collaboration services. ZDNet UK presents a round-up of the most useful.

Evernote
Evernote lets you create text, audio or photo notes. These notes can then be organised and tagged, linked to a particular location and indexed for search. The photo tool is useful for grabbing shots of a whiteboard during a meeting, while the app can also 'clip' web pages for future reference.

This free app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Palm and Windows Mobile devices.


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2 of 10 Huddle

Huddle app

Huddle
Huddle is an enterprise-focused app that's designed to enable collaboration with project partners inside and outside of a company. The app can be used to share files, initiate discussion threads, assign tasks and track progress.

Huddle is free and available for iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry devices.


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3 of 10 Dropbox

Dropbox

Dropbox
In conjunction with a Dropbox account, the Dropbox app lets you access and share different types of files. With Dropbox, you can download files for offline viewing and share links to your files.

Dropbox gives you 2GB of online storage for free; upgrades are available to 50GB for $9.99 (£6.20) a month or 100GB for $19.99 a month. The app is free and available for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry devices.


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4 of 10 LogMeIn

Logmein Ignition

LogMeIn Ignition
This remote working app lets you control your PC or Mac from your smartphone or tablet, giving you access to all your desktop files and software. To use LogMeIn Ignition, you'll need to install LogMeIn software on the target computer.

The app costs £17.99 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and £18.59 for Android.


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5 of 10 Unidocs

EZPDF Reader app

EZPDF Reader
EZPDF Reader lets you view and zoom in on PDF files, select text, put documents in text flow mode, open password-protected files and play embedded multimedia files such as audio and video.

The app costs 59p and is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.


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Wunderlist app

Wunderlist
This personal organiser app has won plaudits for its straightforward design. Wunderlist lets you sync tasks and to-do lists with your desktop computer and with colleagues. Extra features include the ability to sort tasks, star important items and set due dates for tasks. It also has a number of background themes.

Wunderlist is available for free for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.


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7 of 10 Quickoffice

Quickoffice app

Quickoffice
Editing office documents on your smartphone may be a fiddly business, but with apps like Quickoffice, at least you have the option. Quickoffice lets you create, edit and share Microsoft Office files, and provides compatibility with Google Docs, Dropbox and MobileMe.

Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite is available for around £5.99 for iPhone and iPad. Quickoffice Pro is currently available for around £6.22 for Android devices.


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8 of 10 Microsoft

OneNote Mobile app

OneNote Mobile
OneNote Mobile is a rare beast — a Microsoft app for iOS. OneNote's clean, clear and above all simple layout lets you create notes with images, check boxes and bulletpoints. You can take photos and attach them to your note, and sync files and lists with your desktop computer.

Microsoft OneNote is currently available for the iPhone and iPod Touch for free via the US App Store, with pricing correct at the time of writing.


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9 of 10 Dominique Andre Gunia

CalenGoo app

CalenGoo
CalenGoo is an organiser app that lets you access your Google Calendar from your phone. It features five different calendar views — day, week, month, agenda and landscape day. The calendar view is zoomable and the app lets you drag, drop and move events in your diary.

CalenGoo costs around £3.99 for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.


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10 of 10 Nuance Communications

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation
Dragon Dictation is a popular dictation app that uses voice-recognition software to turn your words into notes. Not only can you dictate emails and text messages at a rate that its makers say is five times faster than using a keyboard, but you can also directly dictate your status updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Dragon Dictation is free for iPhone and iPad.


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