Working in a startup environment requires one to be connected 24x7 and take care of work on the go. Mobile devices become our primary work tool in this scenario and we start depending on them.
In case a mobile device or tablet breaks down or does not perform optimally we get into trouble.
Let’s take a look at 5 apps for mobile devices, which will improve your business productivity.
As an entrepreneur you will have multiple things on your mind and that leads to an overload. It is not possible to remember everything and especially when you are on the move.
Evernote is a web-based app will help you to synchronize notes, business cards, presentations, etc and keep a track of them where ever you are. You can search for all the data that you have saved using Evernote. The best part is you can also save snapshots, which allows you to take a snapshot of a whiteboard or business card.
This app is available for Blackberry, iOS and Android and it is free. It is rated 4.6 on the Android Market. Read more about it here.
File Size: 6.9 MB
Document viewing and editing is one feature that most of us use. Even high-end mobile devices do not have a good document editor or create and if they have then it does not support all formats.
Kingston Office is the perfect app for this purpose. It allows you to view, edit and create .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt and .pptx files. It also has a built-in file manager that can automatically organize your office documents.
The integration of the app with your mobile devices’ mail application is seamless. So you can open the attachment and then send directly after modification.
The UI is good and user-friendly. It is available for free for Android devices.
You can read more about this app here.
The Android Market has given it a 4.5 star rating.
File Size: 7.1 MB
Battery life is a major pain point while using a mobile device. Just when you need to send that all important mail your smartphone or tablet decides to die on you.
The Juice Defender app will help you squeeze out the last drop of life from your mobile device. This app has a number of power draining functions. It automatically manages the components that drain the battery the most. So, functions like Wi-Fi, CPU speed, 3G connectivity, etc are regulated.
Juice Defender has 5 present modes, which includes a custom mode. You can also enable or disable connectivity for certain apps on your mobile device.
The best part is that Juice Defender is free. It is available for Android devices.
The Android Market has rated Juice Defender 4.4.
Read more about Juice Defender here.
File Size: Varies with device
FTP on The Go
Your startup’s website is often the first contact point with the customer/client. If the site is down and you do not have someone to take care of the situation, it could cost you business. So, you need to be able to be able to perform emergency maintenance work on-the-go.
FTP on The Go has all the features of a desktop FTP client. You to use your iPad or iPhone to download, browse, edit and upload text files to and from your FTP server. It is also possible to send raw FTP commands.
Take a look at the other features here.
It is available on the Apple App Store for $6.99, but it is worth every penny.
FTP on The Go has been rated ‘Excellent’ by the customers on App Store.
File Size: 5.7 MB
You are travelling and need to shoot out a mail urgently. Typing on your tablet is cumbersome. Now you can stop worrying, Dragon Dictation allows you to simple speak your email message and the app transcribes it for you. So, it not only makes it easier but also faster.
Dragon Dictation also lets you tweet or update your status message on Facebook. The app has a voice enabled correction interface and a feature that provides a list of suggested words.
Dragon Dictation supports a number of major languages, including Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
It is available for free on the Apple App Store. Find out more here.
File Size: 7.3 MB