Running a business of any size is stressful. You’re constantly running around pitching to clients, trying to convert inquiries into sales, and making sure the day-to-day running of the company goes smoothly. But with finances squeezed and banks being more restricted in their lending, it can be a real struggle to make ends meet. Yet you’re forgetting that we live in a world where technology can be one of the most powerful tools available to us. With laptops, smartphones, and tablet computers becoming more and more popular, it’s easy to run our businesses from anywhere. You don’t need to be a technology genius either. They say that there is an app for everything and when it comes to business, they’re certainly not wrong. Everything from checking your emails, accessing files, and even editing documents is easy; and all with the touch of a button. Here we look at the best Android business apps you can’t afford to miss:
If you could take your office computer everywhere, life would be much easier right? Well with LogMeIn you can. You can easily access all the programs and files from your PC or Mac with the click of a button. The quick and simple app allows you to connect to multiple PCs so you can connect to your home computer too.
The app works in conjunction with PC software. Simply install the LogMeIn program on the computers you want access to, and download the app. Once everything is sorted, you’re ready to go. All this comes at a price though; £17.99 to be exact.
You’re probably familiar with file-sharing software like Dropbox, and how useful it is for your business. Android app Box brings all this to your phone and tablet, letting you safely and securely share files quickly and easily. These files are then saved to an external memory card so you can access them elsewhere too.
Box is a highly popular app that comes with a paid-for upgrade that increases memory and allows you to sync more files.
Like the majority of companies, chances are you’ll use Microsoft Office quite regularly. QuickOffice Pro lets you credit, edit, and share your Office files quickly and easily. Spreadsheets, text documents, and even PDFs are easily accessible in the palm of your hand.
This is really beneficial for companies that need to pitch to clients, or for people who are working from home. With access to all your existing files, and the ability to create and edit new ones, you can’t lose. And at just £9.27, you should certainly give this app a try.
Exchange by TouchDown
While all smartphones allow you to sync email accounts, it is often a complicated process syncing your corporate account. Try and sync contacts, calendars, and tasks, and you can end up struggling. Available for both tablets and smartphones, TouchDown incorporates all of these aspects into a clean, and easy-to-use dashboard.
You can easily access your data, when you want to, and make amends and changes as needed. The app is also fully customizable, meaning you can help the app work in the perfect way for you. There’s also the option to move all data to external memory if needs be.
Adobe is the go-to software for many companies, and for £6.08 you can get it on your Android. This sleek app makes it easy to convert office documents into high-quality PDFs. Compatible documents include Office, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
Adobe CreatePDF then makes it easy to save and share these files with colleagues and clients. And with access to the Adobe forums, help is never far away. Again this is ideal for business on the move and last-minute pitches.
Your phone can completely transform the way you do business, thanks to these five apps. With many more on the market, all of the various prices, you’re sure to find the perfect one for your business. It has never been easier to manage your workload on the move.