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October 19, 2012

Top 10 business-savvy apps for your Android

CBR takes a look at 5 android apps that are sure to make organising your busy work life a little easier.

By Cbr Rolling Blog

Quick office Pro

Quick office Pro
QuickOffice gives workers who are constantly on-the-go easy access to Word, Excel and Power point. The app allows users to open and edit Microsoft office documents, presentations and spreadsheets as well as annotate PDF files. It also offers a spell check feature as well as the option of deleting, moving or resizing charges in Quicksheet. Users can also connect to cloud storage accounts. The app is available on Google Play for around £10.


This app aims to help make Bring Your Own Device programmes at companies more secure by dividing data into work and personal sections. Divide creates an entirely separate encrypted work section on the mobile device, which allows workers to securely access their emails, contacts, and other data.

The IT department also maintains corporate security and data control, so an employee’s work data can be wiped clean if they leave. The personal section, however, is completely inaccessible to the company and can only be altered by the phone’s owner. The app is available on Google Play for free.

Google Drive

Google Drive
The former Google Docs app allows you to store photos, documents, videos and other files in one place for easy access and sharing. Files can be uploaded directly to Google Drive from an android device and can be easily shared with your contacts.

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The app allows users to view Google presentations as well as PDFs and Office documents with up to 5GB of free storage. In addition to sharing Docs files with other people, users can edit and collaborate with others on their files in real time. The Google Drive app is free to download on Google Play.


This app allows two smartphone owners to ‘bump’ their phones together in order to quickly and easily transfer contact information. After ‘bumping’ a phone belonging to a user with the same app, each person must confirm whether or not they want to send their information to the other user. The app can be an easy way to exchange phone numbers and email during networking events. The app also allows two people to bump their phones in order to become Facebook friends. The app is free to download on Google Play.

Remote for PowerPoint

Remote for PowerPoint
The remote for Powerpoint app allows users to run and control presentations from their Android phone through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Slide images and notes are displayed on the phone and users are able to jump to any slide. The app works all PowerPoint office versions along with embedded video, audio and animations in presentations. Features also include elapsed time, laser pointer and network scan. The app supports Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP. Remote for PowerPoint is free on Google Play.

Adobe Reader

Adobe reader
Adobe Reader allows users to access, manage and share a wide variety of PDF files on Android devices.
The app also allows users to fill out forms; electronically sign documents and PDF files can be stored in the cloud with Collaboration is also easy when using the app as users can highlight, strikethrough, comment, add text and underline on PDF documents. Adobe reader comes in 17 different languages and is free on Google Play.

Pocket cloud

Pocketcloud allows secure remote access to a Mac or PC by using an Android phone or tablet. Users can access files, photo and applications while away from their computer. The tool offers a streamlined view on Android for easy viewing of desktop file systems and facilitates file sharing. The basic version of Pocket cloud can be downloaded for free.

Simple In/out

Simple In/Out app
Simple In/out allows a quick and easy way to keep track of employees. The app has a geo-fencing feature so Android can be set up to automatically check users in and out of the office as they leave and come to the office with their phone. The application is available on iOS and is free for up to 3 users.

Seesmic Social

Seesmic allows users to manage their social networks all in one app. Users can receive notifications, view and update their Facebook, Twitter and Chatter accounts at the same time.
The app allows photos, videos and locations to be easily shared by using yFrog, TwitPic and YouTube from within the app. Seesmic can be downloaded for free.

Friday: The personal assistant

Friday the personal assistant
Friday keeps track of what you do on your phone and builds a timeline of your phone use. Users can search through their phone life timeline to find information needed. Friday basically creates a searchable memory of all your contacts, music, pictures, social network feeds, calls, texts and emails. Users can also share and log their favourite activities within the app. The app is free to download on Google Play or Friday’s website.

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