Top 5 Business Apps For Android in 2016

Top 5 Business Apps For Android 

There were 2 million Android applications available for download in the Google Play Store [1], and that number keeps increasing with each passing day. Many of them are business apps that can prove to be really useful and worthwhile for business professionals. Ever since the updating of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3, it became possible to build up even more easy-to-use and intuitive business apps. Business professionals can make the best use of these mobile applications in their daily work routine. So, here are the top 5 business apps for Android that have been available for quite some time and are rated among the best.

1. Office Mobile

office mobile

It was back in Summer 2013 when Office Mobile was first released for Android users. Initially, users were required to pay for an Office 365 subscription in order to use it, but app was recently made free to use on Android devices. The app comprises of almost full-featured Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word, which have a familiar design, although lacking a few features that their desktop counterparts possess. Yet, they offer enough features that a business professional would require on an Android device and more can be unlocked with an Office 365 account.

2. Square Register

square register

With this app installed on their Android device, business professionals can use that device to accept and read credit cards. Square Register is an excellent solution for this purpose. Interface of this app is quite attractive yet simple, making it possible to easily accept credit card payments. Furthermore, it is a free-to-download app, and setting it up will prove to be quite fast and simple. Even payments from new EMV credit cards and debit cards can be accepted using this app.

3. Cisco’s WebEx Meeting Center

cisko app

Cisco offers quite a few collaboration services and WebEx Meeting Center is one of them. Depending on their needs, business professionals can bundle a variety of their services together, such as webinars, etc. Although it is a paid Android app, a limited free plan is also available and even a free trail is offered for its paid features without the requirement of providing credit card information. WebEx is an easy-to-use Web conferencing app and some of the features it provides cannot be found on other similar services.

4. TripIt! – Travel Organizer

trip it app

A very unique service is offered by TripIt!, which is a travel organizer app. With it, travel email confirmation can be automatically converted into a complete and organized itinerary. Thus, business professionals who travel on and off will find this app very convenient. While this is a free app, a Pro membership is required to access its more powerful features. Moreover, maps of airport terminals and destinations are also included in this app. The Pro version costs merely 99 cents and is worth it to get rid of the advertisements.

5. Microsoft Office Lens

microsoft office lens

Microsoft Office Lens is a testament to the fact that Microsoft is constantly boosting its efforts to make its services available on competing devices, which is the reason this app is available for free for both Android and iOS devices. With this app, cards, documents and whiteboards can be scanned using an Android phone, as long as it has Android 4.1 or later. This app also offer OCR for documents, which are saved to either OneNote or Word Mobile, but no account is required for either of them. Angles of cards and documents can be straightened, and shots of whiteboards can also be cleaned up using this app.

Conclusion

While there are definitely countless other business apps available on the Google Play Store, the five applications recommended above will come in handy for any tech savvy business professional.

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