If you’re a smartphone or tablet owner, which you probably are since you’re reading this article, and you’re also looking to improve your professional life by using any means necessary, including Android Apps, well, you’ve arrived in the right place. Today’s article is aimed at helping you to get things done in the shortest amount of time and with minimal effort, something that corporations call maximizing efficiency by optimizing performance, or something along these lines.
The idea is that you’ll have to be a man of your time, i.e. equipped with the proper digital tools, but also with the right Apps for your tools. There are all sorts of apps out there, some better than others obviously, things that can show you a financial dashboard or apps which can help you to calculate the optimal itinerary for your business-travels and so on and so forth. This is why I created a short list of the best apps for business, all with impeccable pedigree, easy to use and, well, keep reading and you’ll see what I am talking about.
Microsoft Office Mobile is the number one productivity app in my book, being very similar to the flagship-desktop version we all know and love.
The Office Mobile for Office 365 can seem a little pricey if you’re not using a WP based device (here it’s free for a year I guess), but if you’re already spending many hours a day using Microsoft Office on your desktop, well, it’s worth the stretch. The price, I mean.This piece of software is maybe the best tool out there for creating/editing documents and syncing them through multiple devices using SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud technology.
If you’re a subscriber, you can access, edit/view your Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point documents when you’re traveling or you’re on the go using your Android/iOS/WP based smartphone or tablet and the docs will look just like IRL, as the Office Mobile for Office 365 fully supports animations, graphics, charts and the whole 9 yards. If you don’t want to spend beaucop bucks for a subscription, just try these absolutely free Android apps: Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
For a totally free ride, just go for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides which is maybe the best productivity tool for Android based devices and it’s also absolutely free. The Android apps include Docs, a word-processor, Sheets, a spreadsheet editor and Slides, a presentation maker. Google’s own apps come with a multitude of features and a simple yet attractive interface, offering excellent tools for inserting images, tables or charts into your docs, and it’s totally compatible with MS Office files.
Last but not least, there’s Google Drive, which is Google’s cloud storage solution for Android based devices. Google Drive allows you to store your documents and files online, so you can access them anytime-anywhere provided you have an internet connection available. Backing up your docs via Google’s Drive system makes sure you’ll never lose them, also any edit you make using QuickOffice is backed up via Google Drive automatically.