Smartphones and tablets are becoming more powerful, more versatile and therefore more apt to be productive. The supply business apps over the past few years. But which are really worth the effort?
An answer to that question is quite difficult, because there are indeed find thousands of business apps in Google Play. Only a part of it is worth downloading and provides added value for companies and business users. The following are the business Android apps that you can not miss.
1. Microsoft Office Mobile
You make much use of the office suite from Microsoft, then the corresponding Android app actually indispensable. Microsoft Office for Android has been available for a while and work with Word, Excel and Powerpoint. You can easily open files created with these programs, view and edit. For the use you do have a Microsoft, Outlook or Hotmail account needed, but that you can create when you start the app. Then you can make the link with OneDrive or Dropbox, so you can access your files in the cloud.
Office Mobile works much the same as the desktop versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint, wherein the controller is optimized for touch. Buttons are slightly larger and clearer, and specific settings are made so that they are easy to reach with your fingers. The main features and layout templates are available, so you can work on the move reports and presentations.
2. Google Drive
Google Drive is standard can be found on almost any modern smartphone and tablet with Android. The cloud-based app gives you access to all your files that are stored online and is deeply integrated into Android. Thereby drive works perfectly including Gmail, Google+ and the gallery of your Android device. You can easily view documents, edit and share or download them so you can view them offline.
Drive can handle documents, PDFs, photos and videos and supports the most popular formats. This allows the application to a powerful productivity tool for both consumers and businesses. You can next to your private address ie also link your business account, if your company uses Google Apps for Work. Moreover, the cloud app Google regularly for updates, so it is becoming more functional.
? Download Google Drive Google Play (free)
There are in Google Play to find many apps that can read PDF files, but only a handful that you PDFs can also include comments. For many business users that is indispensable. One of the better annotation apps iAnnotate. Lets you highlight text and take notes with a digital pen and make sketches. You can also zinsnedes feature remarks by long press on text and use the contextual menu.
PDFs thus annotated works best on a large tablet screen, though iAnnotate optimized for smartphones. Conveniently, the search function which quickly files on your Android device, or find specific passages in a text. Have you finished your annotation, then share your customized PDF file with others via email, for example. With appropriate software, you can also see on a PC or Mac and edit the file.
? Download iAnnotate in Google Play (free)
Both smartphones and tablets today have excellent cameras and there CamScanner plays in handy. With this app you can directly use your Android device to scan various documents.Think of contracts, reports, and business cards. The scanning app can capture text and images sharp, improve quality and gives you options to crop scans. Also let CamScanner add your annotations and watermarks.
Keep in mind that the free version of the app is pretty limited.You can only upload scans for some time to the cloud and the OCR function (which converts your image to text) is not available. The free version places a watermark on own scans and there are ads available in the app. Fortunately license CamScanner (1.47 euros) not expensive.
? Download CamScanner in Google Play (free)
5. WorldCard Mobile
A good app that is specifically aimed at business card scanning is WorldCard Mobile. With 5.67 euros the application is relatively expensive, but it supports up to 20 languages ??(including Dutch, French and English) and allows you to add all the information from a card directly to the contacts in your phonebook. The ‘Card Holder’ function lets you manage contacts, search and instantly send an email or make a call.
What WorldCard Mobile also is useful is that the app makes a distinction between a person’s name, title, company, phone number, address and so on. Then you can look up the contact from the app via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and easily make a connection. Syncing contacts with a computer is super simple thanks to integration including Gmail Contacts.
? Download WorldCard Mobile in Google Play (5.67 euros)
6. Kayak Flights, Hotels & Cars
Kayak is a handy app for anyone who regularly on (business) trip. The app gathers information about your hotel, flight, transfer and transport, so you keep track and know exactly when and where you need to be somewhere. Although it is possible to use separate apps for your airline ticket, hotel room, and calendar, but you can also just use Kayak.
Is your journey has not mapped out, you can find everything from within the app, such as a suitable accommodation, flight and a car to move around in a foreign city. Get confirmation emails for your trip, then you can send it to a mail address of Kayak. The app is a personal travel plan. It is also possible to enable price alerts so you stay on top of changing prices. Finally, there is a currency converter and a handy packing list, where you fill in what you should not forget when you leave.
? Download Kayak in Google Play (free)
Concur is a popular business app for tracking expenses. The app is for both large and small companies interesting, because not only can enter expenses, but they can adopt as a manager too. Concur goes much further than the scanning of receipts.You can enter a travel plans and all individual expenditure from the app. Concur has the ability to produce detailed reports and works well with a known travel app like TripIt Pro.
Concur has also the ability to add events and participants, giving you a complete overview of who is responsible for what expenses. The app is free to try, but full access, you need a paid account at Concur. A good alternative is also free to try outExpensify .
? Download Concur in Google Play (free)
Communication platform Slack has in a relatively short time (the company was founded in 2013) managed to find a way to a large number of companies at home and abroad. And not without reason, as the platform brings all communication in a business together in one place, which is organized and searchable. It is a chat program strapping young that can dramatically improve the collaboration in enterprises.
With Slack, you can directly run smoothly group and private calls, share files and distribute tasks. The plaform works on a large number of (mobile) devices and ensures that you always and everywhere can be productive. The Android app works smoothly and orderly and has the ability to send (self-selected) notifications. Moreover Slack works with many different tools like Dropbox, Hangouts and Twitter.
? Download Slack in Google Play (free)
Feedly is one of the best apps for sifting through RSS feeds. The app gives you the ability to get to favorite sites and sources in charge and can be divided into several categories. You can then headhunting and decide which articles are worth reading. It is also possible to add them to your later reading-list. Feedly works with sweeping movements and is fully customizable. So you can scroll to close an item or long press to save it.
In addition, it is possible to determine how items and fonts are displayed. Have you found an interesting article, you can easily share via email or various social networks. You can also go directly to the corresponding website or recommending piece with others. Feedly is a must if you have to keep an eye on many different websites for your work.
? Download Feedly in Google Play (free)
11. Google Analytics
Would you go check the statistics of your website, then you can not go to Google Analytics. The app for Android offers the basic features that you’re used to and works smoothly and orderly.After logging in with your Google account, you can view all digits of a linked Analytics account. Switching between different sites is simple and you can see from the summary page directly important statistics like the number of visits, page views, goals achieved and the active use.
From the burger menu gives you access to your reports, audiences, conversions and user behavior. You can also create reports from within the app, but that’s it. Nevertheless, the app very useful if you want to check in between matter how good (and by whom) your site is visited.
Like Evernote Feedly is a productivity app that is interesting for both individuals and businesses. The app is more than a digital notebook; you can draw pictures, attachments, save audio clips and reminders and share with others. These can all insert a note and easily share all ways with colleagues or acquaintances.All your notes are automatically synchronized, so you can check them on your phone, tablet or computer.
Evernote allows you to make lists and todo’s ticking off. The app makes it easy to digitize and organize receipts and invoices. The paid version has the option to secure the app and create larger notes. Also you can use Evernote Premium notes available offline.
? Download Evernote in Google Play (free)
What business Android Apps do you use regularly? Let us know in the comments!