Mobile Tools of the Month July 2014

By Catherine Collins, Assistant Editor — July 08, 2014

xPrintServer
This plug-and-print solution enables wireless printing from the native print menu of any iOS device, to networked printers in corporate environments of any size. xPrintServer does not require any software, configuration, or the purchase of any apps, and is compatible with over 4,000 office printers.  lantronix.com







Trakdot
Missing luggage is a common annoyance for travelers. With this palm-sized, GPS tracking device that easily pairs with both iOS and Android smartphones via the Trakdot app, once a plane has landed, the device will send an SMS message or an email notification, informing travelers of their bag’s exact location.  Trakdot.com









Ex-RSM Aurelis BT Speakermic
Compatible with Bluetooth-enabled devices such as smartphones, radios or tablets, this hands-free tool enables workers to operate in harsh and loud environments. Easily connecting to a hearing-protection headset, the microphone does not restrict the field of view or movement of workers. ecom-ex.com.com









Livescribe 3 SmartPen
Designed to write like a ballpoint pen, this note-taking tool transfers handwritten documents onto iOS smartphones or tablets—when paired with the Livescribe Dot paper, the smartpen’s Bluetooth connection captures up to 14 hours of audio and written notes that can be uploaded onto any device. livescribe.com









Epic
Turn any flat surface into a QWERTY keyboard with this wireless device that projects fixed keyboard patterns, in the safe form of a laser. It comes equipped with added mouse and touchpad features for Windows PC or Mac OS, and is Bluetooth compatible with Apple, BlackBerry10 and Android devices. celluon.com









Duracell PowerMat
Powering up at the office can be as simple as putting a smartphone down on a desk, conference room table, or wherever it’s needed most. This charging hub is available in different sizes—allowing the user to charge up to three devices at one time.  duracellpowermat.com









Crossfire Pro
This modular tablet features the multi-touch interface and communication capabilities of smartphones, the large display and ergonomics of consumer tablets, and the daylight-readable screen and durability of rugged tablets—built on a universal platform with mix-and-match components to incrementally adapt and keep pace with today’s business technologies. ntegratec.com









APPS


Expensify
Streamlining the way employees report expenses, the way expenses are approved, and the way that information is exported to an accounting package—the app’s smartscan technology captures receipts, tracking time or mileage, business travel, and creates reports on the go. Available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phones. expensify.com  









Producteev
Manage to-do lists, stay in touch with coworkers, assign tasks and get real-time updates on projects—anywhere, anytime. Users can interact and collaborate with an unlimited number of users on many networks and projects, via email, IM and Google. Available for iOS and Android devices. jivesoftware.com









CityHour
This business-networking tool is designed to maximize the productivity of the professional network worldwide, through in-person meetings and syncing with LinkedIn. Connect with professionals around commonalities such as industry, location or shared objectives—as the app locates contacts both in and out of the user’s current network. cityhour.com  









Entrain
Adjust faster to new time zones and schedules while traveling. The app helps prevent jetlag by simulating body behaviors to calculate the light-adjustment schedules that accurately describe a person’s daily patterns—informing the user how long it will take to get used to the destination’s time zone.  entrain.math.lsa.umich.edu









SignMyPad
An annotation tool that eliminates the need to fax, scan or print. This paperless, office solution enables users to load PDF’s right from their email or dropbox—users can add text, the date and their signature straight from their mobile device, then email the document back, right from the app.  autriv.com

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