15 essential Android apps for business

15 essential Android apps for business
Consumers often underestimate the amount of resources (read: cash) that even a highly-efficient micro-business burns through on any given day. Thankfully, essential Android business apps are, for the most part, free, and the paid options are sometimes really worth the comparatively tiny investment. This financial burden, at least, is almost entirely taken off your shoulders.

We decided to take a look at what's what over at Google's productivity and business app categories, and the amount of quality solutions to most every problem you can think of is seriously staggering. Instead of pitting competing apps that all solve problem X against each other, however, we instead thought we'd browse and figure out what the more common use case scenario for business apps are and arrive at just one app that gives you a piece of essential functionality for free.

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8 Comments

1. Jon.b

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2014

What about Calculator and Converter Like Calcoid or Convoto

2. Elfmonster unregistered

Evernote could rule the world if they didn't have absolutely the worst customer care in the world, worse than cable companies and AT&T.

3. diehardnokian

Posts: 147; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

how is the microsoft's remote desktop different from chrome remote desktop? not trolling...genuine question

4. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

In my opinion: 1. CamScanner 2. --- idk 3. Google Drive 4. Inbox (very good) 5. WPS Office 6. Google Chrome Remote Desktop (I tried Microsoft's, PocketCloud, TeamViewer...) 7. --- idk 8. --- idk 9. --- idk 10. Google Keep 11. No Facebook! (if I need it I go through chrome browser) 12. -- idk 13. -- idk 14. -- idk 15. -- idk Aditionally I would say, depending on your business or your line of work: - Gmote: for remote control and streaming of your computer. It includes mouse, presentation remote, media controls, and file playback and streaming to your phone. - Smart Tools: rulers, thread pitch, protractor, level, unit converter, sound measurements, distance measurement, compass and magnetic field, flashlight, magnifier. - Pic Perfect: photograph comparisson tool, it puts 2 images next to each other with simultaneous zoom and you can choose which one to keep, and which one to delete, etc.

6. MasterSyrron

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Gmote is awesome, but since I use Chrome Remote Desktop, I don't use it as much.

7. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I agree but there are a couple of things that you simply can't do efficiently with a Remote Client... what I usually do with Gmote is local file Streaming from my Notebook to my Phone... such as movies or music... Google has gotten very good at replacing productivity apps on our phones... Also I am sad that Wyse's PocketCloud is shutting down... it was certainly one of the best Remote Desktop apps, specially with the Virtual Mouse Tool, with easy scroll, quick Function Keys, etc...

5. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

officesuite is vastly superior. just use both and see the difference.

8. techie_cat

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Where's google keep?

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