Boost Business Productivity with These 5 Mobile Apps

Here's a look at five apps to help you optimize your workflow and work smarter.

Do you use apps as an essential part of your work process? From taking notes, saving sketches (or designs) to transferring files and documenting business ideas there are thousands of apps available to help you work smarter and make work-flow a breeze?

Here’s a look at five apps to help you optimize your workflow and work smarter.


1. Evernote

If you need an app to improve organization, Evernote is it. Evernote’s line of products help you remember and act upon ideas, projects and experiences. Working across all devices — smartphones, tablets, and desktops over cloud — this app is retrievable from anywhere.

Whether you need to bookmark important links or maintain reading lists, Evernote does this readily for you. However, the features improve when a paid, premium account is selected, allowing you to share notes and files across all devices.


2. Adobe Photoshop Express

Depending on your industry, when heavy edits are required for photos and images you may want to leave it to the pros. But when it comes to quick, easy touch ups that need very little time and effort, Adobe Photoshop Express is a must.

Adobe users will find the application to be very user-friendly. More importantly, the app also offers efficient and advanced features. Meanwhile the easy touch-ups, quick sharing and and simple capture make this tool a must-have. The app is currently available on both iPhone and Android devices.


3. Behance Apps

If you’re in a creativity-driven industry, coming across a potential client and not having a business card is a missed opportunity. Instead of directing someone to your online portfolio, allow the Behance app to do the heavy lifting — at the touch of a button.

Showcase your Behance portfolio anywhere, even without an Internet connection, from your mobile device. Utilize this app as a quick reference or to simply browse work from creative professionals for inspiration and ideas. Behance is currently available on iOS devices.


4. CloudOn

CloudOn brings Microsoft Office to your favorite device. If you find yourself agitated when you need to open MS Word files that aren’t compatible with your device, then CloudOn may be the app for you.

CloudOn enables users to create, review and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations from any device, using their favorite cloud storage provider with CloudOn. For example, a user can synch files on Dropbox and Google Drive, and then edit and save on-the-go. This app is available for both iOS devices and Android.


5. iA Writer

If your work requires an extensive amount of writing, iA Writer may provide a fresh new perspective for your new best seller.  iA Writer is a minimalist text editor for Mac OS X and iOS. The premise of iA Writer is to keep users focused on just writing”.

Best of all, the app syncs with cloud-based storage service, Dropbox, allowing users to access documents, anywhere and anytime. The beautiful interface aims to make writing a breeze. Meanwhile the built-in dictionary can come in handy along with printing, email and export functions. This app is currently available on iOS devices.


Susan Gray is a mobile and iPhone application developer at SocialCubix. She develops iPhone, Facebook, Mobile and Android Applications and maintains relations with industry influences.


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