Smartphones are fast becoming the primary compute device for many people. Fueling the concept of work-on-the-go are numerous mobile apps which enable users to access important mails, work on projects and connect with their colleagues.
Smartphones are fast becoming the primary compute device for many people. Fueling the concept of work-on-the-go are numerous mobile apps which enable users to access important mails, work on projects and connect with their colleagues. Sudhir Chowdhary picks some of the freely available (on Android and iOS platforms) productivity apps.
Over 15 million people rely on Any.do to keep their life organised with to-do list, reminders and notes. The app lets you sync between phone, desktop, web, and tablet. The app has a simple, powerful and beautiful Home screen widget to keep your to-do-list and agenda always at hand. There’s a voice-entry feature that lets you add items to your task list just by speaking.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is a great tool for reliably viewing, annotating, and signing PDFs. You can open PDF files from email, the web, or any app that supports sharing as you search, scroll, and zoom in and out. Use your device camera to snap a photo of anything—a document, whiteboard, form, picture, receipt, or note—and save it as a PDF.
The Microsoft Outlook app helps users connect all their email accounts, calendars and files in one convenient spot. Newly redesigned, Outlook for Android and iOS lets you do more from one powerful inbox. Outlook’s built-in analytic engine automatically surfaces important email (across multiple accounts) based on your communicat-ions, and quick swipe controls allow you to easily triage your email.
Google’s cloud storage service, Drive, is a great productivity tool due to its integration with the rest of the Google ecosystem. It is a safe place for all your files and puts them within reach of any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Users can upload/download any file, and efficient file sharing and collaboration features let you collaborate on shared projects. Files in Drive—videos, photos, and documents—are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Once there, you can easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.
The familiar Word app lets you create, edit, view and share your files with others quickly and easily. It also lets you view and edit Office documents attached to email messages. Put simply, with Word, your office moves with you.
Available on Android and iOS platform, WPS Office+PDF is a small size (less than 35 MB), all-in-one free office suite app that helps you to create, view and edit office documents and homework anytime and anywhere. Formerly known as Kingsoft Office, WPS Office+PDF has over 600 million users. The app offers compatibility with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Text), Google Docs, Sheets, Slide and PDF, Adobe PDF. Cloud support through Google Drive, Dropbox and other services allows you to easily save and share your documents online.
A popular to-do-list app, Wunderlist helps users capture their ideas, things to do and places to see. Whether you are sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, this app makes it easy to share your lists and collaborate with everyone in your life.Using this app, you can attach photos, PDFs, presentations and more and share the work and delegate to-dos. Setting a reminder ensures you never forget important deadlines ever again.