Top 10 Apps for Business

By Lori Castle, Editor in Chief — May 26, 2013

While custom enterprise apps are increasing, some business apps don't need to be recreated. Plus, with BYOD, employees are often ahead of the company when it comes to seeking out the tools they need to make their mobile jobs easier. Here's a view of the top 10 public business apps (categorized by the app stores that way) for Android, iOS, BB10 and Windows.
Top 10 Free Android Apps Google Play

  1. Facebook Pages Manager (Facebook): Helps admins connect with their audience and keep up with activity on multiple Pages; all in one place; .post updates and photos; respond to comments;view and reply to private messages.
  2. Indeed Job Search (
  3. Square Register (Square Inc.) Accept credit cards and run your business anywhere; free card reader, free POS tools; 2.75% per swipe for all major credit cards.
  4. Vault-Hide SMS, Pics & Videos (NQ Mobile Security): Create your own password-protected space on the device where you can encrypt and safely store private contacts, SMS messages, call logs, photos, and videos.
  5. Documents To Go 3.0 (DataViz, Inc.): View native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and attachments; supported file formats include .doc,. docx,. xls,. xlsx,. ppt,. pptx. (To edit these files, there is a paid version with more functionality.)
  6. File Manager (Rhythm Software): 3 sets of commercial icons for 80+ different file types, toolbar and menu items; List and grid view for file browsing; compress and decompress support; search and share files; supports cloud storage including Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, SkyDrive and SugarSync; Built-in text editor, image gallery and swf player
  7. Kingsoft Office 5.5.2 (Kingsoft Office Software Corp. Ltd.):  Rich editing features; supports 23 kinds of files; built in file manager; mail integration; cloud supported
  8. Box (Box): 5GB free – access and edit files on phone (or tablet), share content; secure encryption; compatible with 50+ apps; collaborate with colleagues, find files with built-in search
  9. Intuit GoPayment Card Reader (Intuit): Free card reader plugs into phone; not set up fee but monthly or pay as you go fee based on transaction price; syncs with Quickbooks; customizable
  10. GoToMeeting (Citrix): Attend GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar from anywhere; tap link in email and you’re in; hand-off control; chat features; audio connection
Top 10 Paid Android Apps Google Play
  1. Office Suite Pro 7 (Mobile Systems): View, create, edit, print, share Word, Excel, PowerPoint files on the go; view PDF files too; integrated with Cloud providers Box, DropBox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, SugarSync
  2. DocumentsToGo Full Version (Dataviz, Inc.): View, create Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files; supports word ‘97-2008
  3. Exchange by Touchdown (Nitrodesk): Updated version - connect to Exchange Server to get email, contacts, Calendar and tasks.
  4. PrinterShare Premium (Mobile Dynamiz): This key unlocks premium features of free PrinterShare application; Wirelessly print Office, PDF and text files from device memory, SD card and Google Drive; Print emails from Gmail, print photos and images (JPG, PNG, GIF), contacts, agenda, sms/mms, call log, web pages (HTML) and other digital content directly from device to any printer anywhere
  5. QuickOffice Pro (QuickOffice)
  6. Outlook Web Mobile (WWO Development): Use Microsoft Exchange 2007 Outlook Web Access (OWA) or 2010 / 2013 Outlook Web App in a smart phone friendly layout, with Auto Login and Email / Meeting Notification.
  7. Splashtop Remote Desktop (Splashtop): “Only” remote desktop app that streams the whole PC or Mac screen to Android smartphone with smooth, high-res video and audio, allowing interaction with your all applications, games, multimedia content, and files over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks.
  8. PocketCloud Remote Desktop (Wyse Technology Inc.): Secure and fast way to remotely connect to your Mac or Windows desktop with Android device; access files, pictures, and applications like Outlook, Word, Photoshop, games or any other program.
  9. Office Suite Font Package (Mobile Systems): Get a genuine view of Word documents with the Microsoft Windows font compatibility pack.
  10.  CamCard BCR (Intsig Information Co.): reads business cards and save instantly to phone Contacts. It syncs all your cards across smartphones, tablets, computers and the web app.
Top 10 Free iOS Apps iTunes
  1. Facebook Pages Manager (Facebook) Helps admins connect with their audience and keep up with activity on multiple Pages, all in one place; .post updates and photos; respond to comments; view and reply to private messages.
  2. Linkedin Contacts (Linkedin Corp.): Bring all contacts together in one app; get alerted on job changes and birthdays; discover more about who you are meeting with
  3. Adobe Reader (Adobe): Access, manage and share PDFs
  4. ( Job search
  5. c-Mobile Craigslist Client (Escargot Studios LLC): Craigslist listing with thumbnail photo previews, maps, easy communications with posters, posting, direct account access
  6. Pic-Frame, Photo Collage & Picture Editor for Instagram (Photo & Video Editor Studio): Collage multiple photos with captions and post.
  7. Square Register (Square Inc.) Accept credit cards and run your business anywhere; free card reader, free POS tools; 2.75% per swipe for all major credit cards.
  8. Genius Scan PDF Scanner (The Grizzly Labs): Turns iPhone into a pocket scanner; email scans as JPEG or PDF.
  9. GoToMeeting (Citrix): Attend GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar from anywhere; tap link in email and you’re in; hand-off control; chat features; audio connection
  10. ADP Mobile Solutions (ADP, Inc.): Integrated employee self-service mobile solution to help stay connected to company info from anywhere; safe and secure.

Top 10 Paid iOS Apps iTunes
  1. TurboScan (Tania Sulimov): multipage scanner for documents, receipts, notes, whiteboards and other text; PDF or JPEG; email sharing.
  2. HotSchedules (HotSchedules): Enables workers to check schedules, release or swap shifts, pick up available shifts and input upcoming schedule requests.
  3. Scanner Pro by Readdie (Readdie): Scan any multpage doc; upload to Dropbox, Google Drive and Evernote
  4. CamCard (IntSig Information Co. Ltd.) Reads business cards and save to phone contacts; syncs across devices
  5. Mail + for Outlook (iKonic Apps LLC): Read and compose Outlook emails and manage calendar; no more using web browser to access your account
  6. SayHi Translate (SayHi) 36 languages and dialects with speech recognition
  7. JotNot Scanner (MobiTech 3000 LLC): Multi-page document scanner; enterprise level;  add, delete, reorder pages; password protect sensitive info.
  8. ScanBizCards (ScanBiz Mobile Solutions LP): Scan direct to phone or submit for human transcription; cloud backup; sync across devices.
  9. Voice Translate Pro (Intellectual Flame Co. Ltd.): Talk into phone and hear yourself in another language; instant translation; 100 countries
  10. TapeACall Pro (Epic Enterprises): Record incoming and outgoing calls.

Top 10 Free Windows “Tools & Productivity Apps”
  1. SkyDrive (Microsoft Corp.): SkyDrive is the place to store your files so you can access them from virtually any device.
  2. WP Themes (Avedna Krea): A “must have”  for Windows Phone, eliminated bordom of your start screen having same color always? Change it with multi-colored tiles and cool pictures.
  3. Flashlight-X (Asleriod): Features a LED light, battery meter, a compass and an S.O.S mode that does not interfere with the user experience
  4. Google (Google): Find better results using Google from your Windows Phone. Search the web faster and easier with the latest features: Google Autocomplete, My Location, and Voice Search.
  5. PDF Reader (Microsoft Corp.): View and interact with PDF documents on the Windows Phone 8 platform.
  6. UC Browser (广州市动景计算机科技): Watch Offline, visit as PC, flexible modes, smart downloads, customized themes, multi- tabs managwment
  7. Flashlight XT (Elton Saul): An LED flashlight with no ads; does not use data connection
  8. My Notes (Sam Jarawan): Quickly and easily create, edit and have quick access to all your notes; supports due dates, alarms and locking individual note
  9. Nokia LockScreen (Adriano Alfaro): Simulates double tap to awake and on-screen clock for Nokia Lumia Devices.
  10. Flashlight (Tony Sakariya): No ads (does not use network data and tracking); SOS, tap and hold, strobe light functionality.
Top 10 Paid Windows “Tools & Productivity Apps”
  1. Note Plus (Dream Matrix): Lockable and skinnable memo with the Smart SkyDrive Synchronization Technology of Note Plus backup/share/recovery/migrate your notes
  2. Jack of Tools Pro ( Virtual tool belt; LED flashlight, compass, geographic camera, virtual level, your Earthly coordinates, your altitude, your speed and heading (including average and maximum speed markers), base distance, a caliper, a magnifier, and a sound meter
  3. Alarm Clock (Inhuman Entertainment): Stylish digital clock that matches your phones theme; multiple alarms that work even when the app is not running; Live Tile that lists your upcoming alarms
  4. TileSpace (Infotos Software): Lets you create beautiful  spacer  tiles to separate common icons into folder-like groups; tiles are metro-designed with text and icon options; supports all 3 tile sizes in Windows Phone and is theme-aware and will automatically update your tiles as you
  5. Skinery Tiles (SYM): Give phone a face-lift with by designing your start screen with one of the many built-in themes or use your own photo; share your creation and impress your friends and the Skinery community; supports 50+ apps
  6. Emoji Plus (Zhang Peng): Expressions to make your messages more interesting
  7. Flashlight ( LED, runs under the lock screen
  8. BoxFiles for DropBox (Neologics): Access and manage files, pin folders to start screen
  9. Handyscan (JDB Pocketware): Scan anything into your phone and carry it with you, send it by email or save it to the cloud.
  10. ConnectMe  (CRTVAPPS) Remote desktop client allows full remote control of computers over LAN or the Internet; listen to remote audio, share phone storage’ view, play and save transferred files as ringtones and more.
For BlackBerry 10, the lack of apps has been cited as an issue (though at last count they have about as many as Windows), and there is no way to discover which business apps for the new platform are most popular.
However, in April, BlackBerry blog manager, Donny Halliwell, wrote about the Top 10 BB10 Business Apps which include Vault Password Manager, Business Cards for BlackBerry, Hide Files for BlackBerry 10, Find Near Me and a Day in the Life.
In an earlier interview with Mobile Enterprise, Gregg Ostrowski, Senior Director, Enterprise Developer Partnerships for BlackBerry said the top BB10 apps he uses everyday are WebEx and NoteSmartly.

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