The Top 17 Essential Business Apps for Android

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  • The Top 17 Essential Business Apps for Android

    Android apps are popular in businesses and boardrooms for making corporate life easier. They

    make your workday more enjoyable and productive. There are many such fantastic Android apps

    that are not only essential to helping run your business successfully but also assist you in day to

    day official tasks like taking a note of ideas, creating and editing word files, keeping record of

    your important business documents, conversing with clients and colleagues across the globe,

    taking note of important meetings including setting reminders and many other routine tasks!!

    We run down a list of few essential and most useful Android apps

    for your business.

    (1) OfficeSuite Pro

    OfficeSuite is one of most feature-rich business apps that help you to view, create and edit

    Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on your Android devices. It supports PDF files including

    exporting to PDF. It has various formatting features including easy sharing. This app also makes

    sharing via Cloud services like DropBox, Google Drive etc. possible with facility to share over

    email, Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi. Integration with Cloud services allow you to take back up of

    your work. The Integrated File Browser gives easy access to local and remote files. You can thus

    carry on with your work from your phones or tablets while on the move. Get it on Google Play

    (2) PrinterShare Mobile Print

    PrinterShare lets you print documents (Word, PowerPoint & Excel), PDF files, photos, emails,

    attachments, web pages, content from phone memory and cloud service providers directly from

    your Android devices via WiFi, Bluetooth, USB or internet. It allows you to configure print

    settings including paper size, number of copies, print resolution, one-sided or two-sided printing

  • and more. You will not be required to locate or transfer files to a PC, thus allowing you to take a

    print out of your important documents and files from any nearby printer. Get it on Google Play

    (3) Evernote

    Evernote is an efficient note-taking app for managing and organizing your day-to-day life as well

    as your business. You can enter notes manually or even dictate, create to-do lists, schedules,

    edit notes, snap photos and more. It also allows sharing notes with friends & colleagues and

    makes the text searchable from any phone or tablet. The notes stored can be synced across

    different devices. You can thus capture your ideas and get its access from any place of the

    world!! Get it on Google Play

    (4) Microsoft Remote Desktop

    Microsoft Remote Desktop is a reliable and secure way which allows access to your work PC

    remotely. You can thus work from anywhere from your Android device. This also includes

    working on full desktop versions of Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint directly from your

    Android smartphones or tablets. This app uses NLA technology to establish a secure connection

    with its interface being user-friendly and simple. Get it on Google Play

    (5) Camcard

    Camcard is a business card reader app that allows snapping and saving a picture of your

    business cards. It automatically adds the information to your Smartphones contact list along

    with syncing it with all your devices and web applications. It thus helps you find details of any

    business person at anytime from your Android device. This app allows you to share cards

    through email, QR code and on social platforms. You also get updates of your business contacts

    helping you keep in touch with customers. Get it on Google Play

    (6) Skype

    Skype is a well-known and widely used free instant messaging and video calling app. You can

    easily connect to your employees or clients remotely by having a video conference. You can

    even share your photos, make calls to mobile and landlines at low costs, view presentations of

    your colleagues, have a group chat and do much more through Android Skype app. Due to its

    flexibility, it allows you to connect with users on all the devices. You can thus carry on your work

    even when you are away from the office. Get it on Google Play

    (7) Google Calendar

    With an intuitive interface and full integration facility with other Google applications, Google

    Calendar is considered to be one of the best calendar apps for business users. You can view your

    schedule with maps and photos along with getting auto alerts and reminders in your Gmail

    account. You can create, edit and delete events along with the facility of your events getting

    automatically added from Gmail. It also has a built-in to-do list keeping you continuously

    updated of your next task. Get it on Google Play

    (8) Google Drive

  • Google Drive is Googles Cloud storage platform helping Android users to easily access their files

    and document on the move. You can upload files directly from your android devices and even

    share them with others. In case of collaboration with team, everyone can access the files at the

    same time along with viewing edits done by any team member in real-time. Documents added

    or edited will be uploaded to the cloud automatically. All your files in the drive are backed-up

    safely with the facility to view files in offline mode also. Get it on Google Play

    (9) File Manager (Explorer)

    File Manager is one of the most useful Android apps for businesses to keep things organized and

    tidy in your smartphones. It has simple search facility with a user-friendly interface to help you

    view your files in list/grid display options, see thumbnails for your videos and photos, share your

    files, edit them, compress to free space and do much more to help you manage stuff in your

    Android Smartphones properly. Get it on Google Play

    (10) SwiftKey Keyboard

    SwiftKey Keyboard app has been designed for those business users who want to cut down their

    time in typing. It adapts to your way of writing, suggests emoticons while typing to match your

    words, gives words suggestions, auto corrects typo errors and spelling mistakes, helps you

    customize the look and feel through various themes, allows you to adjust your keyboard to fit

    your needs and helps you to sync your writing style to the cloud, thus assisting in effortless

    typing. Get it on Google Play

    (11) LinkedIn

    LinkedIn Android app helps to establish the brand identity of your business, stay connected with

    other professionals and be updated with the latest industry news. It helps you to follow business

    tycoons and seek advice and inspiration from them. The app allows you to create, update and

    view profile helping you build your brand while on the move. The app also helps you in posting

    jobs and hiring professionals to take your company ahead. Get it on Google Play

    (12) CamScanner

    CamScanner is one of the best mobile document scanning and sharing apps that acts as a

    scanner and turns hard copies into high quality PDFs allowing to save them in Android devices

    and send to concerned parties through email. It also has sharing facility where documents in

    PDF and JPEG format can be posted on social media. Its collaborative features help your

    colleagues to view, comment and share their ideas on the documents through groups. You can

    make annotations; quickly find documents by searching through keyword, set passwords to

    protect your document and sync documents across various platforms using cloud storage. Get it

    on Google Play

    (13) Expensify

    Expensify is a great app for Sales professionals and businesses that captures receipts, scans

    them and creates an expense, thus eliminating the need of manual entry. You can create and

    edit expenses from anywhere; enter hourly rate, total time worked & distance and sync your

    cards through Expensify. You can use this Android app in offline mode too. It supports multi-

  • currency and facilitates auto conversion of currencies. You can thus manage your expenses on

    the go with expense reporting made easier. Get it on Google Play

    (14) Locale

    Locales advanced artificial intelligence helps you to manage settings of your Android device

    where your ringer switches to silent mode, your wallpaper changes and Wi-Fi gets switched on

    as soon as you arrive at your workplace. It thus helps you to customize your Smartphones

    settings based on your location and time. It automatically closes down those apps and

    components which suck battery power at the time of low battery and also gives you reminder to

    charge your Smartphone. Get it on Google Play

    (15) Square Register

    Square Register app is beneficial for businessman to accept payment via credit card through

    your Android device from anywhere and at anytime. With a user-friendly interface it processes

    all major credit cards including American Express, Mater Card, Visa and Discover with 2.5% per

    swipe. The credit card processing is done safely and your payment gets transferred within 1-2

    business days. This Android app gives boost to your sales, allows you to send items receipt

    through emails or messages and gives real-time access to sales data. Get it on Google Play

    (16) TripIt Travel Organizer

    Travel Organizer allows you to organize your business trips, creating detailed itineraries for you

    and making your business travels easier. You can even share itineraries through email or social

    media. It will give you directions, guide you through maps and update you with weather

    conditions for each destination. It also allows editing travel plans manually from your android

    device and syncs them to Google Calendar or Outlook. Premium users get access to real-time

    flight alerts, flight finders, seat trackers, refund notifications and more, thus making air travel

    convenient. Get it on Google Play

    (17) MailWise

    MailWise is a fantastic way to organize and manage your emails on your Android device. You can

    get all your mails of multiple accounts like Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Hotmail and more

    in one app. It has quick email search facility that helps you to find any of your old mail within a

    fraction of seconds. It is safe and secure; and optimizes your inbox to give it a sharp and sleek

    look. Your mails are arranged in the form of conversations with repetitive information hidden

    including signatures, headers and more. It has a user-friendly UI allowing you to group email

    threads together and transforming messy emails to clutter-free conversations. Get it on Google

    Play

    Some Essential Business Mobile Apps developed by Semaphore

    Software

    nPad is a cloud based note taking mobile app helping you to capture your business ideas while

    on the go. Its auto-sync with cloud feature saves you from losing your important notes. You can

    personalize your notes, manage them in folders, encrypt using password, easily share notes,

    access them in offline mode and more thus helping you to jot

  • down every single idea and organize your thoughts. learn more about nPad on Google Play

    Silver Shop helps your Magento Stores to extend themselves on all leading platforms, providing

    exquisite m-Commerce experience. It auto-syncs with your Magento Store and is integrated with

    payment gateway for easy checkout. It will give your customers the power to use their

    smartphones to shop from your Magento store; giving them a world-class shopping experience

    and helping you grow your business. learn more about Silver Shop on Google Play

    OneSocial app has been designed to help manage all major social networking platforms like

    Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and more at one place. You can get updates from all

    your social networking sites in OneSocial without opening different apps. Businessman can save

    their time and stay connected with their network through a single app. learn more about

    OneSocial on Google Play

    PDFPro is a PDF reader mobile app which helps PDF management easier and has features like

    editing, sharing, annotations, signature, sticky notes, audio & text notes, efficient search and

    more. It will make e-reading experience for users enjoyable and will help businessmen to

    organize their PDFs, personalize them and work on PDF documents while on the go. learn more

    about PDFPro on app store

    You cant take full advantage of your Android smartphones and tablets until you dont have some

    of the essential mobile apps that help you in your business proceedings.

    Being a leading Mobile App Development Company, Semaphore Software holds proficiency

    and expertise in developing mobile apps for businesses including enterprise mobile apps. Want

    to know more about our Enterprise Mobile App Development? Please get in touch with us!!