Best Business Apps For Android And iPhone

Whether you own an iPhone or Android device, you have access to an online app store where you can get games and apps. There are hundreds of thousands of apps that are available for both platforms. A huge percentage of those apps you will never even download to you phone. Finding useful business apps for the professional ‘on-the-go’ can be difficult as you try to weed through all of the games and clutter that has made it’s way onto the platform.

Here are a few apps that you will definitely want to download for you device. Browse over these and let us know in the comments below which of your favorite apps that we overlooked.

1. Documents To Go

Documents To Go allows you to read, edit, and even create business documents in the most popular formats. You can edit Word, Excel, Powerpoint and more. Granted you will probably not use the app to build your documents from scratch, it makes it nice to be able to make tweaks and corrections to your documents without having to launch your computer. With some formats you can even use your phone as a Powerpoint remote with your notes and everything right there on your phone.

2. Dropbox

Dropbox is a must have for anyone who has to transfer larger documents. You can now share heavy documents and folders with your desktop, laptop, mobile device, and even grant access to other users. If you have a large file that you cannot email to a client or even yourself, upload it to dropbox and it is readily available no matter what device you are using.

3. Hopstop

For the traveler, Hopstop is a must. This app will let you know whether your best travel option is walking, taxi, train, or bus. You can even narrow things down by “fewest transfers” and many other filters.

4. Google Translate

If you are traveling to a country where you have never been before, Google Translate can be a super useful app. Imagine being stuck in a part of town with no way to converse with people in a different country. How do you find your hotel or get to your business meeting. Google Translate will take what you are saying (or what’s being said to you) and translate it to ensure that you are on the “same page” as the person you are talking to. It is suprpisingly accurate as well.

5. ScanBizCards

ScanBizCards will alleviate the problem of having a pocket full of business cards that end up getting lost before you can file them in your contacts. It’s simple. Just scan the business card using your camera. You can even sync the cards back to your PC.

Cheaper iPad Mini Expected To Hit Soon

There is always the one main gripe when it comes to iOS anything, the price. Granted, there are people who are die hard windows, linux, and android users who would never in a million years purchase an iOS device, but these are not the people I’m talking about.

The people I’m referring to are the ones who would love to purchase a new Macbook Pro, but can’t afford the $1500 price tag, so the settle for a fast Windows machine for half the money. The people who would love an iPad but aren’t willing to shell out $600 when they can get an Android tablet for $400 that does just as much and in many cases more.

Well, for those people, you might just be in luck. Looks like Apple is going to release a new iPad Mini that takes the price down to the same level as the Google Nexus 7. You read that right. Would you buy an iPad Mini if it were on sale for $250, or would you go with the Google Nexus? I know from experience that the Nexus is a smoking tablet that anyone can fall in love with, but I’m an Android user. This might just increase Apples iPad sales and right before the end of the year as well, which will look good to investors.

I wonder if this is a move to increase stock prices in the company, or increase sales, or both. But, whatever reason there is behind it, I can see a lot of people snatching these up over the Summer.

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